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    Mario Party 4

    Game » consists of 5 releases. Released Oct 21, 2002

    This is the fourth installment in Nintendo's mini-game-oriented Mario Bros. franchise.

    The Mario Party Party 4 Board Vote

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    ToxicAntidote

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    Edited By ToxicAntidote

    Poll The Mario Party Party 4 Board Vote (1574 votes)

    Toad's Midway Madness 7%
    Koopa's Seaside Soiree 11%
    Goomba's Greedy Gala 34%
    Boo's Haunted Bash 13%
    Shy Guy's Jungle Jam 14%
    Bowser's Gnarly Party 21%

    With the next edition of Giant Bomb's Mario Party Party coming up this Thursday, with my personal favorite Mario Party 4, it got me thinking of which of the six boards would be the most enjoyable to watch the brave party crew to experience 50 turns on.

    On which board would you duders like to see them enjoy/suffer 50 turns?

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    I kinda think they should get to make the call but always bet on Bowser.

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    Man, when you zoom out on these maps, it all looks so...boring. Do ya remember the twist on some of these boards? I only remember the Koopa one has like fast travel on the happening spaces and he shows up in that boarded middle part for some reason. If you can get run over by the roller-coaster on the Toad one, then that's pretty sweet imo.

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    @thebipsnbeeps:

    The Toad is exactly what you say, Koopa one takes away your money when you land on the happening spaces, Goomba one randomly puts you in one of the four segments (or you can bribe him), Boo one has a train, Shy Guy one floods, Bowser one has bridges that break down when crossed by enough people.

    To be honest, I'd like to see the Koopa one just to see how pissed off they get when that shit happens to them.

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    The Jungle, so Dan can say, "Welcome to the Jungle!"

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    @bbalpert said:

    Well Goomba's Greedy Gala looks like it has a roulette wheel for EXTRA randomness on top of all of Mario Party's other bullshit. PLUS it allows for more DMX jokes.

    So I think the choice is clear, folks.

    Goomba's Greedy Gala is my favorite, as I remember it at least. It's been years since I played it, but I remember that it had some good randomness to it, which btw I think is a great theme for Mario Party Party. =)

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    I like the uniformity of Boo but the nonsense of Goomba wins out.

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    #8 danryckert  Staff

    Goomba's Greedy Gala sounds pretty cool.

    Also, we are aware of this poll and will take it into consideration come Thursday.

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    I don't know about you but i'm ready to get wild at Bowser's gnarly party.

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    Koopa's Seaside Soiree is evil; so, I'm all for that.

    I would also be okay with Shy Guy's Jungle, because someone shouting "Welcome to the Jungle!" is very likely to occur.

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    #11  Edited By AnArmyOfBees

    Greedy Gala!

    EDIT: Honestly, any of them are worth it except for the Koopa one. The Koopa one is just outright boring.

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    Shy Guy's Jungle Jam because that is my summer jam.

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    I voted for Goomba's, because it looks like it could add more fucked up bullshit.

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    Goomba one for sure.

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    In honour of GB's rollercoaster video, Toad.

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    I'm going to have to go with the Greedy Gala. I love casino themed stuff.

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    #17 Mento  Moderator

    I'm torn on which would be most annoying, but I think Goomba's Greedy Gala and its random-ass roulette wheel clinches it for me. That would be genuinely infuriating after 50 turns (or, heck, 10).

    Sad fact: I actually played this one a lot. On single-player. For all that furniture you can put in your little dioramas.

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    I clicked on this because i thought it was a pool on who will win the next MPP. guess ill start my own racket.

    Who ya got duders!? Dan is at 2:1 odds, Brad and Drew are at 4:1 and Jeff sits at the bottom for 10:1. Theres only 1 and a half days until the books are closed!

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    #19  Edited By Wemibelle

    Either the one with the least amount of bullshit, so they don't all kill each other by the end, or the one with the most amount of bullshit for maximum hilarity.

    I can't decide which.

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    I closed my eyes and picked randomly.

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    #21  Edited By Roy42

    There's a big problem with Goomba's Greedy Gala that's not the roulette wheel: the Goomba dice spaces destroy movement potential and it quickly gets boring after 15 turns or so. By forcing you to play an event that either gives you 10 coins or sends you to Start, it makes the only actually correct option to run around the green loop, collecting money from the roulette wheel, items, and crushing people with the mega mushroom until either the star ends up in a fortuitous position for you or you can buy a lamp.

    Plus there are only three battle game spaces, one which is on a path that no one is ever going to have a reason to go down, and two that are behind so many spaces that can send you to different spaces on the board that they'll never even get passed, let alone have the chance to be landed on. But all MP4 maps have this problem of too few battle spaces, because MP4 is one of the worst games in the series, so it's not really something that can be helped.

    Also, considering Dan probably doesn't remember Mario Party 4 as well as he does the N64 ones: can we actually turn off mini-game explanations for this one? Just let everyone scramble to figure out what they're doing. It's not like it makes things any less fair, and it will cut out roughly 30 minutes of nothing happening but one person reading text on a screen because the other three people are too uninterested to read it themselves.

    @mento said:

    I'm torn on which would be most annoying, but I think Goomba's Greedy Gala and its random-ass roulette wheel clinches it for me. That would be genuinely infuriating after 50 turns (or, heck, 10).

    It's a casino; nothing is random. Just gotta have deep enough pockets.

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    whichever dan thinks will be the most painful I trust his judgement

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    #23  Edited By Mento  Moderator

    @roy42: Oh, of course, you're right. You can pay money to fix the roulette wheel to get better odds on where it lands. Still, I don't know how often they're going to want to pay for the privilege. It feels like a few of them will refuse to do so out of principle.

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    i voted in the (slim) hope that this would affect what board the crew would play!?!?!

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    #25  Edited By enemylandlord

    Voted for Koopa's Seaside Soiree. I have absolutely no knowledge about the boards function but it's got a nice soothing colour palette. If I'm gonna be staring at something for 3+ hours I want it to be as easy on the eyes as possible.

    By contrast, the Bowser level is irritating to look at after about 5 seconds.

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    #26  Edited By Dan_CiTi

    Yeah Goomba's looks fun, I was hoping someone in here would have some expert analysis but oh well. That one looks the most interesting I suppose, maybe the roller coaster one too.

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    Whichever one is the most soul destroying. Bowser's Gnarly Party is probably fucked up but the roulette wheel in Goomba's Greedy Gala might be a good (bad) choice, the map looks too small though. Toad's Midway Madness has a pretty sweet looking rollercoaster but likely won't suck as much as the others.

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    @bait003: See above comment by Dan

    Goomba's Greedy Gala sounds pretty cool.

    Also, we are aware of this poll and will take it into consideration come Thursday.

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    Everyone voting for Goomba's Greedy Gala is an asshole, that level is so bad. The whole game is bad but that map especially.

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    Bowser's Gnarly Party, because it's actually his party.

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    I love the fact that the community is actively picking the worst Mario Party boards.

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    Fuck, can we not have Goomba's ? If that wins, we'll have to watch that game happen, at least if GB is subjecting themselves to this, give them a board that isn't going to cause violence... Shyguy and Bowser boards are better than the others, while still being part of one the worst Mario Party games.

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    #33  Edited By Niceanims

    I thought it said "Browser's Gnarly Parts"

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    #34  Edited By grumbeld

    I voted for the Goomba because I love the word, plus it's supper alliterative!

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    #35  Edited By Dinkmers

    Explanations of Board features: http://www.mariowiki.com/Mario_Party_4#Boards

    The Koopa Seaside Soiree makes them have to constantly pay to build the Koopas a Cabana, which seems like the most annoying, so I voted for that one.

    Also from the Reception section of that wiki:

    GameSpot's Ryan Davis praised the game's mini-game format, but noted that "players that who already exhausted themselves on previous Mario Party titles may not have enough here to draw them back again"

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    DMX Goomba has been arrested several times due to his crooked casino operation.

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    Bowser's Gnarly Party 4 lyfe

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    Goomba's Greedy Gala sounds pretty cool.

    Also, we are aware of this poll and will take it into consideration come Thursday.

    I was just about to send you another tweet letting you know about this poll in hope of you guys letting the community have some influence towards the party's ultimate fate. I'm glad you found out anyway and hope that you will honor the community vote, not matter the outcome. =D

    Also just like the previous Mario Party parties I'll be enjoying it live. See you in chat.

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    #39 FinalDasa  Moderator

    Based on looks alone I voted for the Seaside map.

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    I have never played Mario Party 4, so I chose Bowser's Gnarly Party because it looks pretty cool.

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    Bowser one looks cool

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    The rollercoaster and jungle one seem by far the best and most varied of the bunch.

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    I want this party to get gnarly... real gnarly.

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    I'm going to be really bummed out if they never do any of the haunted house maps.

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    I chose the Seaside Soiree just because I like the word "soiree". I'm good for Goomba's Greedy Gala, though. The Bowser one looks alright, too. These maps seem pretty straightforward compared to the incomprehensible clusterfuck of the map they played in 3.

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    #TeamShyGuy

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    #47  Edited By deachem

    Midway madness probably has the least frustrating music of the whole bunch. If I were playing Mario Party for three hours, I think I'd be less likely to break the controller listening to it than the other BGMs.

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    @bbalpert said:

    Well Goomba's Greedy Gala looks like it has a roulette wheel for EXTRA randomness on top of all of Mario Party's other bullshit. PLUS it allows for more DMX jokes.

    So I think the choice is clear, folks.

    You make a strong argument. Voted.

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    I have never played this game but chose the jungle one. I apologize for poisoning the poll with my ignorance.

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    Yeah I chose the Boo level 'cause Boo is fucking radical.

    But after actually looking at the maps, that goomba gamble shit is the obvious choice.

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