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Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

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  • Summary: Mario Party 5 gives the Mario Party series new game boards, more than 60 new minigames, new playable characters, an expanded single-player mode and, of course, more multiplayer madness than you can handle. In Mario Party 5, Mario and his friends are trying to restore peace to Dream World byMario Party 5 gives the Mario Party series new game boards, more than 60 new minigames, new playable characters, an expanded single-player mode and, of course, more multiplayer madness than you can handle. In Mario Party 5, Mario and his friends are trying to restore peace to Dream World by racing around a collection of game boards. This time around, players can change the location of event spaces by using special capsules found on each board. The player with the most stars and coins at the end of the game wins. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Adds a few nice modes to the Mario Party series, but if you already own "Mario Party 4" there is absolutely no reason to upgrade.
  2. Nintendo Power
    84
    Doesn't do anything to revolutionize the franchise, but it's still one of the most enjoyable multiplayer experiences around. [Jan 2004, p.155]
  3. GMR Magazine
    80
    Minigames, as always, tread a fine line between clever and stupid. [Jan 2004, p.87]
  4. 71
    If you don’t intend to play with friends or family that much don’t bother with the title unless you haven’t played a Mario Party title before.
  5. If you just got your GameCube at the reduced price and demand Mario Party action, please buy this game instead of "Mario Party 4." Otherwise, stick with the Party you’ve got.
  6. 60
    Put simply Mario Party 5 is nowhere near as good as either of the "Super Monkey Ball" games for single or multiplayer. It's not even in the same league.
  7. The only laughs come from knowing your friends are suffering the same punishment you are...They're cursing this to anyone within earshot, just like you. [Dec 2003, p.154]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Jun 17, 2017
    10
    The story mode is creative and brand new. The boards now is like a breeze of fresh air from Mario Party 4. The new minigames clearly areThe story mode is creative and brand new. The boards now is like a breeze of fresh air from Mario Party 4. The new minigames clearly are better than what we got from mario party 4. We have new characters and a new gimmick! Capsules! Mario Party 5 is amazing! Expand
  2. JOSHF.
    Nov 21, 2003
    10
    I Wish i could rate it better but it only goes up to 10.
  3. JulianR.
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    Das ist ein Super-Spiel!!!!
  4. RyanM.
    Feb 20, 2004
    8
    This game has NO 1 player fun. You CANNOT play this game by yourself. Most of the time your waiting for computers turns to go by, and this is This game has NO 1 player fun. You CANNOT play this game by yourself. Most of the time your waiting for computers turns to go by, and this is like in all Mario Party games. It's a multi-player experience, and with that alone this game can be fun. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2016
    8
    mario party 5 melhor mario party do GameCube, comparado com o quarto jogo da serie, teve muita mudança, mais de 70 minigames e 7 tabuleirosmario party 5 melhor mario party do GameCube, comparado com o quarto jogo da serie, teve muita mudança, mais de 70 minigames e 7 tabuleiros com tematica de sonhos, além da ultima batalha contra Bowser, realmente tem muito o que fazer nesse jogo, sem contar o modo bônus e o super duel. Expand
  6. Mar 2, 2012
    8
    Mario Party 5 has new boards, new mini-games, and improved graphics. It continues the Mario party traditions. Even though it is the same oldMario Party 5 has new boards, new mini-games, and improved graphics. It continues the Mario party traditions. Even though it is the same old idea, it continues to be fun. Expand
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    4
    Mario Party 5 is completely average. The big offender is the boards, they are some of the worst i have ever seen in the Mario Party franchiseMario Party 5 is completely average. The big offender is the boards, they are some of the worst i have ever seen in the Mario Party franchise [but at least your not all in a car, looking at you MP 9 and 10]. Everything else is your average fare, minigames, star-collecting, all that.
    Overall, theres no need to play this if you have MP 4, 6 or 7. If you going to pick a MP on the GameCube, then it would be 4 for beginners, 6 for veterans. MP 5 is the worst MP on GameCube, enough said.
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