Parents' Guide to

Mario Party 8

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Still a good kids' party game, now Wii fun!

Game Nintendo Wii 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 2+

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age 2+


It is the right thing for kids to play.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (25 ):

Many of the Mini games in Mario Party 8 incorporate the touch-sensitive Wii remote in creative ways, letting it double as a paint brush, hammer, dart, stamp, and lasso to name a few. It's accuracy as a pointing device also comes in handy, and it makes it that much easier for novice gamers to jump right into the fun without having to familiarize themselves with a complicated controller.

Mario Party 8's biggest issue is that it relies too often on elements of random chance, which might prove frustrating for more competitive gamers. Another disappointment is that Mario Party 8 still looks like it did almost 10 years ago on the Nintendo 64. That being said, if gamers are able to look past these issues, there's still a great party game to be found that's made all the more fun thanks to the intuitive Wii remote.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: May 29, 2007
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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