You can have quite a bit of fun in MP8 if you have a few friends to play with. You will do everything from shaking pop cans to sawing wood in the MP8 mini games and the Wii remote makes doing this very fun and easy. Non gamers should have no trouble picking up MP8 and playing which makes it a great choice for parents looking for a game to play with their kids. The mini games maybe great but the same can't be said for the party boards. If you have played any of the previous Mario party games you probably will feel a bit let down by the party boards in MP8 they feel like they have been done before and been done better. Luckly you can go right for the fun and set up a game without the party board and just the mini games. Don't count on being blown away by the graphics in MP8 it looks about the same as the GC Mario party games which is fine a party game doesn't need to be on the cutting edge of graphics. There are some frame rate slow downs as well but nothing that really effects the game play. In closing if you're looking for a game to play with family and or friends MP8 is a good choice.
I really liked this game for about a week, but then I didn't like it anymore. I liked the other Mario Party games especially 4. Seven of the same thing isn't very fun. The only difference is the places and minigames. I wouldn't really recommend buying this game. Renting it for about a week is good.
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Many people will buy this game just because it says “Mario” in the title, but I would advise against this.
This is by no means a bad game; it’s actually the perfect type of game for the Wii. The biggest problems are the lame story mode and repetitive mini-games. This games strong point is it’s multiplayer. Mario Party 8 makes for one great party game as the title suggests. Although you may not want to admit you play this game to your friends, but it’s a great family game.
If you loved the other Mario Party titles than you’ll love this one, but if you don’t like the series than this one won’t change your mind.
So do yourself a favor and buy the game if you’re a fan or you want a game to play with your family. Otherwise avoid the game.
Additional Info. · 1-4 player (depending on the mini-game) · Other reviews o Gamespot 6.5 o 1UP 5.5 o Nintendo Power 7.5