Mario Party 8

2007 party video game

Mario Party 8 is a party board video game for the Nintendo Wii. It is the eighth game in the Mario Party series of video games. It is the first Mario Party game for the Wii. It was released in North America on May 29, 2007, in Europe on June 22, 2007, and in Japan on July 26, 2007.

Mario Party 8
Developer(s)Hudson Soft
Director(s)Shuichiro Nishiya
Producer(s)Hiroshi Sato
Atsushi Ikeda
Designer(s)Saori Tsutsui
Programmer(s)Hideki Sahashi
Composer(s)Yoshihiro Tsukahara
SeriesMario Party
Platform(s)Nintendo Wii
  • NA: May 29, 2007
  • EU: June 22, 2007
  • AU: July 19, 2007
  • JP: July 26, 2007
  • UK: August 3, 2007
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

Gameplay change

Mario Party 8 plays the same as previous games in the Mario Party series. Players go around on boards to collect coins, which they can use to buy stars. Movement is done with the use of a dice block with the numbers one through ten. After all four players take their turns, a mini-game is played. The player who wins the mini-game wins coins. The winner is the player with the most stars at the end of the game. Gameplay is done with the Wii Remote.

Six boards are in the game. While some boards have players get stars the same way as in previous Mario Party games, others have different ways. For example, in "Koopa's Tycoon Town," players get stars by putting coins into hotels (like Monopoly). The hotels give stars to the player with the most coins in them. Fourteen characters are available for players to play as. Two characters, Blooper and Hammer Bro, make their first playable appearances in this game.

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