The boxart of the game.

Mario Star Carnival is a Mario game that was released for the Wii in 2009. The game is based off of the Star Carnival from Mario Party 8 and was the last Mario game developed by Hudson Soft before their acquisition by Konami, who also developed this game. The game was released exclusively in North America.


MC Ballyhoo and his talking hat Big Top have invited Mario and the rest of the crew to the Star Carnival again, but this time with even bigger stakes. He has promised that whoever wins will be crowned the Superstar and will receive a lifetime supply of ice cream. This begins the battle between characters in the boards to claim the prize.


Following the style of gameplay in Mario Party 8, Mario Star Carnival takes the social, strategic game play of board games and adds breaks for quick, action-oriented minigames. In the main mode, players travel across six boards in search of Stars, landing on spaces that are either helpful or a hindrance by rolling Dice Blocks with numbers 1 to 10. As in Mario Party 8, the spaces on each board take different shapes, depending on the board. Several variations for these boards tweak the main goals to enhance gameplay.


Mario Star Carnival has a total of 17 playable characters; all 15 characters from Mario Party 8 return, and 2 new characters (Sonic the Hedgehog and Crash Bandicoot) have been added. Once again, Miis can only be played as in the Extras Zone, while Sonic and Crash can only be unlocked by purchasing them at the Fun Bazaar for 1000 Tickets each.

Team namesEdit

Debuting in Mario Party 5, players could fight in a tag-team match. In said matches, two players were paired together. In Mario Party 6, but not Mario Party 7, team names were chosen depending on which two characters were paired together. This is a returning feature. Here are all of the possible name combinations:

Mario Luigi Peach Yoshi Wario Daisy Waluigi Toad Boo Toadette Birdo Dry Bones Hammer Bro Blooper Sonic Crash
Mario Mario Bros. Power Players Fan Favorites Big Sarrios Flower Players 'Stache Clashers Fungi Fun Guys Soul Bros. Marionettes Super Snozzios BBQ Ribs Heavy-Blow Bros. 'Stache Splashers Old Rivals Bandicoot Bros.
Luigi Mario Bros. Waltzing Brawlers Green Machine Green n' Greedy Tango Tanglers Lean n' Mean Savage Sidekicks Scaredy Pants Cha-Cha Chasers Samba Smashers Cry Bones Longtime-Foe Bros. Blooper Scoopers Speedy Supers Crash Clashers
Peach Power Players Waltzing Brawlers Kind Hearts Sugar n' Spies Damsels in Success Sweet n' Sour Loyal Friends Boo-for-Teas High-Flair Pair Pink Superpowers Dry Thrones Glamour Hammer Royal Flush Royal Blue Royal Crash
Yoshi Fan Favorites Green Machine Kind Hearts Poached Eggs Tomboy Trouble Scrambled Eggs Good Buddies Hovering Friends Flutter Friends Egg Explosion Sky Bones Hungry Hammers Double Dippers Fleet-Footed Friends Bandi-buddies
Wario Big Sarrios Green n' Greedy Sugar n' Spies Poached Eggs Mischief-Makers Double-Crossers Crazy Allies Double-Dealers Double Agents Rotten Eggs Dumb Skulls Scammer Hammer Drenched Stench Road Hogs Crash n' Brash
Daisy Flower Players Tango Tanglers Damsels in Success Tomboy Trouble Mischief-Makers Double-Facers Bloomy Shroomy High Spirited Duo Perfumed Shroomy Gallopin' Gal-Pals Daisy Pushers Barn-Builders Bloopsie-Daisy Sonic Bloom Hot-Headed Allies
Waluigi 'Stache Clashers Lean n' Mean Sweet n' Sour Scrambled Eggs Double-Crossers Double-Facers Half-Cranky Duo Total Creeps Half-Pranky Duo Double Scammy Boneheads Stench Henchmen Bloop n' Snoop Spring Steppers Uneasy Allies
Toad Fungi Fun Guys Savage Sidekicks Loyal Friends Good Buddies Crazy Allies Bloomy Shroomy Half-Cranky Duo Doom n' Shroom Zoomin' Shrooms Surprise Attackers Short Ribs Stealth Strikers Spray Players True Blue Buddies Wombat Wonder
Boo Soul Bros. Scaredy Pants Boo-for-Teas Hovering Friends Double-Dealers High Spirited Duo Total Creeps Doom n' Shroom Boo Duet Unfair Pair Scary Pair Bad Vibes Creature Feature Speed Demons Bandi-boos
Toadette Marionettes Cha-Cha Chasers High-Flair Pair Flutter Friends Double Agents Perfumed Shroomy Half-Pranky Duo Zoomin' Shrooms Boo Duet Pink Powerhouse Double Trouble Smash Success Bloop-dee-doo Pinky Blues Tickled Pink
Birdo Super Snozzios Samba Smashers Pink Superpowers Egg Explosion Rotten Eggs Gallopin' Gal-Pals Double Scammy Surprise Attackers Unfair Pair Pink Powerhouse Bone Chokers Two-Timers What-the-Bloop Flashy Friends Crash Flash
Dry Bones BBQ Ribs Cry Bones Dry Thrones Sky Bones Dumb Skulls Daisy Pushers Boneheads Short Ribs Scary Pair Double Trouble Bone Chokers What-the-Deuce Two-Toned Duo Dry Bombers Bandi-bones
Hammer Bro Heavy-Blow Bros. Longtime-Foe Bros. Glamour Hammer Hungry Hammers Scammer Hammer Barn-Builders Stench Henchmen Stealth Strikers Bad Vibes Smash Success Two-Timers What-the-Deuce Blooper Bros. Hammer Slammers Crash Smashers
Blooper 'Stache Splashers Blooper Scoopers Royal Flush Double Dippers Drenched Stench Bloopsie-Daisy Bloop n' Snoop Spray Players Creature Feature Bloop-dee-doo What-the-Bloop Two-Toned Duo Blooper Bros. Squidmarks Squid Spinners
Sonic Old Rivals Speedy Supers Royal Blue Fleet-Footed Friends Road Hogs Sonic Bloom Spring Steppers True Blue Buddies Speed Demons Pinky Blues Flashy Friends Dry Bombers Hammer Slammers Squidmarks Crash n' Dash
Crash Bandicoot Bros. Crash Clashers Royal Crash Bandi-buddies Crash n' Brash Hot-Headed Allies Uneasy Allies Wombat Wonder Bandi-boos Tickled Pink Crash Flash Bandi-bones Crash Smashers Squid Spinners Crash n' Dash