Background

Mario Party DS is the only Nintendo DS exclusive title in the Mario Party family; it was the last Mario Party game to be developed by Hudson Soft and was published by Nintendo in 2007.

Mario and his friends decide to attend a party hosted by Bowser who is attempting to apologize for his previous actions towards them; unsurprisingly, the party is a trap and Bowser steals the Sky Crystal that Mario has just discovered. The group are shrunk down to a tiny size so that they can't threaten Bowser as he attempts to find the other Sky Crystals. Mario and his friends must fight through a large world to complete minigames and earn the remaining Sky Crystals before Bowser finds them.


Gameplay

The party game places emphasis on multiplayer where up to four players battle to win the minigames featured in the game; players take turns to roll the dice then move that number of spaces along the board. Landing on a certain color will trigger a different type of minigame that matches that color or will unlock a special even that could help the players win the game or make it more difficult.

There are 74 unique minigames found in the game which are randomly selected in accordance to their color; the games are split into different types where they can be a free-for-all or work in a team-based fashion. Players earn coins by winning minigames and coins are used to dictate the winner of the game once a set number of turns have passed. Stars are also used to determine the winner of the game and bonus stars can be awarded to players who have filled certain criteria.


Features

Multiplayer – Play with up to 4 players in one instance where the aim is to collect enough points

74 minigames – Compete in a wide range of unique minigames to earn coins and stars

Exclusive boards – Play on a range of different boards with their own unique settings and minigames

Collect items – Play the game to earn unlockable goodies and rewards


Players liked

  • Great range of minigames
  • Simple controls and innovative use of the DS systems
  • Multiplayer only requires one game cartidge
  • Good single player experience


Players didn't like

  • No online mode, only local multiplayer
  • AI is weak and dull to play against

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News

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May 31, 2011, by Dany Argueta | 7 comments
Orange and Green Nintendo DSi bundles coming Nov. 26

A decent stocking stuffer

Nov 22, 2010, by Dany Argueta | 4 comments

Latest Activity

ellipsis
Mar 4, 12 7:45pm
Fun and all-in-all a great time. MarioPartyDS
Lone Lab
Dec 22, 11 9:26am
Very interesting... definitely a recommendable Mario game. MarioPartyDS
Black Rainbow
Aug 17, 11 3:58pm
An admirable Mario game. MarioPartyDS
Lone Lab
Aug 9, 11 6:43pm
This is a very fun and interesting Mario game... I just love it! MarioPartyDS
x Hazel Eyes x
Jul 26, 11 7:29pm
This is a very fun Mario game... I just love it! MarioPartyDS
mariobro00
Dec 4, 10 7:18pm
if you want or need any help with this game, i can help you through ANYTHING [if you think i am exaggerating, then you LIE] MarioPartyDS
Thunder850
Oct 24, 10 7:36am
9/10 MarioPartyDS
Pokefan108
Aug 28, 10 10:17am
An ok game. MarioPartyDS
Gefloung
May 30, 10 6:09am
added 4 new concept art
zelda_101
May 12, 10 12:01pm
The game.Mini-game choice is great! MarioPartyDS
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  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Genre: Board Games
  • Perspective(s): Isometric
Release Dates
  • North America: Nov 19, 2007
  • Japan: Nov 8, 2007
  • Europe: Nov 23, 2007
  • Australia: Dec 6, 2007
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