The 'Shroom:Issue XXI/Good Game, Bad Game
Hello there! Jaffffey here to talk to you about another good and bad game. This time we will be talkin bout the ever populaar series known as Mario Party. These games are great at parties (shocking I know) and really have everyone in a good mood. Much like my Mario Kart review, I'm favoring the old games.
Good Game:Mario Party 3
Okay I'm just CRAZY about the N64. So my Favorite Mario Party is Mario Party 3 for N64. It's like the first 2 games but better in most every way. You choose your character, play on a board and compete for stars. There are also items you can use like in Mario Party 2, but now you can Hold THREE! How awesome is that! Not only does it enhance most of the features from the previous 2, but It adds 2 new characters Daisy and Waluigi (which I know most of you on the wiki favor ALOT). There's also a story mode If you want to play alone.
The story is that a special star (the Millenium Star) has dropped from the sky into the Mushroom Kingdom. Everybody wants it for themselves when suddenly it transports them into a board game world where he and his dice headed assistant Tumble, will make the Winner of the Mario Party a Superstar. Story Mode goes as follows, you compete on a map, win, fight a character on a duel board, and then win a stamp (Bowser also comes, but he's more for comic relief). After you get the first five, things change a little. Daisy and Waluigi come and really change things. Daisy comes out of the Castle and woos over the millenium star into giving her the star stamp ,"cough" TRAMP "cough", and then you fight her on the duel board for it. Waluigi then comes and steals the star stamp and the hero has to fight him and 2 other characters on his own twisted board. After this, It seems your in the clear, but The Millenium Star challenges you to a mini-game to become superstar. You win and the Millenium Star is revealed to be fake. After all hope is lost, Tumble pops his head open and reveals the real Millenium star which returns the Kingdom back to normal and names you super star.
The mini-games are also a blast. There are races, battles, dogfights, platforming, and even a beat game (take THAT Guitar Hero). So its a fun game that I think anyone will have fun playing and will hopefully make it to Virtual Console soon.
Bad Game:Mario Party 7
The only bad thing about MP3 is that it is what most consider the LAST good Mario Party game. All except for the first three games are utter crap. I could review all of them as a bad game, but I'm just going to choose 1 I really hate, Mario Party 7. It's hard to find a place to begin here, so I'll just choose where Mario Party 3 left off. After MP3, all games where released on higher quality systems like Gamecube and Wii. Since these had better 3-D effects, they decided to make the Boards 3-D. This isn't a bad thing, but it's apparent that this is the ONLY THING THEY IMPROOVED! I mean, the mini-games are lame, there are too many characters, the gimmicks are ridiculous, and winning is more based on luck than ever before! Mario Party 7 REALLY takes the cake for boring gameplay, mainly because it feels exactly like Mario Party 6. Instead of using items, they use retarded orbs that you can put on spaces or yourself.But instead of using basic items used in previous Mario Party games, they use random items and Mario Enemies, do I even have to make fun of this? They also put in new characters for this game, not that anybody wanted or needed them. The characters are Dry Bones,a classic enemy, and Birdo.......... BIRDO!?!??!?!? Why does she haunt me so! ....... I'm sorry about that outburst but I REALLY Hate Birdo. Anyway after you choose your character (as long as its not birdo) you'll be able to choose your board. all of which are really boring. But hey, don't take my word for it, just look at the names yourself. Pagoda Peaks, Grand Canal, Pyramid Pa...zzzzzzzz HUH! Sorry dozed of a little there. As if this game couldn't get anymore boring, guess who the host is. Toadsworth. This is sounding like one of those Prom parties your Mom plans for you. There's also a mode that lets you play with eight players which is stupid seeing as how I rarely ever play with 4 people.
The last bad game I reviewed, I stated why some people would like this game, but I can not see how anyone would like this game. It's boring, stupid and just plain awful. So there you have it, my favorite and least favorite Mario Party games.