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Release year: 2007 | Players: 1-4 players | Developed by Hudson Soft
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Look, Mario Party DS’ plot is essentially… non-existent. This is, after all, the same series of games featuring kart racing and deadly Rainbow Roads; super-powered tennis and golf; and Luigi using a vacuum to suck up wayward ghosts. This NDS video game was developed by Hudson Soft and released in 2007.
Fortunately, that doesn’t matter. It is the Nintendo DS iteration of the Mario Party series of spinoffs, still focusing on the usual gang (and a few of their enemies!) playing on a massive board game, collecting stars and playing mini-games, while avoiding traps, toll gates and other dastardly board spaces. This is achieved by rolling dice, of course – the board game, however, is merely a front for the real meat of the game: the vaunted mini-games.
Mario Party DS (AKA マリオパーティDS Mario Paati Dī Esu in Japan) has 74 mini-games, all distinct from each other, ensuring a fresh run every session even when playing the same board over and over again. That’s not to say there isn’t variety in the latter – there is, and this variety is the spice of all Mario Party games. Adding to this is the usage of the DS’ new features for the mini-games, which come in Free-for-all, 1v3, 2v2 or boss battle types.
Some are direct ports of old games, meaning you use the face buttons; newer ones utilize the touch screen and stylus; and four mini-games involve the built-in microphone! These additions are a refreshing take on Mario Party’s concept, no doubt increasing the amount and volume of vulgar noises coming from and your friends.
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Yes, friends! While Mario Party DS does contain a single player mode for the ‘story’, the real draw of the game is its multiplayer features. Playing alone isn’t a party, after all – and only one physical cartridge is required to play multiplayer! The other three connect to the host’s game via the Download Play feature – truly a handy innovation from such a long-standing series.
Okay, going back to the story – there IS a reason to finish it. The completion reward is a new Puzzle Mode, which features many more mini-games of the puzzle variety, all ported over from older games of the series. Whether this is worth it or not is up to you to decide.
The music? Party! It’s all very lively, highlighting the fun one is supposed to be having while playing the mini-games. Although, it might be a little hard to be happy when you’re the target of multiple bomb-ombs, shells or boss hammers for the past few hours…
At the end of the day, Mario Party DS is a worthy addition to the cadre of excellent Mario Party games.
Mario Party DS game has been ported to Nintendo DS (this version) and Virtual Console.