Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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Mario Party 8 Wii
Mario Party 8 (Wii)
Member Name: lorrainek858
Mario Party 8 (Wii)
Date: 09/03/09, updated on 10/11/11 (62 review reads)
Think Monopoly meets Mario, this is the best way that I can describe this game to you, its great fun to play and a bit different to the themes of other Mario games.
Mario Party 8 on the Wii is like a more interactive version of this game that has been released on the game cube and other consoles, if you liked this game before in the earlier versions, then theres a good chance that youl like the Wii version.
The game in more interactive in the sense that rolling the dice and minigames are all played by moving your wii remote, much like many other wii games. This is great fun and gives you great exersize when you are playing for longer games.
There is 1-4 multiplayer options with this game, you can play against the computer, which can be set to easy, medium and hard modes (and then eventually very hard mode can be purchased with game tickets that are earned after completing a game depending on how many stars where earned) or against your friends and there are also some minigames as well as the main board game modes.
You roll a dice and go through a board that defines what mini games will be played after the round of dice rolls, the object of the game is to win as many minigames as possible, make as many coins as possible and the ultimate goal of the game is to gain as many stars as possible to beat your oponents. When you complete a game which can be 10, 20 or 30 turns long, you gain game cards which you can trade in for more mini games and game features, this is a nice feature in the game as it gives you a goal to acheive outside the board games and keeps the games continuousy going.
You can play as many different characters in this game including, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Doodoo, Wario, Waruigi, Bones and many more. Boo, Bowser and Donkey King also appear in this game, Boo as a helper, helping you steal coins and stars from other players, Donkey Kong also as a helper who gives you stars and coins and Bowser as his usual pest self who takes your coins and stars and makes the game much harder for players.
The graphics in this game, like many Mario games, are very cartoony and bright. This is great in my opinion as this is a very light hearted yet competitive game.
I bought this game for £30 in game a few months ago, and it was money well spent, I really love playing this game just like I enjoyed the other Mario Party games and would reccommend it to anyone who has a bit of a competitive streak in them and likes the thought of a Mario Board Game