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The Mario Party Series was first created in 1998 by Hudson. The game gradually added more playable characters. And they also continue to add more innovation such as a mic, and 8 P. mode in the games. After Hudson went bankrupt and was bought out by Konami, Nd Cube took over the franchise in addition to absorbing many of the former developers

Games

  • Mario Party - First game in the series. Released December 18, 1998.
  • Mario Party 2 - Each board has a genre-theme and gives the characters outfits based on that. Released December 17, 1999.
  • Mario Party 3 - added Waluigi and Daisy as new characters. Released December 7, 2000.
  • Mario Party 4 - Last Mario Party game with DK as a playable character until 10. Released October 21, 2002.
  • Mario Party 5 - A dream-themed entry featuring the Star Spirits from Paper Mario. Toad, Boo, and Koopa Kid as new characters. Released November 10, 2003.
  • Mario Party -e - First handheld Mario Party. Released February 18, 2003.
  • Mario Party 6 - Has a Day-Night gimmick with each board radically changing with the change of time.Toadette as new character; Added Mic minigames. Released November 18, 2004.
  • Mario Party 7 - Had a globe-trotting theme based on various countries. Added 8 Player mode. Dry Bones and Birdo as new characters, final appearance of Koopa Kid. Released November 7, 2005.
  • Mario Party Advance - First proper portable game with the main focus being the single player mode. Added E. Gadd inventions. Released on January 13, 2005.
  • Mario Party 8 - First Mario Party game on the Wii. Centered around motion-based minigames. Added Hammer Brothers and Blooper to the cast of characters. Released May 29, 2007.
  • Mario Party DS - Three types of Mini Games (Mic,Touch and Buttons). Released November 8, 2007.
  • Mario Party 9 - Last Mario Party game with Birdo as a playable character. Added Koopa Troopa,  Shy Guy, and Kamek as  new characters. Announced at E3 2011. Released on March 2, 2012.
  • Mario Party: Island Tour - Boo returns as a playable character. Like Mario Party 9, the board is a straight path. Includes several minigames utilizing the 3DS's microphone, AR functionality and gyroscope. Released on November 22, 2013.
  • Mario Party 10 - DK and Toadette returns as a playable characters. There is now a special Bowser mode where the 5th player chases the players, trying to eliminate their hit points. Several new minigames, including Bowser minigames that heavily use the Wii U gamepad. Still plays like 9. Supports Amiibo. Announced at E3 2014, released on March 12, 2015.
  • Mario Party Star Rush - Last Mario Party game with Toad and Toadette as a playable characters. The players start as Toad and collect the other characters each with unique dice. The game centers around beating bosses to collect stars. Released on October 7, 2016.
  • Mario Party: The Top 100 - A compilation of minigames from previous home console Mario Party games, which were remade with updated graphics and controls. Characters originally unplayable during certain minigames (such as Princess Daisy and Waluigi in Mario Party and Mario Party 2 minigames) will be playable.
  • Super Mario Party - The first entry on the Nintendo Switch and a return to a more classic board game style. Like in Star Rush, each character gets their own unique die. Also has a grid-based tag team mode. Several enemy characters return as playable as well as Diddy Kong, Monty Mole and Pom-Pom joining the roster. Released on October 5, 2018

Characters

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