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Mario Party 8 (Wii)

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
 Ages 3 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
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  • Play with motion control: Players row their way through a river race, punch a statue to pieces, steer race cars, mopeds and go-karts and handle a balancing pole while walking a tightrope
  • Play using the Pointer: Shoot at Boos in a haunted house, rag and drop toppings in a cake-decorating competition, select the correct answers in game show challenges.
  • Play using the Wii Remote's buttons: Players jump and pummel their way through a football brawl, hop and run across a field of spinning platforms
  • Mario Party 8 also includes dozens of new mini-games, six new party boards and many new game modes.
  • Players can transform their characters into many forms, such as player-smashing boulders and coin-sucking vampires.
  • Includes "extra-large" mini-games like Star Carnival Bowling and Table Menace.
  • One to four players can play Mario Party 8, each with a Wii Remote.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000LSJKAM
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Release Date: 3 Aug. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 970 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Although they love their sequels as much as any company, Nintendo aren’t usually ones to go in for yearly updates. The Mario Party series, developed by Bomberman creators Hudson, is their only example of the phenomena. As such, the series was always guaranteed to make an early appearance on the Wii – and with good reason too since its mix of board game antics and multiplayer mini-games are perfectly suited to the motion control of the Wii remote. Whereas some of the previous sequels have seemed a little unnecessary, this one actually feels like a brand new game. There are six new boards and fourteen different playable characters from amongst the usual Mushroom Kingdom pantheon. There’s also a new power-up system replacing the "orbs" of previous games with "candy". These allow characters to transform into different forms to avoid traps and nobble other players, ranging from an airplane, to a bowling ball and a vampire.

Of course what’s most anticipated about the game is the 70 plus different mini-games, as usual ordered into 1 vs. 3, 2 vs. 2 and free-for-all games. These involve such activities as using the Wii remote to ride a water ski, tightrope walking, lassoing barrels, paddling a rowing boat with a partner, shooting on a target range and being the first to give your pet Chomp a wash. The games and presentation may all seem very cute but as ever the game is an expert at tempting you to cheat and conspire against your fellow players at every opportunity, making this the one family board game you won’t mind having an argument over.
HARRISON DENT
Nintendo 2134446 - MARIO PARTY 8 NINTENDO SELECTS

Amazon.co.uk Review

Although they love their sequels as much as any company, Nintendo aren’t usually ones to go in for yearly updates. The Mario Party series, developed by Bomberman creators Hudson, is their only example of the phenomena. As such, the series was always guaranteed to make an early appearance on the Wii – and with good reason too since its mix of board game antics and multiplayer mini-games are perfectly suited to the motion control of the Wii remote. Whereas some of the previous sequels have seemed a little unnecessary, this one actually feels like a brand new game. There are six new boards and fourteen different playable characters from amongst the usual Mushroom Kingdom pantheon. There’s also a new power-up system replacing the "orbs" of previous games with "candy". These allow characters to transform into different forms to avoid traps and nobble other players, ranging from an airplane, to a bowling ball and a vampire.

Of course what’s most anticipated about the game is the 70 plus different mini-games, as usual ordered into 1 vs. 3, 2 vs. 2 and free-for-all games. These involve such activities as using the Wii remote to ride a water ski, tightrope walking, lassoing barrels, paddling a rowing boat with a partner, shooting on a target range and being the first to give your pet Chomp a wash. The games and presentation may all seem very cute but as ever the game is an expert at tempting you to cheat and conspire against your fellow players at every opportunity, making this the one family board game you won’t mind having an argument over.
HARRISON DENT


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minigames Galore! 2 Aug. 2007
By I don't have a pen name TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Video Game|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'd been looking forward to this game for ages and it doesn't disappoint. There's the main boardgame, a one player challenge game which isn't particularly taxing to complete and a load of extras. The best thing is the huge amount of minigames which all use the wiimote very well, looks like there are:

27 Duel
18 4 Player
10 2 vs 2
9 1 vs 3
5 Battle
3 Challenge

The perfect game to get a few mates round, have a few beers and laugh at games such as Tightrope walking, lasso-ing, 2 player boat rowing & spinning giant eyeballs (needs to be seen to be believed!) to name but a few. I can't believe who dreams this stuff up, but it's genius!

Only nag is that for some reason gameplay on mine is in 4-3 aspect rather than all the start and menus which appear in 16-9 on my widescreen telly. Checked all the settings are widescreen so not sure why this is the case.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT PICK UP AND PLAY GAME 2 July 2007
Format:Video Game
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I was hoping that because there are so many great (and classic) games relating to Mario, that this game would be another great one considering the £32.99 price tag. I was thrilled when I played this game for the first few times because it exceeded my expectations.

So what's to like about this game? First of all, there's a TON of things to do! The main part of the game has you playing as a Mario character (you get to choose from quite a few different characters including Boo, Wario, Waluigi, and Dry Bones). There are 6 different boards you can choose from (from Donkey Kong to a haunted house to a monopoly-type board), all with the same goal only completely different looks. Each player takes a turn moving around the board to collect coins and ultimately get a star. After all 4 players go, you play a minigame (some are 4 player, some are 2 vs. 2, and some are 1 vs. 3) and the winner gets coins. When a player gets a star, another star appears on another part of the board and you start all over again attempting to get the new star. With other tricks and surprises (like candy pieces that allow you to do certain things and mystery board spaces), no game is the same and there's a lot of competition.

There are other games you can play besides the main game. The second game option allows you to choose from a selection of other games. For these, you play minigames and each win puts you ahead of the other players. For example, the goal of one game is to win 5 minigames to ultimately crown yourself the winner. Another has you flipping "tiles" after every win and whoever has flipped the most tiles at the end of the game, wins.

After every game you play, you get a certain number of "carnival cards". With these carnival cards you can buy more options for even more gameplay.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair show by Nintendo 30 Sept. 2007
Format:Video Game
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Well, its really not as bad as 3 stars, truth be told, I'd given it 3.5 if I could. So let me break it down:

PROS
-Up to 4 players of fun.
-A variety of different types of gameplaying between 4 people: Tag team, Battle Royal (ie free for all), 2v2, 3v1, 1 player challenge etc.
-Good use of the wii controller. No really, they make a great use of ALL axis of the controller.
-Very easy to get the hang of the game. The controls are so simple, its quite nice.
-TONS of minigames. It'll take you a while to play all the minigames.

CONS
-Perhaps its a game that's best rented out, as opposed to purchased. The longevity and novelty of the game is quite short-lived once you unlock the majority of the minigames. Though the game feels quite fresh when you have friends over playing it for the first time, and then it becomes quite the laugh.
-The guy in the tophat (the host of the game) can get annoying quite quickly. He introduces you into the game, and I wish there was a way to skip him altogether. But I suppose you have to bare in mind that this game was made for 8-10 yr olds.

Like I said, its really not as bad as 3 stars, but just doesn't have that 4-staryness about it. But if I was to judge it as a "minigame" it merits that 4 stars I reckon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST MARIO PARTY GAMES 19 July 2007
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
All the Mario Party games have been good, and this one is no different. The only bad point is the game isn't in widescreen, so you have 2 borders at the side.
The mini games and boards are quite good, and the controls work well

Although I don't know why Nintendo had to recall all copies of Mario Party 8 since only 2% had the wrong version, which in the context it was used wasn't really offensive, "Make this train spastic"

But if you like the previous Mario Party games, you 'll love this one
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for all the Family 5 Sept. 2007
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a great game that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Essentially an interactive board game, you can play various characters from Mario World. However, there is more to this, as certain squares on the board allow for mini games, where you compete against your opponent in small fun games.

There is so much in this game, you will be kept entertained for ages.

The only small problem, is that it doesn't fully utilise the wii's controller, as this game could easily be played with a wired controller.

However, dont let that put you off.

If you are any age you will love this, it you have kids you will love them playing this, and you will easily join in with them.

Great Fun for all The family, regardless of age
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