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Mario Party DS trailer and screens arrive fashionably late



Mario Party's last handheld outing did not end well. In fact, Mario Party Advance was an absolutely witless selection of dour, unimaginative minigames, the vast majority of which were way too simplistic/based on luck to be worth our time. Yes, muggins here had to review it; did you sense any bitterness?

However, we maintain a degree of optimism for the arrival of Mario Party DS in just over ten days. For starters, we're looking forward to seeing how the DS's touchscreen tech is implemented, while the media you can see in this post and elsewhere shows potential. That, and the game has the bestest boxart EVAR.

Gallery: Mario Party DS


[Via Games Press]

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Brello1

11-08-2007 @ 11:50PM

Brello said...

I'm still not 100% on board for this one. Now cooking mama 2, there's a set of minigames I will be picking up quite soon! Too many other games I'm interested in for DS and *gasp* PSP before I pick this up. The only mario party I've ever liked so far is the first one.

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HellsHammer2

11-09-2007 @ 2:12AM

HellsHammer said...

The lack of Wifi logo on the box art is a huge, neon 'don't buy me' sign.
Single player looks like it's going to be a REALLY time consuming (do we really need to watch computer's take their turns?) mini game collection.
The only reason to play Mario Party is to have fun with friends.

FACT: It's not a party if you're alone.

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Saphion3

11-09-2007 @ 2:59AM

Saphion said...

This is going to be epic. Why?

You only need one card for the FULL four player mode. And I have DS-playing friends!

Aha! Hooray for friends!

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ssuk4

11-09-2007 @ 10:49AM

ssuk said...

Played the Japanese version of Mario Party DS and I can safely say that this game is actually worth it. The Minigames feel like a normal Mario Party game, the normal boards feel a bit strange given I've only played Mario Party 8 on the Wii, however is quite entertaining and makes good use of the microphone, touchscreen and controls on the DS. And in true Mario Party style, the CPU is bias towards computer controled players. =P

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troy5

11-09-2007 @ 12:15PM

troy said...

The box art does rule. Get some friends, yo! You are only alone because you feel like you're with people when you're not!

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Xian B.6

11-09-2007 @ 12:23PM

Xian B. said...

Gotta agree with HellsHammer. Initially it looked like a must-buy, but the lack of wi-fi knocks it down to "might buy someday maybe not we'll see."

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Brello7

11-09-2007 @ 1:50PM

Brello said...

Yep, even if I get four people over with DSs...Mario Party is only fun on the big screen with everyone sitting around drinking. This game just isn't meant to be played alone. ...Or completely sober. I tried playing Mario Party alone once, not fun, not fun at all. Hence the name!

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Goldilocks8

11-09-2007 @ 2:37PM

Goldilocks said...

It's pretty awesome that you only need ONE CART to play with a group
of friends (who also have a ds).

I'm getting it. My husband and I will save money from having to buy
two games, and we'll still get to play at the same time!!

I think the reason it is not wi-fi is because it would be hard to keep a random person to stay in the game for the entire time, possibly causing problems for the people who did stay to play. I think it's good judgement that Nintendo didn't add wi-fi.

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Bluebreaker9

11-09-2007 @ 7:13PM

Bluebreaker said...

Online isn't everything. It's good to play with friends in person. So it supports multi-card AND single-card multiplayer then? (In case I wanna buy two: one for me, one for a friend)

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