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The series continues with a set of 70 new mini-games. Play in the new single-player Story mode, or bring in some friends for Party mode. Four player games and a new two player mode are also available for play.

In Battle Royale mode (four player), you race around different boards to earn the most stars and coins. At the end of each round, you face it off in one of the mini-games, which can be chicken chases, snowball fights, or various other competitions.

Duel mode allows play between just two people. You still race around the board, but mini-games are only played when you land on a specific square. Another play change is the addition of another character for your team, allowing tag team-style action in the game.

Story mode is essentially the same as a Battle Royale, except your opponents are played by the computer.


Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Results after playing a mini-game.
Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Selecting to practice a mini-game before playing it.
Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Map select
Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Explanation of the Pump, Pump and Away mini-game.

Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥聚会3" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "マリオパーティ3" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) May 07, 2001 5 out of 5 100
All Game Guide 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Dec 18, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Retroage Jan 30, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Nintendo Land 2003 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot May 14, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN May 10, 2001 6.4 out of 10 64
HonestGamers Sep 09, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult May 14, 2001 6 out of 10 60


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  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 – Console Children's Game of the Year

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Adam Baratz (1342) added Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64) on Nov 10, 2001