Mario Party 8 in-game shots

Mario Party 8 will be bringing its zany minigame fun to Wii this Spring and we've got some brand spanking new screens of it to show you. Check them out below then hit the images tab for the rest. Of course, being on Wii, the focus will be on gesture-based minigames,much like in Wario Ware: Smooth Moves. Only this time you'll get to play simultaneously with three other people - much better.

Shake up cola cans, lasso barrels and rowboats with the versatile controller, using not only its motion sensing capabilities but its buttons and pointing abilities too. There are six new boards to play on, plus 14 characters to try. Some of these are new, so now (no, it's not a dream) you can actually 'be' Blooper. Just try not to spill your beer/ink on the carpet.

February 23, 2007