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!)
gamers (47%) found this review helpful
This game has its quality points, but it really isn't all that it could be.
The game is, as the franchise has always been, a board game that involves playing minigames against the other players in the game. (up to 4 total players) The game still has a decent feel to it, but overall it just doesn't hold interest as it should. If you have time to play with 3 friends together, it might make for an enjoyable experience. Playing by yourself will likely get old after not too long.
The one major flaw that really keeps this at only a decent game, in my opinion, is that the minigames don't have the impact they should on the gameplay. Now, that doesn't mean they're not fun. But it makes the game feel like it's mostly luck. Certain spaces allow you to interact with other players in different ways, and give positive or negative results. Most of the game is decided by these spaces you land on. While winning minigames might help you a little bit, luck is what wins the game.
This game has the potential to be great, because it uses the Wii Remote's technology (mostly) only where it seems reasonable. On the other hand, the lack of proper balancing between the minigames and the luck aspect of the board game causes the sometimes hour-long game to feel quite irritating, when you win all the skill games but still lose overall. Rent it, but it's probably only a recommended purchase for serious fans of the series.
Come on, people! It's a board game on your tv screen. What could be more fun than that? My family had a blast with this game. The only drawback is that we were smacking each other with the remotes because we were so into the mini-games and things got a little out of control. It is more fun to play with 4 people. The computer cheats (or at least that is what we like to think).