Reviewed by Alvin
Do you like multiplayer games? Ever heard of Mario Party? Do
you think this game doesn't have what it takes to satisfy your
thirst for multiplayer games? Well then guess again. Yeah, I
admit that i was skeptical at first of the game. Well think
about it, it's a board game for crying out loud. Boy, was I ever
wrong, Mario Party is a blast!
Graphics 8.3 out of 10
The graphics in Mario Party are beautifully rendered. They are
absolutely stunning. My favorite is Yoshi's board. Not only is
the game filled with bright colors, but dark colors as well like
in Bowser's game board. The movies aren't that entertaining
like let's say the opening in super smash brothers, but they're
OK. The game could of used more movies or boards, but with a
fun meter like this, I forgive them.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
Mario Party's is filled with music from previous Nintendo games.
I think there are a couple of brand new songs. Well, the music
goes really well with each mini-game, as well as each board.
The music is like old times and by this I mean, they are geared
towards younger audiences. It's not like I want them to put on
some limp bizkit or anything, but a little, let's say teen music,
would be nice.
Game Challenge 6 out of 10
This is were the game really falls. Not only is it easy to learn
the game but it is even easier to unlock all the boards and secrets.
The game challenge is not up to Zelda, but some boards are pretty
challenging. Mario Party is definitely not made for the challenge.
Some of the mini-games are indeed challenging. For example,
there's this one where your on a rubber ball and you have to go
through a maze without falling but the land is really small.
This was actually one of the toughest games in the game.
Everything else was basically easy.
Game Play-Fun 9.8 out of 10
Playing the game without anyone can be entertaining for a while,
but playing with friends can go on for hours. There are so many
games and just wanting to outdo your friends is really fun. You
will constantly find yourself trying to outdo your friends and
demolish them. The game was meant for a party and nothing else.
Rumble Pak 7 out of 10
The rumble pack doesn't really affect the game that much. I
personally like to play without the rumble pack because it can
ruin your game. Not only can it make you lose the game, it also
makes the time you played to unlock a board, a complete waste
of time. Maybe it's just me but i don't like to play with the
rumble pack. It ultimately depends on you on whether you
wish to take advantage of the rumble pack or not.
As I play Mario Party, I find that there is really no frustration.
Unless I'm trying to beat the hell out of my friends and i can't
because something weird happens in the game or i can't unlock
a board because i didn't get enough stars. Other than that, i find
the game relaxing and getting all my anger out at my friends
especially when i pulverize them.
Replayability 10 out of 10
This game goes on for hours. There is just no end when playing
with friends. The game is playable day after day after day. I
play it with friends constantly and I have never gotten bored of it.
It is one of my favorite multiplayer games. Just make sure to play
it with friends and not alone or the replayability will not be there.
Mario Party is definitely a game that can be played when over
at a friends or your relatives are over.
Game Value 9 out of 10
Mario Party is worth its price even if you just want to rent it.
It is a great game with lots of goodies that will keep you playing
for hours, days, weeks, months, etc. It is definitely worth a
checking into. Not only is it filled with many secrets, the graphics
are great, the multiplayer is fun, and there is just so many to do.
Appeal 8 out of 10
Mario Party appeals to gamers of all type so check into it. It's
worth checking into. It will definitely change your attitude toward it.
Overall 9 out of 10
Mario Party may not look like it's worth your money or your time
but trust me, you should at least rent the game. After getting it
make sure you invite your friends over and you'll have a Party.