Mario Party 5
|Mario Party 5|
This game has hidden development-related text.
This game has a prototype article
Gecko code 041BF170 801BEBFD loads a test map in the EU version when selecting Rainbow Dream in party mode.
(Source: Ralf (GC-Forever))
Mario Party 5 replaces the item system from the previous games with Capsules, which can be either used by the holder or placed on the board. This system sticks around until Mario Party 8, when it's replaced with pieces of "candy" which function like the old items. Oh, and Donkey Kong has been demoted to a special space.
Other than that, it's Mario Party. You should know how this works.
- 1 Sub-Page
- 2 Unused Graphics
- 3 Unused Models
- 4 Unused Minigames
- 5 E3 Content
- 6 Debug Menu
- 7 Debug Capsules
- 8 Player Animation Debug
- 9 Other Unused Capsules
- 10 Unused Bowser Capsule Text
- 11 Build Dates
- 12 Story Mode Intro Test
- 13 Memory Usage Meter
- 14 Overscan Border Display
- 15 Error Tune
- 16 999 Stars Message
- 17 Bus Buffer Reflection
This graphic is loaded when starting the Card Party found in Bonus Mode.
Various unused menu option graphics, some left untranslated.
In instpic.bin is an early version of the game's logo.
Just off to the lefthand side of the Mini-Game explanation screen, there is a bubble featuring the word 倒影 (translating to "reflection") floating outside the sky dome.
A dummy texture.
Two textures that translate to front and back.
sample.bin has two early capsule models of a coin block and Boo, and the Toad host leftover from Mario Party 4.
Several minigames and DLLs from Mario Party 4 are leftover in the game's 'data' directory. Investigate them and see if they can be run.
An extremely basic test minigame exists in the game's 'dll' folder named sequencedll.rel. Replacing any minigame (Like Coney Island, which would be m501dll.rel in the game's files) with sequencedll.rel will load this unused minigame when started.
In this minigame, the player must use the A button to jump 10 times within 10 seconds to win. If the player does not succeed, the game will end in a draw.
This test minigame would stay in the 'dll' folder of all future GameCube Mario Parties (Mario Party 6 & Mario Party 7), and the first Wii one (Mario Party 8), which would be the last Mario Party game to contain this test minigame.
Due to an audio glitch, when the minigame victory music plays, the mini-game music Everybody Party! also plays simultaneously. Similarly, if the minigame ends in a draw, the music Inside the Dream plays, while the draw theme does not play at all. This bug is not present in Mario Party 6's sequencedll minigame.
Menus / modes that were used for the E3 demo.
Replace mdparty.bin (data Folder) and mdpartyDll.rel (dll folder) with e3boot.bin and e3bootdll.rel. Select Party Mode from the main menu and the E3 title sequence will pop up.
In this title, many Star Spirits fly up from the bottom of the screen, and the playable characters walk around the screen in a circle, like the silhouetted version on the final's file select. It also features an early logo for the game.
Selecting "Mini-Game" will crash the system (it should bring up the menu below), while selecting "Demo" will fade to a black screen, then back to the title.
The below set of Gecko codes will also make this screen accessible in the EU version by selecting Undersea Dream in party mode:
C214A804 00000004 3FE0801E 63FFFDC4 7C1F1840 40820008 806D8680 3BE30000 60000000 00000000 041BF190 801BE547
Replace mdparty.bin (data Folder) and mdpartyDll.rel (dll folder) with e3setup.bin, e3setupDLL.rel, or use one of the below Action Replay codes. Select Party Mode from the main menu and this menu will appear instead.
|Version||Action Replay code|
Interestingly, Boo and Koopa Kid can't be selected on this menu, presumably because their characters weren't done in time for E3.
Unlike the Mario Party 4 E3 menu, Party Mode boards cannot be selected. Once everything has been set, the game jumps straight to a mini-game menu.
The 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:
- Coney Island
- Rumble Fumble
- Pop-Star Piranhas
- Night Light Fright
- Leaf Leap
- Pushy Penguins
- Chomp Romp
- Ground Pound Down
| Debug Menu Listing|
A complete listing of what is accessible from the menu.
Replace w01.bin (data Folder) and w01Dll.rel(dll folder) with selmenu.bin and selmenuDll.rel, or use one of the below Action Replay codes. Start a new Party Mode game and select Toy Dream as the board. Once the game starts, you should boot into a debug menu!
|Version||Action Replay code|
This is the same debug menu from Mario Party 4. The mini-game titles are changed.
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, the same rudimentary character select screen from Mario Party 4 appears.
There are two special options in this menu: "START" and "MESS CHECK".
"START" will take the player back to the File Selection screen.
"MESS CHECK" leads to a message test.
- A Button: Next message.
- B Button: Previous message.
- L Button: Previous message bank.
- R Button: Next message bank.
- Start Button: Exit menu.
Use the Action Replay code 0022A075 000000XX to place these items in the upper-left player's 1st slot. XX is the capsule ID.
All of these capsules are named "Error", have no use description, and use the Miracle Capsule model.
Capsule 1 (Camera Debug)
Capsule ID: 28
Using this capsule will activate a camera debug function.
Analog Stick: Rotate camera / Move text.
C-Stick: Move + rotate camera / Move text.
A Button: Zoom camera out.
B Button: Zoom camera in.
X Button: Switch between camera and text movement.
Y Button: Toggles a Mushroom graphic at the center of the screen.
L Button + Analog / C-Stick: Move faster.
R Button + Analog / C-Stick: Move slower.
L Button + R Button: Exit Camera Debug.
Capsule 2 (Movement Debug)
Capsule ID: 29
Using this capsule will activate a warp debug function.
Analog Stick / C-Stick: Move to a space.
A Button: Set first player's position.
B Button: Set second player's position.
X Button: Set third player's position.
Y Button: Set fourth player's position.
L Button + R Button: Exit Warp Debug.
Capsule ID: 2A
While this can be used and fits with the rest of the debug capsules, it doesn't appear to do anything.
Player Animation Debug
|Version||Action Replay code|
- Analog Stick: Rotate camera.
- C-Stick: Move camera.
- A Button: Load next animation.
- B Button: Load previous animation.
- X Button: Load next character.
- Y Button: Load previous character.
- Z Button: Load next frame.
- L Button: Zoom camera out.
- R Button: Zoom camera in.
- Start Button: Exit menu.
Other Unused Capsules
These capsules cannot be used by the player—their intended use is for the game to manipulate the board's spaces.
Donkey Kong Capsule (can't use on yourself) Doesn't appear as a capsule and is only active in the opening and space events.
VS Capsule (can't use on yourself) Doesn't appear as a capsule and is only active in the Story Mode and space events.
Unused Bowser Capsule Text
Since the Bowser Capsule is automatically used when obtained, this description is never seen.
Bowser Capsule (can't use on yourself) Increases Bowser spaces and is active as soon as it appears.
A build date can be found in the game's executable.
|Version||Hex Address||Build Date|
|USA||0x1A85BD||Sep 25 2003|
|USA Demo||0x1A5C8D||Sep 12 2003|
|Europe||0x1A9540||Oct 21 2003|
|Japan||0x1A813F||Sep 24 2004|
Story Mode Intro Test
There is unused code in the game that allows you to select which story mode intro scene you want to view. Pressing A starts the board. D-Pad Left and Right move the scene no. selection left and right respectively. To access it, use one of the below Gecko codes and select Story Mode.
Memory Usage Meter
This memory usage meter returns unchanged from Mario Party 4. It displays in the upper-left. Use one of the below Gecko codes to enable the memory usage meter. There is a D value that actually changes now.
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.
This sound sample fills all unused music slots. It is a unique behaviour compared to playing an out of bounds sound which is absolutely nothing.
999 Stars Message
Normally, it's impossible to obtain 999 Stars in one game. If cheats are used to set your Star count to that amount, you'll get a normally unused message telling you that you can't have any more Stars.
Bus Buffer Reflection
In the Bus Buffer minigame, the reflection models for the buses are slightly different from the main model. It's likely that the reflection model is based on an earlier design.