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Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

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  • Summary: Toad, Koopa, and other party-planning pranksters have hidden birthday presents for their closest friends inside the Party Cube. To win the presents, Mario, Yoshi, Peach, and other Mushroom Kingdom favorites will have to plunge into a circus of minigame trickery. As always, keep an eye outToad, Koopa, and other party-planning pranksters have hidden birthday presents for their closest friends inside the Party Cube. To win the presents, Mario, Yoshi, Peach, and other Mushroom Kingdom favorites will have to plunge into a circus of minigame trickery. As always, keep an eye out for Bowser and his trouble-making goons. Even Whomp and Thwomp have rockin' surprises for you in their Extra Room. Packed with surprises, wild multiplayer action, and zany challenges, Mario Party 4 is your ticket to a good time. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Does exactly what it sets out to do, and as such it comes highly recommended to anyone with more than one controller to their name.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    83
    It's kind of a letdown that the only major difference in MP4 is the sharp GameCube visuals. [Jan 2003, p.187]
  3. If your house is party central, you can’t go wrong with Mario Party 4. It’s got everything the previous games had (plus more) to keep GROUPS of two or more happily playing.
  4. While some mistakes were made in the making of this game, not enough were made to make it bad.
  5. 69
    Outside of... basic upgrades, there's nothing new about Mario Party 4... An absolute must-rent if you have a few friends over for the weekend.
  6. The GameCube version is, not surprisingly, the best looking of the four games, but it’s not the huge leap in visual quality it could have been given the dramatic improvement in technology.
  7. Game Informer
    30
    If anything, the game did show me how much torment I can put up with before breaking down, sobbing, and pleading to make it stop. [Dec 2002, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 5, 2002
    10
    Good fun if you've got 4 people. Its just as fun even if the people aren't gamers!
  2. HenryM.
    Dec 19, 2002
    10
    Come on dont be so synical you pile of boring old farts... its a laugh and if all you can do is sit there and groan about it, I really likeCome on dont be so synical you pile of boring old farts... its a laugh and if all you can do is sit there and groan about it, I really like the game and HIGHLY reccommend it to others and well done JUSTIN G (FUK!!!FUN!!!FUN!!!) I AGREE! Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2016
    10
    My only main problem is some of the minigames and repetitive boards but everything else is a okay. And this game was a HUGE step up from MarioMy only main problem is some of the minigames and repetitive boards but everything else is a okay. And this game was a HUGE step up from Mario Party 1,2, and 3. Really great game. Expand
  4. ChrisyoV.
    Sep 30, 2006
    8
    Good game... difficult sometimes, but best mario party of 4,5,6,7.
  5. Jun 17, 2017
    7
    1, 2, 3 were amazing will the fourth installment be better? No. The story mode is bland. But what about the boards and the minigames those are1, 2, 3 were amazing will the fourth installment be better? No. The story mode is bland. But what about the boards and the minigames those are the most important part of the game! Well the boards are great except for...one, I hate Goomba's Greedy Gala! The minigames are hit or miss. So overall Mario Party 4 is decent but is basically Mario Party 3 but less greater. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    7
    A great family game! Me and my cousins used to always play this together! I just wish it wasn't so boring when playing alone....the mini gamesA great family game! Me and my cousins used to always play this together! I just wish it wasn't so boring when playing alone....the mini games were mediocre and the board games could have been longer... Expand
  7. RyanM.
    Feb 10, 2003
    0
    The first one was great. the second one was ok. the third one sucked. Mario party 4 is a sick disgrace of a video game. If your able to getThe first one was great. the second one was ok. the third one sucked. Mario party 4 is a sick disgrace of a video game. If your able to get through one game without throwing up and getting sick in the stomach, god bless you. Expand

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