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Alternative Names

マリオパーティ8

Developer

Hudson Soft

Genre

Misc

Release Dates

05/29/07 Nintendo
07/26/07 Nintendo
06/22/07 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 487
Tracked: 3
Wishlist: 7
Now Playing: 1

Summary

The world's enormously popular party video game is getting a lot crazier in Mario Party 8. Whether you're shaking up cola cans or lassoing barrels, you and your friends will be drawn into the action like never before using the Wii Remote™.

  • Play with motion control: Players row their way through a river race, punch a statue to pieces, steer race cars, mopeds and go-karts and handle a balancing pole while walking a tightrope.
  • Play using the Wii Remote as a Pointer: Shoot at Boos in a haunted house, drag and drop toppings in a cake-decorating competition, select the correct answers in game show challenges.
  • Play using the Wii Remote's buttons: Players jump and pummel their way through a football brawl, and hop and run across a field of spinning platforms
  • Mario Party 8 also includes dozens of new minigames, six new party boards and many new game modes. In a series first, players can transform their characters into many forms, such as player-smashing boulders and coin-sucking vampires.
  • Mario Party 8 also includes "extra-large" minigames like Star Carnival Bowling and Table Menace. One to four players can play Mario Party 8, each with a Wii Remote.


Game storyline: In Mario Party 8, a hyperactive emcee has invited Mario, Peach and the rest of the crew to his carnival, a perfect setting for the dynamic spectacle of the Wii game play. Mario Party 8 keeps the surprises coming with minigames that draw upon the Wii Remote's motion, pointing and button control in a variety of ways. Players always know how to jump into the action by watching an animated tutorial that shows how to use the Wii Remote.

How to progress through the game: Following tradition, Mario Party 8 takes the social, strategic game play of board games and adds breaks for quick, action-oriented minigames. In the main mode, players travel across six boards in search of Stars, landing on spaces that are helpful (example: giving coins) or a hindrance (example: sending Bowser in to mess with the player). Several variations for these boards tweak the main goals to enhance game play for solo sessions, two-player games and three- to four-player games.

In addition, Mario Party 8 includes four more minigame-infused kinds of special games, such as Tic-Tac Drop, where players earn the right to put the next mark on the board by winning a minigame.

Characters: Mario Party games are a celebration of all things Mario, so you can play as 14 classic characters, the widest selection yet for the series, including newcomers Hammer Bro and Blooper. You'll also bump into many old friends and foes that span 20+ years of Mario games.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Beyond using the Wii Remote's motion and pointer control, this eighth game in the Mario Party series goes its own way with two changes:

  • Players can transform their character using candy power-ups. Examples: When Peach eats Bowlo Candy, she'll turn into a Peach-faced ball and bowl over characters to get their coins. When Wario eats Vampire Candy, he'll sprout wings and fly off to suck the coins from all other players.

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Sales History

Total Sales
1.58m
Japan
3.74m
NA
2.27m
Europe
0.70m
Others
8.30m
Total
1 n/a 263,469 n/a 46,495 309,964
2 n/a 139,902 n/a 24,689 164,591
3 n/a 91,752 n/a 16,192 107,944
4 n/a 69,845 n/a 12,326 82,171
5 n/a 56,642 n/a 9,996 66,638
6 n/a 42,682 n/a 7,532 50,214
7 n/a 34,859 24,181 10,088 69,128
8 n/a 30,558 15,315 7,886 53,759
9 282,003 42,914 11,118 12,837 348,872
10 145,254 48,314 22,247 14,428 230,243

Opinion (90)

Fededx posted 08/01/2014, 12:52
8 million seller! Congratz to the Mario crew!
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fedfed posted 07/01/2013, 11:47
8 mil? possible?
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atma998 posted 22/07/2012, 11:26
Wow 7.84M! Definitely the best selling game of the franchise.
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goldeneye0065r posted 02/01/2012, 05:53
marioparty 9 coming soon , cant wait i just got done playing a game like monopoly called fortune street and it has mario characters in it as well
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atma998 posted 28/11/2011, 04:00
Wow the game is now at 7.58M!
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TheConduit posted 01/05/2011, 03:34
Where is the sequel Nintendo? This game has sold more copies than all four gamecube entries combined.
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