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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 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Starwarsspiderman
    Jan 1, 2004
    10
    This game is totally amazing! There is so much packed into such a small disc! This one is so much better than Mario Party 4! There are so This game is totally amazing! There is so much packed into such a small disc! This one is so much better than Mario Party 4! There are so many mini extras to enjoy when you and your friends want to play! Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    This game has varied environments and very few luck based mini-games so if you hate luck based game play you shouldn't worry to much. yourThis game has varied environments and very few luck based mini-games so if you hate luck based game play you shouldn't worry to much. your skill and patience is what will lead to victory. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Apr 1, 2017
    9
    9.3 - One of the best in the series, this one adds a few new modes that are mostly coop and fun. The party mode and items are well made and9.3 - One of the best in the series, this one adds a few new modes that are mostly coop and fun. The party mode and items are well made and the mini-games are iconic and creative. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    8
    Mejor de lo que imaginé en un principio. Mucho mas largo también. Los tableros y los minijuegos eran realmente divertidos, jugándolo solo oMejor de lo que imaginé en un principio. Mucho mas largo también. Los tableros y los minijuegos eran realmente divertidos, jugándolo solo o con gente, no importa, este juego no es la obra maestra de Mario pero es mucho mejor de lo que parece. 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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