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  • Summary: Test your memory, speed, and luck in a variety of multiplayer minigame types. With Download Play, up to 4 players can party on their own system with just 1 Game Card. This time the fun comes faster, thanks to some fresh features, including a Favorites option for quicker minigame selectionTest your memory, speed, and luck in a variety of multiplayer minigame types. With Download Play, up to 4 players can party on their own system with just 1 Game Card. This time the fun comes faster, thanks to some fresh features, including a Favorites option for quicker minigame selection and streamlined instructions. Start playing and pretty soon you'll find there's only enough room for the best at this funfest. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Nov 13, 2017
    78
    We finally received a compilation of the best minigames in Mario Party history. While the game itself suffers the lack of other content, each minigame is as great as you remember and the Download Play function makes it a great option for multiplayer experiences.
  2. CD-Action
    Apr 3, 2018
    70
    A lot of included mini-games are genuinely fun, but those based on blind luck are completely useless. [03/2018, p.73]
  3. Dec 21, 2017
    65
    Mario Party: The Top 100 is a game that, even though it has 100 of the best minigames of the saga, it feels very short. Very uninspired game mode and very little content make this game incapable of standing on the same level as Nintendo has been this year.
  4. 60
    Mario Party: The Top 100 is a pretty bare-bones experience, one that has little to offer for those who aren't interested in local multiplayer.
  5. Dec 21, 2017
    60
    Mario Party: The Top 100 is a blessing and a disappointment at the same time. If the game should be praised for bringing some of the best minigames of the Mario Party series to the 3DS and features a long lifespan with very good control systems, it also focuses a lot less on the multiplayer component and feels like it lost some of its "party game" qualities.
  6. Dec 21, 2017
    50
    Even Mario Party die-hards will struggle to find much to enjoy in this rudimentary compilation. There are occasional glimmers of nostalgic genius, but they are few and far between when compared to the plainness of the side modes, brevity of the single-player campaign, and length of the list of dud mini-games on offer. It's a fun distraction for a couple of hours, but Mario Party: The Top 100 lacks the replayability of a mainline Mario Party title, making it a hard sell in the face of its more complete-feeling siblings.
  7. Dec 12, 2017
    40
    Ultimately, Mario Party: The Top 100 is not an awful game. The multiplayer is fun if you can find people to play with, but even then it overstays its welcome rather quickly. The modes are shallow, the only Mario Party style board is tiny and non-interactive, and the minigame selection leaves something to be desired.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    Hands down, Nintendo was smart to choose the 3DS over Switch. The minigame island is amazing! A true tribute to the first Mario Party. SuperbHands down, Nintendo was smart to choose the 3DS over Switch. The minigame island is amazing! A true tribute to the first Mario Party. Superb job Nintendo! You never disappoint! Keep'em coming! Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2018
    8
    I haven't really played too many Mario Party Games, but from what I've played of this one, I like it. I hear this one has had some downgradesI haven't really played too many Mario Party Games, but from what I've played of this one, I like it. I hear this one has had some downgrades from some previous MP games, but they don't bother me. I like the variety of mini games, since there's...well 100. I figured this would be a good one to start out on since it's a collection of different mini games from Mario Party 1-10. The only thing is the fact that it's on 3DS and not Switch. It would've made more sense to have it on Switch, since it is a party game and it's all from the past console MPs, but it's good enough. This is a fun Mario Party, at least from the point of view of someone who hasn't played too many of them. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2017
    8
    Mario Party: The Top 100 is probably one of the biggest double edged sword games in recent times for me. Every pro has an equal con. But inMario Party: The Top 100 is probably one of the biggest double edged sword games in recent times for me. Every pro has an equal con. But in the end, I will say that my nostalgia won with this game and I'm rightfully giving it the eight out of ten. Time to dive into this party and see what it's got;

    I'm going to start with the pros first and the biggest one is just the concept. One hundred mini-games from the past home console installments is already one of the best ideas you could do with a franchise this big. As a person who has played Mario Party since the very beginning, I've lived to see the release of every installment in the franchise and while I still play Mario Parties 1-8 on a regular basis, seeing all my favorite mini-games return was the biggest nostalgic kick I've felt in a long time and I loved every moment of it. Mario Party's Face Lift, Mario Party 3's Bounce 'n' Trounce, ESPECIALLY Mario Party 2's Bowser's Big Blast, seeing all my favorite N64 and GCN games return was amazing. And what amazes me more is that of all the 100 mini-games, I didn't dislike a single one. Granted that may be because I never disliked any mini-games to begin with, but there were none that I originally felt to be long and somewhat boring to constantly play. If I wanted to throw any slight complaint, it would be the lack of mini-games from Mario Party 8, which only had 3 in the game. The game modes were pretty good too, with some being callbacks to modes from previous games. The Mini-Game Island mode is the game's main single player campaign, which is a callback to Mario Party 1's Mini-Game Island and, to an extent, Mario Party 2's Mini-Game Coaster. And playing through all 100 mini-games was a blast, I enjoyed it all. Decathalon I believe originated from Mario Party 5, which also returns in this game, where you score based on how well you did in score based mini-games. The Balloon Bash mode returns from Star Rush and again tries to be the replacement for the original gameplay. While it does take the concept one small step further to the original gameplay, it's still flawed in some ways and still a few steps short of achieving it. I don't mind it though, it's still better than 9, 10 and Island Tour's gameplay.

    Now here comes my personal painful part; listing the problems I had with this great idea. To get the obvious point out, I still HEAVILY prefer the original gameplay seen in Mario Parties 1-8 and DS. Trying to use the Balloon Bash as a replacement does no justice. And with Balloon Bash only having 1 board and limits the mini-games that can appear, it's not going to hold attention for very long. I've seen many people who are in the same boat; wishing Nintendo would stop messing around with gimmicks and just return to the original gameplay. So much like the Paper Mario series, I see this as Nintendo flat out ignoring any and all feedback to yet another game series and continuing on a self made path that they refuse to steer away from. Then there's the elephant in the room; the system. While I love the 3DS and I'm more than capable of playing just about any game on my own with no problems, this is a game I WISH I could play with friends more than I could play alone. Mario Party has always been a franchise that prides itself on multiplayer competition and home consoles satisfy multiplayer better than handhelds. Since the first handheld, they have always been geared towards single player action. Link Cables and Wireless Communication won't change that handhelds are not designed to be multiplayer heavy. For once, I agree with those who said this should've been on the Switch. I won't complain too much that it's on the 3DS, but for a game that compiles 100 mini-games from the past, something my brother, some of my friends and I are familiar with, playing it as a group on the big TV would've been WAY better than a handheld.

    In the end, Mario Party: The Top 100 is one of the best ideas for the series, but the choices Nintendo made with it unfortunately caused it to become another one of Mario's biggest missed opportunities in recent times, following the wasted potential of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. One hundred mini-games from the past is an amazing idea that was used as an attempt to keep the 3DS alive in the face of the Switch. Nintendo,I'd buy this game again, but all you gotta do is port this game to the Switch and add in the classic gameplay. I'm pretty sure that's how most your fans would rather be partying with the former plumber.
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  4. Jun 7, 2018
    7
    PUSHY PENGUINS YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It has great minigames like PUSHY PENGUINS, Don't Look, Magma Mayhem, Speeding
    PUSHY PENGUINS YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It has great minigames like PUSHY PENGUINS, Don't Look, Magma Mayhem, Speeding Bullets, Peak Precision, The Final Battle, DInger Derby, and more.
    But on the downside, it doesn't have minigames from the handheld Mario Partys, and there are very little modes. And it doesn't have Billistics from Mario Party 9 (my favorite Mario Party game). Also, Rockin' Raceway is a really bad minigame. Some of the minigames leave me nostalgic from back when Family Video had Gamecube games (Family video broke my copy of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle ;( I don't like them anymore.) like PUSHY PENGUINS and Crate & Peril. Previous Mario Party games had lots to do and great minigames, but this only has some great minigames and little to do. At least we got PUSHY PENGUINS. Did I mention PUSHY PENGUINS is the best minigame in the history of party games? I love PUSHY PENGUINS. I've said PUSHY PENGUINS in this review 7 times no because I love PUSHY PENGUINS (8 times) so much it is the best minigame ever! Viva le PUSHY PENGUINS (9 times)! I did it! I said PUSHY PENGUINS 10 times because it is the best minig....(100 minutes later)...I really love PUSHY PENGUINS!
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  5. May 11, 2018
    6
    Mario Party: The Top 100 is a fun game. It includes 100 minigames from the first ten home console Mario Party games, and it revolves aroundMario Party: The Top 100 is a fun game. It includes 100 minigames from the first ten home console Mario Party games, and it revolves around this. However, it is not without faults:

    *Only 8 playable characters. For a celebration of the series, there should be more.
    *Bare-bones single-player story mode. You basically go around playing the minigames with little changes.
    *Only one, tiny board.
    *Uneven minigame selection. Whether this is a fault is debatable, but I would've preferred 10 minigames from each game. I was excited to play some of my favourite Mario Party 8 minigames, only to find that only 3 minigames from that game are included.

    It may seem like I'm being overly negative, but I want to clarify that I had fun with this game. I just think it has little replay value and didn't use the great potential it had (why was this released on 3DS and not on Switch?).
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  6. Jan 5, 2018
    5
    This game was one of the most disappointing games of all time. When I first saw this I thought they would take 10 minigames from each marioThis game was one of the most disappointing games of all time. When I first saw this I thought they would take 10 minigames from each mario party (1-10) and the best ones, but this game is nothing like that. There is a crap ton from mario party 2 & 7, but barely any from 8. And, there is one board that is small, and you need to land on a space to activate a minigame. I liked 75% of the minigames they added, but usually i like 85% percent...weird, but anyways the game does have it's share of ups, but most of the game is a huge down. Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2017
    0
    Pls let this game Diiiiiie. Plllllllllllllssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Horrible game, plsPls let this game Diiiiiie. Plllllllllllllssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Horrible game, pls die. Probably the worst mario game ever made Expand

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