Mario Party 5 GameCube

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

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  • Summary: Mario Party 5 gives the Mario Party series new game boards, more than 60 new minigames, new playable characters, an expanded single-player mode and, of course, more multiplayer madness than you can handle. In Mario Party 5, Mario and his friends are trying to restore peace to Dream World byMario Party 5 gives the Mario Party series new game boards, more than 60 new minigames, new playable characters, an expanded single-player mode and, of course, more multiplayer madness than you can handle. In Mario Party 5, Mario and his friends are trying to restore peace to Dream World by racing around a collection of game boards. This time around, players can change the location of event spaces by using special capsules found on each board. The player with the most stars and coins at the end of the game wins. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Adds a few nice modes to the Mario Party series, but if you already own "Mario Party 4" there is absolutely no reason to upgrade.
  2. Nintendo Power
    84
    Doesn't do anything to revolutionize the franchise, but it's still one of the most enjoyable multiplayer experiences around. [Jan 2004, p.155]
  3. GMR Magazine
    80
    Minigames, as always, tread a fine line between clever and stupid. [Jan 2004, p.87]
  4. 71
    If you don’t intend to play with friends or family that much don’t bother with the title unless you haven’t played a Mario Party title before.
  5. If you just got your GameCube at the reduced price and demand Mario Party action, please buy this game instead of "Mario Party 4." Otherwise, stick with the Party you’ve got.
  6. 60
    Put simply Mario Party 5 is nowhere near as good as either of the "Super Monkey Ball" games for single or multiplayer. It's not even in the same league.
  7. The only laughs come from knowing your friends are suffering the same punishment you are...They're cursing this to anyone within earshot, just like you. [Dec 2003, p.154]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    This game has varied environments and very few luck based mini-games so if you hate luck based game play you shouldn't worry to much. yourThis game has varied environments and very few luck based mini-games so if you hate luck based game play you shouldn't worry to much. your skill and patience is what will lead to victory. Expand
  2. Starwarsspiderman
    Jan 1, 2004
    10
    This game is totally amazing! There is so much packed into such a small disc! This one is so much better than Mario Party 4! There are so This game is totally amazing! There is so much packed into such a small disc! This one is so much better than Mario Party 4! There are so many mini extras to enjoy when you and your friends want to play! Expand
  3. JulianR.
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    Das ist ein Super-Spiel!!!!
  4. SolomonR.
    Oct 4, 2007
    8
    When i got bored of mario party 4, i found mario party 5, i didn't even know how to feel when i started playing, it was like a new When i got bored of mario party 4, i found mario party 5, i didn't even know how to feel when i started playing, it was like a new experience, 3 more playable characters in 'party mode', all these different capsules, in fact i barely even play mario party 4 anymore, it was also smart that DK had became an ally instead of a playable character and helps you (especially in story mode) when you step in a 'DK space' which was new to mario party and it also reminds me of mario party 2 on the N64 with the past items like golden mushroom and normal mushrooms. Story mode isn't much of a letdown and at least it is not overly as long as mario party 4 story mode is, thank heavens. Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2014
    8
    Mario Party 5 adds new elements that the series needed. The mini-games are a lot more and have a bigger variety, and the different maps areMario Party 5 adds new elements that the series needed. The mini-games are a lot more and have a bigger variety, and the different maps are actually fun to play on. The game made tweaks and now doesn't lack as much as Mario Party 4. Because of that Mario Party 5 is worthy party entertainment game, Possibly one of the better ones on the Game Cube. Expand
  6. Mar 2, 2012
    8
    Mario Party 5 has new boards, new mini-games, and improved graphics. It continues the Mario party traditions. Even though it is the same oldMario Party 5 has new boards, new mini-games, and improved graphics. It continues the Mario party traditions. Even though it is the same old idea, it continues to be fun. Expand
  7. Marioluigi
    Jun 25, 2004
    5
    This game looks great from the pics i seen but i have not played it but i will soon i just can not wait:)

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#28 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#22 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003