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Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Intro
Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Title screen
Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Peach losing coins after passing through the Koopa Bank.
Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 Selecting a stage to play.

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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The Press Says

GamePro (US) May 07, 2001 5 out of 5 100
Mag'64 Nov 12, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Gamesmania Dec 18, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Retroage Jan 30, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot May 14, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Land 2003 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 12, 2001 14 out of 20 70
HonestGamers Sep 09, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult May 14, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Super Play Nov, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Mario Party 3 was awarded the 'Console Children's Game of the Year' award by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for 2001.

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Adam Baratz (1352) added Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64) on Nov 10, 2001