- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 17th Dec 1999
- 24th Jan 2000
- 12th Oct 2000
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 20th Dec 2010, 1,000 points
- 24th Dec 2010, 1,000 points
- 2nd Nov 2010, 1,000 points
Wii U eShop
- 21st Apr 2016, £8.99
- 22nd Dec 2016, $9.99
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)
- 2nd Nov 2022
Yes, we know most places got it in 2000
This review originally went live in 2016, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival in Switch's N64 library via the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. Since 1998, the Mario Party series has entertained gamers by mixing the play of traditional board games with frantic minigame...
Every Mario Party game, as ranked by you
Update: With Mario Party 3 now available on Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack, we're republishing this list to celebrate. Let's-a-go! If you had a Nintendo 64, there's no doubt you managed to wrangle your family (or friends) in for a few games of a few multiplayer games featuring the Italian plumber...
Mario Party 1 & 2 have arrived!
Nintendo's latest N64 games for the Switch Online + Expansion Pack service are now officially available. Yes, that's right - Mario Party and Mario Party 2 have arrived! As previously noted, the first game arrived here in the west in 1998/99 and the second title followed up on the same platform in 1999 in Japan, and...
Aside from costumes, big bowls of sweets and the impending fear that I'm A Celebrity will soon dominate TV again, if there is one thing that you can bank on over Halloween, it's lots, and lots of scary video games. The spooky season has an annoying habit of seeking out those of us — this writer included — who are not the best with...
Get ready to party in Mario Party 1 & 2
Nintendo has announced it will be adding the original Mario Party game and Mario Party 2 to the Nintendo Switch N64 service on November 2nd. Mario Party first made its debut here in 1998/99 and the sequel followed in 1999 in Japan and the year 2000 here in the west. These Switch versions of the game will both...
Which entry deserves the most stars?
Ahh, Mario Party. The destroyer of friendships. The ice-breaker. The game you get out every holiday season, lose at, only to hide it away for another 365 days but hold a grudge for a lifetime. The Mario Party series has been going since 1998 on the Nintendo 64, causing family squabbles and fabled rivalries ever...
Yes, including THAT one
Nintendo has announced that a new batch of Nintendo 64 games will be coming to the Expansion Pack tier of its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. As detailed in the latest Nintendo Direct for September 2022, the following eight titles — as well as the long-rumoured return of GoldenEye 007
Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly vote to find the best of three regional retro game box art variations. Last week we ran away from the headliner in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. For the first time ever in this series the votes resulted in a dead heat between North America and Japan, both tied...
The Nintendo Life team share tales of glory and broken friendships
The Mario Party series is intended to engender friendly competition in a colourful, cartoon-like world, but as we all know, it rarely ends up like that. Few Nintendo franchises are capable of totally destroying relationships like this one, and since the inception of the series in the...
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero! Mario Party 2! Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe! More!
It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update before Christmas, and there are some solid options available on Wii U and 3DS. There's a standout on Wii U, but there's also a fun retro party game and some tempting and affordable options on 3DS. Let's get to it. Missed...
Star Fox Zero/Guard! Mario Party! Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei! More!
Another week is underway, and as always we can get up and running with the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. This week brings an iconic franchise to the Wii U, twice, along with some other download-only options and two retro party games. The 3DS has a major release...
The analogue joysticks will still burn your palms, though
Mario Party 10 isn't far away, arriving in the West - along with the Super Mario amiibo range - on 20th March. Its minigames have come a long way from the days of destroying Nintendo 64 analogue sticks; waggle, pointing and gyroscopic movement and aiming are now more common. For some it's a...
It's time to party like it's the year 2000 once again; complete with fancy dress, bags of surprises and games galore!
Mario Party 2 brought Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom gang back together for a brand new round of Bowser-bashing board game action. Each of your favourite Nintendo characters dons different themed outfits to take part in five fun-packed Adventure Boards: Pirate, Western, Space, Mystery and Horror.
Up to four players can travel around the boards, while competing in mini-games for Coins and using items to get a sneaky advantage in order to win the most Stars and become the ultimate victor: the Super Star!
You can also visit Mini-Game Land to re-play any of the 64 mini-games from the Adventure Boards. Plus – prove your mini-game mettle in the Mini-Game Stadium: including Battle, Trial and two-player Duel Mini-Games!