#1 Posted by bobcat1794 (390 posts) -

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

#2 Edited by JJOR64 (19515 posts) -

Either 1 or 2. My personal favorite is 1.

#3 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12586 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 (1318 posts) -

2, inarguably. hoedowns... cmon!

#5 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -

Definitely the first 2 on N64.

#6 Posted by Cubidog1 (338 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 (36567 posts) -

3, because of the monster fighting sidegame stuff.

#8 Posted by bobcat1794 (390 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 (1133 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by sungahymn (1084 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by DeadVillager (80 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 (9360 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 (856 posts) -

I really liked 1

#15 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (342 posts) -

Mario Party 2.

#16 Posted by AndrewB (7782 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 (2010 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by laserbolts (5439 posts) -

4 all the way

#19 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

None of them, so all them?

#20 Posted by EuanDewar (5140 posts) -

It doesn't even matter

#21 Posted by weazelGmr (13 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by Bulby33 (645 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by TheFridge (105 posts) -
#24 Posted by MentalDisruption (1714 posts) -

1 or 2

#26 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1509 posts) -

Crash Bash..

or Mario Party 2

#27 Edited by TechnoSyndrome (1052 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.

#28 Posted by Levio (1798 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 (3549 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2530 posts) -

2 or 3.

#31 Posted by Nightriff (6062 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by Rafaelfc (1733 posts) -

None of them, they're all terrible!

#34 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2996 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 (63 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.

#36 Posted by GERALTITUDE (4103 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 (415 posts) -

The shortest