Mario Party Advance

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Mario Party Advance
American box art
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Hudson Soft
Nintendo SPD Group No.4
Konami (Wii U Virtual Console)
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Virtual Console (Wii U)
Release date Game Boy Advance:
Japan January 13, 2005
USA March 28, 2005
Europe June 10, 2005
Australia September 15, 2005
Virtual Console (Wii U):
USA December 25, 2014
Europe December 25, 2014
Australia December 26, 2014
Japan October 28, 2015
Language(s) English (United States)
Spanish (Spain)
French (France)
Genre Party
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental Guidance
Mode(s) 1-4 players
Wii U:
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Game Boy Advance:
Game Boy Advance icon for use in templates. Game Pak
Wii U:
Wiimote Sideways.png Wii Remote (Sideways)
Game Boy Advance:

Mario Party Advance is the seventh game in the Mario Party series, the tenth installment overall and the second handheld installment of the series, specifically for the Game Boy Advance, after Mario Party-e for the e-Reader. The game revolves around either Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or Yoshi travelling across Shroom City to collect the minigames and Gaddgets that fell from Party World, an area dedicated to partying high above the sky. After Bowser and Koopa Kid attack Party World, Toad tasks them with collecting everything that fell down. This can only be accomplished by helping out the city's citizens and stopping Bowser from exerting his influence. Shroom City can only be accessed with a single player; barring a few minigames, Gaddgets, and a physical Bonus Board that is played alongside the video game, the game does not focus on multiplayer and is more single-player oriented.

Mario Party Advance was released in Japan on January 13, 2005, in North America in March 28, 2005, in Europe in June 10, 2005,[1] and in Australia on September 15, 2005. Mario Party Advance was re-released on the Wii U's Virtual Console in North America and Europe on December 25, 2014, in Oceania on December 26, 2014, and in Japan on October 28, 2015. It is the second of the three Mario Party games to be rereleased for the Wii U's Virtual Console; the others being Mario Party 2 and Mario Party DS.


It is a normal day in Party World when the player first arrives there. Toad is telling Mario about the game, when Bowser drops in and scatters all of the minigames and Gaddgets throughout Shroom City. Now Mario must go and retrieve them all by traveling all over Shroom City and restoring peace to Party World.


Group artwork.

There are four playable characters in Mario Party Advance, the least amount of any Mario Party game to date. It does, however, boast many more non-playable characters that the player helps out during the story mode, as well as other supporting characters than most other Mario Party games.

Playable Characters[edit]

Mario Luigi Princess Peach Yoshi
Artwork of Mario from Mario Party Advance Luigi Princess Peach MPA Yoshi Fishing Artwork.jpg
Starting Position Town Area Starting Position Seaside Area Starting Position Jungle Area Starting Position Horror Area


Tumble Toad Professor Elvin Gadd Toadette
MPA Tumble Artwork.jpg Artwork of Toad from Mario Party Advance Professor Elvin Gadd Artwork of Toadette from Mario Party Advance
Hosts Shroom City Hosts Play Land and Party Land Hosts Play Land Hosts Party Land and Challenge Land


Shroomlock Mr. E Mushbert Mrs. Shroomlock
Shroomlock Mr. E (MPA) Mushbert Mrs. Shroomlock
Shroom City's detective. Every time there is a case, Shroomlock arrives at the scene of the crime. A mystery-loving guy. Every time the player finds something strange, Mr. E arrives to investigate. A huge fan of the TV show, Toad Force V. He can provide the player with rare Toad Force V merchandise. Shroomlock's wife. When the player visits the Shroomlock House, she'll tell them a tip about what to do next.


Bowser Blue Koopa Kid Green Koopa Kid Red Koopa Kid
Bowser A blue Koopa Kid from Mario Party Advance A green Koopa Kid from Mario Party Advance Artwork of a red Koopa Kid from Mario Party Advance
The main antagonist who roams in Shroom City stealing Minigames and Gaddgets.
Appears in various minigames, attempting to hinder progress.


Character Icon Title Description
Akiki Akiki "Ukiki's adorable little niece." "She's a little bit of a tomboy. She looks up to her uncle Ukiki."
Amp Amp "Lives in town and loves to play games." "Loves to play games. Has a short fuse and gets mad easily."
Big Bob-omb King Bob-omb "Lives in a secret room somewhere in town." "The head of the Bob-omb gang. Quite mellow in his old age."
Blooper Blooper "A duelist at the Mushroom Beacon." "He trains hard at the lighthouse. He trains to be a master."
Bob-omb Bob-omb icon from Mario Party Advance "Lives in town. Loves the word "Victory"!" "Belongs to a shadowy gang of some sort. He's very nice."
Bob-omba Bob-omba "Lives in town and just loves flowers." "Belongs to a shadowy gang. She just loves flowers."
Boo Icon of a Boo inMario Party Advance. "One of the mischievous Boos at Boo Cemetery." "Boos love to play pranks, but they're fiercely loyal."
Bowser Bowser "Pops up all over. Has the hots for Peach." "He's an awful person who makes mayhem for Mario and his friends."
Bullet Bill Bullet Bill "Trains at Mushroom Stadium." "A brash and boisterous soul, but he IS the #1 sprinter."
Chain Chomp Chain Chomp "A duelist living in town." "Mouser use to take care of it. It loves to duel any passerby."
Cheep Cheep Cheep Cheep "Practices swimming at Mushroom Pool." "A great swimmer, if only he could get over his insecurities."
Coach Coach "Trains Cheep Cheep to swim." "Once, he was a champion, but now, he trains future champions."
Dorrie Dorrie "Lives in Loch Dorrie and looks lonely." "Just a big, sad dinosaur looking for a soul mate."
Flutter Flutter "Lives in Mushroom Condo." "She's a hip girl who knows her trends. Looking for a boyfriend."
Fly Guy Fly Guy "Lives on the rooftop of Mushroom Condo." "His bags packed, he just waits on the roof."
Goomba Goomba "Lives in Goomba House. Digs dancing." "He's considerate and caring. He likes to share with friends."
Goombetty Goombetty "Goes to school with Goombob." "The best student at her school. Plays violin beautifully."
Goombob Goombob "A rich kid who lives at Goombob Manor." "He's got a big crush on a girl in town. His folks are away."
Hammer Bro Hammer Bro "A world-champion hammer thrower." "A champion, through and through. Loves a good challenge."
Hoot Hoot "Lives in the jungle and loves to play games." "Loves to play games, but his bad attitude makes him lose."
Hulu Hulu "Teaches at the Dance Stage." "A sensitive dance instructor who cries at the drop of a hat."
Kamek Kamek "The Game Mage out in the desert." "He has never lost a game. Once, he was Bowser's mentor."
Klepto Klepto "Lives in the Klepto Ruins." "Protector of treasures. Holds the key to the ancient lock."
Koopa Koopa "Works at Koopa Bank." "An all-business chap who just can't stop cleaning."
Koopa Kid Koopa Kid "Pops up everywhere. Idolizes Bowser." "He adores Bowser and obeys his every whim. He's not too bright."
Lakitu Lakitu "Lives in Lakitu House." "A huge fan of Toad Force V. Loves to quote the series."
Lantern Ghost Lantern Ghost "Lives in Horror Condo." "A huge fan of Toad Force V. Runs the TFV Fan Club."
Mechakoopa Mechakoopa "Works at Mushroom Library." "Discovered Mechakoopa's theorem. Often lost in thought."
Monty Mole Monty Mole "Lives in town and loves to play games." "Loves playing games, but hates losing his money in the process."
Mouser Mouser "The most challenging duelist in Duel Tower." "This perfect duelist has even battled it out with Bowser!"
Mr. Blizzard Mr. Blizzard "Plays baseball at the Ice Stadium." "An ace pitcher with the Snowtown Ice Stars."
Mr. E Mr. E "Loves to unravel any unsolved mysteries." "Shows up when mystery rears its mysterious head. Cowardly."
Mr. I Mr. I "A reclusive gent in the horror area." "A gentleman at heart, but a bit gruff from time to time."
Mrs. S Mrs. Shroomlock "Lives in Shroomlock House." "She loves gossip as much as she loves her dear Shroomlock."
Mushbert Mushbert "Lives in Mushroom Condo." "A huge fan of Toad Force V. Knows all about the show."
Ninji Ninji "Lives in Horror Condo." "A huge fan of Toad Force V. Wants a special DVD of the show."
Paratroopa Paratroopa "Runs Junk, the item superstore." "A big-brother type, who looks after everyone in town."
Penguin Penguin "Plays games in the icy regions of Shroom City." "Loves to play games. He wants to buy a ring for Pengwen."
Petal Guy Petal Guy "A forlorn poet living in the jungle." "He's a lovesick artist. Writes poetry to the woman he loves."
Piranha Plant Piranha Plant "Grows in the desert. Loves water." "It's pretty and healthy, but also quite dangerous..."
Pokey Pokey "A "skill" duelist lurking in Duel Tower" "He challenges strangers to answer 3 riddles before leaving."
Salvo Salvo "Trains at Mushroom Stadium." "He seems lazy, but his skills are top notch."
Shroomlock Shroomlock "Detective of Toadland Yard. Loves ice cream." "A brilliant detective, but a bit on the lazy side."
Shy Guy Shy Guy "Works at the train station." "He works without complaint and without rest. He's diligent!"
Snifit Snifit "Lives in Horror Condo." "Loves to be scared. Wants to see a ghost more than anything!"
Spear Guy Spear Guy "A duelist living in the jungle." "He hides in the jungle, waiting for a duelist with a mustache."
Sushi Sushi "Always near Sushi Cliff (in the water)." "Has a sharp tongue and even sharper teeth. Hates crooks."
Thwomp Thwomp "Lives alone in the Thwomp House." "He looks mean, but he's really just lonely. He wants friends!"
Toady Toady "Lives in Mushroom Condo." "Heads up the popular rap act "Kamek Crew."
Ukiki Ukiki "Lives in Ukiki House with his niece." "A kind soul who loves kids and all kinds of baked goods."
Whomp Whomp "A "power" duelist lurking in Duel Tower." "Based on power alone, he's even stronger than Mouser himself!"

Game Modes[edit]

Shroom City[edit]

The main mode in the game, as well as the only one that is playable once the game is started. The player can take control of Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Yoshi and travel around Shroom City, beating the quests and collecting minigames and Gaddgets to play in the other modes.

Play Land[edit]

Play Land, hosted by Toad and E. Gadd, is a free play mode, in which the player can either play the minigames they have earned, give minigames to others, play with Gaddgets, or give away Gaddgets.

Party Land[edit]

Party Land, hosted by Toad and Toadette, is a mode in which multiple players can play duel minigames, a secret battle, a Koopa Kid battle, a 100-player battle, or a 100-player attack.

Challenge Land[edit]

Challenge Land, hosted by Toadette, is a mode in which players can play minigames to earn coins. In Challenge Land, there is a Mini-Game Attack, the Game Room, a Duel Dash, Bowser Land, and an option to trade coins for Gaddgets.

Mini-Game Attack[edit]

The player selects one of the four characters, and meets the host, Toad. Here, the player will play through fifteen mini-games in order to win coins. After Toad explains everything, a list of three minigames will appear, and the player can pick which one they think they can win. The minigames also appear as they would in Free Play, but with winning conditions. If a player loses a minigame, they will lose everything they accumulated up to this point. If they win five games, they can win 1,000 coins, ten games results in 10,000 coins, and 100,000 coins for all fifteen games. During the attack, they can either keep their total, or use their special items to help. There are three special items, Switch, Replay, and Practice. Replay allows the player to play the games that they completed again, Switch changes three current games with three new ones, and Practice allows the player to try a game before playing it for real.

Game Room[edit]

Here, the player selects a character and enters a casino-style room and plays gamble mini-games as much as they want to earn coins. If the player has no coins, Toad will give them ten coins.

Duel Dash[edit]

In Duel Dash, which is hosted by Toadette, the player will compete against a computer to win coins. There are three modes: easy to win 1,000 coins; normal to win 10,000 coins, and hard to win 100,000 coins. In easy, the players play three mini-games, in normal, five, and in hard, eight. The mini-games are decided at random.

Bowser Land[edit]

In Bowser Land, the player is trying to reach co-hosts Bowser and Koopa Kid to earn coins, while also playing Bowser mini-games. The game and number of Koopa Kids are chosen at random. To reach Bowser, the player rides on a roller coaster, the number of areas being picked randomly. Each stop at a checkpoint counts as one space, and stopping at one results in playing a Bowser mini-game. During the game, however, if Bowser feels the player is taking too long in reaching him, he will end the game himself. If the player arrives at the end of the track at a time Bowser considers too late or early, the amount of coins won will be low.


The following is a list of all fifty quests in Mario Party Advance. Quests are obtained by talking to NPCs around Shroom City. Nearly every NPC gives only one quest, although some of them may be tied to quests given by others. A few NPCs, such as Mrs. Shroomlock, are not tied to any quests at all. Bowser also gives out multiple quests, letting the player obtain them as they complete other quests. Once the player successfully completes a quest, they earn either a Gaddget or a minigame.

Town Quests[edit]

Title Location Type Client Description
Accessorize! Goombob Manor The icon for romance in Mario Party Advance Goombob Goombob wants to give a Lovely Seashell to his crush, Goombetty.
Big Boss Bob-omb Mushroom Condo (Basement) The icon for Bob-ombs in Mario Party Advance Big Bob-omb Big Bob-omb challenges the player to a dice game.
Chomper Stomper Chain Chomp The icon for duels in Mario Party Advance Chain Chomp Chain Chomp and the player duel with the Chain Saw minigame .
Find the Password Bob-omb Avenue The icon for Bob-ombs in Mario Party Advance Bob-omb The player has to find the secret password for Bob-omb's group so that they can join it.
Flowers Are a Blast! Bob-omba The icon for Bob-ombs in Mario Party Advance Bob-omba Bob-omba wants a healthy flower as a gift.
Hearts A-Flutter Mushroom Condo (3rd Floor) The icon for romance in Mario Party Advance Flutter Flutter has a crush on someone and is too shy to tell them.
Hey, UFO! Mushroom Condo (Roof) The icon for adventure in Mario Party Advance Fly Guy Mr. E wants to see a UFO and makes the player summon one with Fly Guy.
Kamek Krew Live! Mushroom Condo (2nd Floor) The icon for miscellaneous quests in Mario Party Advance Toady The Kamek Krew needs a gig, and they ask the player to find a place for them to play.
Kind Goomba Goomba House The icon for miscellaneous quests in Mario Party Advance Goomba Goomba asks the player to buy a train ticket for him.
Locomotionless Train Station The icon for miscellaneous quests in Mario Party Advance Shy Guy The Train Station has run out of coal and Shy Guy needs to obtain some.
Losing Streak Town Game Room B The icon for gambling in Mario Party Advance Amp Amp asks the player to win at Match 'Em and end his losing streak.
Probably a Robbery? Town Koopa Bank The icon for mystery in Mario Party Advance Koopa The local bank has been robbed, and Koopa and Shroomlock ask the player to find the culprit.
Weeping Thwomp Thwomp House The icon for mystery in Mario Party Advance Thwomp Thwomp has been robbed and asks the player to help him.
Winners Keepers Town Game Room A The icon for gambling in Mario Party Advance Monty Mole Monty Mole is in a slump and asks the player to win the Scratch 'Em minigame once.

Desert Quests[edit]

Title Location Type Client Description
A Speeding Bill Mushroom Stadium The icon for sports in Mario Party Advance Bullet Bill Bullet Bill and the player have a short race.
Game Mage The Hammer The icon for gambling in Mario Party Advance Kamek The Game Mage, Kamek, challenges the player to the gambling minigame Pair 'Em.
Hammerama Mushroom Field The icon for sports in Mario Party Advance Hammer Bro Hammer Bro challenges the player to a short hammer-throwing competition.
Mysterious Riddles Pokey The icon for miscellaneous quests in Mario Party Advance Pokey The player must answer Pokey's three riddles correctly.
Treasure of Mystery! Klepto Ruins The icon for adventure in Mario Party Advance Klepto Mr. E is searching for Klepto's treasure, and asks the player to help him.

Seaside Quests[edit]

Title Location Type Client Description
Blooper Battle Mushroom Beacon The icon for duels in Mario Party Advance Blooper Blooper and the player duel using the duel minigame Hammergeddon.
Comedy Bomb Mario Vaudeville The icon for miscellaneous quests in Mario Party Advance Dolphin Dolphin is a struggling comedian who needs the player to prove to him that he is funny
Duel Tower, 1F Duel Tower The icon for duels in Mario Party Advance Whomp To reach the Duel Tower's second floor, the player must face Whomp in the duel minigame Stair Scare.
Duel Tower, 2F Duel Tower The icon for duels in Mario Party Advance Salvo the Slime Before the player can reach the Duel Tower's third and final floor, Salvo challenges the player to the duel minigame Volleybomb.
Duel Tower, 3F Duel Tower The icon for duels in Mario Party Advance Mouser Mouser serves as the Duel Tower's final challenge, and faces the player in the duel minigame Chicken!.
Mathemagician! Mushroom Library The icon for miscellaneous quests in Mario Party Advance Mechakoopa Mechakoopa quizzes the player on a series of math questions.
Sploosh! Sushi Cliff The icon for mystery in Mario Party Advance Sushi Shroomlock, Sushi, and the player work together to find who dragged Shroomlock off of the cliff.
Swimmin' Wimp Mushroom Pool The icon for sports in Mario Party Advance Coach Coach asks the player to boost Cheep Cheep's confidence by letting him win a race.
What's That Line? Lakitu House The icon for Toad Force V in Mario Party Advance Lakitu Lakitu asks the player to find the famous quote from episode 28 of Toad Force V.

Horror Quests[edit]

Title Location Type Client Description
Condo of Mystery! Horror Condo (2F) The icon for adventure in Mario Party Advance Snifit Snifit wants his room in the Horror Condo to be haunted.
DVD for Me Horror Condo (1F) The icon for Toad Force V in Mario Party Advance Ninji Ninji is looking for a limited-edition Toad Force V DVD.
Love That Princess! Mr. I The icon for romance in Mario Party Advance Mr. I Mr. I wants to see Princess Peach.
Nerd Force V Horror Condo (Basement) The icon for Toad Force V in Mario Party Advance Lantern Ghost To join the TFV Fan Club, the player needs to give Lantern Ghost a Toad Force V Figure.
True-Blue Boo Boo Cemetery The icon for mystery in Mario Party Advance Boo Golden Boo Statue.

Snow Quests[edit]

Title Location Type Client Description
Cool as Ice Ice Stadium The icon for sports in Mario Party Advance Mr. Blizzard Mr. Blizzard, an ace pitcher, challenges the player to hit a home run.
Engaging Game Ice Game Room The icon for gambling in Mario Party Advance Penguin Penguin has gambled away his coins and asks the player to win them back.

Jungle Quests[edit]

Title Location Type Client Description
Blossom of My Heart Petal House The icon for romance in Mario Party Advance Petal Guy Petal Guy wants the player to deliver his Poem of Love to his crush.
Debt's a Hoot Jungle Game Hut The icon for gambling in Mario Party Advance Hoot Hoot has lost all of his money and needs the player to get rid of his debt through the Stop 'Em minigame.
Dino of Mystery! Loch Dorrie The icon for adventure in Mario Party Advance Dorrie Dorrie is lonely and wants a friend.
Jungle Jive Dance Stage The icon for sports in Mario Party Advance Hulu Hulu offers to teach the player how to dance.
Monkeynapping!? Ukiki House The icon for mystery in Mario Party Advance Akiki Akiki is panicking because she believes that her uncle, Ukiki, has been kidnapped.
Mustached Hero! Spear Thicket The icon for duels in Mario Party Advance Spear Guy Spear Guy wants to challenge a mustached person to the duel minigame Tank-Down.

Bowser Quests[edit]

Title Location Type Required Quests Description
Goal Tenderizer Bowser Stadium The icon for sports in Mario Party Advance 3 The player must successfully shoot three goals past Bowser at a game of soccer, then win the Splatterball minigame.
Chillin' Villain Mt. Frostbite The icon for adventure in Mario Party Advance 10 Bowser tells the player jokes to warm himself up, then challenges them with the Crushed Ice minigame.
Bowser: Accused! Bowser Mansion The icon for mystery in Mario Party Advance 15 Shroomlock asks the player to show that Bowser stole some paintings; they are then challenged to the Mush Rush minigame.
Bowser's Toys Bowser Toy Shop The icon for Toad Force V in Mario Party Advance 20 Bowser quizzes the player on Toad Force V trivia, then makes them play the Slammer minigame.
Boss Bowser Bowser Hideout The icon for Bob-ombs in Mario Party Advance 25 Bowser challenges the player to a game of cards, then to the Koopa Kappa minigame.
Bestest Buds Bowser Pad The icon for romance in Mario Party Advance 30 Bowser asks the player to buy him a gift; they then play the Peek-n-Sneak minigame.
Game King Bowser Game Hall The icon for gambling in Mario Party Advance 35 The player gambles with Bowser's Watch 'Em minigame.
Bowserstein! Bowser Lab The icon for duels in Mario Party Advance 40 Bowser forces the player to duel Naval Piranha through the Koopa Kurl minigame.
Final Showdown Bowser Gate The icon for miscellaneous quests in Mario Party Advance 49 The player and Bowser face off in the final minigame, Trap Floor.

Minigames and Gaddgets[edit]

Main article: List of Mario Party Advance minigames
Main article: Gaddget

Mario Party Advance offers fifty traditional minigames and sixty-one Gaddgets, which are less-involved and smaller games that often feature little interaction. During the story, all of the minigames have a specific goal to reach and a strict time limit. During Free Play, all of the minigames change so that they become based on beating a score set by the player, whether that includes gaining a large amount of points or completing a minigame in the shortest amount of time. Some minigames go on indefinitely until the player makes a mistake. Gaddgets, on the other hand, do not have any time limit and usually do not have a goal, instead letting the player toy with the Gaddgets however they want. Excluding a few of the multiplayer games, none of the Gaddgets can be lost, or at the very least, they can be reset back to their starting state.

Bonus Board[edit]

Main article: Bonus Board
The Bonus Board

The Bonus Board is an extra feature added to the main game. It is also the only way to play a multiplayer game without using a link cable. The Bonus Board is a board made of paper which comes packaged with the game. The Game Boy Advance acts as the dice and can be used to play multiplayer Gaddgets.


Main article: List of Mario Party Advance staff

Mario Party Advance was developed by Hudson Soft in conjunction with Nintendo SPD Group No.4. It was directed by Shinichi Nakata, who had previously taken smaller roles in the other Mario Party games. Most of his roles involved serving as a planning advisor or planning director, although he notably served as the lead designer in Mario Party 5. Similarly, the game director, Yukinori Goto, served as a design director in the series' other games, and the lead designer, Fumihisa Sato, served as a planner for most of the other games, only taking a design role for Mario Party: Star Rush.


Mario Party Advance received wildly mixed reviews. A point of contention was the game's minigames and Gaddgets: while some reviewers appreciated the assortment of games, others lambasted them for being wholly uninteresting, though they generally agree that at least some of them are bland.[2][3] The lack of a substantial multiplayer was also a common complaint, as it required players to either use multiple Game Link Cables or make every player use the same Game Boy.[4] The single-player campaign, on the other hand, was more generally praised, offering a large amount of variety and unique characters.[5]

In an IGN article ranking the Mario Party games, Mario Party Advance came in last (out of twelve games), being described as "the black sheep of the Mario Party series."[6] It was also brought up in a review for Mario Party DS in reference to handheld Mario Party games, describing it as "one of the lamest iterations of the series."[7]

The game received the title of the "Worst-received Mario videogame" from the Guinness World Records, deriving its results from GameRankings as of July 28, 2014.[8] Similarly, Mario Party Advance holds the third-lowest Metacritic Metascore in the entire Mario franchise, at 54,[9] with the second-lowest being WarioWare: Snapped! (at 53)[10] and the lowest being Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (at 46).[11]

Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Game Boy Advance Craig Harris, IGN 6/10 "The GBA version features a whole slew of different things to do and play, but it all seems just a bit uncreative for the first outing on the handheld system."
Game Boy Advance Frank Provo, GameSpot 6.5/10 "Overall, the GBA game's multiplayer features are fairly limited and poorly organized. Its single-player component, on the other hand, is very nicely organized and offers a great deal of variety."
Game Boy Advance Joao Diniz Sanches, Pocket Gamer 4/10 "On paper, lots of things hold great promise. The deeds to a new house, a marriage certificate, Hitler's signature on a pre-War scrap of paper. But the reality can often deliver nothing more than crushing disappointment."
Game Boy Advance Kristan Reed, EuroGamer 1/10 "And if you haven't got the message yet, Mario Party Advance is possibly the worst videogame Nintendo has had the misfortune to publish. Avoid at all costs; this is disgracefully bad."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 54
GameRankings 56.53%

References to other games[edit]

  • Super Mario World: An arrangement of the Ground Theme is played on the Shroom City results screen.
  • Super Mario 64: Character designs from the original version of this game are still used in Mario Party Advance, despite it being released after the remake. This is evident in the appearances of King Bob-omb (still called Big Bob-omb), Dorrie, Monty Mole, Amp, Whomp, Thwomp, Hoot, and Mr. Blizzard.
  • Mario Party 3 / Mario Party 4: Most of the minigame themes in this game are covers of minigame music from these games, and the passport theme is an arrangement of Mario Party 4's main menu theme. Also, the design for Cheep Cheeps introduced in Mario Party 4 appears for the last time in the series; the next game, Mario Party 7, retires it and the Super Mario 64 enemy appearances in favor of the corresponding modern character designs.


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


For a complete list of media for this subject, see List of Mario Party Advance media.
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Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Main article: List of Mario Party Advance pre-release and unused content

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオパーティアドバンス
Mario Pāti Adobansu
Mario Party Advance
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪利歐派對Advance[12]
Mǎlì'ōu Pàiduì Advance
Mario Party Advance


  • This is the only game in the entire Mario Party series not to feature Wario. It is also the only post-Mario Party 3 game not to feature Princess Daisy or Waluigi, as well as one of two Mario Party games not to feature Donkey Kong, the other being Mario Party: Island Tour.
  • For reasons undisclosed, this game is rated as Teenage Restricted by South Korea's Korea Media Rating Board[13].
  • This is the only Mario Party game not to use voice samples.


  1. ^ "Mario Party Advance". Mario Party Legacy. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Harris, Craig (March 25, 2005). IGN's review of Mario Party Advance. IGN. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Reed, Kristen (July 7, 2005). EuroGamer's review of Mario Party Advance. EuroGamer. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Sanches, Joao Diniz (October 21, 2005). Pocket Gamer's review of Mario Party Advance. Pocket Gamer. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Provo, Frank (March 31, 2005). GameSpot's Mario Party Advance Review. GameSpot. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Koczwara, Micheal (March 23, 2015). The Best Mario Party Games. IGN. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Harris, Craig (November 21, 2007). Mario Party DS Review. IGN. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  8. ^ Guiness World Records search results. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Mario Party Advance Metacritic page. Accessed August 7, 2020.
  10. ^ WarioWare: Snapped! Metacritic page. Accessed August 7, 2020.
  11. ^ Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Metacritic page. Accessed February 3, 2021.
  12. ^ Official Chinese website for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
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