Excerpt: EA are masters of it; releasing the same game with a few minor changes and a new year added at the end of the title. It must be a developers dream to be able to create an entirely “new” piece of software with minimal ease. Mario Party comes to us each year in a very similar manner. Sure, there are some minor changes and new (read: thinly disguised duplicates) mini games, but underneath all the so-called changes is the same game.
Conclusion: Mario Party 6 is undoubtedly the best version in the series thus far. Many people herald the first two games as the pinnacle in the series. If that's the case, then this game definitely follows in the footsteps of those games. There's more substance to this Mario Party game than the last few titles including new changes, new characters, varied boards and board elements.