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Mario Party 6 (GameCube)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A fun party game. Bob the Stickman (290) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (14 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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100
Cheat Code Central
What else do you need to know? Anything between reading this review and buying Mario Party 6 for your kid is just useless busy work. Kids are smart. They don't care about reviews, they just want to play the damn thing. That's why it got all 5's...because it just doesn't matter.
90
GamePro (US)
With Mario the partying never stops! Mario Party 6 has come rolling along, and you would be completely wrong if you thought Nintendo could never dream up any more addicting mini-games than it has for the previous five Party games.
87
N-Zone
Zu viert ist das Spiel eine echter Party-Kracher. Allerdings hätte das Mikrofon-Feature besser umgesetzt werden können. Durch die Probleme bei der Spracherkennung von hohen Stimmen ist das Mikrofon für Kinder nur bedingt empfehlenswert. Schade eigentlich, daraus hätte man wesentlich mehr machen können.
83
Mania
If you like MARIO PARTY and you don't live alone in a cave with not extra players, MARIO PARTY 6 with its microphone will keep you jabbering away.
80
G4 TV: X-Play
In the end, it’s still Mario Party, so don’t expect some radical departure from the series norm. The minigames still rule the roost, so much of your enjoyment hinges on your patience for this kind of thing. But compared to the last few games in the series, Mario Party 6 is definitely an improvement and hopefully is an indication of where this series will go in the future.
80
GameSpy
It's been five long years since we first saw Nintendo and Hudson Soft team up to bring Mario Party to us on the Nintendo 64. Pioneering the whole party game genre -- Bomberman still withstanding -- the Mario Party series has peaked and ebbed over the span of five full games. The last two for GameCube both left something to be desired, but the latest incarnation does a few things to freshen up the gameplay and brings home a fun multiplayer game that offers something for all gamers.
79
Armchair Empire, The
Mario Party 6 isn't a bad game. It packs a gimmick to be sure and the improvements are really only skin deep, but it's still a grand party game.
75
NintendoWorldReport
Most of the new features in Mario Party 6 add little to the overall experience, so it’s hard to recommend the game to owners of either previous GameCube entry to the series. However, if you’re a hardcore fan of the series, the sixth game may be enticing as an expansion pack of new mini-games, which are abundant. Those of you who may have played one of the N64 games but haven’t checked up on the series in a while will find plenty to enjoy in Mario Party 6. In any case, the microphone certainly isn’t a big deal, so don’t base your decision on that.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Si le sixième volet de la longue série des Mario Party mérite un accueil chaleureux de la part des amateurs de "Party Games", on peut tout de même lui reprocher de mettre en avant l'usage du micro alors que celui-ci s'avère au final franchement anecdotique. Heureusement, Mario Party 6 se rattrape en introduisant plusieurs bonnes idées qui pimentent les parties classiques à 4 joueurs. Un titre indispensable pour ceux qui pensent que le jeu vidéo est un loisir qui ne s'apprécie réellement qu'à plusieurs.
75
1UP
I'm sure it's going to sound like a total copout when I say something like "If you enjoyed the previous five games in the series, you'll like this. If not, you won't." But that's the reality here. The microphone mini-game selection is too small to make Mario Party 6's appeal that much wider. But for those who appreciate sitting down for a long night of Star collecting and raucous behavior, Mario Party 6 is a polished upgrade with solid improvements.
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Fragland.net
Mario Party 6 is a mediocre title. The singleplayer has little to offer seeing that building a party with the computer isn't really easy. The multiplayer is more fun seeing you're playing with your friends, but the action is just too slow to keep you interested.
70
Jeuxvideo.fr
Un nouvel opus de Mario party, et nous voilà reparti dans le délire des minijeux. L'occasion est grande de lancer des défis à ses potes, et de les chambrer. L'ajout du micro est une excellente chose, et permet de se taper encore plus de délires en répondant à des questions ou en faisant avancer son personnages à l'aide d'ordre simple. Le mode solo est sympathique mais un peu trop court. Le Gamecube et Mario forment un duo magique en ce qui concerne les jeux multijoueurs. Quelques nouveautés ajoutées au concept existant et vous obtenez une recette qui marche.
70
Gameplanet
For those who have yet to play a Mario Party game now is as good a time as any to try, especially with the new mic mini-games, but for veteran players, there might not be enough to warrant a purchase.
70
IGN
Mario Party 6 is a really fun multiplayer game when three friends are invited to the party. When playing with three, it's good. When playing with two, it's decent. When playing alone, it can easily turn into a chore where the only reason you're playing is to collect stars to unlock stuff.
70
Yahoo! Games
Overall, the voice recognition technology works very nicely, especially in the mini-games collection. We did run into some trouble in the racing game, especially with multi-word commands like "Get the star!" Unfortunately, while the new voice games are fun and unique, the short list prevents them from becoming the true killer feature. One can only hope we'll see better and more voice-controlled games in future Mario Party titles.
69
GameSpot
What started as a quirky, interesting use of Mario and all his iconic friends on the N64 has turned into an annual bash, which is now in its sixth year. Like pro sports games, with their roster updates and minor mechanical upgrades, each year's Mario Party changes the game slightly, but not so much that it's unrecognizable from its forebears. On the surface, Mario Party 6 seems to offer some of the biggest fundamental changes the series has ever seen. But this is really just a fresh coat of paint on an old building. Luckily for us, though, the building's foundation is still pretty strong, and it stays standing for yet another Party.
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Game Informer Magazine
It’s not that Mario Party can’t be a kick from time to time. But when the greatest fun and laughter you get from a game happens when you’re laughing at it, (and not in the nice way, mind you), then something’s wrong. This installment is in several ways a step up from previous years, but the new gloss doesn’t hide some of the glaring flaws that remain in the franchise, and I was left with a general sense of disconnection both from the game and the beloved characters within it.
60
PlayDevil
"Mario Party 6" is a great multiplayer game, not that much improvement has been added except the microphone support but the concept remains the same as always. Just having Fun!
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4Players.de
Hoffentlich war das kein Vorgeschmack auf die japanische Revolution. Obwohl ich ein Freund innovativer Eingabegeräte bin und mit den Affen-Bongos jede Menge Spaß hatte, hat mir das Mikrofon den letzten Nerv geraubt: die Spracherkennung ist einfach nicht gut genug! Viel zu oft muss man Befehle oder Antworten wiederholen - das nervt. Vor allem, wenn man im Kreis der Familie mit Kindern loslegen will. Abseits der neuen akustischen Hardware findet man zudem sehr viel Altbekanntes, wenig berauschend Neues: Minispiele bis zum Abwinken, Musik für Fahrstuhlrocker sowie eine kunterbunte Kulisse ohne Highlights. Wer den Vorgänger besitzt, braucht diesen Teil nicht. Lediglich Party-Einsteiger ohne Kenntnis der Vorgänger könnten auf ihre kurzweiligen Kosten kommen. Schön ist, dass man das Spiel auch komplett mit Controller steuern kann - das Mikrofon ist nicht Pflicht.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
All in all, if Mario Party 6 was a real party, it'd be one of those parties where there's nothing to drink but warm Heineken and no one to talk to but people who are having trouble with their boiler and students who've just spent three months in Thailand and want to tell you all about how they got dysentery in Chiang Mai, while a Savage Garden fan hangs round the stereo all night glaring at anyone who tries to suggest an alternative. And so, if we were you, we'd decline the invitation. If you've already got a Mario Party title, the addition of a microphone isn't enough to warrant buying this one. Even if you haven't, don't bother - Mario Party 6 offers too much tedium and not nearly enough fun, mic or no mic.