Summary: My 4 year old was obsessed with Mario Party 8, so we bought this for him last Christmas. It's not my favorite, but he enjoys it and it's a nice family game. I think 8 was better, but it's always good to have something different to play!
Summary: Bought this for my daughter (who will be 4 in Feb) because she loved playing Mario Party 8. Some of the mini games are a little tough for her to play. But this is a GREAT game for family game night.
Summary: Don't get me wrong, this mario party game was very good. But the only thing I disliked about it was the lack of nostalgic feel from collecting your own stars on your own pace in the game. Also, the numbers on the block don't go high without one of those items you get to make the block go from 1-10. One thing I did like though, was the in party mode there's an option to play against "master" mode, which is actually a competition unlike the other mario games.
Summary: I bought this for my kids, because remember the ones for the 64. This one is somewhat the same but you cannot choose the number of rounds, making it more like a board game. Still fun with the kids.
Summary: The minigames are fun and clever, and the graphics are great--much better than Mario Party 8. It gives you a choice of 3 minigames each time, which is nice, because some of them are just based on luck.
Summary: I've played many Mario Parties. This is the first one I have played on the Wii. The largest difference has to be that everyone progresses through the game board at the same time. Every player takes a turn being the captain driving some sort a vehicle around the game board. This keeps the game very straight forward and cuts back on the amount of times each player takes looking at the map and trying to figure out where to go.