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Introduction:Hello nintenude here
telling you a review about Mario party 8.
This game was
known to be the best mario party game ever made.
carnival has opened and all are welcome to play minigames,
watch star battles, and buy prizes with star
Apparently Mario and all his friends are at the
star carnival and having fun.
Just like any Mario party game, all players hit a dice
block and move on a giant board.
After all four players
have taken a turn a minigame will start.
divided into different categories.
4 player minigame - all
four players compete to win.
2 vs. 2 - It's a team battle,
players work together to win.
only one team can win
otherwise it's a tie and no one wins.
3 vs, 1 three players
team up to compete against the single player.
3 vs. 3
minigames include the single player trying to survive against
something that the others use, The single player uses
something to defeat the other players so the team of three has
to try to survive, and there's a not battle but race to
Duel minigame - Two players compete against
each other in a battle or race related game.
gets to steal a prize from the loser by throwing a dart
against a moving board. however there is a red X mark that
cancels the trade and no one loses or gains
Battle minigame - these come randomly, all
players surrender a certain amount of coins and puts them in a
All players play a 4 player minigame.
when it ends
coins are given to the players depending on what place they
1st place gets more than half of the winnings,
2nd place gets less than half coins than the 1st place player
3rd place gets a quarter of the winnings and fourth
place gets nothing.
Challenge minigame - These are played
when a player lands on a challenge space ( a yellow
Only one player plays these, if they
win coins are given to them.
If you lose nothing is giving
there are three challenge minigames.
minigame - It's the final showdown against Bowser, this
minigame cannot be played in party mode and only in star
battles and minigame free play mode.
You have complete star
battle arena to unlock it.
This game doesn't have orbs,
instead it's candy that the players eat.
You no longer
throw an orb and hop that the enemy lands on it.
you turn into things and attack the other players by using a
dart board or anyone you pass on the board while
There's also the lucky space which takes you to a
whole different place all alone.
Every blue space there
will give you three coins when you pass it up.
at the end
is something different in every board.
But mostly relating
to getting a free star.
The gameplay is awesome.
I give the gameplay:
The graphics are really cartoony and brightly
There is a board called Boo's haunted hideaway
that has no bright colors.
the first time a played this
game I got a headache from all the bright colors shining at
Once I played again I didn't get a headache no matter
how long I played.
I'm not deducting points for getting a
I give the graphics:
each player has their own soundtrack of
noises they do in the party mode.
I enjoy their happy
sounds when they get a star and sad sounds when they lose a
However I don't like Daisy's sounds.
are just too annoying.
She brags to the other players in a
loud voice when she gets a coin, star or even wins a
I cannot describe the annoyance of her when she
wins a minigame so I'll let you describe it when you play the
I give the sound:
After playing twenty turn games you feel really tired and
don't want to play anymore.
The game takes really long and
it's good to take breaks before playing another board or the
same board again.
I give the replayability:
The gameplay is very hard.
you realize the players you
set to "weak" are now much smarter and harder.
easy mistakes so they are not that hard.
Minigames are hard
as well, you will never win a minigame if you don't know what
to do with the wii remote.
It happened to me before.
I give the challenge:
It's easy to get frustrated.
if you keep losing a
minigame after practicing a lot you will get angry.
would want to keep playing cause the game is really
I give the frustration:
This game is out right now!
It's easy to find in stores
cause it's not that popular.
If you can't find it try
buying it used, but if it's used always check the disk for
I got my copy from gamefly and it looks brand
you have to pay more for the membership of gamefly and
a discount of the game you are buying.
I give the value: 10/10
Blooper the squid and hammer bro have joined the
But it's hard to unlock them, you don't buy them from
the shop instead you have to complete the star battle
Unlock blooper by winning the star battle arena, and
beat the star battle arena again while playing as blooper to
unlock hammer bro.
I think that's dumb cause it took a long
time to unlock blooper.
But, If Nintendo keeps adding
new comers then what board ideas will they have.
have a board and show the player walking in the background
They can only do it if the board belongs
to the players you are able to play as in the game.
I give the new characters:
Boards:the boards are outstanding.
DK's jungle which is a board where you run around trying to
collect the star first by paying 20 coins.
boardwalk is a long trail of spaces with no
at the end the captain goomba gives you a
star for free.
It's all racing around trying to get to the
Boo's haunted hideaway is a giant maze of rooms
arranged differently everytime someone gets a star from king
it's all luck in this board.
Shyguy's complex train
is a moving train and is designed like Goomba's booty
at the end is a shyguy that gives you a star for
there are a lot of traps on this board like kamek
comes and moves a part of the train back to the start.
is always the train car you are on.
Land on a DK space to
be able to get a star for free.
Dk goes away after one star
is giving to any player.
so it's a race for the free
Land on bowser's space and Bowser will come to the
last cart and steal a star from the first person who makes to
it's kind of like a race that you don't want to finish
after a star has been taken bowser
Koopa's tycoon town is my favorite.
players run in a city theme board and donating coins to
If you donated the most coins to that hotel you get
but you lose it if your not the highest
after 20 coins the hotel grows and two stars are
given to the highest donator.
Keep trying to donate for
after 50 coins the hotel transform again and
three stars are given.
Land on the lucky space to be able
to get 3 stars for only paying one coin.
Bowser's warped orbit is a space themed board that has the
players running around and stealing stars from each
you can either dress up as bowser and hit two
blocks, every player you pass surrenders one star.
also turn into a bullet bill and hit one block, but each
player that gets hit by it loses two stars.
use them both
to see which one might be the best choice.
I give the boards:
the candy orbs are really fun.
they may be less orbs
than other mario party games but these candy orbs are
you could turn into a vampire and suck out coins
from a player.
you can turn into a ball and run over
players to take their coins.
there is also the duel candy
which allows you to hit two dice blocks and duel with the
first player you pass.
The bowser orb and bullet bill orbs
can only be found on bowser's warped orbit.
it's very easy
to collect orbs so it's an orb battle on every turn.
computer players are very smart when they handle candy
I give the candy
what an awesome game.
I really recommend this
it's fun and addictive.
I give Mario Party 8:
And there you have it, the rating went down because of weak
computer players being too smart and the annoying sound
effects of daisy.
trust me do not pick daisy unless she is
your favorite character.
Written by: Nintendude
July 23rd, 2007
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