So what is the best Mario Party?

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#1 Edited by Mendelson9 (453 posts) -

Finished watching the Mario Party 9 TNT and...well that does not look good. I have a good collection on Nintendo games from every console but I am missing some Mario Party games. So Giant Bomb, what is the best party? Should I stick with N64 games or the early GameCube? Is it worth getting one for each console or are the N64 games different enough to justify two games for my collection?

EDIT: I counted the posts and ended up with this. Mario Party 2 wins...Fatality.

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#2 Posted by killacam (1318 posts) -

The one with the wild west board, and hootenannies. I think it was 2

#3 Posted by Animasta (14818 posts) -

2 or 3

#4 Posted by logicfracture (160 posts) -

@killacam said:

The one with the wild west board, and hootenannies. I think it was 2

Yup 2.

#5 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11868 posts) -

Mario Party 2. It's the Empire Strikes Back of Mario Parties.

#6 Posted by Mendelson9 (453 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

Mario Party 2. It's the Empire Strikes Back of Mario Parties.

I like the sound of that.

#7 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:

Mario Party 2. It's the Empire Strikes Back of Mario Parties.

Bowser is Mario's father?
#8 Posted by Bocam (3960 posts) -

Which is the one that had me rip skin off my hand to win?

#9 Posted by destruktive (1116 posts) -

Thanks for asking this as I was wondering about it too.

So far, it seems like 2 wins.

#10 Posted by Slurpelve (669 posts) -

Mario Party 2, remembering all the great times I had with friends.

#11 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6245 posts) -

2.

#12 Posted by Redbullet685 (6178 posts) -

I think I remembered loving 2 or 3 quite a lot.

#13 Posted by Claude (16609 posts) -

I just looked up the Mario Party franchise page. It seems Mario Party 3 was the first with Story Mode. 
 
Which one had the best Story Mode? I wouldn't mind playing a little Mario Party by myself. Unless they all suck.

#14 Posted by DonChipotle (2968 posts) -

You're all wrong. It is 5, you assholes! FIVE!

#15 Posted by InfiniteSpark (336 posts) -

Agreed with everyone else here, 2 was the best. 3 was good too.

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#16 Posted by supermike6 (3752 posts) -

2 was the best, 3 is a close second.

#17 Posted by xyzygy (10590 posts) -

I'm just curious, why is 2 the best? What makes it better than the others?

#18 Posted by Emperor_Jimmu (263 posts) -

The depth of 6 would blow you away. Those tech trees...

#19 Posted by h0lgr (957 posts) -

Uther Party.

#20 Posted by DonChipotle (2968 posts) -

The best part bout Mario Party 2 is how they recycle mini games from the first game.

#21 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

2 or 3

#22 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

3 was my favorite.

#23 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19809 posts) -

Mario Party 3 was the best, with 2 following closely behind it.

#24 Posted by Robot_Sneakers (418 posts) -

2 for me, I liked the wild west board.

#25 Posted by Phatmac (5915 posts) -

The correct answer is none of them, cause they suck.

#26 Posted by TooWalrus (13302 posts) -

Either 1 or 4

#27 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1229 posts) -

2 is the best, 4 is the worst.

#28 Posted by Tan (427 posts) -

I'd say 2 but 3 did have that funky rpg thing...

#29 Posted by evanbower (1243 posts) -

@killacam said:

The one with the wild west board, and hootenannies. I think it was 2

The dark second act.

#30 Posted by evanbower (1243 posts) -

The best Mario Party was Fuzion Frenzy. Anyone? No?

#31 Posted by FavoritoBandito (171 posts) -

I absolutely loved 2 when I was younger

#32 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

It's all about 3.

#33 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3634 posts) -

Lol I have no idea how you guess can tell those games apart, it's been a really long time since I've played any of them and they're all the same basically. Anyways, I do like some mario party, fun times

#34 Posted by Generiko (455 posts) -

@evanbower said:

The best Mario Party was Fuzion Frenzy. Anyone? No?

Well it is Bill Gates's favorite game

#35 Posted by DonutFever (3769 posts) -

2 or 4/5 (Whatever the first GameCube one was)

#36 Posted by RetroVirus (1534 posts) -

Mario Party 2 was the best. Night and day cycles and that one map with the huge cannon in the middle of it.

#37 Posted by MocBucket62 (1350 posts) -

I'll go with 3 because that was my first Mario Party and I loved it as a kid. I never played 2 but I wish I did.

#38 Posted by mrcraggle (2035 posts) -

Does anyone remember that Sonic the Hedgehog Mario Party rip off? I can't remember what it was called though.

#39 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1808 posts) -

@mrcraggle said:

Does anyone remember that Sonic the Hedgehog Mario Party rip off? I can't remember what it was called though.

Sonic Shuffle!

#40 Edited by Draxyle (1924 posts) -

Oh man was MP9 hard to look at. I'm all for changes to the format, but there's only so much foam you can put on that nerf bat until you can't swing it anymore. I don't know how they made it more boring that Fortune Street.

But yea, it was either MP2 or 3 that was the best. I think MP2 had a legitimately interesting story mode to it that they never really touched upon again.

MP1 was just the death of all our palms, still great though for the time.

#41 Posted by Lokno (422 posts) -

Probably not the first one, that one burned of my palms. Most memorable, though!

#42 Posted by Bulby33 (645 posts) -

Dudes, the first Mario Party is the best Mario Party.

#43 Posted by DillonWerner (1600 posts) -

The only Mario Party I played was 4, so I'll have to go with that one.

#44 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -

How has no one said Fortune Street yet?

#45 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I'm glad people here have the right idea, 2 is definitely the one to go with.

#46 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1438 posts) -

2 or 4

#47 Posted by Bleeble (98 posts) -

They are all essentially the same, so I don't know how anybody could pick which one is best.

#48 Posted by Example1013 (4855 posts) -

3 or 4

#49 Posted by Dimsey (1107 posts) -

I've only played 1 and 8. So I guess my favorite out of those two is 1.

#50 Posted by BjornTheUnicorn (374 posts) -

I remember 5 or 6 had a really cool minigame (outside of the board game) that was car-combat esque and had unlockables and stuff. Also if 8 is cheap it's not very good but there's a Monopoly type board that's really cool.

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