Mario Party: Island Tour 3DS

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  • Summary: The game features seven different game boards, each with its own set of rules. The game offers 81 new mini-games that test speed, concentration and luck. In addition to the board game elements, players are be able to play mini-games exclusively or try their hands at a 30-floor tower climb,The game features seven different game boards, each with its own set of rules. The game offers 81 new mini-games that test speed, concentration and luck. In addition to the board game elements, players are be able to play mini-games exclusively or try their hands at a 30-floor tower climb, AR Card games and StreetPass battles. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. 85
    A fantastic addition for the 3DS. The graphics are crisp and utilize 3D well, while the music fits each game and board without becoming monotonous. Every mode and board is easy to pick up and play with anyone, anytime.. Island Tour is a perfect balance of old and new that keeps the game fresh with playing styles to meet every need.
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    70
    It was nice to have a brief but satisfying match while out and about.
  3. Apr 13, 2014
    65
    Nintendo is a master at finding a specific target audience and offer them exactly what they want, sometimes even with a little less quality than usual. Mario Party: Island Tour does just that, speaking to the more casual audience among the owners of Nintendo 3DS.
  4. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    Board game enthusiasts will find themselves bored quickly, the average player will only break it out when there are friends around—which is the point, and I guess with friends the skill-based games aren’t too bad—and Party aficionados will be able to scratch that virtual itch.
  5. Dec 9, 2013
    58
    This doesn’t hold up even compared to previous portable Mario Party titles, and it’s one of the few Nintendo published titles you can safely skip this holiday season.
  6. Jan 24, 2014
    50
    One Person doesn't make a party, and when trying to make my friends play this with me they all instantly wanna switch to Mario Party 9 instead.
  7. Nov 22, 2013
    40
    Unfortunately, no amount of options can overcome the inane gameplay. I’ve defended the series in the past as harmless, dumb fun, but Island Tour is wholly unenjoyable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 50
  2. Negative: 16 out of 50
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Mario Party: Island Tour isn't perfect, as is any Mario Party game, but I feel like it stands up to its console competitors. The minigames are fun, the boards are unique, and the multiplayer is amazing. The only downside is Bowser's Tower. It ultimately sullied my single-player experience as I found out that it doesn't really end. I have climbed the tower seven times now, and each time I find my character, Toad, being trolled by Bowser, saying that the Bowser I defeated was a decoy, and then punching me off the tower. It gets very annoying, and I have yet to see a definite storyline or a plausible ending. Maybe if I use a different character? If someone has a way to see a different ending, do tell me.

    Overall, Mario Party: Island Tour is charming, fun, and a very good time to be had. Too bad Bowser had to ruin it from being the best handheld installment. 8.75/10
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  2. Aug 24, 2015
    9
    It is not the best Mario Party but this one is pretty good! The boards are simple but they do have some challenges here and there. The miniIt is not the best Mario Party but this one is pretty good! The boards are simple but they do have some challenges here and there. The mini games are simple but are oddly fun and satisfying to complete. You can play as a good amount of characters on a good amount of boards. The music fits every board and mini game. The graphics are pretty good. This is just a simple party game that is pretty fun. Younger Mario Party fans will enjoy this game. Older people, eh. I'm older but I like this game. I love this game. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2015
    8
    Yes, this is a game meant for more than one person to play. If you're playing by yourself is it going to be a blast? No. This is the sameYes, this is a game meant for more than one person to play. If you're playing by yourself is it going to be a blast? No. This is the same problem that Smash Bros has. BUT if you have a friend (or two.. or three) that you can play this game with? It's great. Really great.

    Maybe the best Mario Party game ever.

    The different game modes all vary and play in different ways. Thought was put into this, people. I wish some of these modes made it into the Wii U version but alas they didn't.

    I originally stayed away from this game because of the scathing reviews. You can NOT judge this game based on its single-player merit! If you've got someone to play this with, download it and always have it on your system and go to it
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  4. May 9, 2015
    7
    Mario Party: Island Tour is an ok game, but not as good as Mario Party 2-8 (i have not try 9 or 10)
    the game does have fun mini games, and
    Mario Party: Island Tour is an ok game, but not as good as Mario Party 2-8 (i have not try 9 or 10)
    the game does have fun mini games, and great gameplay,
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  5. Oct 26, 2016
    5
    Yet another Mario party game where everything's based on luck, the first time I played this was with download play with my friend, and I'llYet another Mario party game where everything's based on luck, the first time I played this was with download play with my friend, and I'll admit, it was actually kinda fun, so I decided to pick it up, and god was it boaring, I didn't feel any of the joy I felt when I was playing with my friend, instead I just wanted to stop and play something else, the only complement I can give this game is that it's better than Mario party 10 Expand
  6. May 4, 2015
    4
    Mario Party:Island Tour is boring and dull and dragged out. The only thing to make up for it is you can play mini games without going into a full game
  7. Nov 3, 2016
    0
    The minigames are hard, easy, simple, complex, stupid, and the worst **** piece of **** in the world! The gimmick is to get to the end atThe minigames are hard, easy, simple, complex, stupid, and the worst **** piece of **** in the world! The gimmick is to get to the end at least 10 and 9 and advance you do a collect-athon but in this game you just get to the END. The boards are lackluser and suck ass. The story mode is also a big piece of **** Expand

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