|Mario Party 3|
North American box cover.
|ESRB PEGI CERO USK ACB|
Mario Party 3 is the third installment in the popular Mario Party series. The game introduces two new characters to the series: Daisy and Waluigi. This is the last game in the franchise to be on the Nintendo 64, as it would move to the GameCube for the next four volumes.
Story Mode Stamps
|Wit Stamp||Clear Chilly Waters, then defeat Wario in Gate Guy.|
|Kindness Stamp||Clear Deep Bloober Sea, then defeat Yoshi in Arrowhead.|
|Strength Stamp||Clear Spiny Desert, then defeat Donkey Kong in Pipesqueak.|
|Love Stamp||Clear Woody Woods, then defeat Peach in Blowhard.|
|Courage Stamp||Clear Creepy Cavern, then defeat Mario in Mr. Mover.|
|Beauty Stamp||Defeat Daisy in Backtrack.|
|Mischief Stamp||Beat Waluigi in Waluigi's Island.|
Battle Royale Maps
|Board||Difficulty||Description||Koopa Bank Locations||Locked Door Locations||Item Shop Locations||Boo Location|
|Chilly Waters||1 star||A snow-themed board with penguins and snowmen. The main gimmick of the board is the icy paths in the center of the board, for two reasons: 1. At the end of every junction of this icy path is a slippery slope the characters must cross to advance. If they make it up the slope, they will continue through the board; if not, they will slip and their turn will end, regardless of how many moves they have left. And 2. Whenever there are two or more people on the icy path, the ice will crack, and any player on the path will be sent to the path southeast of the center. As well as this, there is a giant snowman in the board's north that will allow the player to roll down a snowball for a 5 coin fee. Landing on a ? space will cause the same effects as paying the snowman, but on rare occasions, the snowman won't wake up and do anything.||1. 5 spaces away from the starting location in the southeast.|
2. In the board's north, west of the giant snowman.
|1. In the east junction of the icy fork. Leads to the eastern part of the board with Boo and contains a lone Chance Time Space.|
2. In the northwest part of the board, west of the second bank. Leads back to the path from the west junction of the icy fork.
|1. In the board's southwest, west of the first bank.|
2. On the northwest junction of the icy fork, south of the second bank.
|In the board's east, east of the first locked door.|
|Deep Bloober Sea||1 star||An ocean-themed board with Bloopers and sharks. The north and south parts of the board are separated only by a fork in the board's west - whenever players pass this junction and choose the direction they want to go, Sushi the Shark will ask the player to push one of four buttons, one of which launches a torpedo. If the players press any of the three correct buttons, they will move on to the desired path - but if the player presses the button that launches the torpedo, they are flung to the opposite path. The multiple ? spaces past the fork will cause a baby Blooper to yell for his mommy, who will take the players to the opposite part of the board. In the board's northwest, there is a giant angler fish. If anyone lands on the line of ? spaces near it, he will point at a direction, and if the player fails to mash the A button fast enough, they will be sucked in and shot to another part of the board.||1. 3 spaces away from the starting location in the southeast.|
2. In the board's north, west of the Boo.
|1. In the board's south, entered through the south junction past Sushi. Leads back to the southwestern part of the board.|
2. In the board's north, just west of the second bank. Leads back to the north junction past Sushi.
|1. In the board's south, west of the first bank.|
2. In the board's north, south of Boo.
|In the board's north, east of the second bank.|
|Spiny Desert||2 stars||A desert-themed board with cacti and Pokeys, but no Spinies. The main gimmick of the board is that there are two star spaces; however, one is a mirage. If anyone passes the fake one, the star will disappear (the Mushroom Genie, when called via Magic Lamp, will always take the player to the correct star). Aside from that, there is also an interesting fork in the center of the board; the west junction will simply allow the player to move regularly, while to pass the south junction, the player must jump over two cacti to get to the southwestern part of the board - if they fail and touch one, they are flung to another part of the board. There are also two sand pits, one in the north and one in the south, and landing on any ? spaces beside them will suck in the player and send them to the opposite sand pit.||1. In the board's northwest, before (and west of) the northern sand pit.|
2. In the board's northeast, east of the northern sand pit.
|1. Near the starting location of the board, right of the first fork. Leads to the eastern part of the board leading to the second Item Shop.|
2. In the board's northeast, past the northern sand pit. Leads to Boo and back down to the starting location.
|1. 2 spaces away from the starting location in the southeast.|
2. In the center of the board, east of the two cacti.
|In the northeastern part of the board, past the second locked door.|
|Woody Woods||2 stars||A forest-themed board with Monty Moles, Woody, and Evil Woody. The main gimmick of the board is the arrow signs - these signify which direction the players must go. These signs switch every turn, similar to the junctions in Luigi's Engine Room from the first game. Landing on the many ? spaces throughout the board changes the direction. The three ? spaces near Woody in the board's west will give the player a chance to get either 5 coins or an extra dice roll. The three ? spaces near Evil Woody in the board's northwest act the exact opposite, taking away 5 coins from the player or sending them backwards.||1. In the board's west, west of Woody.|
2. In the board's east, south of the second Item Shop and north of the starting location.
|1. In the southeastern part of the board, east of the first Item Shop. Leads back to the north junction of the first fork.|
2. In the board's north, west of Boo. Leads back to the north path east of the first bank.
|1. 2 spaces away past the first fork that is four spaces away from the starting location, in the board's southeast.|
2. In the northeastern part of the board, east of the Boo.
|1. In the board's north, west of the second Item Shop and east of the second locked door.|
|Creepy Cavern||3 stars||A cavern-themed board with spiders and Whomps. This board has two main gimmicks. The first one is the Whomp King in the center of the board. He is seen lying down and blocking one of two paths, and will only move if the player gives up a certain item. Landing on any ? spaces near him will make him flip over and block the opposite path. The other gimmick is the Thwomps on both sides of the boards, as the west and east sides of the board are separated from each other, and for 5 coins, the players can ride on a vehicle that leads to the other side of the board. The ? spaces on the two train tracks activate the same vehicle and will chase down the player to the other side of the board. Aside from this, the only other way to cross from the east to west (and vice versa) is via locked doors.||1. 3 spaces away from the starting location in the southeast.|
2. In the board's northeast, west of the second locked door.
|1. In the southern part of the board, west of the first bank. Leads from the east to west side of the board.|
2. In the northern part of the board, east of the second bank. Leads from the west to east side of the board.
|1. In the board's east, north of the starting location.|
2. In the board's west, south of the second bank.
|In the board's west, south of the Whomp King.|
|Waluigi's Island||3 stars||An island-themed board owned by Waluigi, containing Piranha Plants in cranes. This board has many gimmicks applying to it. The first gimmick is the island west of the starting location. This section of the board has numerous ? spaces and dynamite in the center - everytime the players land on an ? space located here, the counter, starting at 5, goes down by 1. Once it reaches 0, the dynamite will explode, and any player caught in the blast will lose all their coins. The second gimmick is the gear in the center of the board. Crossing into here activates a roulette that will choose the direction the player will go (the roulette itself will occasionally go faster). The third gimmick is the fork in the northeastern part of the board west of Boo. Any player who crosses here must choose one of two paths, one of whom is booby-trapped. If the players pick the safe route, they move on to Boo, but if they picked the booby-trapped path, they will be sent back to into the green pipe just north of the starting location. The fourth gimmick is the numerous red pipes spread across the board. All of these pipes lead back to the aforementioned green pipe. Finally, the fifth gimmick is the oval-shaped island in the board's northwest. Every turn, all the spaces on this island, except the lone Bank Space in the southern part of the island, will change into different spaces. This means that the island can be made up of Chance Time spaces or even Game Guy spaces! Even though this board belongs to Waluigi, if the players look, they will see numerous Luigi references, implying that the board once belonged to Luigi before Waluigi took over. This board is unlocked once the player beats Story Mode.||1. In the board's east, south of Boo.|
2. In the southern part of the oval-shaped island in the northwest.
|1. In the board's east, south of the first bank. Leads back to the starting location, as an alternate route instead of the green pipe.|
2. In the board's southwest, west of the dynamite island. Leading back up to the main path in a circle, this path can be used to avoid the dynamite island.
|1. Just 1 space away from the starting location in the southeast.|
2. In the board's north, west of Boo.
|In the northeastern part of the board, east of the second Item Shop and north of the second bank.|
|Board||Description||Story Mode Opponent|
|Gate Guy||A fairly short square-shaped board. The main gimmick is the junction in the middle of the board. For 5 coins, the player can pass from either the north or south of the junction as a shortcut.||Wario/Luigi|
|Arrowhead||Another fairly short square-shaped board. The main gimmick is the junctions in the center of the board, which can lead the player to either sides of the board.||Yoshi/Luigi|
|Pipesqueak||An odd-shaped board for Duel Mode. The main gimmick are the pipes on all four corners of the boards, which, when used, warp the player through another, random pipe. This can be either an advantage or disadvantage.||Donkey Kong/Luigi|
|Blowhard||A short square-shaped board with junctions in the center of each side/area. The main gimmick is the big fan in the center board - when crossed, the fan will blow the players into the air, switching partner locations.||Peach/Luigi|
|Mr. Mover||A slightly square-shaped board. The main gimmick is the conveyor belt in the board's south - every turn, the conveyor belt will change directions (this conveyor belt leads to both player's starting locations). There are also junctions on the both sides of the board that lead back to southern part of the board, giving the player more time to plan their moves.||Mario/Luigi|
|Backtrack||A star-shaped board. The main gimmick are the 5 Reverse Spaces on all 5 edges of the star-shaped board. Whenever these spaces are landed on, they will reverse the direction the duelists must travel, and will also change the positions of the partners, not unlike the effects of a Reverse Mushroom. This board is unlocked once the player beats Story Mode. Since Daisy is not playable in Story Mode, Luigi can never be dueled here in Story Mode.||Daisy|
- Golden Mushroom
- Magic Lamp
- Poison Mushroom(new)
- Reverse Mushroom (new)
- Cellular Shopper (new)
- Boo Repellent (new)
- Bowser Phone (new)
- Plunder Chest
- Dueling Glove
- Skeleton Key
- Item Bag (new)
- Lucky Lamp(new)
|4-player||1 vs. 3||2 vs. 2||Duel||Battle||Item||Rare||Game Guy|
|What to Do?!?||Treadmill Grill|
Ice Rink Risk
|Spotlight Swim||None||Stacked Deck|
All Fired Up
|Looking Ahead||Parasol Plummet|
|Got It?||Messy Memory|
|Hide and Sneak||None||Crowd Cover||Three Door Monty||None|
|Big Trouble||Cheep Cheep Chase||None||Hyper Hydrants||End of the Line||Merry-Go-Chomp||None|
|Fighting Spirit||Snowball Summit||Coconut Conk||Baby Bowser Broadside|
|Vine With Me|
|On Your Toes||Toadstool Titan|
Mario's Puzzle Party
Etch 'n' Catch
|Silly Screws||Slap Down|
|None||Mario's Puzzle Party Pro||None|
|Let's Get a Move On||Aces High|
|Ridiculous Relay||None||Dizzy Dinghies||None|
|Nice and Easy||Bounce 'n' Trounce||None||Cosmic Coaster||Motor Rooter||None|
|Aim||Chip Shot Challenge||Hand, Line and Sinker||None|
|Don't Hurry||Frigid Bridges|
Pump, Pump and Away
|Mustn't Panic||Pipe Cleaners||None||Eatsa Pizza||Popgun Pick-Off|
Baby Bowser Bonkers
|None||Tick Tock Hop||None|
|Item Mini-Game||None||Winner's Wheel|
Hey, Batter, Batter!
Swinging with Sharks
Swing 'n' Swipe
|Game Guy Mini-Game||None||Game Guy's Lucky 7|
Game Guy's Magic Boxes
Game Guy's Roulette
Game Guy's Sweet Surprise
|Stardust Battle||None||Stardust Battle||None|
- This is Princess Daisy's fourth appearance in this game. The first being Super Mario Land, the second being NES Open Tournament Golf and the third being Mario Tennis, which was her return.
- This is Waluigi's second appearance in this game after his debut in Mario Tennis.
- This is the third and final Mario Party game released on the Nintendo 64. The next game would be released on the Nintendo GameCube.
- This is also the final appearance of Princess Daisy's classic design, which was first used in Super Mario Land.
- This is the first Mario Party game to feature Mario's main voice, Luigi's main voice, Peach's main voice and Wario's main voice.
- This is also the last Mario Party game to feature Yoshi's sound effects from Super Mario World and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island which was used in the first two Mario Party games.
- Some of the playable characters' voice clips were later reused in Mario Party 4 and Mario Party 5.
- Some of the minigame music was recycled and remixed in Mario Party Advance.