Best Mario Party Games


The Top Ten

1 Mario Party 2

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.

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This is the best game in the series. First of all, Mario is cool, and his hat is cool. Secondly, you can be a Cowboy and shoot people and kill them. Thirdly, Bowser is a jerk and no one like him. Fourthly, you can play as Cloud from Final Fantasy as an unlock able character. Case closed

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

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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


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3 Mario Party 6

This is one of the best, Almost al of its mini-games are memorable and leave you feeling great after each one. It is the perfect balance of Friend ship destroying and friend ship enhancing. The only problem with this one is reason to replay, after you unlock everything there is no reason to play it again alone unless you really want to play it for fun which it always seems like a good enough reason to me. Very enjoyable to play!

Orbs is just what the series needed. This has to be the best Mario party game ever. And it's not just nostalgia talking. This game is just fun the way it is. Fun mini-games, orbs that allow a lot of skill, and overall, just a great decent Mario party game.

I love the mic feature and I'm good at most of the mini games, except Cog Jog and Stage Fright. I also think the day and night feature is cool, and it is definitely my favorite game for the Game Cube.

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

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4 Mario Party 5

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

Its one of the most memorable games in the series it has some flaws but not that you can remember after you just had an amazing time. It has a really good story mode that no other game has even come close to replicating. The minigames were amazing and most of the boards felt perfect. Only improvement would be to expand some of the boards that felt a bit small.

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

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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

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.

It had a lot of luck based mini-games (something most Mario Party games are now infamous for), but it had great music, 1 versus 1 duel maps and was the first to let you carry 3 items at once, along with the first to have a legitimate single-player mode, it was a fantastic way to close out the original Mario Party N64 Trilogy, and sadly it was overlooked due to it's late release in 2001 (the same year the GameCube came out), and it's too bad, because it's an incredibly overlooked great game, and the best in the series in my opinion, closely followed by Mario Party 2.


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6 Mario Party 8

This takes me back to when I was 7 playing this at my aunt's house. Me and my brother would invite the neighbors over and we would play this game all day. The feature of the whole thing being a festival was interesting and cool. The minigames are pretty much all fun, save for a few, and though a lot of them did include motion control, it made sense since it was the first series game to include motion, and honestly it wasn't that much of a drawback to me. I remember trying to get all of the characters and feeling so accomplished when I did. The bowser board was really interesting and fun, too. This is definitely the best mario party game for me, and it should be higher than #4.

This game really made me want to play it over and over again on the same boards. I remember staying up all night playing this with my friend. The mini games are great too. I love playing as the little squid guy (i think his name is blooper), and yoshi! This is my favorite Mario Party, and always will be. I wish I still had this game, but my dog had to get the disc in her mouth and the disc cracked. :( I love this game though, and always will.

It has a few good boards, about half of the mini-games are fun and the story mode was a bit boring. Its fun the first few times you play it but it lacks in replay ability. It is the last one to follow the original formula. Improvements it good have had would be not spend to much time on motion controls and make the mini-games more action packed instead of super simple and slow.

best game

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7 Mario Party 4

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.

This is my favorite of the ones I've played/seen. The mini-games are well-designed, the graphics hold up, the boards are streamlined but not too simple, and items are still items (I really don't like the capsules/orbs/whatever). You really need to put in effort to add to your coin total, so if too much bad luck makes you want to rage quit, I can see why you might not like it.

Why are you arguing graphics when obviously there are 5-10. The graphics don't actually hold up well. - Gamefreak23788

Boring - darthvadern

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8 Mario Party DS

Mario party on a long car drive... Excellent!

This was my first Mario Party game, and while it doesn't really count as one of the "main" games (didn't count as a number, on a handheld, etc.) it is still a really fun and creative game that got me into Mario Party!

I love this Mario party it's so great to go around with the ds and play it

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.

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9 Mario Party 9

People need to stop hating this one. It's not perfect with the vehicles and all, but I found it really good. I love all the boards and especially the boss mini-games. It was creative and I was very hyped for this game. It is probably my favorite Mario Party with 8 and 5 close behind.

How is 8 so high? I like this one because it is the most unique of the series. The boss mini games are fun too, but there could have been more overall mini games. This is still one of my favorites.

An excellent Mario Party game with loads of different mini-games, great boards, loads of challenging unpredictability and plenty of opportunity for lighthearted and hilarious family fun. It also has great graphics, nice music and some good unlockables. I also think the cover art is beautiful, it's one of my favourite game covers ever.

The car was bad, but the minigames, soundtrack, and modes were AMAZING and definitely made up for it.

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10 Mario Party

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.

Are you kidding? This is number 6? This game was a ground-breaking party game with some of the most addicting mini games in the entire series. Hands down my number 1.

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

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The Contenders

11 Super Mario Party

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!?

Well in my opinion this game is now the best in the series. In fact I love it so much that it makes Mario party 2 (previously my favourite one) look like a sequel to hotel Mario!

Although this game isn’t perfect it finally gets rid of that stupid car and it’s a step in the right direction. It has a good Roster and the party mode combines Star Rush with the older style which is a refreshing change. The only downside to this game is the lack of boards - Randomator

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12 Mario Party: Island Tour

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

No 1vs 3 no 2 vs 2 and no battle games come on

Should be number 2 not number 11 this one is cool I like the dice blocks and how its decided in the place this is 2 and 1 is mario party9


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13 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

14 Mario Party: The Top 100

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

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

Love it already!


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15 Mario Party: Star Rush

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.

I got this game the day it came out, and instantly fell in love. That love was shattered 12 days later, when I unlocked everything. Now its boring. - cabennett18

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

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16 Mario Party 11

Why is there not Mario Party 11 already?

It's called SUPER Mario Party - darthvadern

17 Wii Party
18 Wii Party U

This game is very interesting

19 Mario Party Advance

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

This game is stupid. It ruins the Mario Party series.

Best game ever

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20 Mario Party 10

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.

This game is fun. But not in the way of really fun some people are critics. But you just have to go with the floe and just go with it. And I really think that we could just say thank you to what Nintendo dose for us even though I am the one who dose not like video games and my brother envy video games a lot and I mean a LOT. Thank you have a very nice day or night this is a girl named Melanie very smart, kind, and annoying.

This game is good in all but it's lasting appeal didn't work well with the game! I more highly recommend Mario party 6!

It looks like spike is the new pink gold peach

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