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.

Screenshots

Mario Party 8 Wii Notice the boxed in display. Outside of the menu this is the only display mode available. Likely the game started development on the Gamecube.
Mario Party 8 Wii And now some clouds!
Mario Party 8 Wii The Carnival and main setting of the game.
Mario Party 8 Wii Numerous modes to choose from.

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
Gamesmania.de Jul 10, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Tweakers.net Jul 05, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Jul 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.fr Jun 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Jun 17, 2007 6.3 out of 10 63
WiiDSFrance Feb 25, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Games TM Jul, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Armchair Empire, The Aug 07, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Super Play Jul, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

If you look at the release information, you're notice that the original UK release date is later than the other European release dates. The reason for this is that the UK release had a problem during production. This happened before the game was recalled in the UK on 13 July 2007.
gamewarrior (5063) added Mario Party 8 (Wii) on Jun 15, 2007