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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. Like I wrote when reviewing "Mario Party 4," "As a single-player experience MP4 lacks in excitement and any kind of addictive fun factor."
  9. 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]
  10. Nintendo Power
    76
    Six boards and four gameplay modes give players plenty of options and hours of non-stop partying. [Feb 2005, p.113]
  11. 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.
  12. It can be cool but sometimes is overdone.

Awards & Rankings

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#12 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#12 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 60
  2. Negative: 5 out of 60
  1. Feb 10, 2018
    10
    This is my childhood and i love it you should play it the day and night gameplay is amazing and you should play it and the fact you can playThis is my childhood and i love it you should play it the day and night gameplay is amazing and you should play it and the fact you can play as Horrid Henry in the game is amazing worth the £80 i paid for it had to sell my kidney Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2018
    9
    When I first saw this game I thought it was...okay, but once I played it...it was one of the best gamecube games ever. 4.5/5 of the minigamesWhen I first saw this game I thought it was...okay, but once I played it...it was one of the best gamecube games ever. 4.5/5 of the minigames are amazing, and the boards have way more detail and thought than 5. But, my main problem with this game is that it started the "gimmick overload phase" for Mario Party, I know 5 did have the capsules, but that was it, but this game shoves so much gimmicks into our faces its kinda too much. But, the game is still great besides that. Full Review »
  3. Jun 17, 2017
    10
    Not as good as Mario Party 5 but still is phenomenal. Most of the minigames had brand new ideas. I love this game and it improved the capsuleNot as good as Mario Party 5 but still is phenomenal. Most of the minigames had brand new ideas. I love this game and it improved the capsule gimmick and added a new one! The day and night system! The only flaw I can find in this game is the story, the story was not thought out well. Full Review »