Mario Party Advance

Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Mario Party Advance takes all the minigame mayhem of the console games and puts it in your hands. This version for the Game Boy Advance features all-new games and a host of Professor E. Gadd's incredible gadgets, including trinkets, toys, detectors, and tricks. "Tricks" let youMario Party Advance takes all the minigame mayhem of the console games and puts it in your hands. This version for the Game Boy Advance features all-new games and a host of Professor E. Gadd's incredible gadgets, including trinkets, toys, detectors, and tricks. "Tricks" let you play pranks on your friends, test your compatibility, and more. Earn coins in single-player game boards; compete against a friend in a two-player battle game; or trade gadgets, minigames, and coins with other players. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. If you own a GBA or SP, there is absolutely no reason not to own Mario Party Advance. Heck, even if you don't own one yet, this is the perfect excuse-a true, must-own killer app.
  2. Taking Mario Party on the go is a great idea, it just wasn't implemented in the best fashion possible this time around.
  3. Besides being on the dull side, the game unquestionably offers the player quite a bit of unlockable items, extras, and mini-games to mess around with.
  4. 60
    While there's some fun to be had with Mario Party Advance, and quite a few great game-playing aspects, it's a bit tedious and tired when you look at the slew of other excellent multiplayer games have been released for the GBA.
  5. A single player Mario Party isn't really a party and there aren't enough mini games to even put this title in competition with games like "Wario Ware Twisted."
  6. In this game, there are more decisions to make, a stronger plot and the game is better for solo play.
  7. Possibly the worst videogame Nintendo has had the misfortune to publish. Avoid at all costs; this is disgracefully bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. Dec 30, 2017
    10
    It's not like the other Mario Partys, but it's still a very good game!!! Maybe some additional charakters would have been good...
  2. Aug 10, 2013
    8
    This is simply a drug, mini-games are hilarious, varied and never dull, Besides, it's enough replay value after finishing the main story.
    MPA
    This is simply a drug, mini-games are hilarious, varied and never dull, Besides, it's enough replay value after finishing the main story.
    MPA is one of the few brave and special games for GBA.
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  3. May 3, 2011
    6
    Mario Party Advance just doesn't compete with the rest of the Mario Party series. Heck, it doesn't compete with any party series. Pros: LotsMario Party Advance just doesn't compete with the rest of the Mario Party series. Heck, it doesn't compete with any party series. Pros: Lots of mini-games; charming; imaginative fun for kids. Cons: For adults, it'll feel all too elementary; the challenge of some games is unapparent; limited multi-player mode. Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2011
    5
    A colorful and educational Mario Party game for children of all ages. For everyone else, it's just colorful. Pros: Colorful visuals; lots ofA colorful and educational Mario Party game for children of all ages. For everyone else, it's just colorful. Pros: Colorful visuals; lots of mini-games; lots of replay value. Cons: The mini-games are just too simple; lack of features. Expand
  5. May 9, 2016
    5
    And to this day, Mario Party Advance is the weakest Mario Party game out of all the Mario Party installments out there and this was just forAnd to this day, Mario Party Advance is the weakest Mario Party game out of all the Mario Party installments out there and this was just for Game Boy Advance. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2019
    4
    This is what happens when you try to make a multiplayer game into a single player experience. The minigames are lackluster and the main gameThis is what happens when you try to make a multiplayer game into a single player experience. The minigames are lackluster and the main game is boring. You're best off avoiding this one. Expand
  7. Sep 15, 2018
    0
    This is definitely the worst Mario Party game ever and gave a big mess to Mario Franchise.

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Awards & Rankings

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#4 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
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#27 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2005