As the sequel to the original, Mario Party 2 for the Nintendo 64 included refined boards, more minigames, and an appreciated smaller luck factor.
Mario Party 2 had the chance to correct its predecessor’s mistakes and shortcomings, and it did! Boards were not infuriating to play, minigames weren’t cheap, and the overall luck factor was dropped a decent amount. Plus, items were introduced, making for a much more strategic and enjoyable board game experience.
Hit either of the two links below for Mario Party 2 board and minigame lists, along with tips and advice for each. Got a tip of your own? Make sure to submit any helpful advice with the submission form at the bottom of each tip page!
|Friday, December 17, 1999||Monday, January 24, 2000||Thursday, October 12, 2000||Monday, November 6, 2000|
The same six playable characters from the original Mario Party return and once again, none of them are unlocked from the start.
Mario Party 2 has just one unlockable board this time. View our board tips here.
||Horror Land||Bowser Land
Single Player minigames were dropped but the three main types remained from the first Mario Party. Battle, Item, and Special minigames are new! See our minigame tips here!
|4-Player (21)||2 vs. 2 (12)||1 vs. 3 (11)|
|Battle (8)||Item (6)||Special (1)|
Party Mode is the main mode which also happens to be the main menu this time around. Play boards here! Mini-Game Island branches off to four different modes. One is Woody where you can buy minigames to play in Mini-Game Park, a second mode. There’s Mini-Game Stadium where you play on board without collecting stars and Mini-Game Coaster, the devilish mode that tasks you with beating a series of minigames without losing lives. There’s also the Laboratory, your fancy options menu. You can also listen to the game’s soundtrack here.
|Party Mode||Mini-Game Island||Laboratory|