Mario Party 8

released on May 29, 2007

Mario Party 8 is the eighth installment of the Mario Party series on a home console and the first Mario Party game for the Wii. Mario Party 8 is notable for its strong use of the Wii Remote and its motion control capabilities in minigames. Players are required to perform various gestures instead of traditional button/joystick controls. Common motions include pointing-and-shooting, shaking, waving, turning, and twisting the Wii Remote. Player-created Miis are featured in this game, wherein they often show up within crowds. Miis can appear in certain minigames and may also serve as the player's character in Extra Mode. By playing regular party games, minigames, and completing the Star Battle Arena mode, players will earn Carnival Cards, which may be spent to unlock figures and game features.

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My favorite mario party game this series holds such a special place in my heart. Mario party 8 has some of the best mini games in the entire series and extra features it also has a phenomenal ost and game board design that brings me so much nostalgia. King boo’s haunted hide away, Shy Guy’s perplex, and Koopa’s tycoon town were always my favorite boards to play on. Me and my brother played this game endlessly I remember so clearly us coming home from school and jumping on mario party 8, playing Koopa’s tycoon town. That game board used to make me so incredibly angry when someone would enter one of my hotels and add more coins taking it over. Love this game so much.

It’s peak (not based on nostalgia, now why would you think that ahahahahaha)

Eh not that good not that bad of a Mario party. Most people see it as the beginning of the end for the series, but honestly I like Mario Party 9 better than this game.

The best boards in the series only behind 3, sadly the mini games are a bit lackluster. Gets some nostalgia points though, even if that hat guy freaked me the fuck out as a wee lad.

An overall good Mario Party game that sometimes suffers from the Wii being sluggish in both its minigames and turn progression. I can only recommend it in its multiplayer form though as unlocking characters isn't much worth it. At least the hat guy is sympathetic.