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Mario Party

Quiz/Trivia, Card & Board Game

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Developers/Publishers:

Hudson Soft, Nintendo, CAProductions, Gradiente

March 9, 1999, February 8, 1999, December 18, 1998

Nintendo 64

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High Difficulty: The steep difficulty curve in Mario Party can be daunting for new players.

Requires Patience: The game’s pacing might be slow for those who prefer fast-paced Quiz/Trivia games.

Repetitive Elements: Mario Party may become repetitive after extended play, especially in the Quiz/Trivia genre.

Why To Avoid

High Replay Value: Mario Party offers numerous reasons to replay, thanks to its Quiz/Trivia elements.

Beautiful World: Explore the stunning world of Mario Party, a visual treat for fans of Quiz/Trivia.

Community Driven: The game has a strong community, which enhances the multiplayer experience.

Why To Play

Every game in the main series has a standard Party Mode in which up to four gamers play through a board, trying to collect as many stars as possible. In every turn, each player rolls a die and progresses on the board, which usually has branching paths. Coins are primarily earned by performing well in a minigame played at the end of each turn. On most boards, gamers earn stars by reaching a star space and purchasing a star for a certain amount of coins. The star space appears randomly on one of several pre-determined locations and moves every time a star is purchased, usually occupying a blue space.
Every Mario Party contains at least 50 to almost 110 minigames with a few different types. Four-player games are a free-for-all in which gamers compete individually. In 2-on-2 and 1-on-3 minigames, gamers compete as two groups, cooperating to win, even though they are still competing individually in the main game. Some minigames in Mario Party are 4-player co-op, even though it doesn't say it. In most situations, winners earn ten coins each.

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