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Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64)

74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (22 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
Mario and company are once again turning the doomed N64 into the star of the party with this third instalment of the plumber's version of a fantastic board game. In Mario Party 3, like its predecessors, four Mario World characters duke it out on a board game, complete with collecting coins and stars, and, of course, playing tons of mini-games. In fact, there are 70 new and hilarious mini-games, plus there are eight characters to choose from that now include Mario Tennis veterans Waluigi and Daisy. Don't get rid of your N64 yet; Mario Party is one of the last and best games you can play on the system with up to three buddies.
93
Mag'64
Ein richtiges Familienspiel wie es im Buche steht. Da kann man auch verschmerzen das die Übersetzer aus dem Charakter Coro jetzt Purzel gemacht haben. Völlig wurscht. Also liebe Leser. Am 16. November ist es soweit. Wer auch nur einen Hauch für dieses Genre übrig hat sollte die Geldbörse öffnen. Ein Spiel das laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaange Zeit begeistert. Zugreifen!!!
80
Gamesmania
Mario Party 3 ist ein typischer Vertreter der Gattung "Party Game". Das Zauberwort heißt Multiplayer. Notorische Einzelspieler werden sich ohne Zweifel schnell langweilen. Fans der Vorgänger dagegen, die am liebsten zu viert zocken, werden ihre wahre Freude an dem Modul haben. Unzählige Minispielchen, die sich kaum wiederholen und in denen man wunderschön gemein sein kann, können (aber sollten nicht) schon einmal zum Bruch einer langjährigen Freundschaft führen. Zudem wurde Marios dritte Party noch mit jeder Menge Gimmicks, Charakteren und nur wenig "Verschlimmbesserungen" ausgestattet. Multiplayer Fans - it's party time.
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All Game Guide
Fans of the series should buy Mario Party 3 just to experience the new mini-games offered, while newcomers should be advised that this is probably the most enjoyable title yet, and a good place to start should you have missed out on any of the earlier iterations. Just remember that much like the two titles before it, Mario Party 3 provides less enjoyment when played by fewer than four people.
77
Retroage
Gra prezentuje całkiem przyzwoity poziom. Szkoda że twórcy gry poszli głównie w kierunku poprawienia oprawy audiowizualnej. Starano się co prawda wykluczyć wady które pojawiły się w poprzednich częściach, ale wydaje się że przesadzono szczególnie z przedmiotami. Całkowita wymiana mini-gier również nie wyszła na dobre bo w ten sposób oprócz świetnych pozycji trafiło się kilka naprawdę słabych.
75
Nintendo Land
Overall it's all the same, one minigame made me laugh, the duel one were u are on the train, when you make a wrong turn and fall off that one always works on me. Nevertheless Mario party three is something you should try.
75
GameSpot
While pure innovation may not be king in the Mario Party world, Hudson's dedication to solid, addictive puzzle gaming that makes for a wholly enjoyable multiplayer experience is apparent. Mario Party 3 is fun, different enough from the early games due to the duel mode, and full of enough value to make the purchase worthwhile, even if you now play the other two. Still, it's clear that Hudson has probably exhausted the possibilities for this kind of game with Mario Party 3 and that the premise is beginning to wear a bit thin. Nintendo might want to let Mario take it easy for a while--to take a break from this life in the fast lane and go back to more leisurely pursuits, like playing more golf or tennis.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Un jeu qui n'apporte que trop peu d'innovations pour intéresser ceux qui se seraient déjà lassés des deux premiers épisodes. Mario Party 3 ne s'adresse finalement qu'aux inconditionnels du multijoueur et permet à la N64 de finir sur un soft aussi fun que convivial.
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HappyPuppy
I have to say that the first hour or two of gameplay in the fancy new duel mode was a really good time. I played with my brother, and we were talking trash, going for the gold, and getting a genuine kick out of the mini-games. Then it died. It felt like we were playing the same game over and over again. After spending solo time with the game, I've decided that Mario Party 3 is like that last guest who refuses to accept that the party is over.
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IGN
The multiplayer mode is where all the fun lies. Gather up three guys around the office, throw in some unsaid aggression, and the fun factor immediately goes up. This is what Mario Party has always been about. So, while there's nothing really new about the franchise there are 70 brand-new mini-games. For me, it makes a very worthwhile rental with some friends. I would only consider buying this if I had three siblings who were addicted to the N64 or had a family that would benefit from it. I suggest you take the same approach.
60
Super Play
Anledningen till att ett tredje spel i serien nu ser dagens ljus är troligtvis de fina försäljningssiffror som uppvisats i Japan. Har man något av de två tidigare spelen finns det egentligen inte så mycket att hämta hos den senaste versionen. Spelet lämpar sig bäst för fyra personer, men nytt för del tre är att det går alldeles utmärkt att bara spela två.
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HonestGamers
All things considered, Mario Party 3 is a solid entry into the franchise. It has some good innovations that almost worked, and nothing that counts against it is really a crippling blow. At this point it might be best to wait for Mario Party 4, which hopefully will fix everything to perfection. But if you find this on store shelves--and you're likely to; I still see it around--you wouldn't do badly to pick it up, especially if you like to party.
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Gamekult
Mario Party 3 est, comme ses prédécesseurs, un jeu pour toute la famille. Comprendre : il s'adresse à n'importe qui, mais surtout n'est jouable que quand toute la famille est autour. Particulièrement triste en solo, Mario Party 3 est en effet un jeu à n'acheter que si vous avez au moins trois manettes pour votre console, et autant d'amis ou de frères et soeurs. Une fois ces quelques conditions remplies, Mario Party 3 est un très bon divertissement, et vous fera sans doute passer un excellent moment. Reste qu'on ne désespère pas, un jour, de voir arriver un "party game" dans lequel il soit possible de jouer seul ou à deux sans succomber rapidement à l'ennui...