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Mario Party (Japanese: マリオパーティ, Mario Pāti) is a series of party games featuring the characters of the Mario franchise, in which four human- or computer-controlled characters compete in a board game interspersed with minigames. The series is known for its party game elements, including the often-unpredictable multiplayer modes that allow play with up to four (and, in one case, eight) human players. The series was created under Nintendo's supervision by Hudson Soft and CAProduction, and was inaugurated on the Nintendo 64, where its first game launched in Japan on December 18, 1998, and in the West in early 1999. Hudson developed all installments until several of its key designers left the company, leading to its eventual disestablishment. After eight entries on home consoles and two on handhelds (as well as four arcade spin-off games developed by Capcom), the ex-Hudson staffers then joined Nd Cube, where they developed Wii Party, then restarted production of the Mario Party series, with the new development studio's first installment appearing on the Wii in 2012.
In the Japanese versions of Mario Party, Wario and Luigi say "Oh my God!" when they lose. This was changed in the Western versions to remove religious references; Luigi wails in pain instead, and Wario says "So ein Mist!", a German expression of showing disgust, similar to "Oh, shoot!" or "No way!" and the like.