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.
gamers (55%) found this review helpful
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
gamers (54%) found this review helpful
Yea, I got it cause I thought it would be a good party game for me and my friends to play. needless to say, I got the game, played it for an hour and proceeded to be completely bored of it. The carnival theme isn’t fun at all, the announcer is annoying, half the minigames are broken in places… just no. Not worth a dime. kthksbai, review OVER.
Atmosphere: 3/10 (Carnival theme is boring and sketchy)
Gameplay: 5/10 (it’s the same game we’ve been getting since mario party 1 for the N64)
Sound: 3/10 (annoying)
Graphics: 9/10 (only part thats decent about this game. The wii has some pretty good graphics in places.)
Character Design: 5/10 (it’s Mario for gods sake, he’s been in over 60 games in his career.)
Story: 3/10 (LOL IF YOU WIN THE SINGLE PLAYER YOU GET A YEARS SUPPLY OF CANDY! WEAK STORY, WEAK MOTIVATION TO COMPLETE THE GAME!)