Mario Party 3 continued to destroy friendships with great boards, fun minigames, and tons of new items as the last installment on the Nintendo 64.
With great boards and ridiculously fun minigames, Mario Party arrived last on the Nintendo 64 and introduced Daisy and Waluigi as new playable characters. A new duel based board game mode where two characters fight using partners was also introduced, along with a story mode.
Hit either of the two links below for Mario Party 3 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!
Read on for a rundown of Mario Party 3’s release dates, full character roster, list of boards, breakdown of minigames, variety of modes, collection of items, and unique board spaces.
|December 7, 2000
|May 6, 2001
|September 3, 2001
|November 16, 2001
Daisy and Waluigi join the Mario Party 3 characters list making for a total of eight playable characters.
*These characters are playable for the first time.
Mario Party 3 has just one unlockable board this time. View our board tips here.
|Deep Bloober Sea
*This board is unlockable!
The new one on one Duel minigames make their debut and Game Guy minigames are played on the new Game Guy Space. See our minigame tips here!
|1 vs. 3 (10)
|2 vs. 2 (10)
|Game Guy (4)
Although this technically covers the next three modes, Party Mode is more directly related to the standard battle royale gameplay. Pick a board and play! The Free-Play area is where you can play any minigame you’ve unlocked, the Battle Room is where players fight to gain the most minigame wins, and Game Guy’s Room is where you wager coins as you play consecutive Game Guy minigames. Duel Mode is a new mode where two players play on duel maps using partners to fight.
The new Story Mode follows the Millenium Star and Tumble in a short story as you play through every battle royale map and duel board. Heading to the Castle gets you to the options. Check scores, listen to some music, and set your settings.
Check out all the Mario Party 3 items below. Toad and Baby Bowser run the shops this time around. Each one sells different items and it’s random as to who pops up when you pass an item shop.