Story: The one-player mode has a nice little story. Mario Party 2 is truly a fun-filled, family-friendly game that will never bore you! Crazy Cutters, where you are on a jack-hammer tool and have to trace a black outline. Once you play a specific mini-game 64 in all , they become available to purchase using the coins you collected in your games to play anytime. The game-play is pretty straight-forward and easy to follow along with even if you've never played before. Each board has its own tricks and turns, and the playable characters, as well as Bowser, wear different outfits based on the theme of the board.
Those are fun in their own way, but there was just something so cool about being able to play a game like this with four players on the Nintendo 64 console. At the end of the multiplayer mode the character with the most stars will come in and save the day depending on which location you play at. The game is the direct sequel to Mario Party and is the second game in the Mario Party series, followed by Mario Party 3. There is also a mode where you can just play the mini-games, which can also provide more fun than playing the entire board game. A full 20-turn game takes about an hour to play and I have such fond memories of playing the Mario Party games at Christmases and family get-togethers in the past. It's really the only Mario Party that ever included character costumes for the different locations. In Mario Party 3 they allow you to carry three items at a time.
The sound just adds to the overall fun factor of playing Mario Party! Thanks for reading my review of Mario Party 2 for Nintendo 64! Battle Minigames give every player a chance to win 70% of the stocked Jackpot taken from players usually a set amount. You need 20 coins to buy a star. In Mario Party 2 you can only carry one item. This game introduces the first use of collectible items in Mario Party's history; the first game had items, but they simply added optional rules or game modes to the game. You collect coins as you go by landing on blue spaces or you can win them in the mini-games.
Have a Mario party that is! Hexagon Heat, where you try to jump on a colored-platform before it falls away. Bowser Balloon Burst, where you try to pump up a big Bowser balloon before your opponent. For example, if you have played a version of Mario Party on the Wii, and you played Mario Party 2 you would understand how the game-play works. I had to score this category so high since the Mario characters even have the most adorable costumes on depending which location you choose to play at. The objective is to earn the most stars of all players on the board; stars are obtained by purchase from a single predefined space on the game board. The game was first released in Japan in December 1999 and in other regions in 2000.
Face Lift, where you try to create the same distorted image of a face of one of the characters. Multiplayer allows 2 to 4 people to play the game. Each turn in Mario Party 2 is followed by a minigame, which is competed to earn money 10 gold coins, in most cases for the character, used to buy items and stars. If you go to the space land the character have on little astronaut outfits and if you choose the pirate land they all have pirate hats on. Some of the mini-games can be difficult, depending on how much practice you've had at a certain game.
Mario Party 2 features six playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Wario and Donkey Kong from the Mario series, who can be directed as characters on various themed game boards. I just love the original Mario Party games better than the newer Wii versions. I have played all the Mario Party games and this is my second favorite one to play. Hot Rope Jump, where you jump over a fire jump rope as many times as you can. The objective is simple and similar to the previous Mario Party: obtain stars and defeat Bowser.
There are a vast amount of mini-games that you'll encounter during game-play! The different characters have so many distinct animations. For example, a mushroom item will give you two dice blocks instead of one and a golden mushroom will give you three dice blocks so you can get further around the game board. It is so nice that the game allows you the chance to practice a mini-game before you actually play for coins. You can play the one-layer mode or the multiplayer game mode. Anyways, Mario Party 2 is quite simply a great game to play with real friends since you can play with up to four people.
This game came out in the days before you could play against another person online. You can also get helpful items as you go through the game. Graphics 10 Sound 10 Addictive 10 Depth 10 Story 9 Difficulty 8 Mario and a range of well known Nintendo characters, including Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, and Wario return for some more party action. The game was also released on the Wii Virtual Console title in Japan in late 2010, and for the Wii U Virtual Console in North America in December 2016. There's a mini-game stadium and a mini-game coaster.
You have to play each location once and then you unlock a special game board to play I won't spoil the surprise : In the multiplayer mode you can just choose which location you'd like to play in and you go through setting it up. My favorite mini-games are: Grab Bag, where you run behind other players trying to grab coins from a bag that's on their back. Battle, Item, and Duel minigames are introduced in Mario Party 2. Make sure you try Mario Party 2 or one of the early versions before you try a more complicated Wii version. There are catchy little songs that go with the mini-games, as well as noises that each character makes. Additionally, players can no longer lose coins in normal minigames.