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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
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: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
  1. Feb 21, 2015
    10
    This game is fun and so underrated. Wtf is wrong with the game? I mean it's a friggin masterpiece and I personally think MPDS was awesomeThis game is fun and so underrated. Wtf is wrong with the game? I mean it's a friggin masterpiece and I personally think MPDS was awesome until this came out. Then I was like "Screw MPDS, I'm movin' on!" And some music were reused from MP9 (Which is another game you should get,) and I'm almost 100% done with the game. This game is a 10/10 imo best Mario Party franchise EVER put into an handheld gaming Nintendo 3DS. Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2013
    9
    Very fun. goes by faster than the last Mario Party DS games, but the graphics and mini games are amazing. Though i wish that it lasted longerVery fun. goes by faster than the last Mario Party DS games, but the graphics and mini games are amazing. Though i wish that it lasted longer and there was a plot, there are many fun worlds to play in and all different goals. i say it is a tie between this game and the last Mario Party DS game. Expand
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    9
    I'm not sure why everyone is taking a poop on this game. Its quite fun both solo AND multi-player. Its BEST is against friends but the soloI'm not sure why everyone is taking a poop on this game. Its quite fun both solo AND multi-player. Its BEST is against friends but the solo game play isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2014
    7
    The mini-games themselves are fun, and you can sure have fun in multi-player mode in mini-game mode in the air balloon game mode where howeverThe mini-games themselves are fun, and you can sure have fun in multi-player mode in mini-game mode in the air balloon game mode where however wins the most mini-games wins. The single-player story game where you try to reach the top of the tower is also great if you need to kill an hour of time.

    However, the fact of the matter is that ever since they changed the board game mode to make it not about collecting stars, the board game mode just hasn't been that good anymore.

    As a Mario Party fan, I like it for the mini-games, which is the main reason I'd like any Mario Party game anyway. However, for people new to the series, I can only recommend Mario Party 6 and earlier for you to play.
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  5. Aug 10, 2014
    5
    Mario Party: Island Tour has to be one of the more disappointing games in the Mario franchise. The game itself is quite enjoyably, althoughMario Party: Island Tour has to be one of the more disappointing games in the Mario franchise. The game itself is quite enjoyably, although for only a short period of time. I do understand that they made the game for the 3DS to be quick and fast paced, but the game gives no sense of achievement. The characters are far too easy and the only way you can lose is that the first place spot gets snatched away from you in the last minute (which happens a lot). The boards lack in imagination and depth, the mechanics are bland and art is terrible. One of the only high points of the game in my opinion is the mini-games. The boards may lack fun but the mini-games are quite enjoyable and possible the best ones on a handheld Mario Party. I was also disappointed with the lack of characters being the only unlockable Bowser Jr. The soundtrack isn't bad but it's not going to get you humming whilst your listening along to the tunes. If Nintendo put some thought into, not just the mini-games but the boards and characters too. This could have been one of the 3DS must haves but sadly it's far from it. 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. May 9, 2014
    0
    This game is not much better than Mario Party 9!!!! The only thing Nintendo fixed was to separate the characters. Again, the minigames suckThis game is not much better than Mario Party 9!!!! The only thing Nintendo fixed was to separate the characters. Again, the minigames suck and so does multiplayer! Expand

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