Mario Party (series)
The Mario Party series is a virtual board game created by Hudson Soft (Mario Party to Mario Party DS) and by Nd Cube (since Mario Party 9). It features a cast of prominent Mario series characters, some of which have been Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Toad, Wario, Waluigi, and many more with each game featuring variations on the cast and storyline. The series can be played with four players, but computer controlled players may be selected as well. From Mario Party to Mario Party DS, and also in amiibo Party mode in Mario Party 10, players move his or her character across the selected stage by hitting dice blocks to gather a Star. Usually, the player must then pay a fee of twenty coins to the host, a non-playable character. 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. In Mario Party 9 and in the Mario Party mode of Mario Party 10, the objective is to get the most Mini Stars in the selected board to become the superstar. In Mario Party: Island Tour, with the exception of two boards in the game, players have to get to the end of the board before the other players; however, some boards use cards to advance forward, but most of them use dice blocks.
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 13 games, across the Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, and Wii U consoles, as well as the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS. The series even sports a card game that works with the e-Reader peripheral and has ported previous installments into Japan-only arcade games. 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 includes 87 boards in total. Below is a list of all of them and what games they appear in.
The main boards are the board that can be played from one to four players, this is the main mode of each Mario Party games.
Some games included special boards that can be played. This is the list of boards that appear in other modes throughout the Mario Party games.
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. Starting in Mario Party 3, the game introduces new playable characters in debut such as Princess Daisy and Waluigi, though they 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 which do not introduce new characters. Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi are the only characters to appear in all of the installments; Toad also appeared in all of the installments but was not a playable character until Mario Party 5. Wario appeared in all of the installments except for Mario Party Advance and Daisy and Waluigi appeared in all of the installments except for the first two Mario Party games and Mario Party Advance.
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 24 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.
*Technically there are no visual hosts, however, similar to Mario Party 4, each board has a guide that assist players in the Story Mode
All the spaces in the Mario Party games.
Every item, capsule, orb, candy, hex and card from the series.
List of all Minigames
The Mario Party series' popularity is due in no small part to its minigames. Throughout the series' ten console titles, the list of minigames has become tremendous. Below is a list of all 769 minigames, separated by game. The minigames' titles generally rhyme, use alliteration, or are puns of popular phrases.