This FAQ explains pretty much how to beat this game. There is just one last note: This game is VERY long. Make sure that you have a lot of time if you wish to beat it.
3 How To Play
This game is basically a board game. You move around a giant board in hopes to become the Party Star. To do that, you must get the most stars by the end of the game. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Those stars are sometimes behind obstacles and will cost you twenty coins apiece (with the exception of the Last Five Turns Roulette stopping on Free Stars).
Usually players that played any of the past games—Mario Party, Mario Party 2, or Mario Party 3—may have little to no trouble. New things since include: the Mini/Mega system, fifty new Mini-Games, the Extra Room, the Present Room, new items, and, of course, new boards.
3a Controls The controls are simple:
Pressing Start/Pause, A, B, Y, and X will reset the game as if you pressed the Reset button on the GameCube.
Select Control Stick
Copy Menu Y
Erase Menu X
Hit Die A
Use Item B
View Board R
3b Party Mode
The Party Mode is a free-for-all with selectable rules and up to four players.
- Players: 0-4 Humans
Menu shows one to amount of controllers inserted, but in-game setting allow 0-4, even with one controller.
- Maps: Goomba’s Greedy Gala (1), Shy Guy’s Jungle Jam (1), Toad’s Midway Madness(1), Boo’s Haunted Bash (2), Koopa’s Seaside Soiree (2), and Bowser’s Gnarly Party (3) (Only after unlocked from Party Mode) The number in parenthesis is the difficulty level.
- Teams: Battle Royal (None), 2 vs. 2 (Teams combine stars, no 3 vs. 1 Mini-Games, and 2 vs. 2 Mini-Games are always set to selected teams)
- Turns: 10-50 (Multiples of 5)
- Mini-Games: All, Easy, Custom
- Bonuses: On (Hidden Blocks and Bonus Stars), Off
- Handicap: 1-9 per player
- Dice Block: Use to move (1-10).
- Spaces: See “4 Spaces”
- Events: See “5 Board Events”
- Stars: See “5 Board Events”
- Junctions: Select a path to move with the Control Stick. Press A to choose. Some paths disappear, in which cannot be crossed. On these junctions, that direction is eliminated.
You get to hit two dice blocks. Doubles give you 10 coins. Double 7’s give you 30.
* If Super Mega, you get to hit three. Triples give you 30 coins. Triple 7’s give you 50.
Every player you pass must fork over 10 coins. If they have less, take them all.
You can battle Bowser when passing in a Bowser Mini-Game. You forfeit half your coins if you lose.
Unfortunately, you miss all board events and also stars.
When you use a Mini Mushroom or a Super Mini Mushroom, your character will decrease in size.
Pipes can be passed through to access special areas.
All Mini Mini-Games can be played.
The dice block will roll only 1-5.
* If Super Mini, you get to hit two. Doubles give you 10 coins.
When you pass Bowser, you forfeit all your coins.
*All Mini or Mega effects are eliminated when you stop or pass a Sparky Sticker.
3c Story Mode Story Mode is almost the same as Party Mode with a few exceptions:
- Players: 1
- Characters: Same
- Level: Easy, Normal, Hard, Auto (The more you play, the harder it gets)
- Mini-Games: Same
- Maps: Same except Bowser’s Gnarly Party is always last.
- Teams: Always Battle Royal
- Turns: Always 15
- Bonuses: Always On
- Handicap: Always Off
After A Board Map
After completing a Board Map, a story Mini-Game will begin against the guide character. See “7f Story Mini-Games” for more details. If you win, you gain a Present. If you lose, you can try again for free. You can view the Presents in the Present Room.
How Long Is This Game
There are 8 Characters, 6 Maps, 48 Story Presents, 48 Parties, and 720 turns. One turn takes about 2-3 minutes, one 15-turn Party takes 30-45 minutes, and 48 Parties take 24-36 hours. If you stop to do anything, it’ll take longer.
4 Spaces There are 8 different spaces. Each one is on every map.
Blue Space – You get 3 coins if you land on it. A Hidden Block may appear if Bonuses are on.
Red Space – You lose 3 coins if you land on it.
Happening Space – An event based on the map occurs when landing on it.
Warp Space – You will warp to another player’s space by landing on it.
Mushroom Space – You will get a random Mushroom when you land on it. See below.
Battle Space – A 4-player battle game will start when anyone lands on it. See below.
Bowser Space – See below.
Fortune Space – A fortune game begins if a player lands on it. See below.
- Mushroom Space – A little and a big box will appear. The size has no effect. A Mini or Mega Mushroom appears randomly when you choose.
- Bowser Space – One of two things will happen when someone lands on it. Baby Bowser will steal some coins from the landing person or everyone. Alternatively, Bowser will do one of three things. Bowser will give you a Bowser Suit, have a Bowser Revolution (evens everyone’s coins), or starts one of three Mini-Games: Fruits of Doom, Balloon of Doom, or Darts of Doom.
- Fortune Space – The Fortune Game is pinball with one rule: someone will get lucky. The landing player shoots a ball into one of four slots, each with a character’s face. Round two is also shooting a ball into one of three slots, each with one of the other character’s faces. Round three is shooting a ball into slots marked with stars and coins. What happens? Do the math! If there are not enough coins or stars to pass, then all of them are given.
- Battle Space – A roulette with 5, 10, 20, 30, and 50 coins on it appears. Each player puts in the amount of coins chosen. If there aren’t enough coins, oh well! See “7d Battle Mini-Games.”
5 Board Events
When you pass , a Board Event occurs. These don’t count as spaces.
This shop sells items for many needs during the game. See “6 Items” for what is sold. There are four ways you can’t enter: you have less than fives coins, you already have three items, you are Mega, or it is the last turn. You also can’t buy the Bowser Suit.
This shop gives you a lottery ticket on your first visit for later, which is completely random. You can always participate for 5 coins. There are two games. One of them has you choose a ticket to scratch off. The other has you turn a wheel and it will give you a colored ball. The outcomes and prizes are the same for both games. If you scratch “1” or get a yellow ball, you win first prize (100 Coins). If you scratch “2” or get a red ball, you win second prize (30 Coins). If you scratch “3’ or get a blue ball, you win third prize (Super Mini Mushroom or Super Mega Mushroom). If you scratch “TRY AGAIN” or get a white ball, you win no prize.
Boo will steal coins or stars for you here. However, it isn’t free.
Coins: 5 Coins
Star: 50 Coins
Also note that Boo might not steal any coins if whoever is getting robbed presses A enough.
The stars are on every board in a random spot. These stars cost 20 coins each. No deposit, no return! Sometimes you need to use a Mini Mushroom to access the star.
Over the duration of the game, you can obtain various useful items that are even more useful if used at the right time. Remember, you can only hold three items.
Mini Mushroom – Use this to become Mini for a turn. The dice block only reads 1-5, but you can go through pipes and play Mini Mini-Games.
Mega Mushroom – Use this to become Mega for a turn. You hit two dice blocks, but you
miss Board Events and stars.
Super Mini Mushroom – Use this to become Mini for a turn. You hit two dice blocks, but they still only read 1-5. You can go through pipes and play Mini Mini-Games.
Super Mega Mushroom – Use this to become Mega for a turn. You hit three dice blocks, but you miss Boards Events and stars.
Mini-Mega Hammer – Use this to cause a chosen opponent to become randomly Mini or Mega next turn.
Warp Pipe – Use this to switch places with a randomly chosen opponent.
Swap Card – Use this to switch all items with a randomly chosen opponent.
Sparky Sticker – Use this to cause anyone that lands on this space to lose 10 coins and any mushroom effects.
Gaddlight – This prevents Boo from stealing coins or a star from you. You can use it once.
Chomp Call – Use this to have Chomp move the star’s location.
Bowser Suit – Use this to turn into Bowser for one turn. You miss all Board Events and stars, but you can take 30 coins from each player you pass. You only get one dice block.
Boo’s Crystal Ball – Use this to call Boo, no matter where you are. The prices are the same.
Magic Lamp – Use this to have the Genie move you to the star. The star is still 20 coins.
Item Bag – When you buy this item, three random items come out, except the Bowser Suit. For the best deal, buy this when you have no items.
Item Prices/Where To Find Them PriceItemLocation
5 Mini Mushroom Shops/Item Bag/Mushroom Spaces/Mini Mini-Games
5 Mega Mushroom Shops/Item Bag/Mushroom Spaces/Mini Mini-Games
15 Super Mini Mushroom Shops/Item Bag/Mini Mini-Games/Lottery
15 Super Mega Mushroom Shops/Item Bag/Mini Mini-Games/Lottery