Item Space

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Item Space
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Purpose Triggers an item mini-game. In Mario Party 3, it may instead summon Toad or Baby Bowser. In Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party: Star Rush, and Mario Party: The Top 100, it allows the player to receive a free item.
First appearance Mario Party 2 (1999)
Latest appearance Super Mario Party (2018)

The Item Space is a rare space that appears on boards in Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Super Mario Party.


Mario Party 2[edit]

If a player lands on this space in Mario Party 2, the player will play an item minigame for a chance to get an item. The minigame varies on the board being played.

Note that no item minigame will be played if it is either the last turn or the player already has an item. In both of these cases, the space will have no effect.

Mario Party 3[edit]

In Mario Party 3, the player either plays an Item minigame or be visited by either Toad or Baby Bowser, who will ask the player a question. The Item minigame that is played whenever a player lands on this space is chosen by a roulette from a list of them, rather than having a single game for each board like in Mario Party 2.

Baby Bowser's questions are "yes-or-no" questions, such as "Do you like to study?". Answers suggesting less maturity generally earn the player more/better items. Answers suggesting more maturity may cause him to say "Don't go around saying stuff just so people will like you!" and give the player nothing.

Toad's questions are choice-oriented, such as "What kind of item would you most like to have?", and offer three possible choices. Answers suggesting greed (depending on the player's ranking) are more likely to cause Toad to leave and give the player nothing. Answers suggesting less greed generally net the player more/better items, or possibly a rare item.

If the player already has three items in their possession and/or it is the last turn of the game, the space has no effect.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

After a long absence, the item space reappears in Mario Party: Island Tour and only appears in the Perilous Palace Path board. In this game, the Item Space are blue with a ? Block on it. The player who lands on the space gets one of the following items:

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Item Spaces also appear in Mario Party: Star Rush, exclusive to the Toad Scramble and Balloon Bash modes. Like in Mario Party: Island Tour, their icon is a ? Block, and they grant the player one of the following items:

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Item Spaces return in Mario Party: The Top 100, with the same effects as in Mario Party: Star Rush.

Super Mario Party[edit]

In Super Mario Party, the Item Space makes its return to a console Mario Party game after 18 years, operating much like the Mushroom Space back in the first Mario Party. The player hits a roulette block that allows the player to gain one of three possible items. The three possible items differ from space to space, and come from this list:

Official profiles[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual: "The Item minigame, where you can acquire items, begins. (This is only in cases where you don't have any items.)"