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|Bring out the party favors and blow up the balloons, Mario has once again decided to party hearty in this follow-up to 1998's video board game filled with mini-games. Mario Party 2 retains the same six characters and gameplay as its predecessor while offering new graphics, new mini-games and additional elements not found in the original. |
As with any party, certain guests didn't quite make the list, and all the mini-games that featured rapidly spinning the analog stick in a circular motion didn't receive an invitation to return. Nonetheless, a total of 64 mini-games are available on the 256-Meg cart, 44 of which are completely new. Some of these new games involve grabbing cakes speeding down a conveyor belt (Cake Factory), pounding totem poles into the ground (Totem Pole Pound), and sneaking past a sleeping Chain Chomp on your way to the exit (Sneak 'n' Snore)!
For the curious, the following 20 games have returned from the original: Grab Bag, Face Lift, Crazy Cutters, Toad Bandstand, Handcar Havoc, Bobsled Run, Balloon Burst, Bowl Over, Crane Game, Hot Rope Jump, Platform Peril, Bumper Balls, Bombs Away, Tipsy Tourney, Hexagon Heat, Skateboard Scamper, Slot Car Derby, Shy Guy Says, and Hot Bob-omb!
Among the various games offered are Item Space mini-games (land on the space, complete the game and you'll earn a special item); Battle Space mini-games (all the coins are pooled from the players and a game ensues to decide who wins them); dueling mini-games (compete against a rival to earn coins); four-player mini-games (try to eliminate the other players from contention); two-on-two mini-games (team up with a player to challenge the other team); and one-versus-three mini-games (one player has to outlast a team of three).
For those who have never experienced the original Mario Party, the game involves taking turns around one of five themed boards (Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land, and Horror Land) as your character automatically moves along a twisting series of red and blue spaces. If there is an intersection, the player can choose which path to take, and there are a number of special spaces that can help shake things up if a player has the right combination of coins and luck.
The new spaces in Mario Party 2 include an Item Space, where one player can earn a prize; Battle Space, where four players fight for the right to keep their money; Items Shop, where players can purchase special items to help influence play; Koopa Bank, which forces players to pay a set amount of coins each time they pass; Baby Bowser, who steals coins and replaces Toad's space after a player earns a star; and a Hidden Block, which randomly appears over blue spaces at various points during the game.
As in the original game, the object is to accumulate as many stars as possible during the course of play. To do this, you'll need to move on a path leading to Toad's space. Once you reach the mushroom character, he'll give you the opportunity to purchase one star for 20 coins; buy the star and he'll magically transport to a new location on the board.
|Game||Mario Party 2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Animated Violence|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Mario Party Series|
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It's true. Although this game may not have some of the features that other Mario Parties have (and it sure doesn't have the greatest graphics) this is by far one of my favorite Mario Parties. This amazing game was actually the first Mario Party I ever played, and I loved it. Now I own the whole series, Mario Party 1-7. (Sorry if there's another new one by the time you read this, but if another one does come out for the DS or something, you can bet I'll have it.) Each one is very fun, but I still say that Mario Party 2 is one of my favorites. Don't worry, I do have reasons for this. First of all, the mini-games are great. I don't care that they're copied from Mario Party 1 a few times, they're all improved and very fun. Another sweet thing about this game is how you can now get items. Items can really change the game up. There are items that will unlock things, like the skeleton key, and items that will increase the ammount of spaces you will go over, like the golden mushroom. Sometimes you can even get free items by playing an item mini-game. Another nice thing about this game is how everyone dresses acording to the board they are playing on. In Space Land the characters will all dress up as space pilots. In Horror Land everyone will be Wizards. In Pirate Land everyone will be (you guessed it) pirates. Toad even dresses up! Now we can't forget the endings. Mario Party 2 has the best way to end Party Mode out of any Mario Party. Whoever wins faces Bowser and defeats him! It's always exciting to see the little show at the end where the winner dukes it out with Bowser. Well, that's all the main highlights. In Mario Party 2 there are tons of options and cool features you'll want to try out that aren't in most Mario Parties. The point of the game is to collect the most Stars in a board and then defeat Bowser to become the SuperStar. I have always loved this game and I still play it all the time. I know you'll enjoy it. Good luck becoming the Superstar of Mario Party 2!
This is one of my favorite nintendo 64 games. It has so many levels with so many mini games. Basically this is a board game where you roll the dice and move around the board. you play against other players to see who can collect the most stars and coins. You battle each other in mini games throughout the game to gain more stars and coins. A must have for N64 players!
If you are a fan of the first Mario Party this is a great game for more of that same vibe. The mini games and boards are fun. All of the elements that made the first game in the series are back with some fun tweeks and improvements tossed in. Also, this time it's a theme party! Each party board features costumes for the players! This is one fun example of old school multiplayer games that require people to be in the same room as each other. You could even play the game during an actual party.
I have been playing Mario Party 1 and 2 for 8 years. They were always my absolute favorite video games and I loved every second of playing them. I have beaten both games many times before but could never get enough of the fabulous game play and still can't. For about 6 years, from the day Mario Party 1 first came out, I rented the video games almost every weekend. And for about 7 years I did the same thing with Mario Party 2. Why didn't I just buy the games then? I still kick myself for not buying them for years and spending so much money on renting them almost every weekend. I guess it was because I didn't have $30, I had $4. Just enough to rent one of the games and that was it. I probably spent $200 dollars in the long run on renting the video games. Enough to buy 4 or 5 of each Mario Party. Then about three years ago I finally recieved Mario Party 1 for Christmas. It was used but I didn't care because it was Mario Party. Then at last, this year I just happened to find Mario Party 2 for a great price, about $20 for the game, shipping, and all. I am so thankful that I could finally end this Mario Party renting madness. I still absolutely love both games and still play them almost every weekend to this day. ~ bethafauna64
I bought this game for my 7 year old son, and the whole family can enjoy it together. Unlike some video games that are repetitious, this game continues to change. Similar to a board game, the characters travel around a board and decide which path to travel. At the end of the turn, there is a mini game to play. They are simple to understand, even my 4 year old enjoys it. There are different lands and new adventures around every turn. If you are like me, and dislike the violence which is so common in many of the modern video games, this is a great choice for any age.