How Nintendo Reacted To Very Bad Reviews For Mario Party And Mario Party 2

This week, Game Informer published their review for Super Mario Party. They described the game as something that’s fun to play.

What you may not know is 18 years ago, when Game Informer reviewed Mario Party and Mario Party 2, they gave both games very negative reviews.

How did Nintendo respond to these negative reviews? They sent a framed poster to Game Informer.

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franwex41d ago

Those games were fun, wtf game informer.

Madmoose41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

I never played played much of them myself, so I have no skin in the game. That one around here somewhere that was on the GameCube, but I didn't play as much as my family and others did. However from what I have heard or read from people that have played Mario Party games quite a bit more than myself they've wanted them to be more like the first (and especially) second one.

PurpHerbison40d ago

Game Informer gave the original Monster Hunter on PS2 like a 4/10 and a 3/10 on the second opinion. Strangest thing is the game didn't change for like 14 years. Still the same exact gameplay that made it explode on PSP/Wii/3DS/WiiU/etc. And they even stripped away online play on the PSP version, a complete step backwards, but they praised those ones.

Seraphim41d ago

Not sure about the OG Mario Parties. I did play, 5 (?) on the Gamecube and it was definitely a blast. An interesting and fun take on a video game/board game. Best with friends but even alone it had it's value for being fun; albeit limited.

Teflon0241d ago

1 to 3 are the best Mario Party games. 4 was good but they started to fall off from that game going forward. 5 was good to though

3-4-541d ago

Mario Party 1,2,3 are classics......I can't recall anybody we played with back in the day not liking these games.

Some critics think it's their job to be negative.

Kikutaro41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Mario Party is one of those series where fan’s receptions and critics are always opposite, and that’s not really a bad thing. Technically those games are meh, with flawed board designs, poorly designed mini games and lots of unfair mechanics. But it doesn’t mean that those games aren’t fun people wouldn’t like them. Mario Party games are technically flawed and bad, but in the same time they are fun and enjoyable

inxine41d ago

thats abit dramatic haha

FlyingFoxy41d ago

Eh i really enjoyed the first game on the 64, but as with everything else.. each to his own. I'm not fussed on Smash brothers or Pokemon either but plenty seem to like them.

People just love to bash at the end of the day. I don't pay attention to game reviews all that much unless they are all rated low, like in the 4-5 range, same with films.

strayanalog41d ago

The first two were the best ones, at least in my opinion. The first was an interesting, and skin losing, experience. The second outing really expanded on the formula and delivered some fun mini games. Nevertheless, I appreciate Nintendo's humor, or Howard Lincoln's rather, and Game Informer's "glowing" opinion.

Geobros41d ago

It is my opinion too. To be honest I have not played all Mario Party games but almost all 1 to 9. I dodn't have Wii U, so I don't play the 10th of the series. So, 1 and 2 were the best.

The only problem with those games was the N64 control stick fatigue of the controller. I had to repair it very often.

Concertoine41d ago

Some passive aggression from Nintendo, lol.

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