Played alone, against the computer, the game is barely worth popping out of its case. But, having even one other human opponent ups the fun exponentially--you just can't get the same satisfaction out of trash talking against a faceless computerized enemy.
This game is another good Mario party I still really like this game, the gameplay is good the only down side was the motion controls but this game was still really good for a Mario party the game, did have some really good mini games but some **** like the one with the Lili pads but I gotta say this is one of the better Mario party games in Mario party history I still really like this Mario party still it’s a fun game.
It's still plenty of wacky, crazy fun with four human players, but it's still a shame that it doesn't rise above the glut of other minigames compilations on the Wii despite its prestigious pedigree and the most impressive cast in all gamedom.
The only thing that barely saves this is that it's a four-player game with some light competitive play. Otherwise, it's eminently missable - wait for something better unless you absolutely must have a Wii-based four-player board game.
Mario Party 8, a Wii party game, uses the Wii Remote for a range of mini-games and boards. The boards have different themes and layouts, with enjoyable, challenging mini-games. However, it doesn't reach its full potential due to some issues. The computer opponents' challenge level is inconsistent and unfair, sometimes too easy and other times too hard. Unfortunately, the lack of an online mode reduces replay value and fun. While Mario Party 8 is entertaining with friends, improving balance and adding online features could have made it better.
This game is a huge disappointment. I thinked that it would great, but it is so boring. The minigames are pretty fun but you need to play several super boring modes to enjoy them. To avoid this, there is the Free-Play mode; but you need to unlock the minigames in the Party mode (that is VERY boring) before playing them in Free-Play. I'm a fan of Mario Party series, but I think that this is the worst of the all. I highly recommend Mario Party 3 for Nintendo 64 instead of this. Mario Party 8 doesn't worth the $60 (R$199 in Brazil), except for die-hard fans.
Mario Party just sunk to a whole new level. As in any other Mario Party, you run around the party boards, throwing dice and landing on different spaces. It's just chance, with no strategy whatsoever, and it's always been a multiplayer experience. To be honest, it's often the party boards that let down mario party games, but at least the minigames were fun. The main problem with Mario Party 8 is how it tries to take advantage of the wii remote. In one minigame, you must shake the wiimote as fast as you can. Wow, so... fun. In other, you must control a chimp by flicking the wii remote, but controls are largely unresponsive. And some other minigames don't use the motion capabilities at all, and are just plain boring. It's needless to say playing on your own is terribly boring. Multiplayer isn't much good either, but at least it's slightly better. Just like any other Mario Party game, Mario Party 8 also features a 'story mode'. This is often actually fun because at least there's a goal to actually do something, unlike party mode. Except in Mario Party 8, it's terrible. Chance plays a bigger part than ever before, especially since minigames aren't even included in this mode. At the moment, I'm stuck on Boo's Haunted Hideway(and always will be beacause I've sold the game). Here the rooms are in a random pattern every time, and you don't know where anything is. There's alwaya a Whomp blocking a doorway somewhere, which requires you to pay coins to him to get past. Except once, the design was so bad, there was no way to get enough coins to pay Whomp, especially because of the 'no minigame' rule. There was only one coin space, so it took too long to possibly even get one star before the time ran out. This is the 'fun' you have in Mario Party 8.
SummaryPlay with motion control! Row your way down a river, punch a statue to pieces, steer race cars and mopeds, and handle a balancing pole while walking a tightrope. Play with the pointer. Drag and drop decorations onto cakes, shoot Boos in haunted house, quickly choose your answer in a game show. Mash those Wii Remote buttons. Jump and pumm...