Best Mario Party Games


The Top Ten

1 Mario Party 2

Well game is bad to be honest,but this game gives me nostalgia. - OrangeRin

This game is honestly bad, it may have memorable minigames but it focuses more on originality than fun gameplay! And there the board names were so bad! Seriously though, Pirate Land, Western Land, Bowser Land? I want variety in names as well as boards - darthvadern

I just got this game on virtual console and it’s amazing! I do have some problems with certain mini games such as deep sea salvage and such. But other than a few bad mini games this game is great!

This game did it best in my opinion. It took everything that was fun in original Mario Party, cut the stuff that wasn't, and added in some new treats to make the games even more hilariously fun. I'm not quite sure what it was about this one, but my fondest and funniest Mario Party memories are all from #2.

V 24 Comments
2 Mario Party 7

This game in my opinion is the best overall. The mini games are fantastic and the boards are creative and fun! Also this game brought cool elements like a 8 player mode and Bowser time. Well, I hated Bowser time. The only problem I had with this game was Bowser time because it was just lame and unfair. But anyways, Mario Party 5 was the first Mario party game I ever played. But when I got this game I was really hooked into the series. I also like how every board is completely different from each other. From having you climbing a entire mountain for a star to paying Chomp Chomp's to squish you opponents to steal their stars, it's the best game overall and has a great variety!

The mini-games, the items, even the boards are all ingenious! You've got to watch your step in this one, other wise you could land on someone-else's space that they set using orbs! Not to mention the fact that you can play with 8 people as well, so no one gets left out this way! There's so many paths to choose, items to use plus coins, stars and items to steal! Race to the top in pagoda peak or test your luck in neon heights, every single board has its own special way to play that's sure to keep you on your toes! This is, without a doubt, the best Mario Party game and one that you'll be playing for years to come!

I've heard people say this is one that is forgettable because nothing about it was original. Um... this is THE GREATEST Mario Party Game ever! It has a really great Character roster (even if it was a little shocking that Birdo was included, which is fine), the around-the-world theme was cool, the stages are all cool, the mini games are terrific, and the 8 player thing was innovative and cool, even if the controls were difficult! - marble

It's the best Gamecube Mario Party, it had awesomne minigames and boards, and it was just more memorable - darthvadern

V 38 Comments
3 Mario Party 6

Gamecube is the best

So cool, very beautiful game and also have a new mechanism which swaps day and night.

I thin this game is better than 4 and 5 mainly because of how unique this one is, there's a day and night system, that is so creative! It introduced the mic which feels so good to hold and it has the game when Mario Party actually started to ge really fun! - darthvadern

Here's my list of and opinion of all 16 games:

16- Mario Party Advance: an awful first attempt at a handheld-31%
15- Mario Party 1: an outdated relic of the past-39%
14- Mario Party top 100: such a wasted opportunity-41%
13- Mario Party 10: so lazy and completely rushed-45%
12- Mario Party island tour: SOOO boring-46%
11- Mario Party 9: good minigames but party car sucks-49%
10- Mario Party 5: just average-53%
9- Mario Party 8: best character roster but too much motion controls-56%
8- Mario Party 3: introduction to waluigi and story mode and duel mode-61%
7- Mario Party 7: cool 8 player mode-67%
6- Mario Party star rush: surprisingly good-70%
5- Mario Party 2: best n64 game-78%
4- Mario Party Ds: the properly good handheld-83%
3- Mario Party 4: best minigames in the series-88%
2- Super Mario Party: the saviour of the franchise-96%
1- Mario Party 6: best Mario party game EVER! -100%

V 35 Comments
4 Mario Party 5

The first mario party game I ever played

This one is super forgettable, it's enjoyable but man is it boring, the boards were for the most part extremly boring an uninteresting (Future Dream is just some stale platforms in the middle of the void), the mnigames are boring too! I will give it credit for having an awesomne Bowser fight though - darthvadern

This needs to be #1 Since the mini-games are fantastic, Like Pushy Penguins for example, There are a ton of characters to pick, The Party Boards are fantactic, Rainbow Dream was pretty good as well Best Mario Party game EVER

I used to beg my dad to let me rent this game. It was very expensive so I used to rent the expensive games all the time. I really enjoyed this one

V 29 Comments
5 Mario Party 3

Me and my roommates will occasionally crack open a case of beers and play Mario Party games... it gets very competitive. MP3 is just by far the best. It has, what I like to call the perfect trifecta of balance. # 1: the luck factor: The sensitivity or lack there of in your old fashioned run of the mill N64 controller adds to chaotic fun of the games. Of course, the dice can always land in or out of your favor, and there are a few mini games, that are based on the results of only lady lucky herself... and of course the dreaded chance time.

# 2: Strategic factor: Even if you're playing a game where you're struggling to win most of the mini games, a few well executed items, or precisely won battle games, or coin steals can help you weasel your way back into contention. It expanded the affects of items set in MP2 by allowing you to carry more than one (i can't remember how many times a plunder chest put a complete stranglehold on the item game in Mario party 2). # 3: Skill ...more

People praise 2, 4 and 6, but leave this game in the dust... Those are still good games, but Mario Party 3 will always be the best!

Mario Party 3 is the best one for me, but that's probably biased by the fact that it's just about the only game I had of the Mario Party series when I was young. I also got 8, but it wasn't quite as enjoyable. I don't know why.

Better than 1 and 2 but still pretty bad - darthvadern

V 20 Comments
6 Mario Party 8

This should be number one because the other games are parties but this one is like a festival. - Aaronwahed

This is my favorite mario party

Mc ballyhoos got loads of energy

Just flip the chimp

V 58 Comments
7 Mario Party 4

Best one it's so low on the list because people are stupid!

This mario party in particular was the reason for me to start playing a lot of video games and the reason to keep my adventure to find more video games

Though Mario Party 4 belongs to a more advanced console than the N64, the GameCube, the game still feels like a N64 Mario Party game in every way. Not only that, but the Mini Games were excellent and Donkey Kong was still playable in this game. Mario Party 4 is definitely the go-to game for Mario Party fans.

Mario Party 4 belongs at Number 1. It has some very unique Mini Games such as Paths of Peril, Beach Volley Folley, and Dungeon Duos. As if that weren't enough, Mario Party 4 also has a Present Room, where you can view all the presents you've earned in the game, including each of the characters' birthday presents from story mode and presents earned from Mini Games. This is BY FAR the best Mario Party game the series has to offer.

V 22 Comments
8 Mario Party DS

My personal favorite! - Jasmine21064

Underrated - TristGamer

This is the best

I love Mario Party 2 but this was the first one I played, it has a unique concept with the characters being small which make creative boards and mini games.

V 28 Comments
9 Mario Party 9

Excuse me but why is Mario Party 8 above this?!

This game is a pure masterpiece. The only thing I didn't like about this game was the minigame pit or platter because pit or platter is to hard and boring. BUT OTHER THEN THAT, IT'S A PURE MASTERPIECE. The minigames, mode, unlockables, character, and more were amazing. My favorite was Peak Precision because I'm pretty good at it. I give this game a the highest number ever/10. - MarioMaster101

This one is amazing. Not only the best party, but the best game ever. Their was only 1 part which is the minigame Pit Or Platter but the only reason it is bad is because it is WAY to hard.

Easily the best. What is so horrible about the vehicle you move around in? I thought it was unique. The vehicle made the game less strategic and more a game of chance, like a PARTY game.

V 56 Comments
10 Mario Party

This was honestly terrible and one of the absolute worst mario games out there, those stick-rotating minigames and boring boards are really bad, also, I'm not a graphics-hater but the graphics in the N64 Mario parties honestly ruined it for me even more - darthvadern

People would like this game more if they WORKED TOGETHER instead of raging at each other from all the trolling. OK, please here me out: In this game, Bowser was the biggest troll in this game than any other, so you and your friends can work together to unlock Bowser's Magma Mountain (for 980 coins in the shop) so you can finally give Bowser what he deserves after all he's done throughout the game: A very painful explosion that will cause him to wail in pain! (I think it's a perfect way to "finish" the game.)

In this game, playing with friends, you will rage your balls off and you interact with your friends better (although this game might ruin friendships). You're not gonna feel like you're going to win unlike in some of the newer Mario Party games (although you can still win sometimes when you think you don't have a chance and the game just turns around and players can still unexpectedly win) but in the original Mario Party you can almost assume that you're not going to win. With things like Chance Time, Boo, and happening spaces, everyone has a fair shot no matter how many stars and coins everyone has. 9 is the worst console Mario Party game and should not be ahead of this gem. Also, did I mention that this game has the best minigames. Many minigames from this game are better than most other minigames in Mario Party history, in my opinion. This game is legendary compared to the other Mario Party games. What's it doing at number 7? This should definitely be numero uno. It's too good to ...more

This Mario Party, the Original, certainly brings back the most memories, it had the most funnest and memorable mini games, it's the most hilarious, the 1P mode was excellent and chanllenging, and the board maps we're just so fun and big, you had to keep playing it.

I especially enjoyed the concept where you get to buy items from the shop, and collect 100 stars to unlock Bowser's level and then beat his to unlock the final level called, the Superstar.

Mario Party the Original has my vote.

V 18 Comments

The Contenders

11 Super Mario Party

The only Mario Party, I have played giving it an advantage however a very good game

This game perfectly mixes the old formula with the newer games (allies & Partner Party for example) Best Mario Party in my opinion!

It's good, but definitely my least favourite modern mario party (excluding Top 100 I guess), because it went back to the old formula, which in itself is just kinda proof they are running out of ideas, and I was never a fan of the old formula to begin with and there wasn't much original about this, yes this game is worse than Island Tour and the other modern mario parties (come at me) - darthvadern

Why is this only number 11!? this is like the best Mario game I've ever played. Should be at least top 3. Seriously I have been waiting for months to finally get this game! From like start of September, I have kept counting down the number of days until this game would be released. and I absolutely adore this game with all my heart. Just how on earth is this not on the list!?

V 17 Comments
12 Mario Party: Island Tour

This one is the 2nd best after Mario Party 9. - MarioMaster101


This game is better than Star Rush and DS I'm telling ya - darthvadern

No basic boards, no story mode, no sense of accomplishment and WEAK gameplay

V 15 Comments
13 Mario Party: The Top 100

Excellent 4 player collection of the best minigames great for drinks with friends.

This is the newest Marino party games so far and it isn't actually that bad - Aaronwahed

Please don't waste your money on this game its actually really bad - HunterBoy

Love it already!

V 2 Comments
14 Mario Party: Star Rush

Worst 3ds game ever. - myusernameisthis

A masterpiece, I love the uniqueness in this game, however I hated the minigames - darthvadern

How did Mario Party Island Tour get over this game! This game is a lot better than Mario Party Island Tour. It has got the most characters, boards, game modes out of all the series. I play this game about every day. They should make this game cost to $50

Looking good.

V 7 Comments
15 Mario Party-e

I'll only say one thing: the minigames are stored on cards you need to buy and scan with the GBA

WHAT EVEN IS THIS?!? - HunterBoy

16 Mario Party 10

It had pink gold peach so it sucks - myusernameisthis

It looks like spike is the new pink gold peach

I think this game is fun because you get to play as Bow Wow / Bowser. They're many new things to do in Mario party 10 you even get to play on a game board. Plush I feel bad for Nintendo they worked so hard of thinking of such a great idea can everybody look on the bright side on this game?! But really look ON THE BRIGHT SIDE cause they made it together as a team. And if you buy it no matter what just play it even if you don't like it or HATE it for the love of Mario.

Not enough content

V 31 Comments
17 Mario Party Advance

Best game ever

Heard it was terrible - darthvadern

This game has the least amount of playable characters! This game is also what ruined my belief in the Mario Party series! I'm not buying any other Mario Party Games!

All Gamecube Mario party games are great! You can't let this one let it all down! - marble

This game sucks, no multiplayer whatsoever. And the Cheep Cheep Swimming game is ridiculously hard

V 14 Comments
18 Mario Party 11

Before Super Mario Party was out, all we wanted was a Mario Party 11. WHY DON'T WE HAVE A MARIO PARTY 11 YET? - MarioMaster101

This doesn't even exist. - myusernameisthis

This doesn't exist! Come on!

It's called SUPER Mario Party - darthvadern

V 1 Comment
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Top Ten Reasons Why Mario Party 7 Is the Best Mario Party Game Top 10 Hardest Mario Party 1 Mini Games to Clear on Mini-Game Island Top 10 Mario Party Games to Watch People Play Top 10 Best Mario Party 4-7 Mini-Games Best Mario Party: Star Rush Game Modes

List Stats

2,000 votes
18 listings
8 years, 289 days old

Top Remixes (45)

1. Mario Party 9
2. Mario Party: Island Tour
3. Mario Party: Star Rush
1. Mario Party 5
2. Mario Party 3
3. Mario Party 6
1. Mario Party 2
2. Mario Party 5
3. Mario Party 4

View All 45

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.