Mario Party is a party video game series featuring Mario series characters in which four human- or computer-controlled characters compete in a board game interspersed with minigames. The series was developed by Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo; the arcade version was developed by Capcom. The series is known for its party game elements, including the often-unpredictable multiplayer modes that allow play with up to four (and sometimes eight) human players.

After the development of Mario Party 8, several of Hudson Soft's key designers left to work for Nintendo subsidiary Nd Cube, developers of Wii Party.

At E3 2011, Mario Party 9 was announced for the Wii. It is currently under development.


Game Release Date System MGs Notes
Mario Party
  • 1998-12-14
Nintendo 64 53 The Mario Party series kicks off.
Mario Party 2
  • 1999-12-17
Nintendo 64 65 Introduces items to the series.
Mario Party 3
  • 2000-12-07
Nintendo 64 71 Adds Daisy and Waluigi as playable characters.
Mario Party 4
  • NA 2002-10-21
GameCube 62 Last game where Donkey Kong can be fully playable
Mario Party 5
  • NA 2003-11-10
GameCube 75 Released in 2004 to Japanese arcades as Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party (Super Mario: The Mysterious Rolling Party) by Capcom.
Mario Party 6
  • JP 2004-11-18
GameCube 82 First game to make use of GameCube's microphone peripheral, which was packaged and sold with the game.
Mario Party 7
  • NA 2005-11-07
GameCube 88 Support for up to eight players with eight-player joystick only game; Continues use of microphone peripheral.
Mario Party 8''
  • NA 2007-05-29
Wii 81 Minigames utilize Wii Remote's capabilities.
Mario Party 9
  • NA 2012