Mario Party (series)
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The Mario Party series is a virtual board game created by Hudson Soft. It features the cast of prominent Mario characters, some of which have been Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario and many more with each game featuring variations on the cast and storyline. The series is intended for four players, but computer controlled players may be selected as well. All of the games share similar gameplay in which the primary objective requires the player to move his or her character across the selected stage to gather a Star. Usually, the player must then pay a fee of twenty coins to the host, a non-playable character such as Toad. After each player has completed his or her turn, a minigame then begins, in which the player may be awarded coins, based on their performance.
At the end of the game, Stars and Bonus Stars will be tallied. The person with the most stars at the end of the game becomes the winner, or in this case, the Superstar. If Stars are tied between players, other statistics will be applied. These include the amount of coins collected, minigame victories, and so on.
The Mario Party series amasses eleven games, across the Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, and Wii consoles, as well as the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. The series even sports a card game that works with the e-Reader peripheral. The cast of characters, character cameos, and minigames are numerous. Thus far, the series has been very commercially successful, and looks to continue its success.
 List of Games
The Mario Party series included many boards in various installments. Below is a list of all of them and what games they appear in.
 Playable Characters
Playable characters are introduced in the first Mario Party. During the first two Mario Party games, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Wario, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong are the only playable characters in the series. Starting in Mario Party 3, the game introduces new playable characters in debut, the new playable characters are only playable in the Party Mode; the previous new characters that appear in the next game are now playable in the Story Mode. There are some exceptions in games like Mario Party Advance and Mario Party DS do not introduce new characters.
There are some exceptions of removing playable characters in later games; Donkey Kong is removed starting in Mario Party 5 because he now owns a space called a DK Space which he hosts, although Donkey Kong is playable in the Special Duel Mode in Mario Party 5. Another playable character named Koopa Kid (Mini Bowser in PAL regions) appeared in Mario Party 5 and Mario Party 6; he was removed after the last appearance because he now owns a space called the Koopa Kid Space. In Mario Party 9, Boo, Dry Bones, Blooper, and Hammer Bro were removed and given supporting roles. Toadette was also removed, and was completely absent from the game.
In the game Beach Volley Folley that appeared in Mario Party 4 and then Mario Party 5, there are exceptionally playable characters that can not be played as on the normal boards but are able to participate in this game.
The Mario Party series included many characters in various installments. Below is a list of all of them and what games they appear in.
These characters lead each individual Mario Party game.
All the spaces in the Mario Party games.
Every item, capsule, orb, candy, and hex from the series.
 List of All Minigames
The Mario Party series' popularity is due in no small part to its minigames. Throughout the series' nine console titles, the list of minigames has become tremendous. Below is a list of all 799 minigames, separated by game. The minigames' titles generally rhyme, use alliteration, or are puns of popular phrases.