Mario Party 4

Mario Party 4
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Box Art

Developer Hudson Soft
Publisher Nintendo
Platform GCN
Release Date(s) NA October 21, 2002

AUS November 15, 2002
JP November 8, 2002
EU November 29, 2002

Mario Party 4 is the 4th game is the board game based Mario party series and the first one to be released on the GameCube. It was released on October 21th in North America, amazingly before the Japanese on November 8th, and November 29th, 2002 in Europe. Mario Party 4 was the 6th best selling game on the Gamecube, having sold 2,000,000 copies worldwide. Notably, it is the last Mario Party game to feature Donkey Kong as a playable character.


[edit] Playable Characters

[edit] Minigames

Because it is a Mario Party Game, there are predictably loads of minigames you have to play at the end of each turn. They range from 1-on-3 to 2-on-2 Minigames. Also, battle minigames are where players give there coins, and try to win there coins back and other peoples coins as well. A new addition to the series is the Bowser minigames, where the loser loses coins and stars.

[edit] Items

There are several items that you can buy, each one doing different things, and letting you gain acces to diiferent areas and events. They are the:

  • Mini Mushroom
  • Mega Mushroom
  • Super Mini Mushroom
  • Super Mega Mushroom
  • Mini-Mega Hammer
  • Warp Pipe
  • Swap Card
  • Sparky Sticker
  • Chomp Call
  • Bowser Suit
  • Boo's Crystal Ball
  • Genie Lamp
  • Item Bag

[edit] Game Modes

Party Mode
Get the most Stars to emerge victorious! Victory is determined by collecting the most stars. The trick is to try to collect coins in the 50+ Mini-Games and use those coins to get more stars than your opponents.

Story Mode
Story mode allows you to clear Board Maps and collect presents. You can play by rules that you select, and, if you become the Party Star on that board, you will get a chance to challenge the guide character. If you win, you will get a present!

Mini-Game Mode
In this mode, you can play any of the Mini-Games you have opened elsewhere or arrange them to create your own custom set of Mini-Games.

[edit] Other Modes

Option Room
Change settings for sound and rumble here. You can also listen to music and character voices.

Present Room
All of the presents that you have collected throughout the game is stored here.

Extra Room
The Extra Room if full of weird Mini-Games that you won't find anywhere else! These are the game modes you can play from the following games:

Thwomp's Backroom Ball
Let Thwomp is your guide in this one-to-four player mode. You can chose Mega Mayhem and Mini Board Dash at first, but more games open as you play.

Whomp's Basement BrouhahaThis is a one-player game mode designed by Whomp. You can play Barrel Baron, Mushroom Medic, Doors of Doom, and Bob-omb X-ing. Once you meet certain conditions, two more games will open up.

Once you have opened all of the other games in the two modes above, one more Mini-Game will appear. Do your best to unlock it!

[edit] Boards

Well! Everyone who has been a fan of Mario Parties 1-3 has found out Mario and his gang have some wacky and exciting boards out there! Here is the list of them:

Toad's Midway Madness-Toad built this board to look like an amusement Park. The coffee cups on the Board Map move you in a different direction whenever you reach them.

Riding the Roller Coaster lets you cover a lot of ground quickly and get coins as you do so!

(Difficulty *)

Goomba's Greedy Gala-Goomba loves the high-rolling lifestyle, so he designed his board to resemble a casino. If you stop on a star mark, you get to choose which direction you want to move, and you win 20 coins as well.

The ball on the roulette wheel determines your direction on this board. If the ball lands on a star, you get to choose which direction you want to go, and you win 20 coins a well!

(Difficulty ***)

Shy Guy's Jungle Jam-Shy Guy's a little too meek to go adventuring, so he designed a board that looks like a wild jungle. Catch a ride on the raft to move to the other areas on the Board Map. This board will surely bring out the adventure in you!

You might have to make a wish to the Shy Guy Statue. Chose one of the two options and hope it's the right one! If not, there will be a great flood, and the bridge will be washed out.

(Difficulty *)

Boo's Haunted Bash-Boo knows a little scare every now and then is good for the heart, so he built a board that looks like a haunted house. Watch out for the Red Boo Bridge--it flickers in and out of existence! You might not be going in the direction you thought...

When the Red Boos have disappeared, you can ride a Mystery Train made of coffins!

(Difficulty **)

Koopa's Seaside Soiree--Koopa always wanted a tropical resort, and now he's got board form! Ride on the backs of dolphins as you relax in this sun-kissed paradise!

When you pass the Koopa mark near the top of the board, Koopa will ask you to invest 5 coins to help him build his magnificent resort hotel, the Koopa Kabana! If you land on the Happening Space in front of the hotel, you'll have to match the total amount that all the players have invested in the hotel, so be careful! Paradise isn't cheap!

(Difficulty **)

(Note: There is one more secret board that you have to unlock later on in the game)

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