Mario Party Nintendo 64

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 78
  2. Negative: 4 out of 78
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  1. RobertA.
    Jul 15, 2004
    7
    Yes this game was very fun. not too challenging. i was one of the sorry souls to use the palm of my hand to spin around the joystick. beware, the joystick will dig a hole into your hand. fun game though :)
  2. MichaelS.
    Aug 12, 2007
    7
    The first party game, a classic.
  3. ZeroX
    Aug 17, 2005
    7
    It's a good game but it was all mini-games and the story sucked.
  4. Mar 10, 2013
    7
    Makes only multiplayer sense.
  5. Oct 27, 2013
    7
    The game is fun, the voices are amusing, the mini-games are good, and the mini-games that involves rotating the analog stick leads me to say, "oooooowwwwwwww." If this game is going to be out on the Virtual Console, Nintendo should replace the analog mechanics with repeated button pressing
  6. May 4, 2013
    7
    Mario Party is one of the multiplayer games that are fun, yet frustrating games, control wise. The first two games in the series are probably the best to my opinion, in terms of mini-games and gameplay. There is not much to say play with your friends!
  7. Mar 1, 2015
    6
    This game is alright. A good start for the awesome series. The graphics are fine for N64. The minigames are pretty fun. The character selection is okay. The boards are great. Mario Party 1 is not the best in the series, but it is worth getting. The series started getting even better since 6.
  8. Mar 1, 2015
    6
    This game is okay. There are many better games but this game is worth playing. The boards were awesome,the graphics are great for the N64 and is the same as Super Mario 64. The character selection is okay. It is your choice if you want to get it or not.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1999
#4 Most Shared N64 Game of 1999
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    78
    8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - 31 silver
  2. A perfect, addictive blend of luck, skill, and strategy … anything can happen in a game of Mario Party, and that's what makes it such unique and enjoyable game. Throw your coat on the bed in the guest room, because you're going to be staying a while.
  3. Mario creates another new genre and further demonstrates why the N64 is the system for party animals. The first game of it's kind … for groups of three or four people, though, Mario Party is a Nintendo 64 classic.