Mario Party Advance

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Mario Party Advance
Mario Party Advance Box.jpg

Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Konami (Wii U Virtual Console)
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Composer(s) Ichiro Shimakura
Yoshimasa Ikeda
Series Mario Party
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Wii U Virtual Console
Release date(s)
  • JP January 13, 2005
  • NA March 28, 2005
  • EU June 10, 2005
  • NA December 25, 2014 (Wii U Virtual Console)
  • PAL December 25, 2014 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single player

Mario Party Advance (マリオパーティ アドバンス Mario Pāti Adobansu?) is a game in the Mario Party series and the first, and only, Mario Party title for the Game Boy Advance, released by Nintendo. As it is not released on a home console, and instead a handheld console (the second is Mario Party DS and the third is Mario Party: Island Tour), gameplay is different from that of the previous Mario Party games. It was released on January 13, 2005 in Japan, on March 28, 2005 in North America, and on June 10, 2005 in Europe. It is the tenth Mario game for the Game Boy Advance and is followed by Mario Party 7.


Players drive a car around a party board similar to the other Mario Party games. Players start with a certain amount of Mushrooms, and the game is over when there are no Mushrooms left. The multiplayer Party Mode that was present in all of the other Mario Party games is no longer available, and it has been replaced by a new mode called "Shroom City". The aim of the game is to collect all the minigames and "Gaddgets" that were scattered around Shroom City by Bowser by completing quests assigned to the player by the various inhabitants of Shroom City. Most of the Mini-games are for only one player, but there are a few multi-player Mini-games. They are the Duel Mini-games and the "Penguin Race."


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 54%[4]
Review scores
Publication Score C
Eurogamer 1 out of 10[1]
GameSpot 6.5 out of 10[2]
IGN 6 out of 10[3]

Mario Party Advance received mixed reviews. While the game contains a large number of minigames and unlockables, reviewers decried the game's tendency to punish players based on random chance, rebuked the game for lack of innovation in the minigames, and expressed concerns about the game's limited multiplayer modes.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Eurogamer – Mario Party Advance Review". 
  2. ^ a b "Gamespot – Mario Party Advance Review". 
  3. ^ "IGN – Mario Party Advance Review". 
  4. ^ "Metacritic Mario Party Advance page". 

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