Mario Party 8 On Wii In June

Party on(line) Mario? No. Unfortunately not.

Posted by Staff
While the hardcore Wii fanboys are not likely to get overexcited about the fact that Mario Party 8 is releasing on June 22nd, itís still good news for families with younger children who enjoy playing together.

Mario Party 8 is effectively a virtual boardgame that you can play against up to three friends, all on one Wii, but NOT online. Each square on the board has its own mini-game Ė such as a snowboard race, a race on a tight rope, a boat rowing race and even a cake decoration contest.

Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi are back along with a couple of new faces, such as Blooper and Hammer Bro. You roll the dice to progress one of your favourite Mario characters around the board, landing on various squares each with their own mini-games. These range from snowboard races to tightrope races, and from cake-decoration contests to rowing races.

While it all sounds like good, clean family fun, itís disappointing that Mario Party 8 will NOT be playable online Ė as this could really have made what is in all likelihood an Ďokay game for kidsí into a superb game which families and friends across the world could have played together online.

Oh well. Maybe next year.
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Charliemouse 10 May 2007 14:02
1/6
Hang on a sec...

you can play against up to three friends, all on one Wii, or online.

and then...

itís disappointing that Mario Party 8 will NOT be playable online

So is it or isn't it? And does anyone really care anymore? Oh look, more minigames on my Wii. Great. That's exactly what it's lacking right now.
Tim Smith 10 May 2007 14:07
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Charliemouse wrote:
Hang on a sec...

you can play against up to three friends, all on one Wii, or online.

and then...

itís disappointing that Mario Party 8 will NOT be playable online


Good call Charles... Nintendo UK assures us that it will NOT be playable online. Story amended.

Charliemouse wrote:
So is it or isn't it? And does anyone really care anymore? Oh look, more minigames on my Wii. Great. That's exactly what it's lacking right now.


Good question? Apparently this strategy is doing serving the Wii's target audience, which keeps on growing.
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Charliemouse 10 May 2007 15:27
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Tim Smith wrote:
Charliemouse wrote:
Hang on a sec...

you can play against up to three friends, all on one Wii, or online.

and then...

itís disappointing that Mario Party 8 will NOT be playable online


Good call Charles... Nintendo UK assures us that it will NOT be playable online. Story amended.

Charliemouse wrote:
So is it or isn't it? And does anyone really care anymore? Oh look, more minigames on my Wii. Great. That's exactly what it's lacking right now.


Good question? Apparently this strategy is doing serving the Wii's target audience, which keeps on growing.


Indeed it does, just yesterday in HMV two teeenage girls were looking for a display Wii to have a go on and then just bought one anyway.

I know there's a market for this sorta thing and I know I'll probably have a blast playing it once or twice, but my Wii's aching for some real Nintendo class.

Here's to Samus's arrival!
alexh2o 10 May 2007 16:45
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Charliemouse wrote:
Here's to Samus's arrival!


Shes the one my Wii really really needs! *sigh*
zoydwheeler 10 May 2007 16:52
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You could always go and get METROID PINBALL on DS next month!!

Oh no, hang on. That was a joke.
me 9 Jun 2007 06:14
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nintendo hate making games online cos they think there are pedos everywhere. not a good stratagey nintendo.
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