List of Mario Party pre-release and unused content
This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Mario Party.
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.
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.
Among the dropped minigames are:
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.
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. 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 existing in the game include: