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Title Screen

Mario Party 4

Developers: Hudson Soft, CAProduction
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: GameCube
Released in JP: November 8, 2002
Released in US: October 21, 2002
Released in EU: November 29, 2002
Released in KR: 2002

MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Mario Party 4 is the first GameCube Mario Party game. The first of four.

Other than getting a big graphical upgrade, it's pretty much the same game as the first three.

E3 Menu

Replace filesel.bin (data Folder) and fileeseldll.rel (dll folder) with E3Setup.bin, and E3SetupDLL.rel to replace the main game menu with an earlier one seen at E3, or alternatively use one of the below Gecko codes.

Version Gecko code
USA 04130030 8012F7B5

Good Vivrations Note: You can only select one at a time
Interestingly, Donkey Kong and Wario can't be selected on this menu, presumably because their characters weren't done in time for E3.
"Vivration" changes the Rumble setting.
Two game modes can be selected:

  • "Board" leads to a choice between Toad's Midway Madness and Goomba's Greedy Gala. As soon as the game starts in Board mode, the game goes straight to the "Last 5 Turns" screen. After that, the game will continue like normal. Unlike "Mini-Game" mode, there are explanation screens when the game starts the mini-games.
  • "Mini-Game" gives a list of mini-games to play. These mini-games boot up without explanation screens.
    Once a game is finished, the player is booted back to the menu.

The following mini-games are available:

  • Booksquirm
  • Trace Race
  • Domination
  • Three Throw
  • Mr. Blizzard's Brigade
  • Stamp Out!
  • Hide and Go BOOM!
  • Tree Stomp
  • The Great Deflate
  • Revers-a-Bomb
  • Order Up
  • Fruits of Doom
  • Chain Chomp Fever
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Debug Menu

Replace w01.bin (data folder) and w01Dll.rel (dll folder) with selmenu.bin and selmenuDll.rel or use one of the below Gecko Codes. Start a new Party Mode game and select Toad's Midway Madness as the board. Once the game starts, you should boot into a debug menu!

Version Gecko code
USA 041300A8 8012FD0E
Europe 0412FEC8 8012FB2E
(Source: Original TCRF research)
(PAL Gecko code: [Ralf])

Nice font
This is setup very similar to the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games, but this one doesn't have a cool background.

Press Up/Down to select a mini-game, and Left/Right to switch between pages.
The A / Start Button chooses a mini-game, and the B Button goes to the previous menu.
Before a mini-game is played, this rudimentary character select screen appears.

There are two special options in this menu: "MESS CHECK" and "STORY TEST"

Message Test

This is a test of every message in the game.

  • A Button: Next message.
  • B Button: Previous message.
  • L Button: Previous message bank.
  • R Button: Next message bank.
  • Start Button: Exit menu.

Story Test

Text against black background.png
A test of the cutscenes on each board.

  • Up/Down: Change selection.
  • Left/Right: Change clear flags.
  • A Button: Choose selected option.
  • B Button: Go to previous set of choices.

Press the A Button on the clear flags menu to play the scene.

Additional Debugging Material

Miscellaneous debug materials not accessible through the debug menu, but instead have to be accessed through hacking devices to see.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Model Test

A panned view of the area.

Use the one of the below Gecko Codes and start Shy Guy's Jungle Jam to be sent into this screen. This screen tests minigame start and end animations.

Version Gecko code
USA 041300B8 8012FC2A
Europe 0412FE50 8012FA4A

The area contains Mario looking around, a constantly moving flag with a ring of flames underneath the ground surrounding it, and 10 Whomps.

The A Button does the "Draw!" animation, the B Button does the "Start!" animation, the X Button changes which "Start!" animation plays with 7 animations total, the Y Button does the "New Record!" animation with a time of 0'00"98, Start stops all animation and any input besides itself, The L & R Buttons zoom in and zoom out respectively, the Analog stick rotates the camera, the C-Stick moves the camera, and the rest of the buttons don't do anything.

Memory Usage Meter

MP4-Memory Usage.png

The memory usage meter from the N64 games is back with minor changes. Use one of the below Gecko codes to activate it. The box is now quite a bit smaller.

Version Gecko code
USA 0402FB80 60000000

Overscan Border Display


Enter one of the below Gecko codes and you will see the screen surrounded by red borders which specify the region of the screen that is safe for UI elements to use. The borders specify that within 16 pixels from the horizontal edges and within 40 pixels of the vertical edges are not safe to use.

Version Gecko code
USA 0400B258 60000000

Reversal of Fortune Explanation

MP4-RoF Explanation.png

The Reversal of Fortune has an explanation screen that is never seen due to be directly loaded while in a board. Use one of the below Gecko codes to add the minigame to the 4-player minigames list. Both Controls Explanation 2 and Game Rules show "Mario".

Version Gecko code
USA 00131CBA 00000000


In the Order Up mini-game, in all versions of the game there is a poster with the caption 'Kinopio Burger'. As Kinopio is Toad's Japanese name, this is a detail that was overlooked during localization.

Offscreen Details

Some details which are technically used, but never visible to the player.

Hidden Note


In the center of the Options Room is a note which flashes multiple colors.

Starry Ceiling


The small room that you appear in after selecting a mode has a starry ceiling.

Hidden Order Up Poster

MP4-orderupposter.png MP4-orderuppostertexture.png

In the Order Up mini-game, there's a poster hidden off to the right which is a mushroom with "K" on it.

(Source: Ferrox)

999 Stars Messages

Normally, it is impossible to obtain 999 Stars in one game. If cheats are used to set your Star count to 999, it's possible to see some unused messages when you reach the Star space. Each board host has their own unique dialogue for when this happens.

Board Message
Toad's Midway Madness I'm so sorry, but you already
have too many Stars.
Koopa's Seaside Soiree I hate to say this, but you
can't hold any more Stars.
Goomba's Greedy Gala OH! That's too bad, kid. You
can't carry any more Stars!
Boo's Haunted Bash ...Ee hee hee hee. You can't
carry any more Stars.
Shy Guy's Jungle Jam I'm so sorry, but you
can't hold any more Stars.
Bowser's Gnarly Party Ah ha ha ha! You can't
hold any more stars.