Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic 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. 79
    Simplistic and easy to pick up, the pure fun that results make this a great game for people of all ages and gamers of all skill levels.
  3. Dec 17, 2013
    75
    Mario Party: Island Tour has lost a little of the magic that seemed to be in the first releases of the game way back on the Nintendo 64.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 36
  2. Negative: 12 out of 36
  1. Dec 25, 2013
    0
    Mario Party Island Tour lacks any depth or fun the originals had. The boards are short, and no skill is involved in playing this game. It isMario Party Island Tour lacks any depth or fun the originals had. The boards are short, and no skill is involved in playing this game. It is all luck that will lead you to win. The story of the game is non existing. Mini Games only last for a few seconds at most usually. Very disappointed in this long awaited title for the 3ds. Try again Nintendo Full Review »
  2. Dec 30, 2013
    4
    "There's always something new to explore on the Party Islands." If you have played this game, you'll fall over laughing. True, the boards and"There's always something new to explore on the Party Islands." If you have played this game, you'll fall over laughing. True, the boards and extras are good, but that's pretty much it. The worst part is Bowser Tower. Bowser turns the sky purple, which is even lamer than kidnapping Peach, and all you do is play mini games. Full Review »
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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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