Mario Party 6 with Microphone (GameCube)
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- Platform: GameCube
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Mario Party animals rejoice--Mario Party 6 takes the crowd-pleasing series to the next level with more than 75 all-new mini-games, six fresh game boards and a Nintendo GameCube Mic.
Clash with your friends in party-rockin' mini-games like Mowtown, Catch You Letter, Astaroad Rage and Cashapult.
A new day and night system gives game boards and mini-games a split personality! Boards transform, characters emerge from hiding and mini-games change dramatically depending on the time of day.
The game comes with a Nintendo GameCube Mic. Now you can control some furiously fun mini-game action with the sound of your voice.
Faster movement: Speed around the board! Now there's less down time between turns and mini-games!
You never see a Mario Party game mentioned at the end of year award ceremonies. Nor do they ever seem to attain particularly high acclaim. Yet the clue heres in the title: this is the sixth time Mario and chums have brought their unique blend of party gaming to a Nintendo console, and they just keep getting better and better.
Its best to think of Mario Party 6 as a computer-based board game. You sort-of-roll a dice, you move a number of spaces, and then you land on a square which could trigger an action, give you coins or take some away. Then, at the end of each round, the four players--and you can mix in human and computer-controlled opponents--join up for a mini-game to play for more coins.
These mini-games can see everybody playing for themselves, or jumping into even or unevenly matched teams. There are dozens upon dozens to work through, each with simple rules yet they still manage to bring out most peoples competitive edge. A new initiative for this sixth game is a bundled microphone that makes some of the games voice controlled. Its not a world-altering addition, more a neat evolution of an already enjoyable concept.
And that last sentence ably sums up Mario Party 6. Its great fun, especially with friends around, and there are enough game boards, mini-games and diverse in-game characters to make the game entire last for some time. There is an enjoyable single-player story mode too, which adds to the fun.
Thus, whilst Mario Party 6 will, as with its predecessors, escape the fanfare and the awards, itll still rightly take its place as one of the most enjoyable, family-friendly games on the Game Cube to date. And given the amount crammed into it, it represents terrific value for money. Roll on number seven --Simon Brew
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Top Customer Reviews
The microphone mode is a great touch,adding variety to the game play.the microphone works very well as long as you speak clearly.The speed of the game has increased,making the waiting times between turns less,again adding to the strength of an already top class game.with new items to collect and use.This title is worth buying,even if you already own,a mario party game.Buy it,once in start playing,you just will not be-able to put it down.A most title,The best of the series so far.
The only issue we have is the microphone. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE the idea of the microphone, and the games are great when they work. However, it is quite clear this microphone was programmed with an american accent for the english-speaking market. Before, there was no way to cheat in a Mario Party game, or no way for something to go wrong that would spoil the outcome of the game. Now there is both. The microphone is sometimes VERY bad at recognising what you say (especially directions or numbers). Even if you speak very clearly and slowly it still mucks up.
All the same, there are only a handful of microphone games and it is possible to turn them off if you desire. All in all, this is a fantastic game and well worth the money.
However, a number of the games are quite dull, particularly the chance ones. The 1 vs 3 games are usually far too easy for the 1 player (the 2 vs 2 games are better though).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i thought this game was really fun it could of been abit better by adding more lands & more mini - games but other than that it was cool :)Published on 1 Nov. 2007 by danni