Best Mario Party Games

The Top Ten
1 Mario Party 2 Mario Party 2 Product Image

It's a fine game, but seriously #1 is way too extreme. A lot of things people praise this one for are either exaggerated, or they simply just grew up with the game. The boards are fine, but the minigames, like 1, sucked overall. Oh what's that you say, the characters wear costumes? Too bad it doesn't affect the gameplay and I can't see them very well, until the final cutscenes, which admittedly are cool but drag on too long. It's not the best Mario Party. It's not even the best one on the N64 (3 is far better). It doesn't deserve the top spot, and debatebly, not the top five either.

The best Mario Party game there has to live. This is the only Mario Party game to be based on a play. I like the way how Mario and friends are dressed in different costumes (that's what I meant by saying that this game is based on a play), and I love the boards and most especially the minigames. This is also the only game to have some of the same minigames from another Mario Party game. I definitely like the music. Nintendo made the right decision by making the game look like this! Mario Party 2 was definitely a game I kept playing, even with my friends! Mario Party 2 rules!

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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2 Mario Party 7 Mario Party 7 Product Image

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!

This game is my absolute definition of a wonderful childhood. This game was the first Mario Party game I've ever owned. And it is still my favorite! Even other Mario Party games I've played such as 8, 9, 10 (which I all hated), DS, 2, not even 4 even come close to my all time favorite. So many memories, so many things to do. From the beautifully designed boards, to the addicting minigames, to the best items in the series, to a great roster of characters, and all the things you can do. This to me is the best Mario Party game ever made so far. And for so many reasons. I will never forget about this game. Ever. This game is the pure definition of "Mario Party perfection".

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!

Apart from Mario Party 9, this is the single most unique Mario Party I've ever played (and truly, I have played them all with college buddies). Every map has such a different feel to it, so it's not the same ol', same ol' go around the map randomly and get the star that's right here. The boards are so varied here, the objective is still the same, but the method is much different. For example, the chain chomp board starts everyone with 5 stars, and the only way to increase your star amount is via chain chomp crushing your rivals and stealing them! (also duel minigames, but those are too random)

3 Mario Party 6 Mario Party 6 Product Image

Mario party 6 is good, but not amazing. The day and night cycle is neat, but it's more of a gimmick then anything. The boards are good, but again, not great. There was this board called castaway bay that felt similar to Mario's rainbow castle in Mario party. The mini games are okay, but not great. I will say it's the best GameCube Mario party, and the character selection is decent, but that's all I have to say
-a Mario party fan

This one should be at the top, simply because of how big and original it is compared to the other entries on the list. It's definitely the best Gamecube game, and in my opinion only 9 could rival this game. The boards in this one are far more unique and diverse from each other than in the other entries, the minigames are really great, and the Day/Night mechanic really freshes up the games. How can 7 be above this game? I mean it's great and all, but this was far more solid, let's be honest.

Here are my overall thoughts on all 15 Mario parties until Mario party switch comes out.

15. Mario party advance: an awful first handheld attempt - 39/100
14. Mario party 1: an outdated relic of the past - 41/100
13. Mario party the top 100: such a wasted opportunity - 49/100
12. Mario party island tour: SO BORING - 50/100
11. Mario party 10: same as 9 but worse mini games - 58/100
10. Mario party 9: good mini games but the party car sucks - 62/100
9. Mario party 4: the worst GCN Mario party but it was OK - 65/100
8. Mario party 5: slightly better but the story mode sucked - 67/100
7.Mario party star rush: surprisingly decent - 70/100
6. Mario party 8: good and bad boards and mini games - 74/100
5. Mario party 2: overrated but still a lot of fun - 80/100
4.Mario party DS: the properly good handheld party - 84/100
3. Mario party 3: the best in the n64 trilogy - 95/100
2. Mario party 7: a brilliant party - 97/100
1. Mario party 6: the ...more

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!

4 Mario Party 5 Mario Party 5 Product Image

Mario Party 5 at #4? Naah..., most of the older Mario Party games suffer from being either painfully bad, or painfully forgettable, and this game is the most obvious contender. It can be enjoyed from time to time, but one common theme runs through this game: bland. From the lazily uninspired boards, to uninteresting bonus stuff..., yeah this game isn't very bright on my list. The minigames are fine and original, but they lack any colour to make them pop out. Overall, yeah this game is pretty meh.

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 was great because not only were the mini games fun, but it also had bonus features like the battle cars. That was one of my favorite parts of the game. To top it off, the maps are ridiculously awesome. Mario party 7 was the worst. The maps sucked and the microphone mini games were stupid and it never understood you.

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

5 Mario Party 3 Mario Party 3 Product Image

Mario Party 3 is easily the best of the N64 titles. The original is pretty bad and outdated, and while 2 is good, it also lacks a lot of content, plus the minigames sucked. Mario Party 3 on the other hand revolutionized the series and introduced so many staples that are still present to this day. The best item system yet, Waluigi and Daisy joining the roster, save files, EXCELLENT boards and minigames, and loads of content. I mean we've got a story mode and even duel mode. Mario Party 3 is truly one of the series' best

This Mario party is pretty solid. First off, it's boards are pretty great. Each one is pretty interesting. And also, it added daisy and Waluigi, two characters that would be a staple to the Mario party series. Not only that, a lot of the mini games we're great. And there are 70 of them! It even has an interesting story mode. So overall, one of the best in the series
-a Mario party fan

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

This game actually has a beginning, a middle, and an end unlike the first 2 Mario Parties.
Duel Mode is cool and almost has an RPG feel to it. It's a great side game to the Party Mode.
It's my favorite Mario Party probably of all time.

6 Mario Party 8 Mario Party 8  Product Image

Mario Party 8 was my first classic Mario Party and the one I have spent to most time playing. I thus have a lot of nostalgia for this game. The boards and minigames are great, but not as much as in Mario Party 7, but the story mode is the best outside of DS or 9. Objectively though, this game really proved why Mario Party needed a big change, because the game didn't introduce anything new and it felt a bit stale (the motion controls are the only new thing introduced). But personally I think this is a great game.

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.

There were two Mario Party games released for the Wii and Mario Party 8 is better in my opinion. What a fun and happy game this is. Mario Party 8 has loads of characters and fun boards to play on. The minigames are great too and there may not be bosses at the end of every board but never mind. Mario Party 8's board's are all unique too and my favourite one is Koopa Tycoon Town where you have to own hotels to get stars. Isn't that clever? Fun game but a lot of motion controls are used and that is not bad in my opinion.

Mario Party 8 was my first Mario party and it was the best one to start of with. I remember staying up till 5 I'm the morning playing all the boards in the star battle arena trying to unlock the Bowser board and I managed to do it on my 3rd try. It was awesome. The minigames were great, except shake it up, the " hardest" mini game ever. My favorite board either the shy guy train or the koopa city. And the best character is hammer bro. Why is birdo a character though

7 Mario Party 4 Mario Party 4 Product Image

Sorry but this game is quite an overrated one. Most people seem to like it because it's the closest to the N64 originals, but that's what makes it a bad game to me because those were just low-quality board video games that lacked depth, and this game is no different. The boards are about as hollow as they can get, if not worse than in the originals because with better graphics, you'd expect it to be more lively but the boards are still just flat routes floating above a 2D image..., just why? The minigames are great, no doubt but that's it.

Why is this not #1!? Almost every mini-game is amazing, and DK is actually a playable character. The lottery is one of the best parts of this game, and Dungeon Duos is the best mini-game ever. The items are great, the maps are awesome, and the whole concept is amazing. I love this game and it's one the only Nintendo games I'll still actually play. This game is the reason I love Gamecube. This game is the best Mario Party game by a landslide.

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.

8 Mario Party DS Mario Party DS Product Image

This is probably the most underrated Mario party out there. The boards are great and unique, the mini games are creative, and it's just overall fun. This is definitely the best way to play Mario party on the go. But there are admitting a few downsides. One, there are only five boards, which is a bit small. Two, the character selection is a bit small as well, although to be fair, the eight characters that we have (Mario, Luigi, peach, daisy, toad, yoshi, wario, waluigi) are the most popular characters, especially at the time. It would have been nice to see DK or Toadette, but they have their own boards instead. It also would have Been nice to see Boo and Birdo, maybe even shy guy as well.
-A Mario party fan

Overall, Mario Party DS is a very solid Mario Party title. Not the best, but up there in terms of the classics. I like how this game has an actually engaging story mode that is relevant to the overall big house theme of the game, and the ending is really hilarious with Bowser joining the team playing on that DS. With all said, I kind of don't like the whole mini-world theme of the game. It gives the game an identity, but I don't particularly enjoy it too terribly much. Plus the boss battles are a complete joke, even more than in Star Rush. But overall, it's a great game and one of the better in terms of the classics.

This was my first Mario Party Game. The minigames are the best and there's a lot of fun things to do. The boards are all unique and there's a lot of fun when it comes to Mario Party DS. Gameplay is fun and the story is cool too and there are even bosses at the end of every board. Both this and Super Mario Party are my favourite Mario Party games. Not many characters to play as though but never mind it's about the gameplay that mainly counts.

I'm surprised this isn't higher up on the list!
Minigames have always been an integral part of the series, and in several cases it's either been quality or quantity with them, but this game hreads the needle in this case! A massive collection of minigames, but they are all unique in their own special way!

For this reason DS narrowly beats out 8 as my favorite.

9 Mario Party 9 Mario Party 9 Product Image

Mario Party 9 is the most underappreciated title of the franchise, and from a critical standpoint I'd say it's the absolute best the series has ever seen as well, even trying to look ahead of my nostalgia. It has the most content overall out of any of these games, with a completely new Party Mode to make the game feel fresh, some REALLY engaging minigame modes (You can't beat High Rollers, Garden Battle and Choice Challenge), and some extra content as well. Even if you don't like the car, it's wrong to say the game is terrible just for it because there's so much more content than just it.

Some people disliked this game because of what they did to the boards, well I don't mind. It's a new idea. Sure they did it in Mario Party 10 but that's beyond the point. The minigames are good and the modes are great too. You've got Step it Up, Choice Challenge, Garden Battle and three other modes outside the boards. The soccer minigame with the Koopa Shell is a great idea too and there's a perspective mode where you play in first person for some of the minigames. You see there's a lot to do outside of playing the boards in Mario Party 9.

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.

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.

10 Mario Party Mario Party Product Image

This is the most classic part in the series. First off, it's music is great. Secondly, the boards are all very creative. Third, the mini games are great. A few things I don't like are how sadistic it is. This Makes the game unique, but all the time I feel the game hates me. Also, the mini game selection is minimal. A lot of times mini games repeat in a game. And the are only 6 characters, but this came out at a time where characters like daisy and waluigi weren't popular. But overall, a great Mario party.
-a Mario party fan

This game is pretty bad, honestly. Yeah it's the first one, but when the sequels improved on everything, it's obvious this game doesn't stand much of a chance. Heck, even 10 did more good things. There just isn't much good quality. Out of 8 boards, only two are "good", and out of the lousy small 50 minigames, barely any of them are good. There isn't even a lot of single player content. Neither are there items. Just..., no. At least 10 has EXCELLENT minigames, slightly better boards overall, more content (even if Amiibo Party sucks), and Boss minigames.

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.

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.)

The Contenders
11 Super Mario Party Super Mario Party Product Image

Mario Party 11 (what it should've been called) is a solid game, but with a lot of flaws for sure, and "the best Modern Mario Party" is a term not deserving for it, being completely honest. The game's main purpose is revenge agianst "da evil car games" by bringing back the classic mode. The problem is that there is not a single tidbit of originality in this game, as everything is taken from previous entries. The main mode is lifeless with rectangular boards without elevation and linear paths and it's a disappointment. However, all of the other modes are pretty fun. Partner Party is way better and inspired by Star Rush's gimmicks, and River Survival/Sound Stage/Challenge Road are fun breaks taking not over ten minutes. However there's not much else to it, as the online support is crap, there are no minigame side modes, plus the overall atmosphere feels a bit lazy in a way. I don't dislike the game, I love Partner Party and the mini mode are fun, but there just isn't much content to keep ...more

This is okay
The mini games are okay
The boards are bland and boring, and there are only FOUR boards. Considering the first Mario party had 8, it's pathetic.
And, that's all I have to say. It's just "okay". The character selection is great though, I'll give it that
-a Mario party fan

Honestly probably my favorite mario party
1, super mario party
2, mario party 6
3, mario party 5
4, mario party 7
5, mario party 4
6, mario party top 100
7, mario party 9
8, mario party ds
9, mario party 10
10, mario party 8
11 mario party star rush
12, mario party island tour
Never played the rest

Great game and I love the fact they went back to the old style of Mario Party, isn't that superb? Super Mario Party is one of my favourite Mario Party games of all time, as well as Mario Party DS. There are loads of characters to play as and the boards are all great and exciting sure there are only four but Mario Party DS had five so it's only one off. The minigames are great and that Don't Wake The Wiggler Game is one jump scaring game! Super Mario Party has a sticker scene as well so if your getting frustrated with the minigames and boards then go down to the sticker scene and create your own Mario scenes with the stickers. Fun game this is. Hope we get this sort of game again.

12 Mario Party: Island Tour Mario Party: Island Tour Product Image

It's a wholeheartedly underrated video game and Mario Party. Being completely subjective and personal, this is possibly my favourite Mario Party of all time because of how it helped me during hard times during a trip once (dude that soundtrack is LIT!). But even from an objective stand point it really isn't a bad game at all and numerous classic entries have way more problems. The main gimmick of this game is that each board has its own rules and law for winning the game, which makes it interesting to choose between what to play. Some boards are skill-based, some are very luck-based, and some are balanced. The minigames are simple, but not really "bad" like say Star Rush, thanks to the great music that accompanies the game. Overall it's a great game.

The exact same characters as Mario party 5 only difference is that Mario party 5 had koopa kid instead of Bowser jr I personally like koopa kid better than Bowser jr.

Each board plays differently, very differently. In fact some people dislike that but I like it. Only Mario Party I've played on the 3DS but it's still a great game. Minigames are great too.

Why in the hell is this 11? Make it into the top 5! It's cool! Tight dice, nice intro and even solid boards/games!

13 Mario Party: The Top 100 Mario Party: The Top 100 Product Image

Having 100 of the best mini games? Great idea! The problem? 1 fricking board. That's right. And some of the mini games aren't even the best! One of the worst in the series
-a Mario party fan

I really liked this game it was pretty fun replaying some of my favorite mini games again.

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

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

14 Mario Party: Star Rush Mario Party: Star Rush Product Image

Another underrated Mario Party game and unlike with IT or 10, I really can't wrap my head around why people hate this game other than "it's not like the original" (which is a BS reason by the way). Mario Party: Star Rush is great because it isn't afraid of taking risks that pay off decently. The main mode is revamped again, this time even more free than the classic layout, and it has its own little quirks. On top of that, there are six more mini game modes, which is just awesome as four of them are legitimately great! Overall it's a great game!

This is my favorite Mario party game I own. The others I own are 9, 10, ds, IT, and top 100. It is fast paced has cool dice blocks and interesting modes. I like having a grid as a board better than having a path to follow because in other mario party games if you roll a certain number you can go from 1st to 4th from bowser. Or even the boos from marioparty 9. It is more skill based with minigames playing an important role to win. The only problem is that even though you play a few boss minigames per round you don't play many normal minigames.

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

Ah screw you haters, this game is filled with content, skill based games paragoned to the predecessor, it has 19 characters and it's not incomplete like Mario Party 10. The only flaw is the number of minigames.

"Lazy"? Boy bye.

15 Mario Party Advance Mario Party Advance Product Image

A single player game with Mario characters, side quest, and minigames? No problem! Except there is a problem: this is advertised as a Mario party game when it isn't one. If Nintendo had made this its own seperate game it would have been much better. But no, instead we have a single player Mario party. Also, four whopping characters
-a Mario party fan

Um uh... this game is pretty awesome! Do NOT understand the hate going on here... Loved the quests! Ok I like Mario Party 10 too. Why is splatoon 2 on this list? Yoshi's dance in this is very cute. Why is this the last game on the list? I expected it to be before Mario Party 10. I guess I'll just dab on them haters.

I know I sound crazy but I kinda liked the whole mushroom town thing. Other than that,
-The Gaddgets were completely useless
-They had a local multiplayer mode but it didn't even work
-They only had 1-Player minigames
Shall I continue?

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!

16 Mario Party 10 Mario Party 10 Product Image

Mario Party 10 is widely known as the worst Mario Party game outside of Advance, something I find exaggerated. Honestly, this game isn't even that bad. I can definitely see its many flaws despite my liking for the car gimmick, but it's not an abomination of a game because it still has enjoyment. The car was handled better in 9 due to that game's much more dynamic boards, but I think it works just fine here, even though the boards are pretty meh here. Bowser Party and Amiibo Party have more issues that make them rather unplayable to a higher degree, but the former can be pretty fun at times still if you're good. And I haven't gone over the best things about the game, the minigames and boss battles. They were actually really amazing in this game, and not something to gloss over. So yeah.

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.

People may hate this game but I like it. Bowser Party is something I enjoy and it makes the cart mechanic useful. Amiibo Party returns to the classic formular but is sadly the boards are only squares. Oh well still a good game and there are lots of modes to play as well. The Credits are the best I'm any Mario Party Series so far. You roll the dice to get all the playable characters on stage. The cart has returned but oh well it was still fine to see it again.

It took what 9 did and kept the good stuff and fixed the bad stuff. It added a Bowser Party and Amiibo mode. The mini-games are a huge improvement from 8 and 9. It may not seem like it but this has been one of the best Mario Parties we've had since 7 which was almost 10 years ago. It still would have been better if they went back to the original formula and added some sort of story mode or solo mode so its fun when you play by yourself.

17 Mario Party-e Mario Party-e Product Image
18 Mario Party Superstars Mario Party Superstars Product Image

This game is gonna be good. I know it...

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