The Mario Party games popularized the trend of board game bonanzas with an assortment of varied activities. Each shindig was like having dozens of games in one, and Mario Party 4 is the wildest multiplayer get-together Nintendo has ever thrown. Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and an all-star cast of Mushroom Kingdom regulars have been invited, and there's never a dull moment as one to four players compete in 50 all-new minigames. With varied styles of play including racing, target shooting and games of chance, Mario Party 4 gives partygoers more reasons -- and ways -- to celebrate. Choose favorite Nintendo video game characters and compete in a series of contests to win the birthday present.
Take advantage of the Mini-Giant system - players can use items on the boards to grow larger or smaller in order to access different areas of the game boards and trigger special events.
Bump, whack and bang away in the newly introduced Tag Battle, which lets players pair up in two-man teams and compete at collecting stars.
Set a handicap that allows players of all ages and abilities to compete against each other.
Dash through an unmatched variety of game play with challenges that pit one player against three, two against two, each player against each other or four players against a common enemy.