Once you've played a Mario Party, you have played them all. But its good for all those Wii owners out there to have a copy of a Mario Party. However I prefer my Mario Party 5 and 1 for the Nintendo 64.
This game spent a total of 10 minutes in my Wii. I'll tell you why.
All the other Mario Party games were fast paced and fun as H-E-L-L in my opinion! This game took way too long to choose characters, explain the whole game outlook, how to use the wiimote etc. when all I wanted to do was to jump right in to a mini game with my buddies.
Another downfall is that you have to complete single player in order to play all the other mini games. I don't recall it being like this with the previous Mario Parties. I was very disappointed in this game as I expected great things from this game.
To keep this plain and simple mario party is fun for well, parties. My friends will come over and say lets play mario party and we play it until 5;00 Am and the game play will never get old. BUY IT!!!!!