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Mario Party 6

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Mario Party 6

Developers: Hudson Soft, CAProduction
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: GameCube
Released in JP: November 18, 2004
Released in US: December 6, 2004
Released in EU: March 18, 2005
Released in AU: September 15, 2005


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Images for Event Orbs
  • Add and research unused solo mode bonuses shown on talk page

Mario Party 6 is Mario Party 5 with new mini-games, boards, and items. There's also a day/night system, mini-games involving the GameCube Microphone, and a new unlockable character.

That's pretty much it. Oh, and there's no story mode.

Unused Graphics

filesel.bin

The file select menu has a few unused graphics.

Marioparty6 siori moji01.pngMarioparty6 data select.png

mgmfree.bin

The Minigame Tour bus has many unused textures, with primitive models of the characters.

sample.bin

MP6 Sample file4.png

A crudely drawn graphic that reads "Test Board" with a large nosed figure in the bottom corner.

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 Towering Treetop as the board. Once the game starts, you should boot into a debug menu!

Version Gecko code
USA 0422D9D4 8022D522
Japan
Europe 0422D7DC 8022D32A

Mario Party and DDR Debug Menu Font.png
This unused font has been used for the debug menus since Mario Party 4 and was to be used for all future Hudson Soft games with debug menus on the GameCube and Wii and Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix.

Font's getting a bit stale
This is the same debug menu from Mario Party 4. The mini-game titles are changed again.

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.
6 == 5 == 4
Before a mini-game is played, the same rudimentary character select screen from Mario Party 4 appears.

Selecting "MESS CHECK" will bring up a message test menu.

Message Test

Mario Mario...Mario?
This is a test of every message in the game.

  • A Button: Next message.
  • B Button: Previous message.
  • X / Y Buttons: Change language.
  • L Button: Previous message bank.
  • R Button: Next message bank.
  • Start Button: Exit menu.
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Test Map

Replace w02.bin (data Folder) and w02Dll.rel(dll folder) with saf.bin and safdll.rel, or use one of the below Gecko codes. Start a new Party Mode game and select E. Gadd's Garage as the board. Once the game starts, a test map should appear.

Version Gecko code
USA 0422D9DC 8022D513
Japan
Europe 0422D7E4 8022D31B

MarioParty6TestMap.png MarioParty6TestMap3.png
An odd assortment of objects are included in this test map: Three brown cars, a wall of water, some kind of plant, and three floating platforms.
The terrain is mostly flat with a single hole and hill at the poles.

MarioParty6TestMap2.png
Some Story Mode dialogue pops up at the beginning. It doesn't disappear.

Since there's no player character here, interaction with this map is limited.

  • L Button: Zoom camera out.
  • R Button: Zoom camera in.
  • Start Button: Exit map.
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Debug Orbs

Use the following Gecko Code to place an item into the first slot of Player 1's orbs. XX is the Orb ID.

F6000002 80008180
83E1000C 38210010
4E800020 1CA30108
D2000018 00000003
3DC0817F 7C802A14
88640004 1C630004
7C8E192E 00000000
E0000000 80008000
48000000 817F0000
DE000000 80008180
10000005 000000XX
E0000000 80008000
F6000001 80008180
48004C05 7C7D1B78
D2000004 00000003
2C03FFFE 40820008
3860FFFD 7C7D1B78
60000000 00000000
E0000000 80008000

D Camera

Orb ID: 32

Description
D Camera
Use on yourself
This is a camera for debug mode.    
Normally this will not appear.

Using this will activate a camera debug function.

MarioParty6CameraDebug.png
Analog Stick / C-Stick: Move camera (Position mode) / Rotate camera (Rotate mode) / Move text (Disp mode).
A Button: Zoom camera out.
B Button: Zoom camera in.
X Button: Switch between Position, Rotate, and Disp mode.
Y Button: Toggles a Mushroom graphic at the center of the screen.
L Button + Analog / C-Stick: Moves Camera faster.
R Button + Analog / C-Stick: Moves Camera slower.
L Button + R Button: Exit Camera Debug.

D Warp

Orb ID: 33

Description
D Warp
Use on yourself
Warp mode for debug.
Normally this will not appear.      

Using this will active a warp debug function.

MarioParty6MoveDebug.png
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.

D Decision

Orb ID: 34

Description
D Decision
Use on yourself
Decision check mode for debug.
Normally this will not appear.      

While this can be used, it doesn't appear to do anything.

Event Orbs

These appear to be debug orbs, but their descriptions say that they cannot be used while they however can be used.


Orb ID: 28
Orb ID: 29
Orb ID: 2A
Description
Description
Description
Bullet Bill Move
Can't use
Start a Bullet Bill Move event.     
Normally this will not appear.
Duel
Can't use
Start a duel event.                 
Normally this will not appear.
Miracle
Can't use
Start a Miracle event.              
Normally this will not appear.
Orb ID: 2B
Orb ID: 2C
Orb ID: 2E
Description
Description
Description
Bowser
Can't use
Start a Bowser event.               
Normally this will not appear.
Donkey Kong
Can't use
Start a DK event.                   
Normally this will not appear.
Red Boo
Can't use
Start a Red Boo event.              
Normally this will not appear.

Unused Orb

Orb ID: 20
Description
Barrel Orb
Can't use
Hide in a barrel to avoid a duel one
time. Can't be used or placed.

This would be a counterpart to the Boo-Away and Snack Orbs. For whatever reason, it's not used. There are no unique orb graphics and there doesn't seem to be any activation text.

Player Animation Debug

Mario Party 6 Animation Debug.png
Enter one of the below Gecko codes, then choose Faire Square as the board. The controls at the top of the cube are actually incorrect.

Version Gecko code
USA 0422D9E4 8022D486
Japan
Europe 0422D7EC 8022D28E
  • 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 Level of Detail.
  • L Button: Zoom camera out.
  • R Button: Zoom camera in.
  • Start Button: Exit menu.

TTWars Debug Minigame

MarioParty6-ttwars1.pngMarioParty6-ttwars2.png

Enter one of the below Gecko codes, then choose Snowflake Lake as the board. You'll be taken to a very unfinished minigame where you place a red ball at the top of the playing field and move the platforms below to get it to the bottom. Parameters for the playing field can be chosen when the game starts up. The only way to exit the minigame is to reset the console.

Version Gecko code
USA 0422D9EC 8022D571
Japan
Europe 0422D7F4 8022D379

Early English Translation

Found in messdata_eng.bin in the Japanese version is an early version of the English translation. The main difference is grammar errors in the early translation. There is slightly different word choices. A download is included because the file is unused but included in the rare Japanese version.

Download.png Download Early English Message File
File: messdata6_eng.bin (182 KB) (info)

Overscan Border Display

MarioParty6-overscandisplay.png

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 0400C5B8 60000000
Japan
Europe 0400C590 60000000

Memory Usage Meter

MarioParty6-memorydebug.png

The memory usage meter returns once again unchanged from Mario Party 5. Use one of the below Gecko codes to enable the memory usage meter.

Version Gecko code
USA 0403B274 60000000
Japan
Europe 0403B278 60000000

Build Dates

A build date can be found in the game's executable.

Version Hex Address Build Date
USA 0x21805D Sep 25 2004
USA Demo 0x20D51D Sep 24 2004
Europe 0x217C20 Dec 16 2004
Japan 0x2185DF Sep 24 2004


(Source: Ferrox)

Off-Screen Details

MarioParty6-popstar.png

Pop Star has a green and white striped ground surrounding the main platform which is mostly obscured in-game. Only a small section of green is visible at the bottom of the screen.

MarioParty6-labbrats.png

MarioParty6-labbratsarrow.png

Lab Brats has a normally unseen arrow texture in the small room where E. Gadd talks to you. It can't be seen in-game as it's completely obscured by E. Gadd's head.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Regional Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
images

Health & Safety

American European/Australian
MP6 HealthSafety USA.png MP6 HealthSafety EUR.png

In the European/Australian versions the warning symbol and site link both has color, while the Japanese version doesn't have this screen at all, with the text being slightly different between versions.

Title Screen

American European/Australian Japanese
MP6 TITLE USA.png MP6 TITLE EUR.png MP6 Title Japan.png

The American and Japanese versions are both the same, other than the logo, and press start text. The European/Australian versions not only has the copyright displayed slightly differently, showing the copyright year being 2004 and 2005, but also instead of just pressing start, you instead can select start, or access the language menu, only found on this version of the game, which is typical for console games of the time.

Endurance Alley

The four luck-based minigames Same Is Lame, Trap Ease Artist, Pitifall, and Trick or Tree are not played in Endurance Alley in the European and Australian versions, due to...well, the inevitable possibility of the player getting unlucky and being forced to break their streak.

Fruit Talktail

International European/Australian
MP6 Fruittalktail USA JAPAN.png MP6 Fruittalktail EUR.png

In the European/Australian version, the time limit for Fruit Talktail is 72 seconds instead of 60.

Garden Grab

International Japan
MP6 GardenGrab1 International.png MP6 GardenGrab 1 JAPAN.png
International Japan
MP6 GardenGrab2 International.png MP6 GardenGrab 2 JAPAN.png

In the Japanese version, the mini-game Garden Grab uses turnips instead of carrots.

Battle Space

International European/Australian
MP6 BattleSpace USA JAPAN.png MP6 BattleSpace EUR.png

In the European/Australian version, Battle spaces have a lightning bolt on them as opposed to an uppercase "B", making them somewhat resemble their Mario Party 2 counterpart.

Voices

In the Japanese version, Brighton and Twila have voices , and the mini-game announcer is the female one from the previous two Mario Party games.

(Source: Original TCRF research)