More Reviews
REVIEWS Wayward Manor Review
Not even the power of Neil Gaiman and The Odd Gentlemen could save this game from a fate worse than death: a terrible score.

ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red Review
"Unlimited World Red"? More like "Sorta Limited Town and Extended Areas... Red. And Blue. And Some Yellow."
More Previews
PREVIEWS Hand of Fate Preview
Dungeons & Dragons mixed with the Batman: Arkham series... wait, what?!
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Sacred 3
Release date: 08/05/14

Hohokum
Release date: 08/12/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14


LATEST FEATURES Gaming For Good: Charity for the Win
Playing video games for charity is becoming easier everyday. Livestream, join a fundraising guild, or game at your own pace. There are many different ways gamers can contribute to numerous charitable causes.

PlayStation’s Colorful Console Past and Its Bright, White Future
Sony will release the white PlayStation 4 in September, so let's take a walk through the company's hardware history.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Kakulukia
Why Sunset Overdrive Can Go Suck A Lemon
By Kakulukia
Posted on 07/14/14
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...

Mario Party 8 Member Review for the Wii

XboxLiveLover By:
XboxLiveLover
06/16/07
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Puzzle 
PLAYERS 1- 4 
PUBLISHER Nintendo 
DEVELOPER Nintendo 
RELEASE DATE  
E Contains Mild Cartoon Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Mario brings the Party to the Wii

By: XboxLiveLover
June 16th, 2007

Mini-games fun, but latest could be more innovative.

It's always more fun if you're invited to the party. Mario Party 8 for the Wii is proof. The future of gaming is getting inside the experience, and the Wii's huge success is because of its interactivity.

This version of Mario Party takes advantage of the special way to play on the Wii, and the collection of mini-games draws you in like never before.

If you're a neophyte to the MP series, then you should know it's a video "board" game that has several different worlds to play in, and you move around the board competing in mini-games to win coins, and then stars.

Some feel the series is getting tired, but I have enjoyed each and every version, and MP8 is no different.

There's sports-themed games, racing, exploration, collection -- and they all take place in the bizarre world of Mario and his friends. Race, swing, fish, shoot, skip, jump; there's lots to do here and most of it is based on moving around your living room with the motion-sensored Wii controller.

The different boards are innovative, with new locations and great designs, but some troublesome powerups can leave you feeling the game is a bit cheap as you can you all your hard-earned coins to a random roll of the virtual dice.

If there is a downside, it's that the game isn't as innovative as it could be. Just like the Wario Ware game on the Wii, I thought these two franchises were made for the Wii but, though they're good, they just don't capture the interactive joy to the level we first felt when we got our hands on Wii Sports.

Overall though, this is a great game, either as a rental for a real party when you have a bunch of kids over, or as a purchase so you can play indefinitely with a close group of friends.

What’s right:
Loads of mini-games.
 
What’s wrong:
Could have more original content.


More information about Mario Party 8
 
C+ Revolution report card
Views: 1686 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution