Mario Party Advance

Mario Party Advance is the first handheld game in the series and is primarily focused on single player gameplay, all on the Game Boy Advance.

Instead of the usual four player shenanigans where each player takes turns collecting coins and purchasing stars, Mario Party Advance focused on just one player as they moved around the board completing quests and minigames. Tumble, Toadette, Professor E. Gadd, and Toad run the show as a small roster of playable characters interact with a large cast of citizens of Shroom City. As the only player on the board, each turn lets you roll a dice block as you move your car across the map. You’re limited to the number of rolls you have left, but strategic movement on the board allows for additional rolls.

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Release Dates

North America
Europe Australia
Thursday, January 13, 2005 Monday, March 28, 2005 Friday, June 10, 2005 Thursday, September 15, 2005

Playable Characters

Mario Party Advance has a total of four playable characters.

Mario Luigi Peach Yoshi

Shroom City (6 Areas)

Shroom City
Town Area
Horror Area
Snow Area
Desert Area
Jungle Area
Seaside Area

50 Mini-Games

4-Player (30) Duel (8) Bowser (6)
Gamble (6)

4 Modes

Shroom City Play Land Party Land
Challenge Land Passport Bonus World