Mario Party Legacy

Week of Mario Mods Day 4: Mario Party Showcase

The talent and enthusiasm behind the Mario modding community is unlike any other. Countless Mario titles have been deeply modified and experimented with, and this week Mario Party Legacy will be highlighting five different Mario games and series that feature a dedicated and fascinating hacking and modding community.

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

Countless Mario series have seen incredible advancements in their hacking and modding communities, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Mario Party series. Even though the series spans over a dozen games spread across the last decade, the hacking scene for the Mario Party series has never really taken off. There’s a lot of potential for custom Mario Party boards, minigames, and more, but there’s a long road ahead before any of that becomes a reality.


Today’s showcase will be a little different. The Mario Party hacking community doesn’t have any ongoing projects at the moment. Instead, little hacks and little changes have been made here and there, and that’s what we’ll focus on for today. If anything, we hope that showing off what’s been accomplished so far will interest some of you to look into the hacking scene.

First off I’d like to show off Nintega Dario’s work. Dario has done an impressive job at bringing over characters and animations from one game to the other. For example, Birdo and Dry Bones don’t make their appearance in the Mario Party series until Mario Party 7, but Dario has managed to import them into games like Mario Party 6 and Mario Party 5. While nothing is perfect and there are still kinks to work out here and there, this is definitely a great starting point for the hacking community.

For more, check out Nintega Dario’s YouTube and Twitter.

We’ve also seen some interesting texture changes from users likeΒ MnSG and TheLordKhon. The images above show a Red Magikoopa and a Red Yoshi in Mario Party 9. To see more of these texture changes, including a Red Koopa Troopa, check out this link.

And then we have this nonsense created by Thelombax51. This video shows a lot of potential for Mario Party hacking.


And that’s really all there is to share. We want Mario Party modding to kick off, so we added a Mario Party Hacking and Modding board to our Forum. This will serve as a place where those who are interested in Mario Party hacking can discuss and share ideas, techniques, discoveries, and more. If you’ve got any experience in Mario Party hacking, please join us!

Michael Koczwara

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  • Luigiguy567

    I thought this would have been saved until Day 5, but oh well. I can’t wait to see what Day 5 is!

    Also that hacked final boss was… *ahem* interesting.

    • SuperZambezi

      I saved my two favorites for Day 4 and 5. Day 5’s game looks very promising.

      Debating whether I should have a Day 6 because there is another game I wanted to do. Just depends on my time and schedule!

      • SpiderStaryu

        You have only two favorites!?

        All of them are my favorite. πŸ˜‰

  • Braystar

    GIANT EVIL FIRE MARIO WILL REKT US ALL! But it’s sad that MP doesn’t get great hacks… πŸ˜›

    • But, but, you just saw the- and those… ports. πŸ˜›

  • Fire Mario being a Mario Party 9 hack boss is hysterical.

  • Rodney Jenkins

    Now I can imagine seeing some Mario Kart hacks.

    • If you want to see some, there are a lot floating around on YT.

  • Toblet

    Now that Rosalina is playable in MP10, maybe someone could make her playable in other installments?

    • Nintega Dario

      On it! ;D

    • SpiderStaryu

      I can’t imagine it be easy to import her into older Mario Party games lol

      At least with the GCN ones, Koopa Kid had a model and everything, Rosalina doesn’t have one for the GCN, maybe it be more possible for like Mario Party 9. πŸ˜›

  • BossBlitz88

    I think I have tears in my eyes after that last one ! XD

  • Psych

    I do remember a MP9 hack which had some character (I think it was Shy Guy) having different animations. That includes idle, all four minigame-end screens, it was kinda neat.

  • Spiny Bro

    Giant fire mario, didn’t know that was possible lol

  • Boo3DSmashBoo

    Hammer Bro., I think you went the wrong way, you were in 8 and you were supposed to go to 9 not 7.

    • Now that’s a good one. XD

      • Boo3DSmashBoo

        Thanks. πŸ˜€

        • You’re welcome, that had to be the most hilarious MP hacking joke I’ve ever heard, well it’s the first and original.

  • Cool, a Red Yoshi! I suppose it’s possible with all other Yoshi colors, too?

    And then we have Boo in all GCN Mario Parties…only that Boo isn’t playable in normal modes of Mario Party 4.

    I’m not sure if Boo is possible for MP9, but then again, he was playable in MP8.

    • Nintega Dario

      I made a hack of Boo in MP9, but I never showed it off.

    • king_austin95

      there’s already a red yoshi anyways

  • I also have been working on a MP9 hack, and here’s Bowser Jr. in the game.

    • Spiny Bro

      Wow, you are awsome! Can you incorporate Bowser in mario party 9?

      • Not just Bowser, but all characters work as playable characters. πŸ˜€
        They just need animations for unprovided movements.

        • king_austin95

          the next thing you need to work on is getting the right voice clip put in for the modded characters. its weird hearing the voice clips of characters that aren’t them. if that’s even possible

          • I haven’t gotten around to voice clips yet.

          • king_austin95

            its possible to fix the voice clips though?

          • Why yes it is, but there are limits.

          • king_austin95

            like what?

          • king_austin95

            also you didn’t answer a question i asked yesterday

        • These look amazing! Please do more!

          • My friend Thelombax51 did the Fire Mario hack; I did the character ports from the Hudson games.

        • Spiny Bro

          Can you make it, I want to see!

          • I’ll get around to doing that; I’m already working with someone to get Koopa Kid into MP9.

          • Spiny Bro

            Ooh, interesting.

        • Spiny Bro

          Is that I want that giant turtle in that car in 10!

          • king_austin95


          • I’ll try, but I don’t know if 10 will use the same files as 9.

          • Love Bro


          • Love Bro

            But you can also do it in 9.

    • king_austin95

      that’s dumb. why’d you make them all different colors? and its stupid because bowser jr. still has kameks voice clips. sorry

      • Luigiguy567

        It’s a work in progress, leave him alone.

        • king_austin95

          sorry. i was just saying. geez.

          • 8B1T

            I find your rudeness disrespectful. First warning.

          • king_austin95

            i said sorry. how is that rude? i was just trying to point out a flaw

          • 8B1T

            ‘That’s dumb’ seems to be a favorite phrase of yours, as is shutting down others’ ideas without considering their point of view. I’m not saying your saying sorry was rude.

          • king_austin95

            ok i’m sorry. and i don’t shut other peoples ideas down. i just state my opinion. i can have an opinion.
            i’m not the only person in the world that likes their ideas and opinions better than other peoples.
            a lot of people are like that

          • Hey, your opinion counts, no one has to judge you on it. I haven’t gotten around to voice clip editing yet.

          • king_austin95

            ok. thank you. also thank you for answering my question

          • Hey, no problem. ;D

          • king_austin95

            i just meant it was weird that in the bowser jr. video it was weird that they were all random colors, and that bowser jr. still had magikoopa’s voice clips. i’m sorry i said its dumb. its not dumb it just needs some work. is that better?

          • king_austin95

            i edited the comment and took out the dumb and stupid part. i’m sorry

    • Luigiguy567

      That’s awesome! I love the SMB2 flutter jump effect you added to Luigi! Dario Party seems like it has some great potential!

  • king_austin95

    the fire mario one is dumb. why wouldn’t you have used dry bowser?

    • 8B1T

      1. Don’t be rude.
      2. The purpose of hacking is to showcase what crazy possibilities can exist. Also, I hope you realise rigging Mario in place of Bowser is technically more challenging than rigging Dry Bowser…

      • Hello there.

      • king_austin95

        i’m sorry but would have rather seen dry bowser. it would make more sense. i still want it to be realistic

      • king_austin95

        fixed my comment for you

  • G’day, people of the Legacy of the Party of the Mario.

    • 8B1T

      Hey there Hero of Winds, welcome to MPL! answers your first question.
      As for the second, Luigi is one of a few characters who can appear. I’ve seen Mario, Peach, I think Toad, Rosalina, and Spike as well.
      Also, please check out the comment rules as well, and we also have a forum. There are links to both of these up the top of the page.

      • Oh, really! I have read the rules! And thanks! πŸ˜€

        • Welcome! I’m ImpaDude, nice to meet u!

      • king_austin95

        i’ve also seen the train vehicle from mario party 10 appear with the 4 different characters riding in it

    • king_austin95

      you talk about stuff. that should be obvious. anyways… welcome

      • Thanks. πŸ˜€

        • king_austin95

          also. the picture changes every so often, like if you refresh, or leave and come back

        • king_austin95

          and your welcome

    • RLWilliams3d

      Welcome Hero of Winds, I’m RLWilliams3d, and we here at MPL hope you have a great time πŸ™‚

    • RobinFTW

      Hey, welcome, I’m RobinFTW, have fun! πŸ™‚

    • Mercenary AD

      Hi, I’m AD, nice to meet ya! I came to this website starting with MP9 news and made an account when the Pic of the Day started up πŸ˜€

    • Heyy! Welcome to MPL! I am Bowser498! If you want to find out more, check out my Disqus and Forum profile! I update it regularly! πŸ˜€

  • OMG That Fire Mario had me in tears laughing

    • king_austin95

      its kind of funny but i’d rather have a more realistic character like dry bowser.
      because dry bowser is actually a bad guy…. that roars, like bowser

      • I prefer this version, for the laughs.

        • king_austin95

          to each his own. i respect your opinion, thoigh it doesn’t change mine

    • Guest

      Did you escape from his grasp? πŸ˜›

  • king_austin95

    i liked the ones where you changed yoshi and kamek’s colors. is it possible to mod it to where you can play as four different colored yoshis or toads? it would be funny to see four yoshis or toads. instead of them only being one character

  • king_austin95

    will there ever be a playable mario party mod?

    • Yes, but it will take some time before it’s released to the public. ;D

      • king_austin95

        cool. thank you

  • I have a question about hacking. So, I know the basics, but how can people make things like fire Mario as Bowser hacks look so realistic?

    • Dark Boo


      • How do you make textures like that?

        • Dark Boo

          Usually themselves or photoshop and do all of their painting fiascos

  • I subscribed to Nintega Dario’s Channel.

    • Thanks for your support bro. πŸ˜€

      • Hi! By the way, I don’t publicize my subscriptions, but my channel is Blue Power Starz. Would love to learn a few hacking tips from you πŸ™‚

        • Well, start small, and then go further into hacking, my first games that I’ve hacked are SM64 and SMW. πŸ˜€

          • Ok. The thing is, I really hardly know anything about hacking, I just plan on learning how to code games, and if I don’t get a job at Nintendo, I thought hacking would be a fun alternative.

          • It’s the best thing in the world, especially if you work at Nintendo, because you can make copies of hacked versions of the game.

          • king_austin95

            why can’t we go to day 5 yet?

      • RobinFTW

        That’s some awesome hacks! I’m gonna subscribe too πŸ˜€

        • Thanks-a you so much, for joining the community. ^_^

  • Giant Mario boss is pretty cool. Other characters are possible, such as Luigi, Peach, Toad, and Yoshi. As they can throw and/or breathe fire.