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  • Owning all of the Mario Party games that currently exist, I've enjoyed each and every one of them, even if they did break many relationships I've had within my family or friends
  • This Mario Party in particular isn't my favorite
  • It's definitely a Mario Party worth playing

    • by Dessy Coronado

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      Owning all of the Mario Party games that currently exist, I’ve enjoyed each and every one of them, even if they did break many relationships I’ve had within my family or friends. Mario Party 8 was a bit different from the other seven, being the first one to have motion controls since it’s on the Nintendo Wii.

      This Mario Party in particular isn’t my favorite. It’s tough since all of the Mario Party games have sufficient content to offer and they always bring something new. It’s a bit unfortunate that

      Mario Party 8 had to bring in its new, yet bland feature to the table: the Wii’s motion controls. The game wasn’t completely riddled with motion controls, but it had enough to become noticeable when I played with friends or family.

      The Mario Party series is known for its enjoyable yet devilishly evil Party Mode, where friendships die and family becomes a thing of the past. The Party Mode boards are fun to play, some more than others, and they all have their features that make them unique. The only real criticism for the boards — and this doesn’t include all of them — is that some of them are pretty linear, literally. There’s a board map called Goomba’s Booty Boardwalk and it is a one way map, leaving this linear and bland feeling to the map. Despite that factor, the board maps in this game were original enough to be fun, with annoying features to mess with you and your friends — very suitable for a Mario Party.

      I have some mixed feelings on the minigames in this Mario Party. Typically,

      • Mario Party 8, Wii game
      minigames in the Mario Party series are frustratingly fun and original. Sure, every Mario Party has a few minigames that resemble minigames from the previous installment, but those minigames still bring something new to the minigame table. Mario Party 8 had an odd set minigames, ranging from entertainging to irritating. The irritation is mostly due to the implementation of the Wii’s motion controls in those minigames. These annoying controls cause players to lose the minigame and lose their opportunity of receiving their ten coins during Party Mode, preventing them from
      getting the star that’s worth twenty coins, and leaving players annoyed. Although this is where the old expression would come in, the Mario Party series is well-known for making the saying “It’s just a game,” as valid as the Santa Clause’s existence.

      Despite the motion control problems, Mario Party 8 still manages to live up to the series name and the expectation to break many relationships. With four friends or family members, there’s much fun to be had in the Party Mode of the game. It’s definitely a Mario Party worth playing.

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