Funny / Mario Party

Nintendo 64 (1, 2, 3)
  • Mario's Rainbow Castle in the first Mario Party has Bowser's event. He gives the player a black star. The music dies out and the character looks at the screen as if to say What. Then Bowser takes 40 coins and does a dance.
    • Not to mention his event in Luigi's Engine Room. Bowser presents you with his latest invention, a coin-making machine. To demonstrate, Bowser then makes a coin for you, which your character looks at and then looks at the screen as if to say "this can't really be happening" before picking it up. Bowser then charges you 20 coins for the demonstration and does his little dance. Jerk.
    • If you're thrown into a game of Bash and Cash and you surprisingly manage to avoid losing any coins, Bowser is shocked. Then he says he's going to take your coins anyways because he doesn't like you.
  • In the Mario Party 2 intro, Wario disagrees with Mario Land being named after Mario and declares it be named Wario Land since he's the Super Star. Him, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and DK all get into an argument, which is halted when Peach interjects and says that she has a name everyone can agree on. She pulls a cord... and a sign for Peach Land shows up. Everyone collapses in response.
    • Another is the red Koopa Troopa who, upon discovering Bowser is invading Mario Land, rushes to the six and yells at them about the threat as they're arguing. They briefly look at him, then go back to arguing as if it doesn't matter.
      • The music of that bit only makes it funnier. Especially when it abruptly pauses when the cast glances at the Koopa as mentioned and abruptly resumes as they go back to arguing.
  • From Mario Party 2: Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing. Artificial Stupidity at its finest.
  • In Mario Party 3's Story Mode, Mario is shown happily relaxing outside Peach's Castle in a chair. What could possibly ruin this plumber's day? The Millennium Star crashing right beside him, causing Mario to go flying off.
  • Daisy slapping Bowser into the sky in Mario Party 3. The reactions of Tumble and the Millennium Star especially make this moment priceless.
    • Mario Party 3's Bowser in general. He's portrayed as totally incompetent, showing up too late, and getting owned by not only Daisy, but Waluigi, who easily defeats him in a fistfight.
  • In Mario Party 2's Horror Land, Mr. I's idea of teleporting you is... chasing you across the board.
  • SO EIN MIST! Or what some hear it as: D'OH I MISSED!
    • In the Japanese version of 1, Luigi and Wario instead say "Oh my God!" when failing a minigame.
  • Any time the once-in-a-blue-moon positive Bowser Space event (like 10,000 Coin Gift or 100 Star Gift) occurs. Especially in 2 and 3, where he just stares blankly at you and then runs away.
  • There's an Item Mini-Game in Mario Party 3 called "Hey, Batter Batter!" in which, unsurprisingly, you get a single swing at a pitch from Baby Bowser; if you hit the ball, it can go to an item and you win it. Or Baby Bowser can catch it.
  • In the Story Mode in 3, each time a Star Stamp is collected, Bowser will attempt to take it from you. They're all pretty funny, but the clincher is after the fourth stamp, when Bowser and the Koopa Kids block your escape. Tumble asks Bowser to get out of the way, and he does so.
  • There's the minigame "The Beat Goes On" in 3 where you have to copy the beat the Shy Guys made. Every character uses, naturally, their hands to beat the drums. Yoshi actually uses his head.
    • Yoshi also Headbutts everything that characters like Mario and Luigi punch during mini-games in the first three Mario Party games. However, from 4 onward, Yoshi opts to use punches rather than his head.
  • From Mario Party 2: Bowser's Big Blast. Players take turns pressing switches and hoping it's not the one that eliminates them. When a switch is pressed, the music goes silent. Then, either nothing happens, and the character that presses it sighs in relief, or the "eyes" on the bomb initiate a countdown while the poor sap that pressed the switch goes into their "oh no" animation and then gets blown away.
  • In Mario Party 3, Bowser can randomly appear in a Ready for Lovemaking pose to any of the players, not just Peach.
  • The Mario Party 3 mini-game, “Picture Imperfect”, has some rather hilarious faces, even when they are made correctly.
  • Again in Mario Party 3, when Luigi loses certain minigames, such as a Game Guy minigame, he'll curl into a fetal position.
  • The beginning to Dizzy Dancing from Mario Party 2. All four players are standing on a record. Then the record starts spinning until all four players are thrown off. It's hilarious to watch.

Gamecube (4, 5, 6, 7)
  • In Mario Party 5 and 6, if you land on a Mr. Blizzard space while carrying no capsules/orbs, a giant snowman falls onto your head while a text box reads "Nothing happened."
    • Also from 5 is the Ukiki Capsule. The animation is the Ukiki beating the unfortunate character up to get their capsules.
    • The Thwomp Orb in 6 and 7 is similarly hilarious if only for how abrupt it is. The character barely even gets to step onto the space before WHAM, Thwomp comes barreling out of the sky with no warning and crushes them flat!
  • In Mario Party 4, most of the Bowser minigame dialogue. A highlight is in "Darts of Doom", when Bowser forces the Koopa Kids to move the dartboard so that he won't get hit.
    • From the same minigame:
    Koopa Kid #1: The player with the least points...
    Koopa Kid #2: Gets a back rub!
    Koopa Kid #1: NO! They get ROASTED!
    Koopa Kid #2: Like chestnuts on an open fire!
  • The seldom-seen Draw result in 5's Manic Mallets. Normally, the hammer just hits one team. In a draw, the hammer turns 90 degrees, and flattens them all.
  • The Bubble Capsule (in 5). Apparently, it is a viable strategy to light your backside on fire in order to advance 10 spaces.
  • The team name for Waluigi and Daisy in 5 is "Awkward Date".
  • "I'm Red K. Kid!" "I'm Blue K. Kid!" "Hello, I'm the handsome one!"
  • The minigame "Apes of Wrath" from 7 has a beginning animation where the two duelists eat apples before being spotted by the Ukikis. If Dry Bones is one of the duelists, he bites into an apple... and his head sticks to it and comes off his body.
  • Luigi's Annoy Mode taunt in 7 is hilarious. The kicker? He simply goes, "Oh, sorry" afterwards.
    • The best taunt in the series, though, is from Waluigi in Mario Party 6.
    "You're lousy!"
  • Mario Party 7's Bowser Time has a couple funny moments:
    • The constant event where Bowser takes a memento of the trip and gets every player in a cut-out picture. The photo of the characters itself is usually normal for the most part... but sometimes Bowser "accidentally stumbles" into the photo. In the end, Bowser makes everyone pay 10-20 coins and dupes them.
    • Him making Koopa Kid rob a bank in Windmillville. On some occasions, Koopa Kid will fail to steal any coins, resulting in Bowser grounding his minion.

Wii and Wii U (8, 9, 10)
  • In Mario Party 8, the team name for Mario and Dry Bones together is "BBQ Ribs".
  • In the two-on-two minigame "Paint Misbehavin'" in Mario Party 8, the winning team will go back in their tanks and start shooting paintballs at the losers, whom start running around in circles with their hands up.
  • The Reverse Minigame Bowser option in Mario Party 9, where the first person who loses the minigame wins.
  • Shy Guy's animation for getting third place in a mini game in 9. He does a cute little dance.
    • Yoshi seems to have taken up wagging his behind at the camera in some of his victory animations, which are also rather funny.
    • Toad getting 3rd place in 9. He shrugs and wiggles his hips.
  • This gem from 8's King Boo's Haunted Hideaway.
  • The Story Mode cutscenes in Mario Party 9, where Bowser and Bowser Jr. plot to put an end to the heroes. By the time the heroes reach Magma Mine, Bowser, instead of juggling the mini-stars, taps his foot with his arms crossed as he knows all too well what Junior's gonna tell him.
    • Each cutscene also includes a moment where Junior tells Bowser about a generic location and Bowser gives a more detailed description
      Bowser: Spooky-castle stage? The one filled with terrible ghosts and worse decorating? That's Boo's Haunted Castle!
    • Then there's the cutscene for Bowser Station...
    Bowser: Space stage? You mean my secret hideaway? That's Bowser Station! I guess I'll just have to send my minions into outer space!
    Bowser Jr.: Yeah, Dad! What's up?
  • Shy Guy and Kamek are stated to be working for Bowser during the Story Mode of 9. This is a little hard to believe when you consider they are still beating up the minions Bowser sends to stop the heroes, working with the heroes and fight Bowser Jr and Bowser himself.
  • In Bowser Party mode in 10, the Back spaces catapult Team Mario back a set number of spaces. This is at its most hilarious when it catapults them back into Bowser, since not only is it Comedic Sociopathy, but Bowser's roar makes it looks like he just realized a car/submarine/mecha is flying straight at his face.

Handheld (Advance, DS, Island Tour, Star Rush)
  • One of the best parts in the Advance version is during the "Bowserstein!" quest. Bowser tells you he's created 2 monsters and asks you which one you want to face off against, "The scary one?" or "The very scary one!" If you select the first choice, you play the game as normal, but if you choose the latter option, a small Huffin Puffin waddles in, forcing you to start it over.
  • Any time Bowser mentions his bubble powers in Island Tour.
  • Bowser does at least have special dialogue for his son in the Tower mode of Island Tour, blasting him off the top aside. He does not, however, in Bowser's Peculiar Peak— in fact, he doesn't give his son ANY special treatment if he loses, and is perfectly content with batting him into an active volcano with a gigantic mallet.
  • Naturally, the characters aren't wanting to move forward in Bowser's Peculiar Peak in Island Tour because Bowser is waiting at the "goal". So the way the players move is by the spaces on the board lighting the poor character's butt on fire to get him/her moving.
  • Later handheld games have 2D illustrations for the playable characters. This includes ones of them freaking out upon being inked by a Blooper/losing to a mini-game...except for Rosalina's, which has her act in total resignation to her fate.

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