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Keeping up with Super Mario Bros. franchise history of Dub Name Changes for Woolseyism purposes, the Mario Party series abounds with name changes.

Some general notes:

  • Several Party Mode boards across the series have Theme Naming after various Japanese onomatopoeias or similarly snappy, imitative reduplicated words in the Japanese versions. Since these terms do not translate very well abroad, the localizations ignore these words and go with their own themes instead.
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  • Name changes where the only change to the name is a term for a franchise mainstay (such as Koopa to Bowser and Jugemu to Lakitu) being replaced with a consistently used international name will not be listed here.


Mario Party 3

  • Onomatopoeia replacement:note 
    • Jirijiri Desert to Spiny Desert
    • Dokidoki Cavern to Creepy Cavern
    • Bukubuku Deep Sea to Deep Bloober Sea
    • Guruguru Woods to Woody Woods
  • Hiehie Lake to Chilly Waters

Mario Party 4

  • The boards, in the Japanese version, were all named according to this formula: (Imitative/onomatopoeia word) + Party. All of these names were changed.
    • Wakuwaku Party to Toad's Midway Madness
    • Harahara Party to Shy Guy's Jungle Jam
    • Hiyahiya Party to Boo's Haunted Bash
    • Dokidoki Party to Goomba's Greedy Gala
    • Ukiuki Party to Koopa's Seeside Soirée
  • Koopa Party to Bowser's Gnarly Party

Mario Party 5

  • Only three boards out of seven have a Dub Name Change this time around.
    • Adventure Dream to Pirate Dream
    • Aqua Dream to Undersea Dream
    • Koopa Dream to Bowser Nightmare

Mario Party 6

  • Party Mode boards:
    • Athletic Tree to Towering Treetop
    • Trap Factory to E. Gadd's Garage
    • Fortune Town to Faire Square
    • Battle Mountain to Snowflake Lake
    • Wonder Island to Castaway Bay
    • Chase Castle to Clockwork Castle
  • The Solo Mode boards have a Theme Naming, all starting with the imperative form of a Japanese verb.
    • Susume! Harahara Canyon to Thirsty Gulch
    • Mezase! Aurora Road to Astro Avenue
    • Nobare! Koopa Tower to Infernal Tower

Mario Party 7

  • The Party Cruise boards marked a return of the onomatopoeic names.
    • Ukiuki Town to Grand Canal
    • Gougou Mountain to Pagoda Peak
    • Harahara Desert to Pyramid Park
    • Kirakira City to Neon Heights
    • Dokidoki Village to Windmillville
    • Guragura Kingdom to Bowser's Enchanted Inferno!

Mario Party 8

  • Donkey Kong's Jungle Park to DK's Treetop Temple
  • Kuribō's Ocean Road to Goomba's Booty Boardwalk
  • King Teresa's Mystery House to King Boo's Haunted Hideaway
  • Heihō's Dream Express to Shy Guy's Perplex Express
  • Nokonoko's Happy Town to Koopa's Tycoon Town
  • Koopa's Space Colosseum to Bowser's Warped Orbit

Mario Party 9

  • Adventure Road to Toad Road
  • Dynamite Factory to Bob-omb Factory
  • Horror Castle to Boo's Horror Castle
  • Treasure Ocean to Blooper Beach
  • Panic Mine to Magma Mine
  • Bowser Colony to Bowser Station
  • DK Jungle to DK's Jungle Ruins

Mario Party: Island Tour

  • Item Castle Land to Perilous Palace Path
  • Killer Mountain Survival to Banzai Bill's Mad Mountain
  • Star Atsume Skyroad to Star-Crossed Skyway
  • Rocket Race Galaxy to Rocket Road
  • Kamek's Pittari Gate to Kamek's Carpet Ride
  • Heihō's Old Maid Card to Shy Guy's Shuffle City
  • Abekobe! Koopa Volcano to Bowser's Peculiar Peak

Mario Party 10

  • The imitative Theme Naming from Mario Party 3, Mario Party 4, and Mario Party 7 returns for the main boards.
    • Wakuwaku Park to Mushroom Park
    • Hiyahiya Wood to Haunted Trail
    • Dokidoki Ocean to Whimsical Waters
    • Ukiuki Airplane to Airship Central
    • Harahara Castle to Chaos Castle

Super Mario Party

  • Bomb King's Dangeorus Mine to King Bob-omb's Powderkeg Mine
  • Kamek's Gorgeous Tower to Kamek's Tantalizing Tower
  • A Discovery! Large-Fruit Islands to Megafruit Paradise


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