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Mario Party 8 by Nintendo of America




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  • Mild Cartoon Violence
Mario Party 8 is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 79.
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  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Category: Music & Party , Party

Product Details:

The world's most popular party video game is getting a lot crazier in Mario Party for the Wii! Whether you're shaking up cola cans or lassoing barrels, you and your friends will be drawn into the action like never before using the Wii Remote.

Game storyline: In Mario Party 8, a hyperactive emcee has invited Mario, Peach and the rest of the crew to his carnival, a perfect setting for the dynamic spectacle of the Wii game play. Mario Party 8 keeps the surprises coming with minigames that draw upon the Wii Remote's motion, pointing and button control in a variety of ways. Players always know how to jump into the action by watching an animated tutorial that shows how to use the Wii Remote.

How to progress through the game: Following tradition, Mario Party 8 takes the social, strategic game play of board games and adds breaks for quick, action-oriented minigames. In the main mode, players travel across six boards in search of Stars, landing on spaces that are helpful (example: giving coins) or a hindrance (example: sending Bowser in to mess with the player). Several variations for these boards tweak the main goals to enhance game play for solo sessions, two-player games and three- to four-player games.

In addition, Mario Party 8 includes four more minigame-infused kinds of special games, such as Tic-Tac Drop, where players earn the right to put the next mark on the board by winning a minigame.

Characters: Mario Party games are a celebration of all things Mario, so you can play as 14 classic characters, the widest selection yet for the series, including newcomers Hammer Bro and Blooper. You'll also bump into many old friends and foes that span 20+ years of Mario games.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Beyond using the Wii Remote's motion and pointer control, this eighth game in the Mario Party series goes its own way with two changes:

Players can transform their character using candy power-ups. Examples: When Peach eats Bowlo Candy, she'll turn into a Peach-faced ball and bowl over characters to get their coins. When Wario eats Vampire Candy, he'll sprout wings and fly off to suck the coins from all other players.

A more engaging view of the action puts the player "on the board" with his traveling character, no longer far above the whole board looking down.
* Play with Motion Control: Row your way through a river race, punch a statue to pieces, steer race cars, mopeds and go-karts, handle a balancing pole while walking a tightrope.

* Play Using the Pointer: Shoot at Boos in a haunted house, drag and drop toppings in a cake-decorating competition, select the correct answers in game-show challenges.

* Play Using the Wii Remote's Buttons: Jump and pummel your way through a football brawl, hop and run across a field of spinning platforms.

    Important Information:

    If you are a fan of Mario and the Mario Bros franchise, check out the latest New Super Mario Bros U game available for the Nintendo Wii U.

    Important Information:

    If you are a fan of Mario and the Mario Bros franchise, check out the latest Mario Party 10 game and accessories available for the Nintendo Wii U.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Last "Meh" Mario Party (So Far) This Mario Party is extremely "Meh". It's OKAY at best. If you have a Wii it's a decent purchase. If you're looking for Mario Party games, it might be the last good one you can actually find for purchase outside of the Nintendo Shop. At least this game is "Meh". By the looks of it, the rest to come are going to be flat out BAD.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from my favorite MP game after 9 This game was SO much fun & interesting. I got this game with my Wii & it quickly became my favorite game in the series (Until I played Mario Party 9) this has so many fun uses for the Wii remote. Including hitting the dice block. I say It's my second favorite for not feeling as identical to all the other MP games. Ballyhoo & Bigtop are my favorite hosts because of how entertainingly hilarious they can be! My only problem is that this is game where Bowser is at his worst in the entire series! In some way shape or form. He tampers with obtaining the star somehow, & won't go away untill someone either lands on a DK space or gets to him.
    Date published: 2014-11-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as Good as The Original Since its not made by the old makers, they tried to make a new experience. I thought it was cool how they tried to incorporate boss battles, but the turn system is awful. You can't choose the number of turns because there is a board with a set boss. This itself isn't that bad but the minigames and "ministars" get tedious to do and collect, and it doesn't leave with the same feeling that Mario Party 8, and back does. It is hard to play more than one round without feeling like you've wasted your time. This game may be good for a kid who is new to the franchise, but for anyone whose played Mario Party before, it's far from good.
    Date published: 2013-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from wife and i could play for hours Mario Party 8 is addicting game wife and I would play partners that is until we had not one but two wii systems and games stolen by people we know some friends huh well I received another wii for fathers day last year and was given Mario party 9 which just came out only thing is its not as fun as party 8 will be buying it soon
    Date published: 2013-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!!!! This game is perfect for a party gamer. But if you are a hardcore gamer I would not recommend this. But I am not a hardcore gamer and I love this! I would get so try it out!
    Date published: 2012-07-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mario Party 9 This game is perfect for party gamers--the party itself can be boring to some gamers--but the minigames are true passionate fun! The creativity of the minigames is all that matters--from shell soccer, pizza me,mario, and skyjinx! Some reviews are over exagerating--I think this game is great! I've had it for about a month--I'm an expireinced gamer with 59 games--Mario Party 9 is my 60th! I recomend this 89%! Game on Gamers!
    Date published: 2012-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One word.AWESOME I love Maro Party 8!! The mini games are so fun.I also love the game areas.But then one day my game got scratched and I couldn't play it anymore. Then I got mario party 9 and I like It just as much as mario party 8 but I hate being in a cart the whole intire time.I hope I can get mario party 8 again soon.
    Date published: 2012-03-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great game! This game is really awesome. Everything is fine with good graphics, sound and game play. The only thing is that you get bored of it kind of quick. But it is more than a classic Mario game with fun mini games and a great story mode which is what I really love about this game! Anyone who wants to play a good games with friend should really get this game!
    Date published: 2012-02-21
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