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
Designer(s) Fumihisa Sato
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 only Mario Party title for the Game Boy Advance, released by Nintendo. It differs from other titles in the series in that the game is almost exclusively single player. It was released on January 13, 2005 in Japan, on March 28, 2005 in North America, and on June 10, 2005 in Europe. The next handheld entry was Mario Party DS, released in 2007.


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 The multiplayer Party Mode that was present in all of the other Mario Party games is no longer available, and it has been replaced by a new mode called "Shroom City".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
GameRankings 56.53%[1]
(based on 10 reviews)
Metacritic 54%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score C
Eurogamer 1 out of 10[3]
GameSpot 6.5 out of 10[4]
IGN 6 out of 10[5]

Mario Party Advance received mixed reviews. While the game contains a large number of minigames and unlockables, reviewers criticized 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.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Mario Party Advance Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Metacritic Mario Party Advance page". 
  3. ^ a b "Eurogamer – Mario Party Advance Review". 
  4. ^ a b "Gamespot – Mario Party Advance Review". 
  5. ^ "IGN – Mario Party Advance Review". 

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