Mario Party 8 - multiplayer impressions

There's been a new Mario Party game every year since the series' introduction in 1999. Well, there was a new one every year until 2006, when no new Party was held. Has a whole year away from the virtual board game been enough time to rekindle the world's interest? Do Wii controls warrant another look for people who've spent the past eight years bashing the A and B buttons to steal other players' coins and stars? We nabbed a giant TV and four eager editors to see how Mario's latest party stacks up in a true community setting.

Check the video below for footage in and out of game, then read on for a breakdown.


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