Excerpt: Mario and those other characters are back in a game that wants to make classic family games relive again, but in a virtual form. Mario, friends and enemies are trapped by Bowser who shrinks everyone and throws them out. Of course they can’t let this be done and go back to Bowser’s castle.
Excerpt: The long-running Nintendo party franchise comes to the DS Lite but just because the screens are smaller doesn't mean the action has to be! But be warned: you won't full mileage out of this game unless you have three friends around you at all times.
Pros: Mario Party has gone handheld! Take your party anywhere, any time.
Excerpt: The Mario Party series has finally hit the Nintendo DS. The franchise had been on a downhill slide in quality for a while. Mario Party 8 for the Nintendo Wii started a decent shift toward better gameplay, and thankfully the DS version does so as well.
Excerpt: Name: Mario Party DS Genre: Party Game Platform: Nintendo DS I have a weird relationship with the Mario Party games. Nintendo usually strays from incremental upgrades to their major series, but Mario Party has always been the exception.
Conclusion: Mario Party DS does a great job of bringing a successful franchise to a new platform while keeping to its roots. It would have been nice if the majority of minigames actually used the innovative hardware of the Nintendo DS instead of recycling some past ideas, but it still excels as a thrilling...
Excerpt: In Mario Party DS, five sky crystals fall from the sky and one just happens to land in the Mushroom Kingdom. Nintendo’s plump plumber comes across one of these crystals and shows them to everyone in the Kingdom.
Pros: Visuals and sound are trademark Mario., Plenty of new features throughout., Re-playability lasts for a long time., Mini Games are fantastic
Cons: Addition of touch screen style mini games would have been good., A little tedious at times.