Released on February 8th, 1999, Mario Party is the original game in a series now spawning many sequels. Players take turns rolling the dice to move around a board game map attempting to collect coins and stars. At the end of each turn all players take part in one of 50 mini-games, the staple of Mario Party. Players can choose between Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Peach, Wario, and Yoshi. Mario Party also features a Mini-Game Island mode, where one player attempts to beat all 50 mini-games and face Toad at the end.