Mario Party 2 Joins The Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console

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Ahead of the holidays, Nintendo has decided to add a family friendly to the North American Virtual Console library. Nintendo Wii U owners can pick up Mario Party 2 starting today. This Nintendo 64 game originally debuted in Japan in 1999, was released worldwide in 2000, and appeared on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console in 2010.


In Mario Party 2, players are competing for control of an amusement park. Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Wario are the six playable characters, each with costumes that automatically change to match the six boards. This installment added Battle, Duel, and Item minigames to the series, allowed people to practice before playing a minigame for the first time, and was the first to offer items, like Mushrooms, Plunder Chests, and Boo Bells, for players to use and possibly improve their standing.


Mario Party 2 is $9.99 in the Nintendo Wii U eShop.

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Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.