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Mario Party 2

Nintendo 64

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Mario and the gang are back for another round of Bowser-bashin' party action! Watch as your favorite Nintendo characters don different duds for each of the five all-new Adventure Boards! A slew of new tricks and devices bring new levels of challenge and excitement to board game play. New board maps, new Mini-Games, new action and new surprises means a whole new batch of fun! Get ready to unleash your best Hip Drops, hammer swings and high-flying high junks for another round of Every good game deserves a sequel, and the addictive, quirky Mario Party 2 certainly fills the bill. This multiplayer party title combines the gameplay of a traditional dice-based board game with several brief action-game segments, including updated versions of 20 of the best offerings from the original Mario Party. There are also 44 entirely new mini-game challenges that pit players against each other as they compete to collect the most stars. Owners of the original Mario Party will be comfortable with this game from the get-go. Each player rolls a virtual die to advance through various board games, including pirate land, western land, space land, mystery land, and horror land. Several hidden adventure boards can be unlocked as players advance through the game. Each player aims to gain the most stars and become a superstar at the end of the game. Various mini-game challenges and booby traps await gamers as they land on some strategically placed spaces on the board. While Mario Party 2 can be played as a single-player game (against three computer opponents), this title really shines in social situations. This is the perfect game to pull out at parties--assuming you have a few extra controllers in the house. --Brett AtwoodPros:Perfect party game (up to 4 players can play simultaneously)High replay valueCons:Solo play suffersMultiplayer games can take a long time to complete Product description BOX ONLY! NO GAME. Box is in good shape with solid clean edges and very little corner wear. There is a small rip on crese of right flap, about an inch long across edge of flap. Review A year ago, Nintendo began farming out its characters to external developers for use in new games for the N64, which lead to the creation of such titles as HAL's Super Smash Bros., Camelot's Mario Golf, and Hudson's Mario Party. Hudson had been known for great multiplayer party games with its long-running Bomberman series, and while Mario Party didn't quite reach the heights that the Bomberman line had achieved, it was a solid multiplayer game nonetheless. Now comes a sequel that hopes to improve on what players liked about the original and trim back what they didn't. The verdict? A more than partial success. Understand that Mario Party and its successor are the video-game equivalents of board games. You and up to three other human or computer players take turns "rolling dice" to see how many spaces you can move on one of the handful of different boards you can choose from. The object? Gain the greatest number of stars and coins. The boards are spotted with random characters, such as the happy mushroom Toad or Bowser's sort-of-evil henchmen, who either help or hinder you in your quest. To further complicate matters, you can acquire items that you can use for additional rolls of the dice or opening otherwise-locked areas. And then there are the Boos, big-headed cartoon ghosts you can hire to steal coins or stars from your opponents. There are many random elements and huge upsets where the player in the lead ends up in last place and the player in last jumps to first. The crux of Mario Party 2, though, is its minigames, which occur at the end of every round, but also in special cases, such as when you land on designated minigame spaces on the board. The minigames involve such tasks as skateboarding away from a giant Boo, baking cakes, and trying to stay on a wobbling platform while being bombarded by cannon fire. Sometimes you work with another player and sometimes it's three against one, but most often it's every man for himself. The main upgrade to the second Mario Party from the first is that more than forty new minigames have been added, while roughly two dozen of the original ones have returned. Gladly, the most annoying minigames from Mario Party are now gone. Sure, the Slot Car Derby, Platform Peril, and Crane Game still appear, unfortunately, but since there are now more than sixty games total, they don't come up nea

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