- With 70+ minigames and five themed game boards, Mario Party DS packs all the goods for portable play. And it?s brought to life with fun surprises players can see only on Nintendo DS, such as touch control, microphone control and dual-screen challenges.
- Party Mode (1-4 Players): Compete against human or system-controlled players on a party board in a Battle Royale, Tag Battle or Duel Battle.
- Story Mode (1 Player): In this solo mode, Mario and his friends are shrunk down by Bowser.
- Multiplayer (2-4 Players): Using one game card, players can wirelessly share Party Mode and Minigame Mode (2-4 players), plus Puzzle Mode (2 players) and the download-only Extras Mode with nearby friends who have a Nintendo DS.
- Users can play as one of eight characters: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Daisy, Toad, Wario and Waluigi. They’re all ready to foil Bowser?s latest scheme.
List Price: $29.99
Mario Party DS Description
Users can play as one of eight characters: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Daisy, Toad, Wario and Waluigi. They’re all ready to foil Bowser?s latest scheme…
Reviews By Michael Kerner : Date November 19, 2007
When it comes to virtual board games, Nintendo has really conquered that market for the past several years with the success of the Mario Party franchise. Undoubtingly, the series that started from the Nintendo 64 back in 1999, has been the dominant force in the Mario spin-off franchises. It has proven to do so well from the N64, 4 editions for Nintendo’s last home console, the Gamecube, and the recent success of Mario Party 8 for the Wii, the mini-game series has still remained as popular as it has been before. The biggest glitch though has remained in the handhelds. With the faults that have occured from the Game Boy Advance edition of Mario Party, many hanheld gamers have still been anxious for something a bit more to hold on too for the party. Now, with a new version for the Nintendo DS, it has proven to be a different course.
Mario Party DS brings the popular Mario board game series to a different handheld, and does deliver. There are over 70 different mini-games that range well from the simple use of the stylus, to the button mashing we all loved from before. There are five differnet boards for you to play on ranging from Toadette’s Music Room, to Wiggler’s Garden, the caterpillar from Super Mario 64, and many more to play with.
Reviews By Antony Tejada : Date March 10, 2008
I bought this product for my five year old son. He has many video games for his Nintendo DS and this is the one he plays the most. This is a game with a lot of fun activities inside (races, puzzles, find an object, etc.). The graphics are very good and the games are very well made (interesting, fun, clever, etc.). I’ve tried to buy this video game from game stores and it was very difficult to do so. It was sold out for quite a long time. If you can find it at Amazon, buy it and save time and money.
Reviews By KoSpazz : Date November 24, 2007
If there were ever two consoles destined for Mario Party, it’s the Wii and DS. Wii owners got their version a few months ago, and now all of us DS owners are finally getting ours!
I’ve played Mario Party since the first one originally came out for N64 years (and years…) ago, but the DS finally gives Mario Party the platform it truly needs — the touch screen is perfect for the minigames, but there is still a great balance between touch-screen-based mingames and ‘normal’ minigames.
The single-player Story Mode is interesting but I can only play it for a few turns at a time before I start going crazy watching the COM players to play through… but that’s to be expected because Mario Party’s success is dependent on getting some crazy friends together in the break room to play!
That being said, I was initially disappointed because there’s no Nintendo WFC capabilities (only local multiplayer), but then I realized that that was probably a smart move since no one in their right mind would sit on the Nintendo WFC and play with strangers for an hour — we’d just be starting games over and over again when people left!
So yeah… Mario Party DS is every bit a must-have for Nintendo DS as Mario Kart DS.