List of Mario Party pre-release and unused content

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This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Mario Party.

Debug Mode[edit]

Mario Party Debug Menu screenshot
Debug Menu

The debug mode consists of minigames and a crude character select. It should be worth noting that the pages contain inaccessible entries, labeled in green. Accessible entries are in cyan.

  • A Button - Select a minigame, confirm a character, etc.
  • B Button - On game list, ask to erase game data.
  • Control Stick - Navigate menus.
  • START Button - Start the mini-game (A Button doesn't do it)
  • R Button - Changes the game mode.
  • Z Button - On the game list, opens the options menu to be more precise how the game handles input and such. START Button seems to randomize elements, such as PAD0/PAD1/PAD2/PAD3 (represents P1/P2/P3/P4 controller ports respectively). PADN represents what corner is reading what controller port. GRP determines which team a player is on in certain Mini-Games.

Page 1[edit]

Index Japanese Name Minigame
01 Shinkei Suijyaku Memory Match
02 Ichika Bachika All or Nothing
03 Slot Machine Slot Machine
04 Anahori Mario Buried Treasure
05 Sumogri Mario Treasure Divers
06 Nokonoko Tamatebako Shell Game
07 QuestionBlockMP.png QuestionBlockMP.png
08 Same Game Same Game
09 Pakkunflower Wo Sukue Save the Piranha Plant
10 Bomhei Watashi Hot Bob-omb

Page 2[edit]

Index Japanese Name Minigame
11 Yosi no shitaawase Yoshi's Tongue Meet
12 Amidakuji Pipe Maze
13 Leader Wa Dareda Ghost Guess
14 Isutori Game Musical Mushroom
15 Mario no Jikahatsuden Pedal Power
16 Digital Katanuki Crazy Cutters
17 Mario Hyakumensou Face Lift
18 Pakkunflower Tataki Whack-a-Plant
19 Honoo no Kuribo Bokujyo Fire Goomba Farm
20 QuestionBlockMP.png QuestionBlockMP.png

Page 3[edit]

Index Japanese Name Minigame
21 Koopa no Kimochi Bash 'n' Cash
22 Bowling Gogo Bowl Over
23 Hipdrop Ground Pound
24 Koopa Fusen Balloon Burst
25 Ten Count Coin Coin Block Blitz
26 Hammer Coin Coin Block Bash
27 Kuzureru Yuka wo Kakenukero Skateboard Scamper
28 Boutakatobi de Jump Pole Vault Jump
29 Blockyamano Okatara Sagashi Box Mountain Mayhem
30 Plate Watari Platform Peril

Page 4[edit]

Index Japanese Name Minigame
31 Bouwatari Teetering Towers
32 Iroiro Kinoko Mushroom Mix-Up
33 QuestionBlockMP.png QuestionBlockMP.png
34 Yougan Tanizoko Okkoti Lava Chasm Drop
35 Hammerbros Item no Tou Hammer Drop
36 Kosodoro Game Grab Bag
37 Slider Race Bobsled Run
38 Nokkare Ball Bumper Balls
39 Tsunawari de Dangerous Tightrope Treachery
40 Nokonoko Pole Knock Block Tower

Page 5[edit]

Index Japanese Name Minigame
41 Nokonoko Korokoro Tipsy Tourney
42 Pukapuka Island Bombs Away (minigame)
43 Crane Game Crane Game
44 Bumgee Jump Bungee Jump
45 QuestionBlockMP.png QuestionBlockMP.png
46 Chie no Himo String of Wisdom
47 Happy Flower Coin Shower Flower
48 Otakara Kibako Treasure Crate
49 Huwahuwa Baloon Buoyant Balloon
50 Throttle Racing Slot Car Derby

Page 6[edit]

Index Japanese Name Minigame
51 Mario Orchestra Mario Bandstand
52 Mukade Gogo Desert Dash
53 Senchousan no Meireidesu Shy Guy Says
54 PK Soccer PK Soccer
55 Limbo Dance Limbo Dance
56 Bomhei Basket Bombsketball
57 Item Fishing Cast Aways
58 Mini Soccer Key-pa-Way
59 Otakara Showdown Running of the Bulb
60 Nawanawa Pyonpyon Hot Rope Jump

Page 7[edit]

Index Japanese Name Minigame
61 Hashire! Nokkare Ball Bumper Ball Maze 1
62 Isoge! Nokkare Ball Bumper Ball Maze 2
63 Bomber Mario Bomber Mario
64 Truck Race Handcar Havoc
65 Tour de Mario Tour de Mario
66 Mario Blue Deep Sea Divers
67 Jurassic Pakkun Piranha's Pursuit
68 Tsunahiki de Dangerous Tug o' War
69 Mario Boat Paddle Battle
70 Susume! Nokkare Ball Bumper Ball Maze 3

Unused data[edit]

In addition to the 50 minigames that appear in the final product, Mario Party was also planned to feature a number of other games that ended up being discarded. The character mugshots for all characters initially looked different, bearing resemblance to the style of their mugshots on the character selection screen of Mario Kart 64. Donkey Kong's initial mugshot showed just a silhouette of the character with a question mark, presumably because Nintendo had yet to finish constructing his in-game model at this point. The early character mugshots can be seen in the game's debug menu.[1]

Among the dropped minigames are:

  • All or Nothing (いちかばちか Ichi ka Bachi ka), a game that depended largely on luck. It was probably an early version of Chance Time, albeit with only one player and employing three ? Blocks; one block would contain a "Mario Mark" that likely had to be received in order for the player to get the full coin prize, while a "Bowser Mark" would probably cause the player to forfeit their award.
  • Tour de Mario (ツールドマリオ), possibly planned to be a cycling game.
  • Bungee Jump (バンジージャンプ)
  • SameGame (さめがめ), a Super Mario-themed take on the tile-matching puzzle game of the same name. The player must Ground Pound the tiles underneath their character to remove sections. If the character can clear all of the tiles, they can grab the treasure chest underneath; otherwise, they must go through one of the doors, which will only give them 1 coin.
  • Yoshi's Tongue Meeting (ヨッシーのしたあわせ Yosshī no Shita Awase), in which characters sit atop a Yoshi on the left side of a river (except for Yoshi himself, who just stands in the same pose without a rider). The Yoshis have baby Wigglers on their tongues, which extend to the Wigglers' mothers, and they must reunite the children with their parents. The reunion can only happen if the A Button is pressed at the right moment; if it comes too late, the baby will kick its mother into the bush. If it comes too far, both the Wiggler and its baby will just cry.

The game was once planned to feature a "Random Play Mode", in which random minigames are played one after another. There would be no board, no explanation screens, and no results screen. The positions of characters were to be determined at random, displayed on the screen using "MAIN" and "SUB". It is possible this mode was merely a debug test of the minigame randomization feature used at the end of each turn.[1]

At one point, there was planned to be another feature that is never used anywhere in the final game. The Player Panels were once planned to turn yellow under certain circumstances after the character's turn ended, which would imply that there were once going to be yellow spaces on the boards as well as red, blue, and green. If all characters' Player Panels turned yellow, a big sign would appear reading "NO GAME", and the game would move on to the next turn without playing a mini-game. If it was the final turn, a "GAME OVER" sign would appear, and then the board's usual ending would play.[1] The only way to see the yellow panels in the normal game would have been through a "Bowser Revolution" from a Bowser Space, which would show an animation of all four panels quickly changing colors between blue, red, green and yellow.

Unused graphics[edit]

Unused graphics existing in the game include:

  • Another set of early character mugshots in low quality, which are rips of official artworks that had been created for Mario Kart 64. Donkey Kong's mugshot is a covered image with a question mark. They also remain unused in Mario Party 2 and Mario Party 3 and appear in the debug menu in all three games.
  • An assortment of graphics grouped together, which may have been prototype versions of the HUD graphics that appear fancier than those in the final.
  • "Too Bad...", "Nothing...", and "Nice Going!" banners, possibly planned for minigames.
  • An alternate texture for the Shy Guy pirate from the Shy Guy Says minigame is present.
  • Graphics from a star appear in a similar capacity. Although stars appear in Mario Party, these graphics do not.
  • There are three unused mushroom graphics that exist in certain Mini-Game graphic banks and general graphic directories. The green one was for Treasure Divers, the purple one was for Coin Block Bash, and the red one was for Memory Match.
  • The font from Super Mario 64 exists. The font appears, also unused, in Mario Party 2.

Unused models[edit]

  • Models for the Bob-omb flags in Wario's Battle Canyon exist, but they are never seen in-game.
  • In the same directory as the Mini-Game explanation graphics, there is a simple model of a Nintendo 64 controller.

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