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Mario Party 2 Coming to North American Virtual Console

by Neal Ronaghan - December 17, 2010, 1:16 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: (Nintendo of America Twitter), http://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica

The second in Nintendo's party game series is coming out in North America on December 20.

Mario Party 2 is coming to Virtual Console in North America on December 20, according to Nintendo of America's Twitter.

The tweet reads: "Holiday Treat: You’re hearing it here on Twitter first! Mario Party 2 (N64) will be available for Wii via the Virtual Console on Dec. 20!"

Mario Party 2, which will be available for 1,000 Wii Points ($10), will be the first Nintendo 64 game since Mario Tennis in June, and only the twentieth Nintendo 64 title on Virtual Console in North America. The game came out on Japan's Virtual Console service in November, and it's coming to Europe on December 24.

The title, which originally released in North America in 2000, featured several new additions to the formula introduced by its predecessor. 43 new mini-games were added, and the majority of those featured in the original were included and updated. It was also the first title to allow players practice each mini-game before they played it.


TJ SpykeDecember 17, 2010

I wonder why in all three regions Nintendo skipped the first game? I know the second one is considered better by many, nut it makes sense to start with the first one.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterDecember 17, 2010

It's likely because the first one had the joystick twirling mini-games which caused a lot of blisters in gamers. This was so bad back in the day that Nintendo had to issue special gloves for those affected by the mini-games. Even if the GameCube controller and the Classic Controller are softer Nintendo is likely playing it safe.

And yes, I was one of those victims.

TurdFurgyDecember 17, 2010

it's not a party until Mario shows up in cowboy attire

Mop it upDecember 17, 2010

I'm pretty sure there were even lawsuits over the infamous Mario Party stick-spinning, so I highly doubt Nintendo wants that game back in circulation.

TJ SpykeDecember 17, 2010

I remember the blisters from the first game, they were pretty much the only way to win some of the mini-games. Maybe eventually they will get to it.

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