Mario Party 8  (Nintendo Wii, 2007) Reviews
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Mario Party 8 (Nintendo Wii, 2007)

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  • Mario Party 8 - A fun time with Mario and the gang.

    Sep 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, cute and did I mention fun?
    Cons: Heckling voices!

    Summary: When my kids got into Mario Party back on the Gamecube, I didn't understand what the big deal was about the game, I mean a bunch of mini games? Big deal right? Well, I have since changed my mind since we have the Wii and PS3 in the living room, ... read more

  • Great game

    Jun 26, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great graphics
    Character Selection
    Cons: Needs directions on how to unlock things

    Summary: I love this game. I have never read the directions on how to play the game, I simply just put the game into my Wii and began to figure it put by playing. That is one of the things I liked about the game; the simplicity of it. The first time ... read more

  • Turns Out Mario Is Actually A Pretty Good Host

    Nov 14, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Loads of fun with friends, lots of extras, great gameplay
    Cons: No online play, some minigames are pretty dull, single player isn't very fun

    Summary: The Mario Party series was always one of those series that I was familiar with, but hadn’t ever tried simply because I was interested in other Mario games. However, when a pushy sales clerk offered me a reservation for this game, I went ahead and ... read more

  • Mario Party 8 - is this party any fun?

    Jan 8, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of mini games, some fun use of motion controls, lots of modes/options
    Cons: graphics and sound are poor, some controls do not respond well

    Summary: Mario Party was a great game when it first came out.  It has all of the trimmings of a great kid-oriented game, and it certainly appeals to that audience too.  But I remember our neighbor and one of our other friends, back when I was in college ... read more

  • Get the Party Started with Mario Party 8

    Jun 4, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to learn, silly carnival, board games, unlockables, mario characters, fun twists, 1-4 players
    Cons: long ringmaster segments, semi-annoying music, cluttered flashy graphics, can get boring for adults

    Summary: I bought Mario Party 8 as part of a bundle package about two years ago when we first got our Wii. One of the main draws of the Nintendo-created system was being able to play some games with those kooky plumbers again after years of Sony ... read more

  • Fun, Fun, Fun!!

    Jul 12, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great game board selections, all different from each other.
    Cons: The trophies are dumb!  I would like more Mini Games.

    Summary: We own ALL of the Mario Party games, Mario Party 8 for the Nintendo Wii is the best of them all.  All of the mini games, game boards and characters exceeded all expectations!  This game rocks!!  We get this game out with all of our friends ... read more

  • Great Game for All Ages - A Must for All Wii Collections

    May 2, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun for any age, lots of fun extras.
    Cons: The price is still fairly high and the game is a bit older.

    Summary: This game is a staple if you own a Wii system. It is fun to play alone, but excels when played with friends.The game is very similar to previous Mario Party venues on earlier systems, such as the Nintendo Game Cube. The graphics are ... read more

  • Little Kids Stay, Adults Flee

    Jan 23, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun and large variety of mini-games.
    Cons: Board game play is basically left to chance.

    Summary: Here's a game little kids seem to love but makes adults suddenly need to go work on their taxes.  Probably because its mostly based on chance instead of any strategy like those early childhood games like Sorry!  and Trouble.How The ... read more

  • There's Fun to be Had, and Potential to be Missed

    Jan 18, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A Decent Amount of Fun Games
    Looks and Feels Very Much Like a Mario Party Game
    Cons: Motion Sensor Technology Hardly Tapped
    Recycled and Bland Board Gameplay
    Lack of Strategy

    Summary: I enjoy Mario Party games. I really do. I own all three N64 games, all four GCN games, and now the Wii game. The mini-games are usually hilariously funny and enjoyable to play, and the game boards along with the item system usually bring about a basic ... read more

  • 'Cause the Mario Party Don't Stop

    Dec 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick to learn, easy to play, fun for all ages in groups.
    Cons: Annoying sounds and chatty characters, can't skip through tedious intros.

    Summary: I knew that purchasing a Wii would increase my popularity by several orders of magnitude, but what I failed to realize at first was that having the Wii is only half the equation.  The other key component is having awesome multiplayer games that ... read more

  • Mario Party 8- A really cheesy game collection

    May 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some games are fun, intuitave controls on some games, MARIO!
    Cons: A lot of games have bad controls, overly hard, or just plain boring. Annoying clown.

    Summary: I bought this game because I heard it was fun, and I knew many people who were fans of the older mario party games and were looking forward to getting this. I bought this because I had some money to "burn" and I saw it in the store. I decided to just buy ... read more

  • Maybe for an elementary school party. Kids love it!

    Feb 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Kids love it
    Cons: Boring for adults

    Summary: Usually my kids wake up on a Saturday morning and it's straight to the cartoons followed closely by, “What's for breakfast”. Not anymore! It's all about Mario Party 8. My husband keeps telling them to play Mario Party on the Game Cube, but ... read more

  • Have a party all by yourself!

    Feb 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mario and company will spend time with you even when nobody else will!
    Cons: Can be a little "childish". Gets boring fast.

    Summary: If you were (or are) one of those lonely kids like I was growing up, you still carry around baggage over not having anyone to play board games with. Maybe it's because I was an 80's child that board games were so important. Anyway, over time I grew up, ... read more

  • Mario Party 8, Wii!!!!

    Jan 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tons of minigames, hours of fun, fun for all ages.
    Cons: Some minigames are kinda boring/repetative.

    Summary: I've personally played this game for hours and hours. I beat it twice, and have unlocked all of the minigames. In this review I will try to run through the main game, as well as some of the minigames. The review would be terribly long if I went through ... read more

  • A Great Renter

    Jan 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun at a party, new way of playing
    Cons: No widescreen, gets old fast

    Summary: The next installment of the Mario Party is now available for the Wii. In this game, the controller has been replaced with realistic actions as well as an increased number of duel games. Here is my comprehensive review of the game. Story This ... read more

  • Just As Fun As A Board Game + No Clean Up!!!

    Jan 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great graphics, fun for the whole family, lots of characters to choose from
    Cons: difficult courses, pirates!

    Summary: Product Description Nintendo Claims: Everyone gets in on the fun of Mario Party 8 for the Wii. Use the Wii remote to twist, turn, lasso your way through 6 all-new game boards and dozens of thrill-packed mini games. My Experience ... read more

  • "Wii" would like to play!

    Dec 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety of games, fun for whole family.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I am a huge Nintendo fan. Eventhough I am an adult, I still like the kiddie family games. The Mario Party series has always been a fun one because there is a variety of games for every age to enjoy. So naturally, when this game became available, ... read more

  • Next generation "board game" not boring.

    Nov 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Multi-player/any age. Owned for more than 6 months, STILL THE favorite.
    Cons: I wish there were more "boards" to play.

    Summary: Recently purchasing a WII (not owning any previous "Mario Party" versions), this was one of the games we chose for our package (among 4 "bundled") and I couldn't be happier--this is by far our favorite which over 3 MONTHS, we've played the most. I am ... read more

  • If Nobody turns up for your parties, this may be for you!

    Nov 1, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good for kids, Pretty good multiplayer
    Cons: Seen this game SEVEN TIMES BEFORE. getting a bit old dont you think? Computer sucks

    Summary: Most of us enjoy parties, right? Whether you're talking about a fairy cakes and candles affair or the type that sees you swinging from a stranger's chandelier naked at three o'6clock in the morning, people like to have a good time. By now everyone should ... read more

  • I'm still on the fence I think . . . .

    Aug 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun for short periods of time.
    Cons: A little confusing to start with

    Summary: This game is definitely perplexing. I am a HUGE fan of the original Mario games and spent countless hours over the years trying to win them all. I should have paid more attention to the game case that clearly states these are minigames, rather than an ... read more

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