Mario Party 6 GameCube

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
Buy On
  1. 90
    On their own they pose no real threat to players of average skill, but pit four such players against one another and watch the tension grow.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    87
    A nice multiplayer game for newbies and veterans alike. It is simple yet suitably challenging. The microphone-based minigames are hilarious. But where is marioke? [Apr. 05]
  3. Do not play this game alone or with one other person. It just isn't that fun when you don't have a minimum of three or the ideal four players for the game. This is a party game, and no one likes someone who likes to party alone.
  4. GMR Magazine
    80
    Just as polished as the rest of the series, striking just the right balance between familiar and fresh material. [Feb 2005, p.99]
  5. 80
    There's not really all that much new content in Mario Party 6 save for the microphone novelty, but in the end the final product feels more polished and enjoyable than both previous efforts released on the GameCube.
  6. 80
    But compared to the last few games in the series, Mario Party 6 is definitely an improvement and hopefully is an indication of where this series will go in the future.
  7. Like I wrote when reviewing "Mario Party 4," "As a single-player experience MP4 lacks in excitement and any kind of addictive fun factor."
  8. Whether you're frantically picking up letters to give to the Shy Guy postman, or mowing as much grass as you can, the games are inventive, manic and most importantly fun. [JPN Import]
  9. Nintendo Power
    76
    Six boards and four gameplay modes give players plenty of options and hours of non-stop partying. [Feb 2005, p.113]
  10. Most of the new features in Mario Party 6 add little to the overall experience, so it's hard to recommend the game to owners of either previous GameCube entry to the series. However, if you're a hardcore fan of the series, the sixth game may be enticing as an expansion pack of new mini-games, which are abundant.
  11. 75
    The microphone mini-game selection is too small to make Mario Party 6's appeal that much wider. But for those who appreciate sitting down for a long night of Star collecting and raucous behavior, Mario Party 6 is a polished upgrade with solid improvements.
  12. It can be cool but sometimes is overdone.

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#4 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Feb 28, 2015
    9
    This is another great Mario Party game. The graphics are good for GameCube. The minigames are fun. The character selection I like. The boardsThis is another great Mario Party game. The graphics are good for GameCube. The minigames are fun. The character selection I like. The boards are awesome! This was my favourite Mario Party at the time it came out and you should go and pick up this game. Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2014
    10
    Mario Party 6 is my favorite Mario Party I have played for 2 reasons. 1. It had the day and night mechanic which really changes up the styleMario Party 6 is my favorite Mario Party I have played for 2 reasons. 1. It had the day and night mechanic which really changes up the style of the game depending on which board your playing on. 2. It has everything that made Mario Party 4 good and then some. Overall if anyone has a Game Cube or a Wii please stop what your doing and get this game. Full Review »
  3. May 20, 2014
    6
    This game is good, but lacks a story. I HATE playing in The Solo Mode. Solo Mode -This game is good, but lacks a story. I HATE playing in The Solo Mode. Solo Mode - BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »