As the sequel to the original, Mario Party 2 for the Nintendo 64 included refined boards, more minigames, and a 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 the buttons for lists and in-depth tips for all the boards, minigames, and unlockables in Mario Party 2.
Read on for a rundown of Mario Party 2’s release dates, full character roster, list of boards, breakdown of minigames, variety of modes, collection of items, and unique board spaces.
|December 17, 1999||January 24, 2000||October 12, 2000||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*
*This board is unlockable!
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|