Summary: If you're looking for a mash-up between Mario Party and a role-playing game then you can do worse than Dokapon Kingdom. Actually, on second thought, you can't. As far as I can tell this is the first game that tries to pair these two different genres.
Summary: Last year I gushed when D3 brought us Puzzle Quest, a mash-up between a role-playing game and Bejeweled. So I should be just as excited to tell you about Dokapon Kingdom, a mash-up between a role-playing game and Mario Party, right? Well, not so much.
Summary: Dokapon Kingdom is an addictive new multiplayer RPG where the King of Dokapon has offered you his throne; all he asks for in return is that you dispose of an invading horde of thieving monsters. Trouble is - you’re not the only one he asked.
Conclusion: Dokapon Kingdom isn't for everyone, that much should be pretty obvious. Those that take the time to enjoy the game for what it is -- a mash-up of RPG and board game elements -- will find plenty to dig into, however. Definitely give this a rental.
Excerpt: Dokapon Kingdom is the very definition of a game that isn't for everyone. If the whimsical cover or overly Japanese style of... well, everything doesn't look like it will grab your attention, it is probably best to go with your gut.