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IGN - Mario Party: Island Tour Review

IGN:Mario Party: Island Tour’s single-player campaign is laughably bad, and the ambitious, content-rich multiplayer options and unique game boards are ultimately dragged down by mostly boring minigames and unfortunate system-jerking motion control. A group of friends might only have fleeting good times with this collection.

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ZodTheRipper1038d ago

Why would I want to play Mario Party on a handheld? Just like Smash Bros. they should have kept the franchise on home consoles.

-Foxtrot1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Not to mention the fact they said the handheld version of SSB could hold back the console version.

I mean we've only had one Smash Bros game per gen, why do TWO games together where one can hold the other back. You should make sure the console version is the best you can make it since we only get one per gen.

Do the handheld version a year or two after when people are craving more Smash Bros goodness.

You know they spend way much time on the 3DS, one time they didn't spend enough on it and now you can't seem to get them off it.

NihonjinChick1038d ago

I don't think they wanted to leave the 3DS out. It's extremely popular and has tons of potential customers.

-Foxtrot1038d ago

But the point is they could of done it after Smash Bros Wii U

It's not like they couldn't do it later...

pwnsause_returns1038d ago

its just ninty doing stupid decisions..

yes i know the 3DS is printing money, but the Wii U needs all of the exclusives it could get.

Blastoise1038d ago

Because it makes money. Doesn't matter if it got 1/10 it will probably sell.

It's the same reason they keep making those really bad Pokemon spin-offs

MoveTheGlow1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

I don't get it either. The utility of it makes slightly more sense in Japan, where everyone's packed in on the Shinkansen with systems, but if 8-4 Play's anything to go by, the days of portable gaming systems everywhere is dissolving even there - Japan's moving quickly toward iPhones, especially Puzzle and Dragons. With the every-so-often Monster Hunter exception, of course. The money just isn't the same with that franchise, especially on handheld.

It feels like a command from some higher-up that knows it will sell systems... or knew it would in 2005, and thinks it still will... so hardly any talent was thrown at the project.

NihonjinChick1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Nintendo 3DS games still sell in Japan. Games like Luigi's Mansion 2 did incredibly well. The 3DS is also still moving at incredible numbers. So portable gaming systems aren't really dying as much as you claim.

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Chrono1038d ago

How many Mario games does the world need?

kB01038d ago

we still don't have enough!

NihonjinChick1038d ago

As many as they can make until people stop buying them.

Acquiescence1038d ago

give it a goddamn rest with the Mario games. There's milking an IP, and then there's draining a slab of meat for every last drop of bodily fluid that you can possibly squeeze out of the carcass.

OMNlPOTENT1038d ago

well Nintendo can only win some :D 2/3 must buy games in one day is good for me. Bring a Mario Party to the Wii U and I'll think about it.