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.
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; Donkey Kong's initial mugshot showed just a silhouette of the character with a question mark, as Nintendo probably had to wait to obtain licensing for Rare's 3-D version of the character when the game was in its early development stages. 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.
Unused graphics existing in the game include: