Roll up, roll up! The carnival is in town and it's time to party! Join Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, DK and more of your favourite Nintendo characters as they compete across five brand new game boards and more than 60 new minigames to win the coveted prize: a year's supply of candy! But Bowser isn't about to let them get away with it... For the first Mario Party on Wii, up to four players roll virtual dice and move around the game boards (ranging from a haunted house to a moving train and a treasure island) before competing in crazy minigames that make full use of the Wii Remote; such as tightrope walking, skipping, snowboarding, boat rowing, lassoing and even cake decorating. As well as the main, madcap multiplayer game, Mario Party 8 also features a special single-player only mode, a minigame-only mode, a bazaar where you can unlock new minigames and goodies, and a mode made specifically for playing as Mii characters!
Mario Party 8 Wii Review.
The Mario Party franchise isn't a new concept, and judging by the title Mario Party 8 isn't the first of its kind. You might even remember the Mario Party series released on Gamecube; it was a mild success and was one of the best selling games on GameCube. Well Nintendo decided that they wanted to bring this pretty popular game to Wii. They were looking for a big hit on Wii. Well tough luck because this game is about as boring as watching paint dry.
Seriously, the controls of this game are horrible and bland. It works just as much as it fails which means you are going to have hours and hours of pain and suffering when you pop this game into your Wii console. It is a good concept where you play on a board and then battle it out on series of minigames. Some of the games aren't that bad; like the sawing game.
So whats the big problem with this game? Well for starters it is available in 16:9 widescreen mode. Well, the menus are, but as soon as you get into a mini game the game magically morphs into 4:3. Talk about a load of horse shit! Not to mention the graphics are barely as good as GameCube, and guess what the storyline is in text in bubbles. What fun! Not!
True, there are ton of new boards, and up 60+ characters. Also, choose from more than 14 characters to waste your life away with. Lets face it playing a board game by yourself sucks ass. I tried to play with my friends and guess what the control on this game were so dodgy that we took the game out, and put in Super Smash Bros Brawl instead.
It just seems to be the same old thing we have seen a million times. I thought it would be awesome with the Wii remote. Wrong because in one of the mini games where you go through Lugi's mason with a flashlight. Guess what, the Wii remote doesn't work. Get this you use the D Pad. It is like they make another GameCube game in slapped a Wii cover on it. Don't waste your money with this worthless game.