Mario Party 4 is the fourth game in the Mario Party series, and the first for the Nintendo GameCube. It follows the original style of board-game gameplay, as well as the use of many items and minigames. The game's goal, as with most of the others, is to collect the most stars. It is also the first Mario Party game to allow players to team up.

Hop or PopEdit

In this minigame, each player on the team is inside a rubber ball, while the solo player is inside a spiked ball. The solo player must run around, trying to pop the other players by running into them. The team must hop around, avoiding them. If the solo player succeeds in popping all three team members, he or she wins. If any team member remains after 60 seconds, they win. The characters are seen inflated inside a rubber ball, each depicting their color.