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This is the fifth entry in the Mario Party series and features similar gameplay as its predecessors. Up to four players compete on one of six game boards in an attempt to collect the most stars by the end of the game. Stars are placed one at a time on the game board, and the first player to reach a star may purchase it for coins. Coins can be earned by landing on certain spots on the game board, by winning the mini games which take place between turns, and occasionally by landing on an event space. Mario Party 5 features over 70 new mini games, features new characters you can play as (such as Toad or Boo ghost), and new bonuses can be found to help you out or bring misfortune. In addition to the standard party mode, several other game variations are included: story mode where one player competes against Bowser and the Koopa Kids, mini game mode where you can play any of the unlocked mini games, and super duel mode where two players can battle each other.


Mario Party 5 GameCube Mini game instructions
Mario Party 5 GameCube Oh no, Bowser doesn't have enough coins to buy the star!
Mario Party 5 GameCube Peach wins the star!
Mario Party 5 GameCube Match up the symbols in this mini game

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Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥聚会5" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "마리오 파티 5" -- Korean spelling
  • "マリオパーティ5" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Mario Party: It is what you make of it Jon Collins (28) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Nov 07, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2003 77 out of 100 77
N-Zone Jan 08, 2004 75 out of 100 75 Dec 05, 2003 15 out of 20 75
GamePro (US) Nov 10, 2003 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Nov 11, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Freaks 365 Nov, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
Netjak Dec 16, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
Game Revolution Dec, 2003 C 50
Diehard GameFan Jan 28, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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This is the first Mario Party game where Donkey Kong isn't playable.

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Servo (55747) added Mario Party 5 (GameCube) on Nov 25, 2003