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Platform: Wii
Media: DVD
Release Date: 2007-05-29
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Hudson
Original MSRP: 49.99
Rarity: ?
Average Rating:
1 rating(s)
6.5/10


Mario's Party needs some help
Written By: jonniethm
Staff Review
Added: 06/04/2007
Last Modified: 06/04/2007


Mario Party, it’s up to the 8th one in the series. That means that for eight full years we have been playing Mario Party. Is it boring yet, maybe to some people but I still love it. Add a couple of levels, maybe some characters, and a Wii remote (the most important part in creating the best Mario Party yet.) and you got yourself a brand new game. While I’m proud that the series has taken a new turn because of the Wii remote I feel like there were a lot of things missing that could have made the game so much better. For instance the fact that there is no true widescreen mode is a little unacceptable to me. Every game on the Wii up to this point has had widescreen it is most defiantly expected and I’m very let down that I either have to play the game with ugly borders around it or turn the Wii to full screen mode and play a stretched out ugly looking blurred image.

Also the game has practically no load times, so why is it that when there is a five second wait for something it shows you a NOW LOADING screen. It’s terrible, they would have been fine leaving it out. It’s almost pointless because there is no load time for the load screen to load.

On the positive side the mini games are so much more fun with the Wii remote. Shake a soda, row a boat, bat a ball, and drive through space, all with simple movements of the Wii remote. It’s great fun every time you play.

While I think that it’s a great game I have to give this Mario Party a lower review score than its predecessors because all the positive things about the game I was expecting. The negative things however were surprising to me. It’s just common sense and I think that they pushed the game out to early, it just needed to be tweaked a little and it’s too bad it wasn’t, so now we get to wait another year to see if we can finally make the Mario Party series a perfect 10.


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