Mario Party has six modes to choose from; Warp Pipe, Mini-Game House, Mini-Game Island, Mushroom Shop, Mushroom Bank, and Option House.
The Warp Pipe is where all the Party Boards are played. You have the option of choosing the number of human players and 4 of the 6 playables characters. You also choose 1 of the 8 boards (2 of which are unlockable), and the number of turns (20, 35, or 50).
At the Mini-Game House, you can use money to buy Mini-Games that you have previously played on the Party Boards. Mini-Games cost from 50-500 coins depending on the type of Mini-Game. If you want to try a Mini-Game, you can pay 10 coins for a single try.
You can also play the Mini-Games you buy freely by going to the Crystal Ball.
After you buy the Mecha Fly Guy from the Mushroom Shop, you can use him to see how many times you can rotate the control stick in a certain amount of time.
The Mini-Game Stadium is similar to the Party Boards, but there are no Stars and Blue and Red Spaces do not give or take coins. You win coins by playing Mini-Games at the end of each turn and the player with the most coins at the end of the game wins.
Mini-Game Island is a big World Map where your player must survive through 50 Mini-Games with a limited amount of lives. The 50 Mini-Games are split into 9 worlds and each has its own theme. Each Mini-Game is represented by a space.
If you aren’t using your coins on buying Mini-Games, then you are probably spending them here at the Mushroom Shop. The Mushroom Shop has a total of 15 items to buy, some of which will appear after you complete different things.
|Plus Block||On Board||Already There||Gives you coins equal to the number on Dice Block (Appears randomly)||200|
|Minus Block||On Board||Already There||Takes coins equal to the number on Dice Block (Appears randomly)||100|
|Speed Block||On Board||Already There||Changes Dice numbers to 8-10 (Appears randomly)||200|
|Slow Block||On Board||Already There||Changes Dice numbers to 1-3 (Appears randomly)||100|
|Event Block||On Board||Already There||Boo, Koopa, or Bowser Appear (Appears randomly)||200|
|Warp Block||On Board||Already There||Appears and warps player (Appears randomly)||200|
|Mecha Fly Guy||Mode (Mini-Game House)||Already There||Rotate Control Stick as many times as possible in 10 seconds||100|
|Record||Mode (Option House)||Already There||Listen to Game Music||50|
|Talking Parrot||Mode (Option House)||Already There||Listen to Character Voices||50|
|Lucky Box||After Board||Already There||Get 10% interest on coins||400|
|Casino Box||After Board||Already There||Bet double or half of your coins||300|
|Magma Mountain||New Board||After Playing all 6 Boards||Unlock Bowser Board||980|
|No Boo||On Board||After Beating Eternal Star||Boo will no longer appear||500|
|No Koopa||On Board||After Beating Eternal Star||Koopa will no longer appear||500|
|Credits||Mode (Mushroom Bank)||After Beating Eternal Star||Credits will play||100|
There are two Toads here. The one on the left will let you use the vault. In the vault, several items from the shop are stored here. This is where you can activate them. The Toad on the right will tell you you current balance of Stars and coins.
In the Option Hose, ask the Toad to erase all the data on the game. You can also set your Sound settings. After you unlock the Record and the Talking Parrot from the Mushroom Shop, you can use them here to listen to the game music and character’s voices.