Mario Party 4
- Compete in a series of contests as favourite Nintendo characters
- Use items to access different areas of the game boards and trigger special events
- New Tag Battle lets players compete for stars in two-man teams
- Set handicaps for players of all ages and abilities
- For 1-4 players
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- Platform: GameCube
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
It's a pretty bold claim but for many Mario Party is the best multiplayer game series ever. No need for guns or complicated role-playing elements here; Mario Party is fun because it's simple. The original N64 game created an entirely new sub-genre--an unlikely combination of traditional board games and lots of ultra-simple arcade titles. The idea is that you travel around the board trying to collect stars, which must be paid for with coins, and you get coins by competing in mini-games, which occur at the end of every round. These mini-games generally don't last longer than a minute or two and many are based on old Game & Watch titles. There are over 50 mini-games in Mario Party 4, and each involves either a free-for-all, two players against two, or one against three (depending on the spaces on the board you land on at the end of your turn). These can involve anything from sky diving to basketball dunking, or car racing to hide and seek, and much more besides.
Admittedly, this basic description of the gameplay might not sound too exciting, and indeed if you're playing with less than three human opponents it is pretty tedious. But play it with the full complement of non-virtual rivals and the game's infinite capacity for cheating, backstabbing and ganging up allows it to completely transcend the humdrum sum of its parts. There's nothing terribly new in this third sequel except that the graphics are much improved and the mini-games are all new, but that really misses the point: get this game out at Christmas instead of Trivial Pursuit and you'll wonder how you ever got through family gatherings without it. --David Jenkins
"There are four holes in the front of your GameCube for a reason... a true multiplayer gem. 9/10." -- (Cube Magazine)
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Top Customer Reviews
The game follows a 3D board game theme in which you take turns going round the board and collecting stars. At the end of a turn you partake in a short mini-game to get points and stars. At the end of the game it's the person with the most stars that wins the game. Its that simple!
This game really is a game for all ages, children will enjoy the colourful characters and the board turns whilst the more mature gamer will love competing against their mates in the mini games.
Overall this gets 5 stars for the multiplayer but I have to give it 4 for the single player.
This game combines some of the gamecube's best graphics and sound,they set the tone for the game. With the best Nintendo characters taking part(Mario,DK,Peach,Luigi, etc.) things get really competitive. As you guide your character around the many wild boards to gain your prize, you'll experience the reasons why Nintendo is great. The colourful graphics and brilliant tunes create a real party atmosphere, all you need now are some mates to join you for this celebration to become party hero.
The only downfall in the game i the fact that there are only 50 mini-games, but then everyone has a few favouites that they'll return to time and time again to beat their last record.
The game will keep you locked to your controller for weeks as it has that 'one more go' factor that keeps a game alive. Nintendo has put alot of effort into improving the one player and it has worked well. Of course it will never be as good as the multiplayer which is the real highlight to the game.
Mario Party 4 can stand on its own as a single player game, however, i would recommend a rent to see how you like it first.
Overall the game is brilliant with only a few minor flaws which would never be enough to put you off buying it alone, so what are you waiting for, get the party started!!
The grapics are very good though you wouldn't exepect so as with a board game you do not need very good grapics.
The multiplayer mode is very funny as one player shoots to 1st then lands on a bad space and falls to last.
The single player mode is not very good and that is why I gave this game a 4/5, a better story mode would have helped this game enourmousely.
Overall a very good game, try playing it with the whole family and you'll be crying with laughter!
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