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Mario Party Advance

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Mario Party Advance
マリオパーティ アドバンス
Mario Pāti Adobansu
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North American cover.
Developer(s): Hudson Soft
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Category: Party
Players: 1-4
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: March 28, 2005
Japan: January 13, 2005
Europe: June 10, 2005
Australia: September 15, 2005
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Mario Party Advance is a party game and handheld spin-off installment in the Mario Party series. Developed by Hudson Soft and released for the Game Boy Advance in 2005, the game is the first proper handheld entry in the Mario Party series, following the e-Reader game Mario Party-e.


Cover (NA)

It's a PARTY to Go!

For the first time, Mario Party madness has been packed into a portable, fun-filled single-player adventure! Bowser has crashed the party and scattered all of Party World's mini-games and Professor E. Gadd's Gaddgets around Shroom City–now you have to collect them all!

Travel around Shroom City and help the locals solve their problems to earn fun mini-games and quirky Gaddgets!
Play dozens of mini-games and Gaddgets–avoid getting shocked in Amplifried or see how long you can survive in Volleybomb!
Clash with your friends in head-to-head Battle mini-games, or link up and share mini-games and Gaddgets!

Cover (PAL)

It's a Party to Go!

Mario Party has been packed into a portable Single-player adventure! Bowser scattered mini-games and Gaddgets around Shroom City - go there and help! Play mini-games and Gaddgets earned in Shroom City and clash with your friends! You can also link up and share mini-games and Gaddgets!

Virtual Console (Wii U)

It's a party to go!

Bowser has crashed the party and scattered all of Party World's minigames and Professor E. Gadd's Gaddgets around Shroom City! Play as either Mario™, Luigi™, Peach™, or Yoshi™ as you move around the board. Roll the die and help the locals solve their problems, or complete special challenges. Once you've discovered a fun minigame and quirky Gaddget in Shroom City, you can access them later in Play Land and in Challenge Land!


As the player arrives in Party World, Bowser suddenly appears and attacks, scattering all of the minigames and Gaddgets across Shroom City. The player must travel across Shroom City to collect the missing Gaddgets and minigames and defeat Bowser.


Mario Party Advance focuses primarily on the single-player Shroom City mode, in which players travel across a game board-structured map to complete quests for various characters. The game features four playable characters, each of which start at different points on the map. Players travel across the board by rolling dice, which they have a limited stock of in the form of mushrooms; running out of mushrooms will result in a game over. Every three rolls, the player must partake in a "Mushroom Challenge" and complete a randomly-selected to earn extra mushrooms. In addition to standard spaces, the board also features Dice Spaces, which allow the player to move again without using a mushroom; Minus Spaces, which cause the player to lose a mushroom; and Minigame Spaces, which allow the player a chance to earn an extra mushroom by completing a minigame.

Technical details

Technical details
Media: Game Boy Advance Game Pak
Digital download (Wii U)
Supported features: Game Link Cable
Input / compatible controllers: Game Boy Advance
Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote, Classic Controller

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
Mario Party Advance Virtual Console (Wii U) WW: December 25/26, 2014
JP: October 28, 2015
A direct port of the original game released as a download on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, with added emulator features.

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