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Mario Party 2: Retro Review

Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Party
Number of Players: 1-4
ESRB: E for Everyone
Available on: Nintendo 64
Release date: Jan. 24, 2000

As a child, my friends and I spent countless hours playing Mario Party 2. As I got older, I played every Mario Party title. Nothing came close to Mario Party 2. In my opinion, it is the best Mario Party title ever released.

What makes it so great, you say? For one, the mini-games in Mario Party 2 are the absolute best. Hot Rope Jump, Hexagon Heat, Honeycomb Havoc, Toad in the Box…I don’t think there is one mini-game in Mario Party 2 that I don’t enjoy.

Toad In The Box is always a blast.

Another thing that makes Mario Party 2 stand out from the other entries in the series is its great selection of boards. There are six: Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land, Horror Land, and Bowser Land. For each board, excluding the final board, Bowser Land, the characters are dressed in costumes that correspond to the board they are on. For example, in Western Land, players are dressed as Cowboys. Read More…

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