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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.
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    • In Yoshi's Tropical Island, Bowser sells you a Bowser inner tube to swim to the stranded Yoshi. It slips around the character's waist and then pops. Bowser then asks if it happened because you've gotten fatter. Not fat. Fatter.
    • 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.
      • If Bowser's Tug-o-War ends in a draw, like The Runaway Guys did on Eternal Star, Bowser invokes the loser stipulation on everybody.
    • Bowser's corny dialogue whenever he appears on the board as the result of a Bowser Bomb in Mario Party 2 is humorous. However, what he does to you if he catches you isn't so funny — he'll take all of your coins.
  • 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, causing Peach to get ticked off as well.
    • 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. Then Toad screams at them to stop fighting, and they do.
      • 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.
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  • Anytime a CPU loses at a solo minigame, particularly with Teetering Towers in the first game. The CPU will very often make it almost to the end before falling and failing on the final jump.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    • On top of that, if you're playing as any character besides Luigi when you're about to receive your own Star Stamp, Luigi will come out and state that he deserves the Star Stamp instead, prompting your character to turn to the camera in confusion.
  • 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. It returns as Bowser's Bigger Blast in 4 (under the same rules as before and still a Battle Mini-Game).
  • In Mario Party 3, Bowser can randomly appear in a Ready for Lovemaking pose to any of the players, not just Peach and Daisy.
  • 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 Troubled Fetal Position. Likewise, when Mario loses certain minigames, he will slam his head into the ground before recoiling in pain.
  • 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!
  • Before the final board in 4’s Story Mode, Toad is about to announce the ultimate present, but Bowser drops in and flattens Toad. He then points at the player character, claiming that he has stolen all of their presents, and to get them back, they must win at Bowser’s Gnarly Party. When the player character accepts, Bowser turns them around and exits to the right side of the screen while pushing the player character, leaving a flattened Toad behind, who pops up dazed.
  • 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".
  • Pairing the Bros. with the princesses. Mario and Peach are "Cute Couple". Luigi and Daisy are "Steady Sweethearts". Mario and Daisy are "Nice Couple", and Luigi and Peach are... "Green Escort". Ouch. No illusions there, eh, Luigi?
  • "I'm Red K. Kid!" "I'm Blue K. Kid!" "Hello, I'm the handsome one!" (Red and Blue proceed to double-Gibbs Green)
  • Most of the pages in the Miracle Book from 6 involve something bad happening to Luigi. Examples include getting shocked by an Amp in Amp Attack, grabbing a Blooper's claw in It Came From The Deep, and bashing heads with Wario in Bowser Breath.
  • 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. ProtonJon especially loves it.
      "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, which causes all of the characters to do their losing animations in frustration.
    • 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.
      Bowser: "You boosted 1 coin?! Nicely done! We're rich!! Bwaaaaa ha ha ha!"
  • In 7, if the team of three wins a 1v3 mini-game and the team includes Dry Bones, the winner's screen shows an interesting way to list the trio's members. Especially if Dry Bones is the name in the middle and the name on the right is either Peach or Daisy.
    • After Dry Bones was removed from 9 he returned in Super, which not only revived this possible winner's listing but also added Rosalina to the list of especially funny third options.

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.

Switch (Super)

  • And now we present to you the single greatest thing in Mario Party history: Bowser on a tricycle.
  • Goomba is a playable character, and has to get creative to make up for its lack of arms. For instance, in the "Home on the 'Rang" minigame, it holds a boomerang in its mouth!
  • There are Bad Luck Spaces that screw over any unlucky player landing on them, with Kamek as the one being the bearer of bad news. If Bowser or his son end up on the space, Kamek is visibly terrified as he does it towards the king/prince of the Koopa Kingdom. Needless to say, he is quick to ask for forgiveness.
  • If you don't deliver on a high five, everyone else gives you a Look.
  • Rhythm and Bruise lets you hit plastic Monty Moles to the rhythm, "whack-a-mole"-style. If you play as Monty Mole, it sweats in panic throughout the minigame.
  • After assembling all of the Star Gems, there's an award ceremony. Bowser (or Bowser Jr., if Player 1 is playing as him) congratulates the Super Star, and Toad proclaims that, with the Super Star decided, everyone can get along. Bowser or Jr. then adds something to the tune of "Until the next party, anyways."
    Toad: What do you mean, NEXT party?!
    (everyone leaves)
    (Toad, Toadette, Kamek, and the Super Star trade looks and sigh)
    • There's also the fact that everyone refuses to call the party quits just because the Gems have all been collected, with the implication that they're going to party forever. The judges have mixed reactions to this.
      Toadette: Wait, does this party EVER end? This could be... exhausting...
      Kamek: If you think better of it, I'll apparently be here forever.
  • In the Party Plaza, you interact and can even replace one of your characters with the others standing around if you choose. If you're playing as Bowser Jr. and refuse to let Bowser join in, he responds thusly.
  • If a player passes by another on the board, they will shove them out of the way!
    • If everyone manages to get a lot of allies on the board, expect a lot of pushing and shoving when a player's group passes another, especially when everyone is bunched together.
  • If you thought Bowser on a tricycle was silly, having him in the marching band minigame looks just as ridiculous as it sounds.
  • In the mini-game Making Faces, two players have to work together to reconstitute a Mario or Bowser face by dropping a piece from a crane onto the correct placement, this can lead to some pretty hilarious results.

Handheld (Advance, DS, Island Tour, Star Rush, The Top 100)

  • 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.
  • The Toppling Terror minigame in DS ends with the Whomp wobbling back and forth for drama to conceal who he's going to crush. Occasionally, he leans barely an inch over one team, pauses, and then instantly flops back and slams on the other team.
  • 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, and Yoshi, who seems to be enjoying it a bit too much...

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