Mario Party

Nintendo 64
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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 119 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tensions mount for Mario and pals as each declares himself to be the one true Super Star of Marioland. Face your friends and family in a contest of strength, wits and agility as you explore 6 thriling Adventure Boards. Reveal new levels of gaming excitement as you customize your boards withTensions mount for Mario and pals as each declares himself to be the one true Super Star of Marioland. Face your friends and family in a contest of strength, wits and agility as you explore 6 thriling Adventure Boards. Reveal new levels of gaming excitement as you customize your boards with speed blocks, warp blocks and other specialty items. Jam-packed with all the electricity of an entire arcade, the action comes alive for up to 4 players. So grab your friends and get ready for a wild ride because this party never ends! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 100
    Even the single-player mode is fun, but the Party really starts when the players interact with each other while competing in this hilarious game.
  2. Mario creates another new genre and further demonstrates why the N64 is the system for party animals. The first game of it's kind … for groups of three or four people, though, Mario Party is a Nintendo 64 classic.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    86
    The game that would start a Mario-themed party-game revolution. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  4. Bring over a few friends, and although they may laugh at the cutesy setting at first, the excitement raised by the frantic multiplayer action is nothing short of sensational. Avoid this one if you're one of those shady loner-types.
  5. Do whatever you can to play this game the way it should be played : with four players! The amount of trash talking, cheating, and jinxing provided when you're playing with three other people is unbelievable. A great game that pioneers a great new genre : The Party Genre.
  6. It's that multiplayer competitive spark of screaming at and/or cheering for your friends that injects life into these often-simple little games, and without it, they're just simple little games. The less-social gamer might want to rent.
  7. A party game with great intentions, but unsatisfying delivery. This is a tedious and often frustrating experience, and its few bright spots get squashed under the weight of Mario's fat, boring ass. This is one dead party.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    This game has survived for over 11 years. Just about everytime friends are over i try to get them to play this. It truly is an astonishingThis game has survived for over 11 years. Just about everytime friends are over i try to get them to play this. It truly is an astonishing classic which revolutionised the board game industry. If i could show you my face when playing this i would Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2013
    10
    This is the greatest game I have ever played besides Twilight Princess. Almost every single mini-game is fun and enjoyable to play. However,This is the greatest game I have ever played besides Twilight Princess. Almost every single mini-game is fun and enjoyable to play. However, it is best to play with multiple people. Expand
  3. JPK
    Jun 8, 2019
    9
    First Is Always The Best
    The original Mario Party is fun, unintentionally friendship ending, and unique.
  4. Mar 25, 2018
    8
    Ultimate party game that kicked off everything. This game changed the game on how party games could be played as anyone can pick up theUltimate party game that kicked off everything. This game changed the game on how party games could be played as anyone can pick up the controller and win. Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2017
    7
    The first Mario Party Game introduced the series good with their new concepts, minigames and ideas. But not everything is perfect in the gameThe first Mario Party Game introduced the series good with their new concepts, minigames and ideas. But not everything is perfect in the game such as the unfair dice that automaticly chose your number and some minigames were bad, But most of the boards have a very good soundtrack and good design.
    So i think Mario Party is a good game and you can have fun with your friends with it, but most of the other Mario party does it better and so it isnt the best Mario Party (My is Mario Party 2)
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  6. MichaelS.
    Aug 12, 2007
    7
    The first party game, a classic.
  7. Apr 18, 2014
    3
    I would not recommend this. The RNG in the game is all Bias towards one character. This game could destroy friendships and severe families.I would not recommend this. The RNG in the game is all Bias towards one character. This game could destroy friendships and severe families. For your own sakes, don't buy this game. Expand

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#5 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1999
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#3 Most Shared N64 Game of 1999