Mario Party has been incorporating greater things since Mario Party 6 and 7 where the microphone was introduced. Now that they have the Wii, they have used it in new and creative ways.
Story-There really isn't a story to Mario Party, but if I had to give one, I'd say, a circus has rolled into town and Mario along with Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and more are going to party at it.
Graphics-The graphics are really good for the wii. If you have a small TV, and you are playing multiplayer than it can get difficult to see, but otherwise, everything looks great.
Sounds-Happy music, of course, escept on Bowser's board. I guess some might find it annoying, but I love it.
Gameplay-For those who don't know, Mario Party is like a board game where you roll a die (or dice) to move a certain amount of spaces. Certain things happen depending on the space you land on. After everyone has had a turn there is a mini game where you use the wiimote to lasso, shake a can, wash something, and more. Some of the game boards are a little tricky, though. For instance, in Boo's Castle, you have to find him by going into various rooms, and you have NO PRE-MADE MAP. It can be hard even if you just play against the machine, if you set them for Hard (or you can unlock Very Hard for a real challenge).
Fun-This is a huge party of fun, and it's a great family game, too. Just one play will get you addicted if you like this sort of thing.
Length-There isn't a set length. I mean the time it takes for you to buy everything there is in the store must be 100+ hours, but there isn't a story, so you don't have a set ending.
I LOVE this game, and I recommend it to people who have a little bit ot time to party. It does take at least 30 minutes to finish one game, but you can always leave and come back. This is a great game for pretty much anyone, but I guess there are a few people out there who won't like it.
(...) It still has a lot of the same obnoxious problems from the last 7 versions. -You STILL cannot skip a lot of stuff, including the opening cinematic of ALL mini-games. That gets old rather fast. You also cannot skip viewing computer player traveling on the board, etc. Also, the general pacing of the game is still in the range of 6-7, fast, but not quite fast enough. -Some of the mini-games are the SAME mini-game from previous versions of Mario Party. … more
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The world's most popular party videogame is getting a lot crazier inMario Party 8for 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.
All-new ways to play:
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.
Mario Party 8for Wii also includes dozens of new mini-games, six new party boards, and many new game modes. In a series first, players can transform their characters into many forms, such as player-smashing boulders and coin-sucking vampires.Mario Party 8also includes "extra-large" mini-games like Star Carnival Bowling and Table Menace. One to four players can playMario Party 8for Wii, each with a Wii Remote.