Mario Party 8 (Japanese: マリオパーティ8, Hepburn: Mario Pāti Eito?) is a party video game, the eighth installment in the Mario Party series, and is the first title in the series to be released for the Wii. It is also the first Mario Party title to have the ability to use Mii characters. It was released in North America on May 29, 2007, in Europe on June 22, 2007, in Australia on July 19, 2007, and in Japan on July 26, 2007. It was originally released in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2007. However, some retailers were reporting that it was supposedly withdrawn from shelves because some copies included the word "spastic"; it was eventually re-released in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2007. Mario Party 8 is followed by Mario Party DS in late 2007, and Mario Party 9 in March/April 2012.
Like previous Mario Party titles, Mario Party 8 features Mario series characters in which four human- or computer-controlled characters compete in a board game interspersed with minigames, and was developed by Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo. Mario Party 8 received mixed reviews, receiving a GameRankings Score of 63%. Despite some of the mixed reviews, after its release, the game sold 314,000 units in the United States in three days, making it the best-selling home console game in the country that month. As of May 2010, the game has sold 7.6 million copies worldwide and ranks #10 on the best-selling Wii games list.
Famous quotes containing the word party:
“He said, truly, that the reason why such greatly superior numbers quailed before him was, as one of his prisoners confessed, because they lacked a cause,a kind of armor which he and his party never lacked. When the time came, few men were found willing to lay down their lives in defense of what they knew to be wrong; they did not like that this should be their last act in this world.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)