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  • Ascended Fanon: Peach's description in Mario Party 4 says she's "surprisingly mischievous", which is probably a nod to her reputation as a cheating jerk among fans.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The "pity coin" for that one extra coin that gets randomly thrown to someone after some Battle minigames (when the total purse is an odd number).
    • "Bowser Communism" for Bowser Revolution.
    • Despite the fact that Chance Time has been given different names from the fourth game onward, everyone continues to refer to it as Chance Time. It's not hard to see why though; it established itself as one of the most infamous parts of the first three games, and by that time calling it "Chance Time" had been completely drilled into everyone's minds.
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    • "Bowser's Bogus Items" is the fandom term for the useless items Bowser forces upon the player who reaches him on any of the first game's boards, and, for lack of an offical term, is dubbed as such on the Mario Wiki.
    • The playable Koopa Kid seen in 5 and 6 is referred to by viewers of Lomelli's Mario Party streams as Bobbeh.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • The original Mario Party wasn't released on the Wii's Virtual Console, but the second one was, due to the issues with the control stick-rotating mini-games: the mini-games that required players to spin the control stick quickly usually had to be done against AI players that can spin the stick a lot faster than a normal person could. People would try to spin the stick with the palms of their hands, which would cause painful blisters and damage the controller if done too much over a period of time. One of the control stick-rotating mini-games, Tug o' War, has since returned in The Top 100.
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    • On a side note, Mario Party 3 was never released on the Virtual Console for unknown reasons.
  • Meme Acknowledgement: Nintendo of Europe posted a clip from The Top 100, featuring Luigi winning in Bumper Balls by doing absolutely nothing. Its caption? "Yes, it still works."
  • Name's the Same: "Dust Buddies" can refer to two minigames in the series: a free-for-all minigame in Mario Party DS where the players must run away from a vacuum, and a 1-vs-3 minigame in Super Mario Party where two separate teams have to compete to vacuum up the most dust.
  • No Export for You:
    • 2 was localised into Italian; 3 was not.
    • Island Tour, 10, and Star Rush were localised into Portuguese and Russian; The Top 100 and (in the former's case) Super were not.
  • Trope Namer:
    • The trope Sphere Factor was named after a minigame in 7 where two players must push a large ball to the finish line.
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    • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing is named after a series of videos involving Luigi winning by doing nothing against low-level AI.

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