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Mario Party (N64)

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"Developed by Hudson and published by Nintendo, Mario Party plays like a board game, ie. move your characters along determined by the "die roll" equivalent with sub-games on certain squares."

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      04.02.2011 16:17
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      One of my favorite games

      I have played every Mario Party created to date, and this is still my favorite one out there. While this is the most basic, it has the greatest element of chance and random surprise to it. This game has a one player mode as well as a multiplayer mode, and I will discuss each briefly

      The one player mode brings you on a course, where you have to play each mini-game and beat a requirement. For example, if you play the game "cast away", then you have to get more than 30 coins to move on to the next space. This is fun to get good at the games and see every mini-game.

      The best part of course is the multi-player game mode. This is what this game is all about, thus the reason there is "party" in the title. You have the choice of several boards, each providing their own strategies and level of difficulty. You also have the choice of several characters. You can choose the amount of turns, 20, 35, or 50, depending on how much time you have. According to the instruction book, a full game of 50 turns takes about 3 hours. Once you choose all of your options, you are ready to roll for position!

      The objective of Mario Party is to collect as many stars as you can during the game. Each star costs 20 coins, and you obtain coins in different ways during the game. The game is very simple. Each player hits a dice with the numbers 1-10 on it, and moves that many spaces on the board. After all 4 players go, a mini-game is played. After the mini-game is finished, the winner receives coins (and sometimes the losers lose coins), and you roll again.

      When you get together a bunch of friends, this game is really a blast. I would suggest buying it and seeing how much fun you could really have!

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      23.03.2009 19:15

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      The best in the Mario Party series.

      The mario party series - brilliant, but this game is still the best of all the games.

      The game is basically a board game, where you control a typical mario character such as mario, yoshi, toad etc, and try and get to the Star space where you can buy a start for 20 coins. However after everyone has thrown, you enter a minigame, which can be 1 vs 3 2vs 2 or 1v1v1v1 and you use these minigames to try and win extra coins so at the end you can earn more stars for such awards as having the most minigame wins and the most coins etc.
      The minigames are of an excellent variety and games such as bumper ball get very competitive where you can use tactics to get the leader off early and then go all for all.

      This game is quite basic and easy to play but is much fun that once you start you will be dying to make sure you win.

      The game contains a good selection of characters and this lets you choose your favourite mario character, with each one having their own responses, and with hidden extras such as lose coins spaces and challenge spaces you will soon find out this game is not all about the mini - games.

      This game can be played alone, or with 4 players, but if you play alone you can choose to play against which computer characters. Very good with 4 players as its competitive but when you play alone you may get a bit bored.

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      24.07.2001 03:43
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      If you are planning to play this game alone, don't even bother buying this game. However, if you are planning to play it with friends, then it absolutely fantastic. The one player game is absolutely boring as you have to compete againt 3 computer characters and you have to watch all their turns, which can get quite long. The multiplayer is great as it is very competitive. Players battle it out with each other in many different worlds, on many different board games and in about 60 minigames. Most mini games are very good, but there are some which are quite boring. If you are going to play this with friends, then I highly recommend this for you. Otherwise, get something else.

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        17.07.2001 23:24
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        Lets all have a Party! Or not, ok I loved Mario Party it has a certain charm to it, playing as Mario and chums in another original Nintendo game which has sparked of many others such as Sonic Shuffle and Rugrats was a joy. For the first two weeks. Basically it is a board game and you end up playing hundreds of mini games and by winning you get further etc… The idea is good and the game is fun but soon the novelty wears off. Like other some other games you say you love it but it sits in the back of your cupboard for weeks, then months and finally you forget you even have it! It is also a multiplayer game, if you don’t tend to have friends round to play games then do not I repeat do not get this game! If you do meanwhile it can be a fun experience and as long as your friends stay keen you will enjoy it too. But I got fed up, my mates wanted to play Mario Kart and Perfect Dark and so Mario Party got pushed aside. If you want to buy this game make sure it isn’t one you will enjoy make sure you and your friends will as you will soon ignore this title if they don’t. Dringo

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          22.04.2001 00:28
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          This game kept us busy at university while we should have been studying for our exams. Great concept, but as others have mentioned, it is best played in groups of 3 or 4. The minigames are of varying quality - but some, such as Castaways (where you use a fishing rod to catch coins floating across the screen) and the Bobsled Run (no explanation needed) are major points of competition. The gamesboards are beautifully designed, with all kinds of twists and turns. Before you start a new game, you can choose a gameboard which most suits the length of game and difficulty you prefer. Some boards are well suited to a short game, some you will want to devote a couple of hours two to get the most out of. The game itself is as good as any boardgame and will appeal, after a short period of acculturation, even to video-game skeptics. A few downsides: some minigames require you to use your palm to spin the jockstick as fast as possible. While I've heard you can send away for a special glove from Nintendo at no cost, odds are, like me, you won't be bothered. As a result, you will develop blisters on your palms. Try to avoid the predicament some of my classmates got into - permanent scars - yuck! Also, the game will eventually lead you to the purchase of extra controllers (to make a total of four) - and a few you replacements if you knacker them 'spinning the joystick'. But don't let this deter you - great game and very addictive if introduced to a group!

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            11.02.2001 00:44

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            Paper Mario is essentially a classic RPG. You'll roam the land talking to the inhabitants, collecting items and solving puzzles. Eventually, you'll gain some allies and engage in tons of combat. The whole "paper" thing really just describes the unique graphical style. Mario and crew are all flat objects, though they exist in a 3D world. The result makes the characters look as if they're made out of paper. It's actually quite cool and lends itself well to the limitations of the N64. Hats off to the creativity. The battle system is turn-based and hearkens back to the epic Super Mario RPG for the SNES, involving both strategic decision-making and timing. While you can have up to 7 other party members, only one of them will join you in battle. You can switch allies in the middle of a fight, but it's always just Mario and one other versus the enemy. The combat is pretty fun, if a bit easy. Mario's two main stats are Heart Points, which represent your health, and Flower Points, which are used to perform power-up battle moves. The strategy really boils down balancing your power-ups and knowing which of your allies is useful in which situation. By defeating enemies, Mario gains star points. Every 100 star points lets Mario level-up, increasing his stats. Again, very typical RPG stuff. The battle system is turn-based and hearkens back to the epic Super Mario RPG for the SNES, involving both strategic decision-making and timing. While you can have up to 7 other party members, only one of them will join you in battle. You can switch allies in the middle of a fight, but it's always just Mario and one other versus the enemy. The combat is pretty fun, if a bit easy. Mario's two main stats are Heart Points, which represent your health, and Flower Points, which are used to perform power-up battle moves. The strategy really boils down balancing your power-ups and knowing which of yo
            ur allies is useful in which situation. By defeating enemies, Mario gains star points. Every 100 star points lets Mario level-up, increasing his stats. Again, very typical RPG stuff. All in all its really annoying and frustrating and not worth the efford to go and buy it unless you are a hardcore Mario fan

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            02.11.2000 05:59
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            this game is best played late at night and then into the early morning! in it, you (up to 8 players) each take control of one of the characters from the mario trilogy: mario, luigi, princess mushroom, yoshi, and other people who i forgot!!! you then play on a huge board (theres a few to choose from). you roll a dice and move round the board. depending on the board, theres different goals. on the normal board (cloudy one) you move towards a tower, in the tower is bowzer and a mushroom bloaky (hee hee). if you get the mushroom bloaky, you get a star, for a price. then when one player gets there, the thingy rotates, and out comes bowzer. if you get him, you lose a star or all your money!!! then theres all the side games. there are far too many so i'll just say, trust me they're all mint! its seems really gay, but its not, its really fun!!!

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            19.10.2000 02:17
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            Mario Party is a fun board game video game where you are on a game board trying to earn stars. You hit blocks to determine the number of spaces you move and earn or lose things depending on the space you land on. Then, at the end of each turn you play a mini game. There are other fun things to do, like play in the mini-game stadium, shop for new games and play individually to earn prizes. However, one major drawback is the the rotating hand games. If you like this one then check out the 2nd one as well for more options, new board games and mini-games as well as new gameplay features. Some mini games and boardgames in this version are still really good.

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            21.09.2000 03:55
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            Mario Party is one of my favourite multiplayer games. I wouldn't say that it beats the likes of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark but it certainly isn't far behind. The game really is good fun just on your own or with friends, the latter being the more fun option. First though the single player. This mode sets you on a journey with many mini-games laid in front of you. Only when you complete these mini-games can you travel past them. The board is also split into worlds containing different types of game and also different difficulties of games. The mini-games are only short and wither give you a certain amount of time to complete a task or beat other computer oppenents at a task. The tasks usually involve pressing many buttons on your pad rapidly..or wrecking your joystick. For instance, there is a fishing game with some items floating along the sea with different items being worth different amounts. To fish you have to throw out the line and then reel it in by rotating the joystick as fast as possible! Even though after a while this can hurt, the game is addictive and you want to keep playing. The multiplayer however, is set out on a game board with each character acting as a piece. There is a dice and different types of space you can land on. For instance there are spaces which make you travel extra spaces, go back spaces or have an extra go. There are also items to pick up. However, the most common type of space is the space which makes you play a mini-game. These are very similar to the single player games but sometimes involve using teams to complete a game. The idea is to collect a certain amount of 'Stars' before anyone else does. Overall this game is really fun and very addictive. The graphics and sound are both great and it is really good to play with your friends!

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            10.09.2000 19:14

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            This game at first glance looks very very bad but if you go deeper into the game it's a great with 50 amazing mini games and all of the top nintendo characters nintendo couldent go wrong. The board games on it are admitidally poor but mini game island and the mini game house are great fun to play on your own but even more with friend it is in my top five multiplayer games ever and I think if you played it you would think so too.

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