Mario Party 7 GameCube

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
Buy On
  1. The game is very challenging, and trying to collect all of the mini-games is rewarding. I will be playing this one even on my Revolution next year.
  2. GamePro
    80
    For those of you who party religously, you won't be disappointed. [Jan 2006, p.80]
  3. 80
    It's better than the last game but not all that innovative. Of course, until somebody else steps up and makes a great party game, Mario Party's the only gig in town.
  4. Nintendo Power
    75
    Adds some nice new features to the tried-and-true formula. [Jan 2006, p.110]
  5. 75
    Mario Party 7 offers much love to everyone that will take it. The mic is accurate and responsive, no complaints there, though it would have been nice to have a few more mini-games that actually involved it.

Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 20, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome! The graphics are great for the game's time period, the minigames are very original, and the game board integration isThis game is awesome! The graphics are great for the game's time period, the minigames are very original, and the game board integration is well planes. I also love the 4-team party mode. This is my favorite of all of the Mario Party games! Full Review »
  2. JackH
    May 24, 2008
    3
    Unfortunately, this is a sad repeat of a tiresome series. It probably would have been best if Nintendo had stopped with the third Mario Unfortunately, this is a sad repeat of a tiresome series. It probably would have been best if Nintendo had stopped with the third Mario Party. But as long as there are new gamers, there will be a new Mario Party, so there will probably be more Mario Party games than Super Bowls by 2030. You know, I'm not even sure why I bought this game in the first place. Why did I expect there to be anything new or interesting about this version? This is truly Mario's low point. Even Mario himself would be baffled as to why there are 7 (SEVEN!!!) games in this series. Don't get me wrong, I like Nintendo, but I think that they need to put an end to this. To those who gave this game a 10, this is your first Mario Party game, isn't it? I for one know that this game is a repeat of an OK game. Even back when I actually liked this series (Mario Party 4), I most certainly would not have given it a 10. An 8, maybe, but not a 10. What's wrong with you all? This whole game is based on LUCK. Basically, that means that the single player is pointless. The only reason to play this game is for the mini games, and 1) you need to play single player to even get the mini games, and 2) not even half of the mini games are any good anyway. The only reason that I would bring out Mario Party 7 now is if I were desperate to entertain company, and I have much better games for that. That is, unless I have an ignorant 4 year old over, which has like a 1 in 1,999,999,999 chance of happening. Plus, what makes this game worse is that there is no final boss battle! The boss battle against Bowser in Mario Party 4 was awesome. It took me a while to finally beat that guy on his evil cube of death. Heck, even Mario Party 5 wasn't that bad. 6 and 7 have been awful, though, and they make me have nightmares at night about a possible Mario Party 50. Man, that gives me the shivers. Full Review »
  3. J.L.Toledo
    Jul 21, 2006
    5
    Waths wrong with nintendo? Are they losing the creativity so thats why they keep repeating the same game with the same things? They are just Waths wrong with nintendo? Are they losing the creativity so thats why they keep repeating the same game with the same things? They are just using Mario so they can win money, the microphone is not fun and you will just usit once. And finally, the game takes forever, its not even a party, i will call i t "Mario wait in the line 7". Full Review »