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Mario Party DS mérite amplement les lettres de noblesse qu'il est en train d'acquérir sur notre continent et celles qu'il a déjà obtenu ailleurs. Gai, divertissant, le nombre de mini-jeux disponible est impressionnant et même si le titre se veut avant tout multijoueurs, un joueur solo y trouvera aussi son bonheur. Même s'il s'agit là d'un titre de plus dans la série, le jeu est toujours aussi plaisant. Il faut simplement aimer les party-game où il faut attendre son tour et regarder jouer les autres.
Gameplanet (Feb 01, 2008)
There's so much to like about Mario Party DS, from the mini-games that vary between easy and impossible (you'll be using the practise option a lot..) to the zany random events that can have you winning outright one minute, and losing miserably the next. The people that made this game must have had a blast, the creativity expressed is nothing short of fantastic - you actually feel good about beating the DS-controlled characters just to see the look on their faces! If there is a better title out there right now for the DS, I haven't played it. Hours and hours of fun!
Nintendo Front (Jan 13, 2008)
Abschließend ist zu sagen, dass Mario Party DS zwar für gute Unterhaltung sorgen kann, aber eher an eine jüngere Zielgruppe gerichtet ist. Diese wird aber aufgrund des großen Spielumfanges und der gelungenen Präsentation mit Sicherheit lange Spaß an diesem Spiel haben. Das einzige was dem Titel noch fehlt ist ein Onlinemodus, aber vielleicht klappt das ja noch beim nächsten Mal.
4Players.de (Jan 11, 2008)
So gehört sich das: Mit nur einem Modul dürfen bis zu vier Spieler ohne Einschränkungen an der Party teilnehmen. Ganze 70 Disziplinen warten auf euch und eure Freunde. Nicht alle davon sind wirklich Party-tauglich, aber immerhin sind keine echten Gurken dabei. Schade übrigens, dass Hudson dem Spiel keinen Online-Modus spendiert hat wie in Fuzion Frenzy 2 auf der Xbox 360. Lobenswert sind dagegen die vielen Konfigurationsmöglichkeiten, mit denen ihr Spieldauer, Art der Minispiele und einiges mehr nach eurem Gusto festlegt. Dank der zahlreichen Knobelspielchen und der vielen freischaltbaren Extras unterhält euch der Titel sogar als Einzelspieler zwei, drei Stündchen lang. Richtig lustig wird es aber natürlich erst, wenn ihr euch mit mehreren Freunden Beleidigungen an den Kopf werft.
Gamer 2.0 (Nov 24, 2007)
It's true that we haven't been much of a supporter of the series as it looks like it had gone down the drain a long time ago. We've even gone as far as saying that if you want titles like this to stop being made, then stop buying them. Be that as it may, Mario Party DS is an extremely solid title that builds off the success of every Mario Party game before it. It also uses the DS capabilities to an exceptional extent to add more variety to its minigames. You probably own Mario Kart DS because of the fact that all your friends have it and it's a blast to play with them. Well, Mario Party DS is going to be the other game you always bring with you. This is one of the best Mario Party games to come out in a while--but if Nintendo just took the liberty of making it online, this really could have been the best one yet. Either way, it's not bad for a tenth entry (it's certainly a surprise that Nintendo has never mentioned that).
GameSpy (Nov 28, 2007)
Mario Party DS accomplishes that perfectly, and it makes the party portable to boot. It's ideal for car trips, plane flights, bus rides or anywhere else where a bit of shared gaming can make the miles fly by. Its wide variety of game modes and options lets you create a multiplayer gaming experience to suit any time frame, and the huge number of mini-games sets a very high, very consumer-friendly bar. From now on, if a DS party game includes fewer than 70 mini-games and anything less than full single-card multiplayer functionality, it's officially a rip-off. But best of all, Mario Party DS proves that even with almost a dozen bashes to his name, Mario can still throw a party with the best of them.
Purojuegos (2007)
Mario Party DS es una adaptaciĂłn excelente de sus contrapartidas en Nintendo 64 y Gamecube, un juego que adapto de forma excelente su jugabilidad a las caracterĂ­sticas de la Nintendo DS aprovechando todo su potencial, no lo duden un instante y denle una oportunidad.
GamersMark (May 24, 2008)
Yes, this is the 11th edition of Mario Party, but as always, if you have friends to play with, it’s a blast. Too bad developer Hudson didn’t include online play. It would have made single play more replayable after Story Mode is completed. But Mario Party DS is worth checking out, especially if you like the earlier versions.
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 23, 2007)
Un épisode de plus pour la série, mais un régal pour les amateurs de party-games. Mario Party DS est un titre aussi riche que fun. Avec sa jouabilité exemplaire et son univers attachant, difficile de résister à la tentation d'appeler quelques amis pour se faire une partie.
Game Revolution (Dec 21, 2007)
Releasing Mario Party to the smaller screen has turned many of its ho-hum qualities on the console into considerable assets. I initially frowned at the idea of all the dice-hitting madness invading the portable space, but with enough content to fill at least two cartridges worth of mini-games and modes, Mario Party DS is a surprise bash that everyone should attend. With or without cucumbers.
GameLemon (Nov 23, 2008)
Because that's what it is: Mario Party on the Nintendo DS. The multiplayer is great, the single player is okay, the ported puzzle games are pretty good... it's Mario Party. It doesn't do anything unexpected, for better or worse. The story is okay, the mini-games are great, and the boards are pretty good. You won't be heavily addicted to this game for very long, but if you're looking to completely dedicate all of your time to your Nintendo DS, this game will fill the gaps between the great games nicely.
Lawrence (Jan 09, 2008)
What’s true about the last 5,000 incarnations of Mario Party holds true for this latest portable version—if you’ve played all the other ones and still want more, you’ll enjoy it just as much on the DS. If you got tired of the series in the early parts of this century, this will do nothing to bring you back. It’s the same general format, just with the expected addition of drawing/tapping/blowing on the mic minigames. I’m still holding out hope that the next Wii version will revitalize this aging franchise.
Ich bin kein Fan von Brettspielen auf einer Konsole. Egal ob Monopoly oder Trivial Pursuit, da geht mir einfach zu sehr die Atmosphäre eines klassischen Spieleabends flöten. Bei Mario Party ist und war das schon immer etwas anderes. Die coolen Spielbretter, die ein ums andere Mal ausgefallenen Minispiele und die knallbunte Welt von Mario und seinen Kumpanen sind jedes mal aufs Neue ein Freudenfest für jeden Fan von partytauglichen Multiplayer-Spielen. Die Portierung auf den DS ist dabei, anders als einst auf dem GBA, vollends geglückt und muss sich kaum hinter der Wii-Version verstecken. Einziger, aber grosser Kritikpunkt bleibt auch diesmal der fehlende Mut zur Innovation. Wer seine letzte Mario Party auf dem GameCube gespielt hat, muss sich keine Sorgen machen. Es hat sich am alten Spielprinzip nach wie vor nichts geändert.
Overall, Mario Party DS does a better job at retreading the core concept, however tired it may be, than last summer's Mario Party 8. Barring a complete shakeup of the series, this seems to be the most we can hope for at this point.
Power Unlimited (Jan 18, 2008)
Dit is een goed uitgewerkte Mario Party die precies biedt wat je van een nieuwe Mario Party verwacht. Niets nieuws dus. Als je van mening bent dat nieuwe spellen ook werkelijk vernieuwend moeten zijn, mag je drieënvijftig punten van het cijfer aftrekken.
As always, single-player is a snooze, so kudos to Nintendo for offering single-cart multiplayer. Basically, if you want to buy this, you probably should. If you didn't care before, there is no reason to start.
Jeuxvideo.fr (Dec 04, 2007)
Mario Party revient enfin sur portable, avec un portage fidèle aux épisodes consoles de salon, qui reprend aussi bien les qualités que les défauts principaux de la série. Pas surprenant donc, mais toujours aussi efficace à plusieurs et cela, avec seulement une cartouche nécessaire !
The Game Hoard (May 18, 2018)
Mario Party DS, even with the advantages of the touch screen and portability, doesn’t really make a particularly unique mark on the series. It’s got most of the series’s staple ups and downs. Luck-based moments can undermine the experience and single-player, but mini-games make competition with humans fairly fun and Mario Party DS at least has a few quirks to its board design that you can have more than a straight forward board game experience. There are a few stinkers in the minigame department, but most of them are acceptable, acceptable being the word that best describes most of this DS outing. It has the expected foibles of a digital board game but most of the appeals as well, just nothing particularly exciting or innovative besides a strong commitment to the concept of the characters being shrunken down.
Mario Party DS could have been amazing. It could have reinvigorated a stale franchise with online play and a brand new method of playing the games – the stylus. Sadly, it seems no one really cared enough about the game to do anything special with it. It’s not broken in any way, it’s just derivative and uninspired. Hopefully Hudson is putting in some effort with Mario Party 9 for Wii (seriously…number nine!?!), because it doesn't seem like much was put in here.
Games TM (Dec 27, 2007)
Yes, it is a kids' game, but we'd never be so patronising as to suggest that children have no interest in being fairly rewarded. This isn't about age, it's about design, and Mario Party DS gets it completely wrong in the same way as its forerunners.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Dec 05, 2007)
It would seem there are plenty of gamers who are happy to put up with all this, however - after all, Nintendo wouldn't keep churning out Mario Parties if people didn't keep buying them. If you're one of those who has enjoyed the series on console, you'll enjoy it on DS. Otherwise, steer clear.
Eurogamer.fr (Jan 06, 2008)
Au final, Mario Party DS est une adaptation correcte des «party games» de la famille éponyme sur console portable sans plus. Il lui manque toutefois un mode Wi-Fi pour pouvoir se lancer dans des compétitions internationales comme avec Mario Kart. Et la quasi-obligation de passer par un mode aventure pour débloquer les plateaux freine la convivialité immédiate de ce titre. Les vrais amoureux de Mario y trouveront leur bonheur, les autres passeront leur chemin.

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