Mario Party 8 (Wii)

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Mario and friends are invited to the Star Carnival. Of course, they are thrilled to join. Whoever wins the main event, the Star Battle, receives a year's supply of candy. To win they must play through board games against each other. Mario and pals can also choose to play a more traditional party (much like other Mario Party games).

In the first Mario Party game for Wii, the basic rules are the same: players still compete to win stars. However, the mini-games have been completely revamped to take advantage of the Wii remote. For example, some have players point the remote at the screen to shoot guns or other such things. Other mini-games use the motion sensor to shake soda cans, cut logs in half, hammer nails in place, paint, fly planes, drive cars, etc. There are still others that are played more traditionally by holding the Wii remote on its side and using the control pad to move and the buttons to perform actions, such as jumping and/or punching.

Players can choose between five different modes: Party Tent, Star Battle, Mini-games, Extras Zone, or Fun Bazaar. In Party Tent mode, players play on boards with a choice between battle royales, teams, or duels. In a Battle Royale, people compete for stars: the winner is determined by number of stars and/or coins after a certain amount of turns. In Team Battle, players split off into teams. And in a duel, two players compete against each other.

Star Battle is basically a duel on each board against different characters (for one player). The player wins each board by completing a certain task. For instance, the player must collect so many stars on some boards. For other boards, he or she has to get to the star with a certain amount of coins.

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Mario Party 8 Wii Create a file.
Mario Party 8 Wii Title Screen.
Mario Party 8 Wii Numerous modes to choose from.
Mario Party 8 Wii There are lots of customisation options.

Alternate Titles

  • "마리오 파티 8" -- Korean spelling
  • "マリオパーティ8" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Jive Magazine Jun 01, 2007 5 out of 5 100
Gamervision Jun 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamers.at Jul 02, 2007 78 out of 100 78
The Video Game Critic Aug 28, 2007 B 75
4Players.de Jun 26, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GameCola.net Jul, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
JeuxActu Jun 22, 2007 12 out of 20 60
GameSpy Jun 04, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Spy Jul 10, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 09, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Soon after the release, all copies of the UK version of the game were recalled. One of the dialogues contains the lines “Magikoopa magic! Turn the train spastic Make this ticket tragic!” In British English, the word spastic refers to someone with physical and mental disabilities, and is considered politically incorrect. Just one month before, Ubisoft had the PSP game Mind Quiz pulled from the shelves because of the same word.
gamewarrior (5063) added Mario Party 8 (Wii) on Jun 15, 2007