Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo 64 games
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A great game
Mario Party 2 (N64)
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Mario Party 2 (N64)
Disadvantages: boring single-player
Mario Party 2 had big shoes to fill since Mario Party 1 was amazing, but it did the job quite well and is an excellent game. The point of the game is the same, get the most stars at the end of the game by obtaining them in a puzzle board.
You get to pick the typical Mario characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess, DK, Wario, and Yoshi. This game has different maps from the previous MP, each having their own difficulty level. There are 6 maps in total, but you have to obtain Bowser Land by playing through the single-player mode.
Quite honestly, the single-player mode is boring. What makes this game great is the competition and fighting with friends, so when you are just playing the computer, there is none of that involved. Sure, if I'm teamed up with a computer player and he messed up in a game I'll yell at my TV, but it's not fun since they don't know. The point of the single-player mode is to win on all of the different maps, and then defeat bowser on his final map. The plot is very thin and linear, and really isn't what the game is about.
On the other hand, the multi-player aspect is awesome. You can have up to 4 human players per game. This game really brings out rivalries and competition throughout the room. The main point of the multi-player is the same as single-player: Get the most stars at the end of the game! You do so by buying them, getting lucky boxes and finding them, or stealing them from other players. The best part about playing with all humans though is the strategy! My friends and I used to have alliances, where we wouldn't steal from certain players no matter what. Remember, if you steal from someone, chances are, they are coming back to steal from you.
Overall, Mario Party 2 is just as good as the first, but really needs to be played with friends.
Summary: a must buy