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Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

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  • Summary: You can play more than 80 new minigames in the most recent Mario-themed party game, Mario Party 7. Mario and pals needed some time off, but they forgot to invite Bowser on their cruise. You can battle against an angry Bowser or up to seven of your friends on a single GameCube system. MarioYou can play more than 80 new minigames in the most recent Mario-themed party game, Mario Party 7. Mario and pals needed some time off, but they forgot to invite Bowser on their cruise. You can battle against an angry Bowser or up to seven of your friends on a single GameCube system. Mario Party 7 includes a few new characters and brings back microphone support from Mario Party 6. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. The game is very challenging, and trying to collect all of the mini-games is rewarding. I will be playing this one even on my Revolution next year.
  2. Nintendo Power
    75
    Adds some nice new features to the tried-and-true formula. [Jan 2006, p.110]
  3. The seventh iteration crams even more mini-games than you care to count, but sadly shies away from offering something truly innovative for loyal Mario fans.
  4. It's not dramatically different from Mario Party 6 or, frankly, any of the other Mario Party games, but as a cheery collection of simple pick-up-and-play minigames that's well suited for younger and more-casual players, it still works.
  5. Basically Mario Party 6, but with less fun and [fewer] new ideas.
  6. 60
    Doesn't offer up anything different here, with the exception of some new minigames and a freshly themed game board.
  7. It's such a shame that Nintendo - the creator of Mario Kart, which is arguably the most fun you can have with platonic friends - just can't seem to sort Mario Party's problems out, even for the seventh instalment in the series. Roll on number eight, eh.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. fhg
    Apr 7, 2018
    10
    This game is amazing! Truly one of the best Mario Parties. Every turn there are so many events that keep players engaged. 8-player mode isThis game is amazing! Truly one of the best Mario Parties. Every turn there are so many events that keep players engaged. 8-player mode is also a really fun mode that should be brought back in future instalments. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2019
    10
    Probably the best Mario Party, basically Mario Party 6 but better with great boards, some fun extra modes and nearly perfect mini-games.
  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome! The graphics are great for the game's time period, the minigames are very original, and the game board integration isThis game is awesome! The graphics are great for the game's time period, the minigames are very original, and the game board integration is well planes. I also love the 4-team party mode. This is my favorite of all of the Mario Party games! Expand
  4. Sep 1, 2018
    9
    AWESOME minigame: yes!
    Awesome boards: yes!
    This game is fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Nov 9, 2019
    8
    This has some of the best minigames in the series , like Ghost in the Hall, Target Tag, The Final Countdown, Monty's Revenge, Fun Run, andThis has some of the best minigames in the series , like Ghost in the Hall, Target Tag, The Final Countdown, Monty's Revenge, Fun Run, and lots of other great minigames! Expand
  6. Jan 5, 2018
    8
    This game is pretty fun, but it does have it's flaws. Some of the minigames take way too long, Bowser time....enough said, the 1% chance youThis game is pretty fun, but it does have it's flaws. Some of the minigames take way too long, Bowser time....enough said, the 1% chance you actually play 8 player with actual friends...cause the controls suckkkk, the mic minigames are terrible, and the story is just way too rushed for a mario party game...yea idk how they could screw up the story. But, the boards are one of the best in the series, most of the minigames are pretty fun, the graphics are pretty and smooth, and the extra modes are pretty decent. Expand
  7. JackH
    May 24, 2008
    3
    Unfortunately, this is a sad repeat of a tiresome series. It probably would have been best if Nintendo had stopped with the third Mario Unfortunately, this is a sad repeat of a tiresome series. It probably would have been best if Nintendo had stopped with the third Mario Party. But as long as there are new gamers, there will be a new Mario Party, so there will probably be more Mario Party games than Super Bowls by 2030. You know, I'm not even sure why I bought this game in the first place. Why did I expect there to be anything new or interesting about this version? This is truly Mario's low point. Even Mario himself would be baffled as to why there are 7 (SEVEN!!!) games in this series. Don't get me wrong, I like Nintendo, but I think that they need to put an end to this. To those who gave this game a 10, this is your first Mario Party game, isn't it? I for one know that this game is a repeat of an OK game. Even back when I actually liked this series (Mario Party 4), I most certainly would not have given it a 10. An 8, maybe, but not a 10. What's wrong with you all? This whole game is based on LUCK. Basically, that means that the single player is pointless. The only reason to play this game is for the mini games, and 1) you need to play single player to even get the mini games, and 2) not even half of the mini games are any good anyway. The only reason that I would bring out Mario Party 7 now is if I were desperate to entertain company, and I have much better games for that. That is, unless I have an ignorant 4 year old over, which has like a 1 in 1,999,999,999 chance of happening. Plus, what makes this game worse is that there is no final boss battle! The boss battle against Bowser in Mario Party 4 was awesome. It took me a while to finally beat that guy on his evil cube of death. Heck, even Mario Party 5 wasn't that bad. 6 and 7 have been awful, though, and they make me have nightmares at night about a possible Mario Party 50. Man, that gives me the shivers. Expand

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#11 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005