Mario Party

System: Nintendo 64 Release date: 19/03/1999

Mario doesn't spend all his days jumping around and kicking Bowser's behind from here to the moon - he's also the biggest party animal on the face of the Earth. Glimpse how Mario celebrates all the victories he's had over the years with Mario Party, a game that - along with its sequels - is unlike any other for the N64, offering some of the system's greatest multiplayer gaming. Over 50 mini-games make Mario Party a monster cartridge bulging with multiplayer fun.

Mario Party is designed for 1 to 4 players, but it's not really a party unless you're playing with your pals. The festivities are based on a board game format, right down to the fact that players must roll a die to determine how many spaces to move. The fun starts when players land on different squares, because each space holds one of more than fifty different mini-games. These quick competitions determine who will earn coins and stars, and who will go home empty handed.

The mini-games are spread over eight different game boards - some of which need to be unlocked. Some of the games pit every man or princess against the others, some are two-on-two, and others are even three against one. The games are simple and fantastic fun to play. One challenge is loosely based on "Simon Says," another involves a two-on-two bobsleigh race, and one crazy game forces one player attempt to cross a rope while the other three do their best to shake him or her off. You'll find skill games, racing games, puzzle games -- basically every type of challenge you can imagine.

A good portion of the actual game boards are animated, with hidden dangers and special challenges scattered everywhere. Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Bowser, Yoshi, and Wario are all invited to the party, and each character has his or her own game board. Mario Party is fun for only one player, but to get the most out of this party-in-a-pak, you should play with three other friends. It's definitely the kind of game that keeps you up till the wee hours of the morning, so you might want to start catching up on your sleep right away.

CAUTION: Please be aware that five of the mini-games and the Mecha Fly Guy training area in the original Mario Party require the player to rapidly rotate the Control Stick in order to achieve a stated objective. Some individuals may experience skin irritation, including blisters, and/or damage the Control Stick, if they rotate the Control Stick with the palm of their hands. Nintendo recommends that the Control Stick be rotated with the thumb or by holding it between the thumb and forefinger. This caution does not apply to the Mario Party 2 game or the Mario Party 3 game.

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Categories

Board Game, Action, Party

Multiplayer mode

Simultaneous

Players

1 - 4

Publisher

Nintendo

Developer

Hudson Soft

Age rating

Nintendo 64

System

Nintendo 64

Release date

19/03/1999

Age rating

3

Languages

English, German, French