Parents' Guide to

Mario Party Island Tour

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun little party romp best enjoyed in a group of friends.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+


This is a game were you explore party maps and play mini games. Somewhat violent and can be scary for kids 5 and under.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 5+

awesome game

Best game for kids. Fun game when bored. You can play with alot of friends. But it is long but fun. pros cons ------ -------- Multiplayer tedious fun long great game

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (4):

There's not an awful lot of innovation in Mario Party Island Tour, but it can still be a lot of fun, especially in download play mode among a group of friends each with their own 3DS. Each board is rated based on how heavily luck factors into play, how much skill has to do with winning, and whether the board features more or fewer mini-games. Need something short and sweet for a group of younger players? Pick Banzai Bill's Mad Mountain, which is all about the luck of choosing whether to recklessly rush to the finish or play it safe and hide from giant bullets in caves. Want a real test of skill and strategy? Choose Kamek's Carpet Ride, which requires players to outfox their opponents by playing cards that determine how far they move each turn -- and whether they land on just the right spaces. It's a nice way to help groups of players select a game that suits their abilities and interests.

Mario Party Island Tour isn't boldly going where no game has gone before, but kids with a hankering for party games that feature lots of mini-games ought to have a good time.

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