Time to dust off the Wii, Mario Party 8 out today

by: Chuck -
Like a lot of people I know my Wii has been gathering dust for the last few months, the Wii remotes sitting idly by waiting for a decent game to play.  Well it looks like the wait is over as Mario Party 8 should now be available in stores.  Featuring a collection of carnival flavored mini-games this eigth iteration of the Mario Party franchise looks to bring all kinds of Wiimote fun.  I haven't played a Mario Party game since the first one came out but I am looking forward to picking this one up.  More information on the game is available at the game's website.
   Nintendo is bringing the carnival to town, and this time the party is 
going to get players up and moving. Mario Party(R) 8 is the first Mario Party
game for Wii(TM) from Nintendo, and the first in the series to incorporate
motion controls.
In this carnival-themed excursion, players might use the Wii Remote(TM) to
punch the air to chip away at a statue, point it at the screen to shoot at
targets or balance it like a tightrope walker's pole. The amazing functions of
the Wii Remote add a new level of hilarious competition. This new Mario Party
installment includes new boards, characters, moves and minigames.
Since the original Mario Party debuted in 1999 on Nintendo(R) 64, the
franchise has been a perpetual fan favorite, selling nearly 6.5 million in the
United States alone. It's the video game version of a board game, where each
player takes a turn moving spaces. Then everyone competes in a fast-paced
minigame at the end of the round. Its controls are fun and easy enough that
every member of the family can join in. Mario Party 8 lets players get into
the action like never before, and is a great follow-up for gamers and families
who had fun competing in Wii Sports(TM).
Mario Party 8, Rated E for Everyone, launches May 29. For more information
about Mario Party 8, please visit http://www.MarioParty.com or contact:
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