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Mario Party 10
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Developer(s) Nd Cube
Nintendo SPD Group No.4
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
Release date Japan March 12, 2015[1]
USA March 20, 2015[2]
Europe March 20, 2015[3]
Australia March 21, 2015[4]
Genre Party
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Wii U:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Wii U:

Mario Party 10 is a game for the Wii U. It is the tenth home console installment in the Mario Party series, and features many reused gameplay elements from its predecessor. The game features a standard Party Mode (similar in gameplay to the Party Mode from Mario Party 9), and a new mode called Bowser Party, in which one player controls Bowser using the GamePad, and exclusive minigames can be played. Mini Stars return in normal party, as well as vehicles in all modes. The game is also compatible with amiibo.


Mario Party 10 offers three basic modes of play: Mario Party, Bowser Party, and amiibo Party each with their own unique styles of play. Other modes include Minigames and Toad's Room - the former has players simply playing minigames while the latter is where players can access a shop, a photo booth, and other items.

Game modes

Mario Party

Gameplay for the Mario Party mode

Similar to Mario Party 9, players compete to get the most Mini Stars while traveling through the board on one vehicle. Characters move around in vehicles taking turns being the captain and rolling the dice. A brand new feature is that Bowser is locked in the Gamepad with dice numbers. Each time the dice is rolled, the corresponding lock will be unlocked (there are six locks, one for each number on the die). The player who unlocks the last lock loses half of their Mini Stars and Bowser will add Bowser Spaces on the board. If Bowser isn't free until the "Almost There" event, he will remain stuck there and his son will add Bowser Jr. Spaces instead. When in Chaos Castle, a Toad takes Bowser's place and gives the player Mini Stars for freeing him. Also, item shops return, this time in the form of Toad Houses, where a dice block is given to all players.

Bowser Party

Bowser catching up to the four players

Bowser Party is a new mode of gameplay featuring Bowser. One player controls Bowser using the GamePad, and up to four others use Wii Remotes to play against him as Mario and his friends. Mini Stars are replaced by Hearts, and the goal of Bowser is to deplete all the other players' hearts, while the goal of the other players is to make it to the Super Star at the end of the course with at least one heart between them. There are some obstacles on the path, like Whomp blocking the road, similar to Perilous Palace Path.

Each member of Team Mario rolls one dice block, while Bowser rolls four Bowser Dice Blocks by default, though certain events can cause him to have more or less available. If he does not roll a high enough number to catch Team Mario, he is given the option to reroll, though the option is only given once.

If Bowser catches up to the other players, he forces them to play a randomly selected "Bowser Battle" minigame, where hearts are lost if the players are hit by his attacks. If all of the hearts from all four players should be completely depleted, Bowser wins. Normally, the minigames are fairly easy for Team Mario, but it is also likely for Bowser to become Angry and use much harder minigames. If Bowser becomes Furious via a Homestretch event, he is allowed to choose from three hard minigames.

At the Homestretch of a board, Bowser Jr. appears with a roulette for Bowser to help him (except in Chaos Castle). If Team Mario makes it to the goal, they face a challenge against Bowser Jr., in which he summons a normal enemy and a boss, and has Bowser hide the Super Star with him or one of the enemies. The player who reached the goal then guesses who has the star. If they guess correctly, they win, but an incorrect guess results in them being knocked back several spaces.

amiibo Party

Mario Board in amiibo Party

In this new mode, players can scan a playable character's amiibo and play on small boards designed for that character with up to three other amiibo figurines. Players compete for the most stars, which can be bought by coins, similar to the Mario Party playstyle prior to Mario Party 9. Computer or human players without amiibo are represented by cardboard cutouts instead of amiibo. Players who have amiibo can save and use tokens, which can affect gameplay. Players can also use character tokens to swap out a part of the board to the corresponding character board.

amiibo Bonus

Players can also tap an amiibo to get bases and bonus Mario Party Points with a scratch card. However, only amiibo with Mario Party 10 data can earn bases, while others can only earn Mario Party Points. Once all of the bases are collected for an amiibo, the amiibo also gets scratch cards for the amiibo Bonus.


The minigame tournament

A mode that focuses on minigames, it is split up into five ways to play: Free Play, Coin Challenge, Minigame Tournament, Bowser Challenge, and Bonus Games. Free Play is the mode where one can freely play unlocked minigames. In Coin Challenge, four characters play minigames and win coins according to their ranking in the minigames. After three, five, or seven minigames, the character with the most coins is declared the winner. Minigame Tournament has up to eight characters participating. Each round is a minigame, and characters who remain 1st and 2nd in the minigames make it to the next round. The final round is a head-to-head battle and the winner of the round claims tournament victory. In Bowser Challenge, the player plays all ten Bowser minigames as Bowser, trying to take the highest quantity of hearts. After all the minigames are done, Bowser Jr. assesses Bowser's performance. Finally, in Bonus Games, players can play the following minigames:

  • Badminton Bash: Player(s) compete against the opposing player(s) to rebound the ball to their opposing court, aiming to get 21 points before their rival(s). This game can be in singles or doubles. In doubles, it is always "P1 and P2" vs "P3 and P4".
  • Jewel Drop: Players try to remove jewels from their case, while trying to prevent one jewel from going outside of their case. This game can be played in Solo or Duel mode. In Solo mode, the player tries to set the highest score they can. In Duel mode, players compete to see who can win two rounds first.
  • Bowser Jr. minigames: The player can play the two Bowser Jr. minigames: Bowser Jr.'s Clobber Cage and Bowser Jr.'s Bonk Battle. In amiibo Party, they can also be played when a player lands on a Bowser Jr. Space, where winning the minigame awards them 10 coins (sometimes the player wins a Star instead), while losing docks 10 coins from the player.

Toad's Room

Toad's Room is an extra mode, featuring a shop, a photo booth and a challenges mode.

  • Shop: Players can buy characters, CPU Master Difficulty, vehicles for the boards, and music. Models of characters and backgrounds can be bought to be used in the Photo Booth.
  • Challenge List: Players can see the challenges they completed and challenges yet to be completed. There are 49 challenges in all.
  • Photo Booth: Players can take photos with the models of characters and backgrounds bought on the shop. One can also send their photos to Miiverse.
  • Music: Players can listen to the songs bought on the shop.
  • Staff credits: Players can view the Staff Credits here.
  • Miiverse: This setting can only determine if Miiverse posts should be shown before starting a board game. When on, three posts will be shown on the loading screen.


There are a total of thirteen playable characters in Mario Party 10. Of these characters, three (Rosalina, Bowser, and Spike) are fully playable for the first time in the series (although Bowser appears as an NPC in Mario Party mode), and two (Toadette and Spike) are unlockable through the Shop in Toad's Room. Also, Donkey Kong makes his first full playable appearance in the series since Mario Party 4. In addition, Toadette returns after being the first, and currently only, character to be in one numbered Mario Party installment, removed from a future numbered installment, and then re-added in a later numbered installment.

Playable characters

Mario Luigi Peach Toad Yoshi
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Peach - Mario Party 10.png
Toad - Mario Party 10.png
Yoshi - Mario Party 10.png
The hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario never hesitates to jump into action – especially when there’s a party happening! He may have spent his fair share of time in his brother Mario’s shadow, but Luigi’s never one to shy from the shining spotlight. This regal ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom always throws her crown into the ring when Mini-Stars are at stake! Loyal, lovable, lively: Toad’s list of qualities is longer than he is tall, and he’ll use every one of his abilities to come out on top. The green gobbler has attended every Mario Party to date, and Flutter Jumps back into the fun this time around.
Wario Waluigi Daisy Rosalina* Donkey Kong
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Driven by a greed for all things shiny and valuable, Wario can’t wait to get his hands on more Mini-Stars and Coins. Wild of moustache and every bit as devious as his accomplice Wario, the purple-garbed Waluigi returns for more mischief. Never one to turn down an invitation, this Sarasaland princess’s tomboyish streak stands her in good stead for the hustle and bustle of Mario Party. With all her experience in the Comet Observatory, Rosalina’s sure to have her eye on those Mini-Stars in her Mario Party debut. He’s finally back to kick some tail! After a break on the sidelines, the swinging king of the jungle is rolling out the barrel as a playable character once again.
Bowser** Toadette Spike*
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The big, bruising king of the Koopas makes his playable Mario Party debut, wreaking havoc on Team Mario in the brand new Bowser Party mode! Unlockable character
This character must be bought in Toad's Room with 600 Mario Party Points.
Unlockable character
This character must be bought in Toad's Room with 600 Mario Party Points.
**Appeared in Mario Party 4's Beach Volley Folley minigame but is still a newcomer.

amiibo Party

Character Compatible amiibo
Super Mario Super Smash Bros. Other
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AMIIBODEMARIO.png Goldmarioartwork.pngSilver Mario amiibo.png8-Bit Classic Mario.png8-Bit Modern Mario.png
Luigi MP10.png
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AMIIBODELUIGI.png X mark.svg
Peach - Mario Party 10.png
Peach Amiibo Artwork.png
AMIIBOPEACH.png X mark.svg
Toad - Mario Party 10.png
Toad Amiibo Artwork.png
X mark.svg X mark.svg
Yoshi - Mario Party 10.png
Yoshi Amiibo Artwork.png
AMIIBODEYOSHI.png YarnYoshiamiiboMega.jpg
Wario MP10.png
Wario Amiibo Artwork.png
AMIIBODEWARIO.png X mark.svg
Rosalina - Mario Party 10.png
Rosalina Amiibo Artwork.png
Donkey Kong
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AMIIBODEDK.png Donkey Kong toy.jpgDarkDKSkylander.png
Bowser - Mario Party 10.png
Bowser Amiibo Artwork.png AMIIBODEBOWSER.png Bowser Toy.jpgDarkBowserSkylander.png
*Use of the Bowser amiibo will cause his minigames to be played instead of the normal minigames. Bowser Spaces also will not cause negative effects on this amiibo.
Note: Use of the golden edition Mario amiibo will turn the Mario figure that appears on the board into Gold Mario, although he is not present in the minigames. The same happens when the silver edition Mario amiibo is scanned, but with Silver Mario rather than Gold Mario.


Mushroom Park:

Haunted Trail:

Whimsical Waters:

Airship Central:

Chaos Castle:

Other characters


Main boards

Name Image Description Bosses
Mushroom Park MP10 Board 1.jpg An amusement park board with Peach's Castle and several attractions. Miniboss - Mega Goomba
Boss - Petey Piranha
Haunted Trail MP10 Board 4.jpg A haunted board with different areas based on a graveyard, haunted woods, and swamp. Miniboss - Mega Sledge Bro
Boss - King Boo
Whimsical Waters MP10 Board 5.jpg A lagoon-based board that has varying levels of depth underwater. Miniboss - Mega Cheep Chomp
Boss - Mega Blooper
Airship Central MP10 Board 2.jpg A cloud board where players try to take down airships. It closely resembles Meringue Clouds from New Super Mario Bros. U. Miniboss - Mega Monty Mole
Boss - Kamek
Chaos Castle MP10 Board 3.jpg A board based upon Bowser's Castle. Miniboss - Mega Mechakoopa
Boss - Bowser / Dry Bowser

amiibo Boards


Main article: List of Mario Party 10 minigames


Board-exclusive spaces

Bowser Party only

  • +Health Space - Adds hearts to the player's health.
  • +1 dice block for Bowser - Bowser Jr. appears and gives Bowser one extra dice block.
  • -1 dice block for Bowser - Nabbit appears and steals one dice block from Bowser. These are very rare spaces, as they only appear in Whimsical Waters and Chaos Castle, and only four exist in the entire game (three in Whimsical Waters, and one in Chaos Castle).

amiibo Party


Dice Blocks

Other/Mode-Exclusive Items


In amiibo Party, Tokens can be used. The player can save them to their amiibo to use at the start of another party. Tokens spawn on the board after a star is collected, and disappear after a few turns. You can only hold one, they can be used once each turn, and each one will have a different effect. There is a total of 34 Tokens:

  • Mario Jump: All this does is change the movement sound? At least you can win with style!
  • Luigi Jump: This just changes character movement? At least you can win with style!
  • P Switch: You can change to a different minigame. (Can't be used when Bowser is playing.)
  • Bowser Jr.: Bowser Jr. gets in the way. For when you want to land on the same space again!
  • Plus 1: Roll and move the number shown on the Dice Block, plus 1 additional space.
  • 1-2-3 Dice Block: Only numbers 1, 2 and 3 appear.
  • 4-5-6 Dice Block: Only numbers 4, 5 and 6 appear.
  • Reverse Dice Block: You move in the opposite direction.
  • Slow Dice Block: It's easier to hit the number you want. For when you really need to reach a certain space!
  • Double Dice Block: You use two Dice Blocks. For when you need to get a move on!
  • Bronze: A rare Token awarded for having collected all bronze Tokens.
  • POW Block: You can steal coins from rivals by shaking things up with a POW Block.
  • Pipe: All players change places via pipes!
  • ? Block: Double minigame coins. For when you're really serious about winning! (Can't be used when Bowser is playing.)
  • Bowser Space: Move to a Bowser Space. For when you really want to pick something up along the way!
  • Plus 5: Roll and move the number shown on the Dice Block, plus 5 additional spaces.
  • Silver: A rare Token awarded for having collected all silver Tokens.
  • Dash Special: Roll 5 Normal Dice Blocks for a quick dash!
  • Reverse Special: You can roll 5 Reverse Dice Blocks and move backward.
  • Jump Special: Jump closer to a Star!
  • Coin Special: Greatly increase the number of coins on the board.
  • Star Special: Greatly increase the number of Stars on the board.
  • Gold: A rare Token awarded for having collected all gold Tokens. Great work!
  • Normal Board: You can play on the normal board.
  • Mario Board: You can play on the Mario Board.
  • Luigi Board: You can play on the Luigi Board.
  • Peach Board: You can play on the Peach Board.
  • Toad Board: You can play on the Toad Board.
  • Yoshi Board: You can play on the Yoshi Board.
  • Wario Board: You can play on the Wario Board.
  • Rosalina Board: You can play on the Rosalina Board.
  • Donkey Kong Board: You can play on the Donkey Kong Board.
  • Bowser Board: You can play on the Bowser Board.


The game received mixed reviews, with aggregators Metacritic and GameRankings currently holding scores of 66 and 64.49%, respectively. [5][6]

Samuel Claiborn of IGN gave the game a 6.5. [7]

Mark Walton of GameSpot gave the game a 6 "Fair" score, praising for "its visuals and wide range of minigames", but criticizing for the "amiibo boards, winning is largely based on luck, as well as GamePad implementation not being very essential". [8]

However, Kirk McKeand of the Digital Spy was even more critical and gave it two out of five stars. [9]

It is the tenth best selling game for the Wii U with 1.94 million copies sold worldwide as of September 30, 2016.[10]

Pre-release and unused content

During the Nintendo Treehouse Event at E3 2014, it was claimed that Nabbit would appear to give Bowser extra dice blocks during Bowser Party. However, this was likely an early idea, as only Bowser Jr. gives Bowser extra dice, and Nabbit appears to take Dice Blocks away from Bowser. Also in the E3 demo of Mario Party 10, the characters used Mario Party 9 winning and losing animations.

The fireballs in Bowser's Bad Breath had a different appearance, also in Bowser's High Dive it was originally made to have to the Wii U Gamepad tilt left and right, when the game was released it used the Gamepads touch screen to move left and right. Additionally, in an early gameplay of Bowser Party, the meter that showed the amount of spaces Bowser was from catching up with the Mario Team, and the bar that showed Team Mario's health both had a different appearance.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Party 10.


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Main article: List of Mario Party 10 staff

While Rosalina's former voice actress, Kerri Kane, was listed in the voice credits (misspelled as Kerry Kane), this was a mistake, as Laura Faye Smith provided the clips used in Mario Party 10.[11]

References to other games

References in later games


  • Mario Party 10 is the first game in the Mario Party series to be given a 7+ age rating by PEGI as opposed to a 3+ rating, although this game was provisionally rated 3+ when announced at E3 2014.
  • Mario Party 10 is the first game in the Mario Party series since Mario Party 4 to feature Donkey Kong as a major playable character, and the first since Mario Party 5 to feature Donkey Kong as a playable character at all (with him being playable exclusively in the Super Duel Mode of Mario Party 5).
  • Mario Party 10 is the second game in the Mario Party series to use Dice Blocks in the event of a tie in minigames, the first being Mario Party: Island Tour. However, they only happen in the case of special events, such as Battle Minigames.
  • During Bowser's turn in a Bowser Party, while he is moving toward the other players, pressing the A Button button causes him to roar.

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  11. ^ While the credits of Mario Party 10 listed "Kerry[sic] Kane" as providing vocal work for the game, in an email, Kerri Kane explained that it was not in fact her work: "I do know it’s not me in this game however, as when I recorded for Miss Rosalina my script contained mostly "sounds" Like when you throw an object or when you are hit by one. Lots of Hoo's and Ha's, Yeahs and Yahs, things like that, some Alrights. I think the only long [...] sentence I recorded was something like "Hmmm, Not bad" So again a sound, but with a couple words. My script didn’t have a "Here I go" or the "Let's go" that I hear from Rosalina in MP10." (March 17, 2015)
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