#1 Posted by bobcat1794 (279 posts) -

What the title says. Im looking for the best one to purchase and play with the buds.

#2 Edited by JJOR64 (19096 posts) -

Either 1 or 2. My personal favorite is 1.

#3 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12258 posts) -

Well, the first one is weirdly raw and unfair in a way that the rest of the series isn't. Just some of the evil map design, like the one where Toad and Bowser constantly switch places.

#4 Posted by killacam (1278 posts) -

2, inarguably. hoedowns... cmon!

#5 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Definitely the first 2 on N64.

#6 Posted by Cubidog1 (261 posts) -

I would say 2-4 are all great picks. MP4 is my personal favorite because that is the one I spent the most time playing when it came out. MP 9 is also great, as long as you avoid the board game mode. It is very luck based. Just play the minigame modes. They are unique and fun, and the minigames are some of the best in the series.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

3, because of the monster fighting sidegame stuff.

#8 Posted by bobcat1794 (279 posts) -

@killacam said:

2, inarguably. hoedowns... cmon!

I loved hoedowns. Me and my sibling would go for them as much as possible!

#9 Posted by Jace (1097 posts) -

Does Fortune Street kind of count? It's pretty decent with 3 others.

#10 Posted by sungahymn (1040 posts) -

I only one I played was 4 so I'll pick that.

#11 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I played 3 the most so I'll go with that one.

#12 Posted by DeadVillager (76 posts) -

@killacam said:

2, inarguably. hoedowns... cmon!

@bobcat1794 said:

I loved hoedowns. Me and my sibling would go for them as much as possible!

Hoedowns? Y'all are talking about hootenannies!

Also yeah, I never had much experience with 1, but I feel like 2 just had the best board designs, minigames, and even sound design compared to the other mario parties I've played before.

#13 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Mario Party 4 and 5 were both the highlights, I would play one of those. Mario Party 8 was also not as bad as many say it was.

#14 Posted by Carryboy (772 posts) -

I really liked 1

#15 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (325 posts) -

Mario Party 2.

#16 Posted by AndrewB (7692 posts) -

I hear 2 is the definitive answer here, but I liked 1 too. To tell you the truth, I can't remember which my friend had which was the one we played to deaaaaaaath.

#17 Posted by Chop (1999 posts) -

Probably 2, but it is still kinda shitty. Fucking Boo was so unbalanced in that stupid game.

#18 Posted by laserbolts (5385 posts) -

4 all the way

#19 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

None of them, so all them?

#20 Posted by EuanDewar (5117 posts) -

It doesn't even matter

#21 Posted by weazelGmr (12 posts) -

i'm going with Sonic Shuffle (nah but Mario Party 2 & 3 was the best)

#22 Posted by Bulby33 (620 posts) -

The original Mario Party is my absolute favorite. I loved the adventure-like mode.

#23 Posted by TheFridge (94 posts) -
#24 Posted by MentalDisruption (1680 posts) -

1 or 2

#26 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1488 posts) -

Crash Bash..

or Mario Party 2

#27 Edited by TechnoSyndrome (974 posts) -

2 and 3 are the only valid choices, and 2 is the only correct choice. 1 was also good but half of the minigames will destroy your palm.

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#28 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

I only played 1 & 2.

one was pretty rough and had unfair stuff like occasionally swapping scores with other players (lol)

two was a good game in all aspects, except for the minigame where you had to mash A to win. that one game made it impossible for me to beat the minigame challenges...

#29 Posted by Ben_H (3470 posts) -

The original Mario Party, though the analog stick of your N64 controller will try to convince you otherwise.

#30 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

2 or 3.

#31 Posted by Nightriff (5489 posts) -

2 or 3 are the ones that come to mind, never played a GC one though

#33 Posted by Rafaelfc (1561 posts) -

None of them, they're all terrible!

#34 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2746 posts) -

I want to say Mario Party 1 since that's the one I have the most nostalgia for, but those analog rotation minigames are the most evil goddamn things ever.

#35 Posted by duke_of_the_bump (39 posts) -

I've played every Mario Party game through 7 (including the ones on the GBA and DS) and of the ones I've played, 3 is still the best.

The real answer is Dokapon Kingdom, though.

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#36 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3693 posts) -

@rafaelfc said:

None of them, they're all terrible!

@thefridge beat you to that same answer, 2 years ago. Only he literally posted nothing.

Golden days.

#37 Posted by T_wester (330 posts) -

The shortest