Mario Party 7 is the seventh installment in the Mario Party series, and the fourth and last Mario Party title made for the GameCube, as the next installment was made for the newly released Wii, which was released in May 2007.
One day, everyone's favorite hero, Mario was taking his morning constitutional. Later in the day, Toadsworth appears. He's offering Mario and the gang a vacation aboard a luxury ocean liner. Saving the world is long, hard work, so they are delighted to accept the offer.
Mario rushes off to tell his friends the great news and pack his bags. They cannot wait to set sail cause they're kings of the world.
That makes Bowser mad; They are going on vacation and not taking him! Filled with unquenchable rage, the Koopa King swears revenge!
Do they want a fun vacation? He'll give them a fun vacation! And by that, he means No Fun At All!
The Koopa King's never been this mad! Who knows what he'll do?
But chin up old bean! Mario won't let him ruin his good time, right? Right!
When playing Solo Cruise, once the player has beaten the first five boards' conditions, Bowser will invite you to go to the last board, Bowser's Enchanted Inferno.
Like most Mario Party games, Mario Party 7 revolves around Mario and his friends collecting Coins and Stars to win on boards. Mario Party 7 also uses a GameCube Mic, and on some spaces and in some mini-games, you're able to use the GameCube Mic to control the characters.
- Birdo (New + Unlockable)
- Dry Bones (New + Unlockable)
Some of the songs in this game are remixes of songs in Mario Party 6. For example:
|Music from Mario Party 7...||is a Mario Party 6 remix or rendition of...|
|Mic Space theme||Speak Up theme|
|King of the River||Endurance Alley|
|King of the River (Loser)||Endurance Alley (Loser)|
|Take Me Ohm theme||Surge and Destroy theme|
|Track & Yield theme||Ray of Fright theme|
|Minigame Winner||Minigame Winner|
|Minigame Instruction||Minigame Instruction|
- Like its sequel and Super Paper Mario, Mario Party 7 contains text that is considered inappropriate in the United Kingdom. When the Star moves in Grand Canal, Toadsworth calls it a "bugger". Despite this, the game was not recalled, and it did not receive a PEGI 12+ rating, as with other games that contain this word.
- This is Koopa Kid's last appearance in a Mario Party game.
- This is the last Mario Party game where the Star and Coin totals were counted before the final results.
- This is also the last Mario Party game to feature Donkey Kong's sound effects from the first six Mario Party games.
- This is the first Nintendo game to make use of eight playable characters at once. The others are Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- However, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U allows up to eight controllers to be used, while Mario Party 7 can only use up to four controllers.
- This game has the most unique minigames of all the Mario Party games (not counting Mario Party: The Top 100 or Mario Party Superstars, which are compilations of 100 and 105 returning minigames respectively).
|Mario Party (1998, N64) | Mario Party 2 (1999, N64) | Mario Party 3 (2000, N64) | Mario Party 4 (2002, GameCube) | Mario Party 5 (2003, GameCube) | Mario Party 6 (2004, GameCube) | Mario Party 7 (2005, GameCube) | Mario Party 8 (2007, Wii) | Mario Party 9 (2012, Wii) | Mario Party 10 (2015, Wii U) | Super Mario Party (2018, Switch) | Mario Party Superstars (2021, Switch)|
|Mario Party-e (2003, GBA) | Mario Party Advance (2005, GBA) | Mario Party DS (2007, DS) | Mario Party: Island Tour (2013, 3DS) | Mario Party: Star Rush (2016, 3DS) | Mario Party: The Top 100 (2017, 3DS)|
|Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (2005) • Luigi's Mansion (2001) • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003) • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003) • Mario Party 4 (2002) • Mario Party 5 (2003) • Mario Party 6 (2004) • Mario Party 7 (2005) • Mario Power Tennis (2004) • Mario Superstar Baseball (2005) • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004) • Super Mario Strikers (2005) • Super Mario Sunshine (2002) • Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)|