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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 62
  2. Negative: 20 out of 62
  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. Jan 30, 2015
    9
    An underrated game, with it's features and gameplay very exciting. It may be a luck-based game, but to me that doesn't stop it from being aAn underrated game, with it's features and gameplay very exciting. It may be a luck-based game, but to me that doesn't stop it from being a 9/10 game. I think it's one of the most underrated games from Nintendo, it's also packed with eighty minigames. Eighty minigames! There even is some skill, with me getting stuck on a few mini games. I believe it's a great game, not a bad game. Most other people think it's a bad game, and they can think that, but just really play the game.

    The music in this game is alright, with even the minigame tracks good, and it has some some great tracks and a few bad ones. But overall, the music is still good.

    I find the party boards in this game entertaining, although some people think they are short, I find them fun.

    A simple mini games review. Three words: They are spectacular.

    Overall: 9.3/10
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  3. Nov 22, 2013
    7
    Mario Party: Island Tour is pretty good, but does have some issues. First, the single player mode is kinda boring. The boards on this game isMario Party: Island Tour is pretty good, but does have some issues. First, the single player mode is kinda boring. The boards on this game is fun, but the music is a little lack. Also, the minigames aren't that great unless your playing with a friend. I was looking forward to this game, but was sorda disappointed. Its an okay game, but doesn't have many flaws. With me, scoring a 7. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2020
    6
    Mario Party Island Tour is certainly one of the games in the saga that I like most, as the board games are interesting and original,Mario Party Island Tour is certainly one of the games in the saga that I like most, as the board games are interesting and original, unfortunately there is a catch ... Indeed, the game suffers from a lifespan more or less abonimable, with mini-games and game modes not really maddening, the roster passes for the first opus 3ds. But all the same, with the diversity of the boards, this mode offers us to rediscover the board games of all Mario Parties over a weak lifespan. A real acceptable best-of much better than The Top 100. Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2017
    5
    Whenever I play Mario Party: Island Tour I don't get that competitive feeling that I get when I play games such as Mario Party 8 and theWhenever I play Mario Party: Island Tour I don't get that competitive feeling that I get when I play games such as Mario Party 8 and the boards are quite short and some only last for 10-15 minutes. There is also a mode called Bowser's Tower where he absorbs all the power of Party Island and creates bubble clones that you have to fight to get to the top of the tower. This could have been made better by perhaps having the inability to play a Peach because she has been captured by Bowser and you can play as her when she has been saved. You can unlock Bowser Jr. when you complete the tower but his voice is so high-pitched and whiny that it's, sometimes, unbearable.

    In Island Tour, you have to travel as many spaces as possible to reach the goal, however, there is one board where at the end you will meet Bowser and will have to travel as little as possible and I think that this is quite unique and enjoyable. During Bowser's Tower, there are also boss fights including a goomba tower, chain chomp, snowman and Dry Bowser and these battles are quite enjoyable.

    As a whole, I'm not sure where I stand with this game.
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  6. Mar 11, 2020
    4
    The game is so slow and generic there isn't much interesting here, and the game goes so slow with so little action and even when somethingThe game is so slow and generic there isn't much interesting here, and the game goes so slow with so little action and even when something happens its just spinning a dice or playing a mediocre minigame. Expand
  7. Dec 3, 2017
    0
    I didn't know this but I guess there was a time where I almost thought this game was worth the money because I had this game rated at a nine.I didn't know this but I guess there was a time where I almost thought this game was worth the money because I had this game rated at a nine. No, it doesn't even deserve a 1. It deserves nothing because it feels like they just slapped mario party on the front of some garbage new game. I can't believe they ruined the series like this and I can assure anyone that I would never play this again or get any of the new mario parties. They ruined this Expand

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