This game is not exactly a party game. All you do is drive on a mushroom car around shroom city. You do like 50 quests and earn gadgets. The only characters playable is Mario(of course),Luigi,Peach,and Yoshi. But it is still a cool game. It even includes a Party Board for Multiplayers with only four characters playable. It's just an addition if you want to party,with four people. And you use your gameboy in a cool,yet weird way.And yes i almost forgot to tell you that it does have mini-games,and micro-games. Just buy it and you might like it. Just dont expect you can unlock new characters. And you get to put your information,and secrets. So if you and a friend battle in mini-games and beated you,he might get a chance to view your passport and secret! And yes there is a multi game(4-players)and it is a penguin race,which you dont control it, you just guess which one you think would win the race.....Very surprising!Yet there are a lot of missions and some are hard so it might get you busy if you want to complete the game. Enjoy getting those missing mini-games!