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User Rating: 7 | Mario Party 8 WII
Mario Party 8 is a party video game which as you should be able to tell from the number that comes after the name of this game is the eighth installment in the Mario Party series. Now i know what your saying...a party game...What kind of party game..And to be fair you would be right to ask that if your new to these games...if your not new then what game where you playing....?

Anyway lets look at the gameplay and how it all works. During the standard game, four different characters compete on one of six themed boards. When playing with fewer than four people, players select which characters the computer will control, as well as their difficulty level and handicap. Players can also select from five different areas to play on from the Play Choices screen by selecting the Select File screen in the beginning. Here, the player is given the choices of five different areas to play on: Party Tent, Star Battle Arena, Minigame Tent, Extras Zone, and the Fun Bazaar. The Party Tent allows for characters to compete on boards in three kinds of battles: Battle Royale four-player competition; one to four players, Tag Battle two-vs. two; one to four players, or Duel Battle one-on-one; one to two players. In the Star Battle Arena mode, one player faces off against one opponent on each board in which when you get to the last board, Bowser will take the star from the player and he/she will face against Hammer Bro or Blooper which once defeated are included as playable characters in Bowser's Warped Orbit, then once he/she defeat the character, Bowser will give you back the Star Rod and you will face in a final mini-game called Superstar Showdown. When you win the battle the player wins the game.

In the Minigame Tent, players can play several non-board challenges from the minigames. The extras zone has the eight extra minigames that do not appear in board-play with your Miis. Finally, the Fun Bazaar has the player use their carnival cards to unlock minigames and other surprises. In the Fun Bazaar, there is a place where if you buy it with your carnival cards, the player may listen to music and character voices. Minigame records can also be viewed here. For general board-play modes, players take turns, these can range from 10 to 50 turns rolling a dice block and moving across the game board, with the goal being to getting as many stars as possible within the alloted turn limit. Toward the end of the game, during the last five turns, gameplay is altered slightly. This can include events such as candy or coins being awarded to the player in last place, as well as additional coins being placed on each space. After the game has ended, three Bonus Stars may be awarded to players for various feats during play. Finally, the player with the most stars is declared the winner, with the number of coins possessed used as a tiebreaker.

Some of the boards in Mario Party 8 are classic Mario Party in nature, with players attempting to reach locations where they can buy a star for 20 coins 10 coins in King Boo's board and in Capt. Goomba's board stars are free because of all the spaces you need to travel to get a star, others are more varied. For example, "Koopa's Tycoon Town" involves players investing coins into hotels just like you would do in Monopoly in order to earn stars, with each hotel only providing stars to the player with the highest current investment. As always, all boards include a number of elements which can greatly influence the course of the game. Notable for this is "Shy Guy's Perplex Express", where the train cars which make up the game board can be re-ordered as the result of landing on a certain space, potentially changing the relative positions of all players.

But at the heart of Mario Party 8 are the minigames, with one taking place at least once per turn. A number of the minigames rely on the unique capabilities of the Wii Remote, while others instead require players to hold the controller sideways and use only the buttons. There are over 80 minigames in Mario Party 8. Not only that but there are 14 playable characters, including Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo, Princess Peach, Toadette, Wario, Waluigi, Boo, Dry Bones, Blooper and Hammer Bro. You can also use Mii characters as well.

Mario Party 8 came out for the Wii in north america on May 29, 2007 in europe on June 22, 2007 in the UK on July 13, 2007 in austraila on July 19, 2007 and in japan on July 26, 2007.

This is what i would call a mixed bag of a game...or a game in which you would play when you have younger family memebers around who do not realy care for the super so called "hardcore" games...And realy it is fun to just have some crazy fun at times.