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Title: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: SuperZambezi on January 28, 2012
Since all everyone does is go straight to the number at the end of a review  ::), why don't we rate the games ourselves? First up, the original Mario Party!

7/10

At least where I stand now. I haven't played in a while, but the boards felt a bit lackluster and some of the mechanics in the game are still very basic. This is, of course, the score I give it having played all the other entries in the series.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: MiniM on January 28, 2012
I give it an 8/10 purely for nostalgia factor. Honestly, I don't remember much about MP1.. haven't played in ages. I remember Mario's Rainbow Castle/Quite a few of the mini-games tho. I loved the one player Koopa shell mini-game/the bicycle Boo mini-game that gave me blisters :P.

ALSO, the original Platform Peril! Much better than the remake.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Shaby on February 16, 2012
7/10

PROS
Eight boards
Minigame Island
Cool unlockables

CONS
Somehow the boards feel small
Not too many characters to choose from

Sorry for not explaining, I just don't know how to express with the right words...
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: OhMyToad on February 17, 2012
8,5/10

Mini games were awesome, although you could get a bruse( don't know if I spell it corrctly) on your hand.
6 characters, well it was the first one so I accept that.
Boards were awesome for the first game in my opinion.
Every board character themed. I loved that (:
End scene when you get to hear who's the superstar was awesome, like mp2.
Hmm, cons. maybe a lack of graphics. but hello it was on the nintendo 64. If they had made mp1 in 2012 the graphics would be so better.
So I don't judge on that. I wanted to give it a 9 but then I would be called an idiot i think. xd
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Chubzster on February 17, 2012
I'd rate it a 7/10. While they do have 8 boards and minigame island, some minigames are straight gimmes, and there aren't many characters to choose from. I also haven't played it much in the past few years.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: SpiderStaryu on February 18, 2012
7/10 (probably would of rated it with a lower score)

Pros:
Good board designs
basic/easy to understand
Mini-Games are fun
Great soundtrack

Cons:
Too luck-based, no way to decide your destiny (this is actually a pretty major fault)
Some boards rely too much on luck
1vs3 Mini-Games were just stupidly unfair (ie: Bash'n'Cash, Crane Game)
Handcar Havoc


Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Detective Koshi on February 18, 2012
10/10!!!!! Great boards, BOO, all the charcters in this are fun to play with, koopa gives 10 coins, fun gimmicks, minigames are AMAZING! awesome host, minigame island, bank, able to get hidden stars every board is replayable!!!!!!

CONS: never heard of those in MP1!!!!!!! best game in MP series!
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Colyton on February 18, 2012
I give a good 7.5/10, it was original and stuff, but MP2 and 3 were better.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Detective Koshi on February 18, 2012
8,5/10

Mini games were awesome, although you could get a bruse( don't know if I spell it corrctly) on your hand.
6 characters, well it was the first one so I accept that.
Boards were awesome for the first game in my opinion.
Every board character themed. I loved that (:
End scene when you get to hear who's the superstar was awesome, like mp2.
Hmm, cons. maybe a lack of graphics. but hello it was on the nintendo 64. If they had made mp1 in 2012 the graphics would be so better.
So I don't judge on that. I wanted to give it a 9 but then I would be called an idiot i think. xd
   Dont feel bad about giving it a 9 I gave it a 10 haha
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: PrinceLandon on February 18, 2012
Compared to the other Mario Party titles, I'd give it a 7/10.

Being that it was the very first Mario Party, there are a few things with it that are a bit "wonky" like the coin distribution for minigame wins, thankfully fixed in Mario Party 2, and the stick rotating minigames that are a pain, literally. 

Aside from those annoyances, it's still an overall enjoyable experience. 
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Yoshi Party! (Formerly LP) on February 19, 2012
Graphics: It is great for a N64 game, but it isn't good as some excellent games.
Music: MP1 music beats all of the MP's music!
Boards: 8 boards are nice, but they could be bigger as in other MP games.
Minigames: Awesome, except for control stick rotating games...

I will give it 8 out of 10. I really like this game, but not as much as MP2- MP4.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Wiiboy4ever on February 20, 2012
I haven't played it in a while, but I guess give it like 3.5/10

I just didn't like it. I'm not one to enjoy games purely on "nostalgia".
Way too many games were coin minigames and pretty much every game had you "collecting coins out of a box or something"
Way too luck-based gameplay, Mario's Rainbow Castle was just walk to the end and risk getting a ztar. At least Castaway Bay was funner and different and wasn't purely luck based
And the AI was so unfair! They always get the stars no matter what. And then sometimes they did stupid decisions like going to a Bowser space when they could get the star in going in another direction or something.
Grapphics are meh (well it is 3D 64 so I guess I can't really say that)
Too much luck implemented, luck minigames, chance time, etc.
Gameplay in minigames was annoying, it took like 80 minutes to turn a character around in another direction without them sliding all over the stages. And the jumping. Oh god the jumping took like an hour to jump.
It's not all bad though. Some of the minigames were fun like Skateboard Scamper and Hexagon Heat (mushroom mixup, same thing) and platform peril.

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I give it an 8/10 purely for nostalgia factor.
Are you serious?
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: SpiderStaryu on February 21, 2012
Gameplay in minigames was annoying, it took like 80 minutes to turn a character around in another direction without them sliding all over the stages. And the jumping. Oh god the jumping took like an hour to jump.
You're definitely exaggerating. =P Jump/Moving is faster on later Mario Parties, but it was definitely not slow.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Garrulous on February 21, 2012
Hmm. I'd say it's a 7. MP1 is not at all bad, but it does suffer from Early Installment Weirdness, such as there being only 6 characters and the boards being a bit lacking. Not to mention the rampant amount of luck-based minigames and the rotating stick games. Then again, it was the first in the series, and there are other things to like about the game, such as the amount of boards and the uniqueness of the gameplay that makes it fun in the first place.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Wiiboy4ever on February 21, 2012
Gameplay in minigames was annoying, it took like 80 minutes to turn a character around in another direction without them sliding all over the stages. And the jumping. Oh god the jumping took like an hour to jump.
You're definitely exaggerating. =P Jump/Moving is faster on later Mario Parties, but it was definitely not slow.
Well it was annoying enough for it to seem like it, to me anyways =P
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: cookieboy17 on February 23, 2012
8/10

For being the first game, it was solid. I think sometimes turns could be a bit boring since not much happened (there were only like 4 spaces) but the minigames were fun for the most part (there were some meh ones). The one thing I always find fun about this game is the minigames that make you lose coins or take coins from others it's a nice topsy turvy like thing that you have control over your own destiny for the most part. Of course the rotating games are a glaring problem.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Chafuter on March 03, 2012
8
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Yoshi Party! (Formerly LP) on March 03, 2012
I haven't played it in a while, but I guess give it like 3.5/10

I just didn't like it. I'm not one to enjoy games purely on "nostalgia".
Way too many games were coin minigames and pretty much every game had you "collecting coins out of a box or something"
Way too luck-based gameplay, Mario's Rainbow Castle was just walk to the end and risk getting a ztar. At least Castaway Bay was funner and different and wasn't purely luck based
And the AI was so unfair! They always get the stars no matter what. And then sometimes they did stupid decisions like going to a Bowser space when they could get the star in going in another direction or something.
Grapphics are meh (well it is 3D 64 so I guess I can't really say that)
Too much luck implemented, luck minigames, chance time, etc.
Gameplay in minigames was annoying, it took like 80 minutes to turn a character around in another direction without them sliding all over the stages. And the jumping. Oh god the jumping took like an hour to jump.
It's not all bad though. Some of the minigames were fun like Skateboard Scamper and Hexagon Heat (mushroom mixup, same thing) and platform peril.
1. Later Mario Party games had luck minigames and chance time, too.
2. It doesn't take 80 minutes to turn a character, and one hour to jump.  :what:
3. Just because there are too many coin minigames, it doesn't mean that it is unfun.
4. What AI difficulty are you playing with? They aren't so unfair in normal...
I am not trying to offend your review or whatsoever.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Eggroe on March 03, 2012
Hmm... 5/10

Most of minigames were good..
a point deducted for rotatey control stick and single player minigames
too many coin minigames
boards were basically all the same concept (same with 2 but that had better games and items) and  MP3 had the whole Mirage thing in the desert board.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Swalot on March 08, 2012
I'll give it a 5.5/10.

Pros…
The game is very original and started the series. It brought many good memories and some great boards are included.

Cons…
Mini-games are limited and every time I do a gameboard, Pipe Maze is played 3 times whenever I do a 20 turn board. Also, the fact that almost every mini-game makes you lose coins from losing hard to make it possible to unlock things.

This game is great, but features could've been really improved damaging its score. If less coin-losing and luck mini-games were added, this'd be one of the best MPs.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Wiiboy4ever on March 08, 2012
I haven't played it in a while, but I guess give it like 3.5/10

I just didn't like it. I'm not one to enjoy games purely on "nostalgia".
Way too many games were coin minigames and pretty much every game had you "collecting coins out of a box or something"
Way too luck-based gameplay, Mario's Rainbow Castle was just walk to the end and risk getting a ztar. At least Castaway Bay was funner and different and wasn't purely luck based
And the AI was so unfair! They always get the stars no matter what. And then sometimes they did stupid decisions like going to a Bowser space when they could get the star in going in another direction or something.
Grapphics are meh (well it is 3D 64 so I guess I can't really say that)
Too much luck implemented, luck minigames, chance time, etc.
Gameplay in minigames was annoying, it took like 80 minutes to turn a character around in another direction without them sliding all over the stages. And the jumping. Oh god the jumping took like an hour to jump.
It's not all bad though. Some of the minigames were fun like Skateboard Scamper and Hexagon Heat (mushroom mixup, same thing) and platform peril.
1. Later Mario Party games had luck minigames and chance time, too.
2. It doesn't take 80 minutes to turn a character, and one hour to jump.  :what:
3. Just because there are too many coin minigames, it doesn't mean that it is unfun.
4. What AI difficulty are you playing with? They aren't so unfair in normal...
I am not trying to offend your review or whatsoever.

1. I know.
2. I'm just exaggerating.
3. Well it kinda does, technically, depending on if you like the coin minigames. Most of them to me had too of a similar concept, so that ruined the fun for me a little.
4. Fluctuates.
I know you're not trying to offend me.  :) Sorry if I sounded mean.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Yoshi Party! (Formerly LP) on March 08, 2012
I haven't played it in a while, but I guess give it like 3.5/10

I just didn't like it. I'm not one to enjoy games purely on "nostalgia".
Way too many games were coin minigames and pretty much every game had you "collecting coins out of a box or something"
Way too luck-based gameplay, Mario's Rainbow Castle was just walk to the end and risk getting a ztar. At least Castaway Bay was funner and different and wasn't purely luck based
And the AI was so unfair! They always get the stars no matter what. And then sometimes they did stupid decisions like going to a Bowser space when they could get the star in going in another direction or something.
Grapphics are meh (well it is 3D 64 so I guess I can't really say that)
Too much luck implemented, luck minigames, chance time, etc.
Gameplay in minigames was annoying, it took like 80 minutes to turn a character around in another direction without them sliding all over the stages. And the jumping. Oh god the jumping took like an hour to jump.
It's not all bad though. Some of the minigames were fun like Skateboard Scamper and Hexagon Heat (mushroom mixup, same thing) and platform peril.
1. Later Mario Party games had luck minigames and chance time, too.
2. It doesn't take 80 minutes to turn a character, and one hour to jump.  :what:
3. Just because there are too many coin minigames, it doesn't mean that it is unfun.
4. What AI difficulty are you playing with? They aren't so unfair in normal...
I am not trying to offend your review or whatsoever.

1. I know.
2. I'm just exaggerating.
3. Well it kinda does, technically, depending on if you like the coin minigames. Most of them to me had too of a similar concept, so that ruined the fun for me a little.
4. Fluctuates.
I know you're not trying to offend me.  :) Sorry if I sounded mean.
I agreed with number 4- sometimes nobody hinders me- sometimes, Normal AI Yoshi tries to steal all my stars.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: ★Plum★ on March 13, 2012
10/10

Its the original and I always give the first game in a series a perfect score for starting it all.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Wiiboy4ever on March 17, 2012
10/10

Its the original and I always give the first game in a series a perfect score for starting it all.
You know, that doesn't seem too reasonable if you ask me,
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: OhMyToad on March 18, 2012
10/10

Its the original and I always give the first game in a series a perfect score for starting it all.
You know, that doesn't seem too reasonable if you ask me,
Ghehe, I think it's funny xD
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Yoshi Party! (Formerly LP) on March 18, 2012
10/10

Its the original and I always give the first game in a series a perfect score for starting it all.
Does that mean you give 10 points to Donkey Kong?  :P
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: ★Plum★ on March 18, 2012
Not exactly.  I mean more like games in a series. Like the Mario Parties, Street Fighter, Final Fantasies, ect. I'm not sure if there even was a Donkey Kong 2 I think the sequel or spin off was a DK JR. game.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Star Hunter on March 24, 2012
6/10

I must give it respect for it being the first game, laying the foundation for future MPs, but I feel like it was more of a beta verison of Mario Party which was perfected in MP2. 

pros
Introduced the series and basic gameplay formula
fun mini games
Mini game island and staduim
8 boards 

cons
Unforgiving, when it came to rotate control stick games and losing coins for failing mini games
limited character roster
Boards had a very annoying factors to them like Wario Battle Canyon
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Super Mario Gamer(95) on April 25, 2012
Well since this in my opinion was the best mario party in the n64 mp series i give it 10/10 I just loved this game it was so unique and in my opinion had the best boards in the N64 mario party series.

and its kinda still unique today cause its the only mario party to still have 8 boards.

But who knows maybe Mario Party 10 will have 8 or 9 boards and brake the record.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: ChickenLegs on May 01, 2012
7/10 because it's TRUE!
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: colewilliam1999 on May 20, 2012
I'd give Mario Party a 7/10. I hate giving it a 7 (I'd rather give it an 8), but there are just some negatively things about it. Here are some positives and negatives about the game:

Positives -
8 boards! I like how the boards are theme-based on each character (and that there are more boards in this game than any other Mario Party game).
Awesome items! There are so many cool items that you can buy and use in gameplay, such as: dice blocks, music record, talking parrots!
Fun minigames! Mario Party has the funnest and most fast-paced minigames. They are so much fun to play.
Sountrack! The music in Mario Party is great. I love hearing all the cool music that you hear while playing the game.

Negatives -
100 stars! It takes forever to become the Superstar. You have to play a handful of games to collect a bunch of stars. It takes forever!
Losing coins in minigames! I always hate losing with another player to another team and have to lose 5 or 10 coins or something like that.
Characters! The character roster for Mario Party (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Wario, DK) is great, but it's a bit small, so there isn't a variety of players to choose from.

Although Mario Party has its ups and downs, it's still a great game. So, again, I give Mario Party a 7/10. Great game!!!  :mario: :star:
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Detective Koshi on May 29, 2012
6/10

I must give it respect for it being the first game, laying the foundation for future MPs, but I feel like it was more of a beta verison of Mario Party which was perfected in MP2. 

pros
Introduced the series and basic gameplay formula
fun mini games
Mini game island and staduim
8 boards 

cons
Unforgiving, when it came to rotate control stick games and losing coins for failing mini games
limited character roster
Boards had a very annoying factors to them like Wario Battle Canyon
To be honest i thought MP2 was a downgrade. I think 1 was far better than 2
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: ChickenLegs on May 31, 2012
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Boards had a very annoying factors to them like Wario Battle Canyon
CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Detective Koshi on June 01, 2012
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Boards had a very annoying factors to them like Wario Battle Canyon
CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!
  Really? I loved MP1's Boards
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: tufus74 on June 11, 2012
I'd have to give it a 7/10 because some stages are really goddam annoying. But its a great game aside from that!
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Super Mario Gamer(95) on June 12, 2012
i give it a 9/10 cuz the music is great, the boards are great, the minigames are fantastic.

But the only thing i don't like is the joystick minigames those are painful to play but still fun.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Chubzster on June 12, 2012
i give it a 9/10 cuz the music is great, the boards are great, the minigames are fantastic.

But the only thing i don't like is the joystick minigames those are painful to play but still fun.

Post from earlier:

Well since this in my opinion was the best mario party in the n64 mp series i give it 10/10 I just loved this game it was so unique and in my opinion had the best boards in the N64 mario party series.

and its kinda still unique today cause its the only mario party to still have 8 boards.

But who knows maybe Mario Party 10 will have 8 or 9 boards and brake the record.

So is it 9/10 or 10/10? :P
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Gameguy1996 on June 12, 2012
7 out of 10 Two many rotateing control stick minigames and boo for free.The boards are great and some mini games are really great.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: SpiderStaryu on June 22, 2012
10/10

Its the original and I always give the first game in a series a perfect score for starting it all.
GAH! That's too high... =P

I know everyone has their opinion and such, but idk how people could give it a perfect scoring, it's fun yes, but the super luck and annoying mini-games bother me.
Title: Re: Rate Mario Party (1)!
Post by: Detective Koshi on June 25, 2012
10/10

Its the original and I always give the first game in a series a perfect score for starting it all.
GAH! That's too high... =P

I know everyone has their opinion and such, but idk how people could give it a perfect scoring, it's fun yes, but the super luck and annoying mini-games bother me.
   what luck factor? what annoying mini games? i also gave it a 10 out of 10 and PROUD Woo Hoo!! Like you said we all have our opinions!