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Mario Party 8 best-seller

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by Rob Rymond, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Rob Rymond

    Rob Rymond WiiChat Member

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    [xfloat=left]http://www.wiichat.com/robry/marioparty8.jpg[/xfloat]Nintendo today announced that Mario Party 8 has become the fastest selling in the popular party franchise.

    The game launched in America on May 29th and has sold 550,000 copies since release.

    Enlivening Mario Party's fun-filled formula with a carnival theme, the latest version of this virtual board game allows players to use the Wii Remote's unique motion controls while navigating new boards, meeting new characters and going head-to-head in new minigames. Kids and adults can easily pick it up and start playing together.

    "The overwhelming response not only reminds us how much fans absolutely love the Mario Party franchise but also proves the unmatched ability of the Wii system to attract new players," said George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications guy. "Wii users are keeping the Mario Party going strong."


    That's nice to know, now let's see if the game breaks records in the UK when it launches on July 13th, unlucky for some...
     
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    asdfghjkl Letter "Q" is the Coolest

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    i havent played it yet...........
     
  3. Pokemaster

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    You must say UK July 13th
    In all the other countries it came out, yes, the English version too
     
  4. Fire Flower

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    Wow. 550,000? Great job Nintendo!
     
  5. demonflair

    demonflair Slowly returning..

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    Great News.
     
  6. sagema

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    The game is awful. Compare it to Mario Party 1-7, and you'll see what I mean. It may be the worst Mario Party in the series. The fact that 8 Mario Party games have been made with no online mode is disturbing. If you want a great Mario Party, buy 7.
     
  7. MztikalAce

    MztikalAce exstatic Wii Fan

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    Lol sagema, i belive it sold fast due to the fact it uses the wii mote functions and is fun to play, I might buy it near end of july, hate the fact games come out in England last lol(except mario strikers of course lol)
     
  8. wiiman14

    wiiman14 Hello-Moto/Go Leafs Go!!!

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    I found the game was awsome
     
  9. bigwilliiy

    bigwilliiy Iam THE LAW!

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    probably wont buy it (scared of the franchise because of mario party 5...crap storyline.....) but MP 1-4 were good :)
     
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    Who buys this crud! 6.5 from Gamespot and 5.20 from IGN. I have played all the games in the series and this is the worst yet. Here's why:

    1. Most of the games don't even use the Wii Remote's motion sensing capabilites, you use it gamepad style most of the time.

    2. The Graphics are worse than Mario Party 6 and 7.

    3. The Game runs in 4:3 instead of 16:9.

    4. The Motion Sensing controls feel tacked on.

    5. Single player is ''torture''. IGN

    6. All that matters is luck.

    7. The boards are tiny compared to previous boards on other Mario Party Titles.

    8. You can tell it was developed for the Gamecube previously, and unlike Paper Mario it was changed to the Wii horribly.

    9. No online, which is sad since Nintendo is screaming at us to play with others on this game.
     
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  11. Attacktix

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    i hear its a preety bad game, too easy. plus i have heard that 1 player mode is crap
     
  12. apple555

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    it IS aweful... I really was expecting the game was good, got the game, played, found it's boring and not fun at all. You can read the reviews about it, it's the truth
     
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    i don't thoink it sucks, i just find it's the same as any other mario party, the moition sensing adds SOME goodness to it though.......i guess, play with four people, the competitions makes it fun, and revan how about complaining about it being not online, you get some friends over to play it
     
  15. blueovalboy7

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    the game is not terrible, it is just not for everyone. you need to take it out of the context of the other mario party games for it to be fully enjoyed. ign and gamespot rated it in the context of the other games, and no it is not the best of the series, but it is not a bad game. you guys just expected too much from it, but they did drop the ball on a few things i will admit. i would recommend it if you want a fun multiplayer game.
     
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    i haven't played it yet but it looks pretty good
    y is it so bad?:shocked:
     
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    Its actually half decent ( i have PAl version)... 1 player was ok.. but the whole point of it is to play with friends.. so find some friends people and play it
     
  18. Attacktix

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    Its bad because it is only a fun game if you have 4 people playing it. if you are alone playing it, it gets boring really fast. plus alot of the things a random chance, like rolling dice and bowser squares, it makes the whole game a game of chance. plus the minigames are so easy, my 4 year old cousin has beaten almost every mini game. i rented it for 2 days and unlocked all the mini games except for 1 or 2, they are mostly boring and easy minigames, unlike wario ware, which makes you think before you do something. it is extremely easy to beat and not that fun to beat. i went over to a friends house to sleep over, (with 3 other people) and we were playing it... for about 20 minutes, than we were all bored out of our minds. so instead we played wario ware. trust me if you get it to play alone u will be disapointed. With friends its ok but its still not the best game ever. If you get bored easily, do not play this game!

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    Actually the fact that it is in 4:3 instead of 16:9 means that this feels like a port and not something that would be released in today's market. It is fun, but yes they have dropped the ball on this. I was expecting much better graphics and less luck and more skill. That at least would make it a fair game to play.
     
  20. JCpackers05

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    first one on the Wii, its kinda like a test. im sure if they make MP9 they will make it better, and online, then i will definitley buy this one.

    i wasted my money on MP7, so i skipped this one, although it sounds like it would be fun with the wiimote, nope decided to miss out.
     

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