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6:00 PM on 11.30.2013

The best and worst games of the week - Game of the Month

Thank goodness November is finally over. It was a hectic month -- that will go down in gaming history as one of the greatest ever -- thanks, in no part, to the launch of two brand spanking new consoles from both Sony and Micr...

Wesley Ruscher


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Review: Mario Party: Island Tour photo
Review: Mario Party: Island Tour
by Caitlin Cooke

I consider myself a Mario Party veteran -- I’ve been a huge fan of the series, with a particular emphasis on the cutthroat days of the N64 titles. There’s nothing like losing the skin on the palm of your hands to prove to your friends that you are in fact the best at Mario Party.

Although the days of literal battle scars are left behind, the Mario Party franchise is still going strong. The 11th(ish) game, Island Tour is the first Mario Party title for the 3DS, so I was pretty excited to see how the handheld's capabilities played into the series. Sadly, my excitement quickly faded as I discovered some annoying faults in the gameplay.

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11:30 PM on 11.22.2013

Try playing this new Mario Party mini-game in public

Today was a big day for Nintendo as both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds both came out. There was also another major first party title for the 3DS released today with Mario Party: Island T...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 11.06.2013

The Gentlemen's Club! We are ruining our friendship live!

Spencer and I pretty much agree that Mario Party 2 is the best in the series. The characters cosplay depending on what stage they were in! You haven't Mario Partied until you see Donkey Kong in a wizard outfit, that's what I ...

Phil

4:00 PM on 10.08.2013

A quick look at the new Mario Party for 3DS

While some games in the Mario Party series are easily better than the others (*cough* Mario Party 2 *cough*), I think we can all agree that each one has been fun to play. Mario Party: Island Tour for the 3DS is no different, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:09 AM on 04.17.2013

Nintendo Direct: New Mario Party announced for 3DS

Nintendo announced a brand new entry in the Mario Party series today for the Nintendo 3DS. New power-ups, and seven "all new boards" that feature their own mechanics are in the works for this new entry. One board showed a ris...

Chris Carter

9:20 AM on 01.23.2013

Wii U gets a new party game from makers of Wii Party

A new game from the creators of Wii Party is currently in development for the Wii U. From the looks of the footage shown this morning during Wii U Direct, it plays out over a game board, much like Mario Party, launching the p...

Dale North



Preview: Mixing things up in Mario Party 9 photo
Preview: Mixing things up in Mario Party 9
by Wesley Ruscher

It’s hard to believe that by the time Mario Party 9 releases on the Wii it will have been close to five years since the last game in the series landed on a home console. In fact, it’s a little crazy considering Nintendo had released eight console versions, a GBA and DS iteration, and even card-based adaptation for the failed e-Reader device all in a nine year span.

Whatever Nintendo’s reason for the break in the series -- whether it’s the fact Wii games have incredible shelf life, Mario Party 1-8 developer Hudson Soft has all but been swallowed by corporate Konami, or the plain realization that the series hasn’t brought anything new to the table since part 2 (though I find this the least likely) -- Mario and friends are back and this time the party has changed.

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6:00 PM on 02.11.2012

Have some new Mario Party 9 details

Mario Party legacy has dug up some interesting new Mario Party 9 news from German Nintendo magazine "N-Zone". Other than some standard info on a few mini-games that will be appearing in the game, we get some cold, hard f...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 02.01.2012

Your new February Club Nintendo games are here

As you may have heard, Club Nintendo has raised their excitement level to eleven this year, and started offering actual games in exchange for play-coins. Step right up to Club Nintendo and pick up your two new digital offerin...

Chris Carter

10:55 PM on 09.22.2009

Game SERIES Debate to the Death!Smash Bros VS Mario Party

Last week's debate made me pretty nervous. On paper, comparing a cartoony and speedy shooter to a realistic and slow stealth shooting game made perfect sense. But this was Metal Gear -- could any series compare with it in a d...

Tom Fronczak





3:05 PM on 12.26.2007

PC World names the most offensive games of 2007

2007 was a banner years for gaming, but that doesn't mean that tripe isn't being turned out at an equal pace. Some crappy games are hilarious though, and I think my world would be a different place without them. PC World has ...

Colette Bennett

7:22 PM on 10.15.2007

New footage and screens for Mario Party DS [Update]

I've lost track -- Is this the ninth or tenth installment of this series now? Sure, there has been a lot of sequels to this game, but the DS one should help in revitalizing the series. From the looks of the trailer and screen...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:01 PM on 07.13.2007

Mario in disability slur shocker!

We've just had a tip from Dtoid artistic guru Lauren letting us know about some bizarre news relating to yet another case of videogame controversy in the UK, and this time the perpetrator of offense is none other than ev...

David Houghton



Destructoid review: Mario Party 8
by Anthony Burch
donkeykong

Welcome to Destructoid's second game review with our new format -- we're looking churn out at least one of these babies a week, so either get used to it, or type the phrase "wtf u gave zelda 4/10 why should I listen" into Word so you can copy and paste it as frequently as you like.

This week, Chad Concelmo and I have tackled Mario Party 8, the first-ever Mario Party title with Wii functionality. Not only that, but we've also got an exclusive Destructoid video review of the game, as well.

Are you a bad enough dude to read our reviews and then respond to them with unbridled agreement and/or vitriol? Let's find out. Hit that jump.

And always read the alt text.

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10:47 AM on 01.04.2007

Mario Party 8 footage

Here's some short footage from Mario Party 8 for the Wii. The quality isn't all that great and there really isn't much to see, so don't get your hopes high. This is just here to arouse your party gland.  

Ishaan