Mario Party: The Top 100

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Mario Party: The Top 100 is ranked in the 16th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 32 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

3%

Critics Recommend

Based on 32 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameXplain
Meh
GameXplain

Top Critic

Meh
Nov 10, 2017
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Scored Reviews

Atomix
78 / 100
78 / 100
Nov 13, 2017

We finally received a compilation of the best minigames in Mario Party history. While the game itself suffers the lack of other content, each minigame is as great as you remember and the Download Play function makes it a great option for multiplayer experiences.

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Cerealkillerz
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

The bottom line is that Mario Party The Top 100 is a good mini-game collection that you can play through the download play feature with up to three friends but the glory days of the N64/Gamecube era are not reached with that title because of the lack of a prober party mode.

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Video Chums
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2017

Although Mario Party: The Top 100 contains an impressive amount of mini-games that are still super-fun to play, the modes to enjoy the mini-games within are unfortunately lacking.

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IGN Spain
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 is an awesome opportunity for new players to know the past of this series, even when the lack of the board game shows strong differences in playability.

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GamePro
72 / 100
72 / 100
Dec 21, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 is a nice mini-game collection, which quickly runs out of steam despite the large selection.

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GBAtemp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 delivers on what it sets out to, providing a modern way to play 100 classic minigames, each legendary in its own right. Where the game falls short is in delivering what fans yearn for, almost teasing them with half of what made the series so brilliant. Were this game to embrace the chaos and beautiful madness many have come to love the series for, it would have potential to be the greatest entry yet.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 19, 2017

Although it has Mario Party in the title, Top 100 is lacking in the more complex and competitive nature that fans of the series have come to look forward to.

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The Games Machine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 values quantity over quality, with a huge array of different events tied by a very basic connection. The overall result is basically an opportunity to regret how good and passionate the old chapters were.

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Spaziogames
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 wants to prove that minigames can stand by themselves, but fails in doing so; its minigames, lacking the classic party mode, become boring after a while, and the game is only truly recommandable to those who have three friends ready to join them in this far from perfect blast from the past.

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Areajugones
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 is a game that, even though it has 100 of the best minigames of the saga, it feels very short. Very uninspired game mode and very little content make this game uncapable to be on the same level as Nintendo has been this year. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-ldb4'); });

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2017

Even though the mini games were a blast, the other half is missing, and it's just not a party without them.

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COGconnected
62 / 100
62 / 100
Nov 16, 2017

Even if your friends don't have a copy of the game you can still invite them to play with you.

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IGN Italy
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 is a game made with great diligence. Its party game nature, however, fails to take off and express itself fully, especially if you've played a lot of the mini-games re-proposed. Although it's a sort of mecum vate of the Nintendo saga, the game is very derived and essential, slipping too soon into oblivion.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 20, 2017

There is a lot to love in the way Nd Cube brought back 100 beloved minigames from the Mario Party series, but this package falls short in the content used to deliver those bite-sized delights. Mario Party: The Top 100 may hold the record for the most minigames, but it certainly has the least amount of content and the lowest replayability.The game set out to compile a collection of the best minigames in the series; that goal was accomplished with great results. That makes the initial time spent with Mario Party: The Top 100 an awesome walk through nostalgia lane - unfortunately the rest is a rushed project; with that in mind it fails to live up to its full potential.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 21, 2017

On top of quantity, Mario Party : The Top 100 gathers quality minigames that were wisely chosen, nicely updated and carefully ported to the portable console, although this nostalgic selection also results from the eventual compatibility with the original controls, consequently creating a few issues. Worse, the main modes are too simplistic and almost void of content. Whether those underline a lack of inspiration or development time, such shortcomings prevent this compilation from expressing its potential further than brief multiplayer sessions.

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LevelUp
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Mario Party the Top 100 is a missed opportunity. The idea to bringing together the best of the series in a game was good but it has poorly executed with lack of motivations to return to play. The almost complete absence of the classic board game fun is an incomprehensible decision.

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FNintendo
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 22, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 does a very good job at bringing previous minigames of the Mario Party series to the 3DS, thanks to an exquisite conversion job whose result is a long lifespan, very good control systems and a fun and involving solo mode. The other side, though, is that Mario Party's multiplayer component misses out in this game, and it certainly feels like a lesser party game than its predecessors.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 14, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 is a pretty bare-bones experience, one that has little to offer for those who aren't interested in local multiplayer.

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Wccftech
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2018

I do hope they bring Mario Party to Switch soon, but until then, this honestly isn't a very good replacement. Not worth it unless it's a gift for a younger gamer, or you happen to get together with friends and 3DS consoles often.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG
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Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 1, 2018

Mario Party: The Top 100 is an unnecessary project that was thrown into the market on a residual basis. Perhaps it is worth trying to play with the children, but in this case, several consoles of the 3DS family are needed. Game lacks online mode.

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CGMagazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 feels like a party no one showed up to.

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DualShockers
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

It is a shame to see the series fizzle out like this on 3DS. At this point, I just want Nintendo to bring the game over to the Switch with Mario Party 11, as that may be the breath of fresh air this series desperately needs to stay relevant. If that doesn't work out, then it may be time for Nintendo and Nd Cube to finally put this once great series to rest.

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Destructoid
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2017

At the end of the day, it takes more than fun mini games to make a good Mario Party game. It's also about carefully crafting a meaningful game experience that allows you to screw over your friends in the most skilled, fair way possible (with a dash of luck, obvs). Hopefully Nintendo can keep the series alive and perfect the spirit of Mario Party for the Switch, but for now I think Mario Party games are officially dead for the 3DS.

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Twinfinite
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Nov 16, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 was such a strong idea, but it unfortunately falls flat as an actual full-priced Mario Party title. I still don't know why this wasn't developed for the Switch instead of the 3DS. With some decent game boards, and a few more minigames, The Top 100 could have been a great party game for the Switch. So despite some short-lived fun moments, this is not a party to go to unless you have some friends along in tow..

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GamingTrend
50 / 100
50 / 100
Dec 22, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 is sadly mediocre. What should be a wonderful commemoration of the friendship-breaking party experience turns into a bland rehash of different minigames from the series. While this is still fun with friends, it's probably better to just grab an older Mario Party and dig in there.

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Nintendo Insider
5 / 10
5 / 10
Dec 21, 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100 could have been so much more. The minigame assortment is a strong one and a fun nostalgia trip for fans of the series, however thanks to the game’s underwhelming selection of single and multiplayer modes that enjoyment is short-lived. A rushed release that sadly squanders its potential. Here’s hoping an inevitable Switch entry can get the series back on track.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

5 / 10
Dec 21, 2017

Even Mario Party die-hards will struggle to find much to enjoy in this rudimentary compilation. There are occasional glimmers of nostalgic genius, but they are few and far between when compared to the plainness of the side modes, brevity of the single-player campaign, and length of the list of dud mini-games on offer. It's a fun distraction for a couple of hours, but Mario Party: The Top 100 lacks the replayability of a mainline Mario Party title, making it a hard sell in the face of its more complete-feeling siblings.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2017

Unfortunately, I just don't see how Mario Party is supposed to be enjoyable playing solo on a handheld when there isn't even a fully fleshed out board games to play on. It's just a series of 1min mini-games that award you 1-3 stars feeling very much like this should have been a mobile game.

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Continue-Magazin
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 13, 2018

Let's be clear about Mario Party: The Top 100. Its mini games are superb although not every fan favorite made it into the list. But the main and single board is boring and nothing like Mario Party used to be in the old and fun days. At least you only need one module to play four player sessions.

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NintendoWorldReport
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

I was able to finish the entire game, playing every single mini-game, finishing single player mode, and checking out the other modes, in around three hours. And while the joy of Mario Party is typically in playing the boards and games over and over, there's really no incentive to do that here since the only available board is pathetically underwhelming, and playing the games in rapid succession is tiresome. The Top 100 isn't a terrible game, but it's an experience that rings hollow when it could have been so much more.

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God is a Geek
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

As is often the case with looking back on the past, Mario Party The Top 100 makes you remember that things were never really as good as you remember.

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