Mario Party 8
Mario Party 8 is an entertaining role-playing game released in 2008 by Hudson Soft and Nintendo. The game followed the Mario Party franchise and was released for the Wii game console. You'll control familiar characters from the Mario series, such as Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo, Princess Peach, Toadette, Wario, Waluigi, Boo, Dry Bones, and two more unlockable characters, to join a board game interspersed with entertaining mini-games.
The story of Mario Party 8 begins when Mario and his friends receive an invitation to the Star Festival from the pompous MC Ballyhoo and the talking hat Big Top. Here, players can participate in the Star Battle Arena, a special tournament where the winner of five consecutive duels on five standard tables will be crowned the Superstar of the festival and receive a supply of Candy resources for one year. In addition, the champion also receives the magical Star Rod as a reward. However, before the tournament ended, Bowser broke in and stole the Star Rod.
You'll break into Bowser's special board, called Bowser's Warped Orbit, to battle Bowser in one final match to reclaim the Star Rod. Utilizing this weapon's magical powers, you'll defeat Bowser and return to the carnival with Ballyhoo to continue your journey to becoming a Champion.
The game adopts strategic and social gameplay. The player's goal is to get the most Stars at the end of the last turn to win. Besides, you also need to collect as many coins as possible to exchange them for Stars, buy Candies and trigger special events on the chessboard. In each board, players need to search for Star Space and use the coins they collect in exchange for it. Before the game starts, each player takes turns rolling a Dice Block numbered one to 10 to proceed along the game board. At the end of each turn, all players compete in a minigame picked at random for a coin award. Typically, the reward is 10 coins, which are distributed in full to each participant that wins the minigame.
The game also offers four-player free-for-all, one-versus-three, and two-versus-two minigames. In addition, there is a chance that a fighting minigame will be played instead of a standard one. The color of the space each player is on at the conclusion of their turn sometimes dictates the type of minigame configuration that will be employed. For example, if two players are on Red Spaces while the other two are on Blue Spaces, the minigame will most likely be two-versus-two.
The turn is completed after the minigame is completed and the coin awards have been awarded. The player with the most Stars is proclaimed the Superstar and wins the game at this moment. These pickups may only be collected once, by the first player to reach the spot where they are located. If two players land on the same spot or cross paths, they will only battle if one of them has Duelo Candy.