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Mario Party DS - Complete package - 1 licence (DS) - English

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Mario Party DS - Complete package - 1 licence (DS) - English. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People really like the controls and gameplay. The story and multi player mode are also mentioned favorably, but the AI and price get negative opinions.

graphics, multi player, story, gameplay, controls

price, AI

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Mario Party DS - Complete package - 1 licence (DS) - English is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Harold Goldberg (

Mario Party DS (DS)


When it comes down to it, Nintendo's Mario is a lot like Disney's Mickey Mouse. Much more than a videogame character, the ubiquitous plumber is a symbol that is recognized around the world, from dive bars to the sometimes hallowed halls of government....

This review was based on a retail copy provided by the publisher.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Nick_Tan (

Mario Party DS review for the DS


Casting the die straight to the handheld.

Loaded content; Great variety of mini-games and modes; Fast-paced and condensed

Not really 'friend' spaces.; Erratic AI opponents; Pissing off lumberjacks

B + Loaded content + Great variety of mini-games and modes + Fast-paced and condensed - Not really 'friend' spaces. - Erratic AI opponents - Pissing off lumberjacks Reviews by other members: dock54B- twilightbeautyA NICK93A- SPARTAN--117A-...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Graham Russell (

Mario Party DS


The Mario Party series has attempted twice before to leave the living room. Mario Party Advance, however, was focused solely on single-player, and Mario Party-e wasn't exactly a wonderful product. Finally, with Mario Party DS, Nintendo has put a full...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Mike "Two Tone" McConnell (

Mario Party DS


Even with another new control scheme (the touch screen and microphone) the series has gotten to the point where the audience can't possibly grow any more (and might start to turn against Nintendo) without some sort of radical redesign. Although the...

Doesn't shoehorn the stylus and microphone into the game, allows a lot of standard controlled games into the mix ; Huge amount of content and bonus modes allows for tons of replay ; Download play allows this party game to be just that without requiring...

Other than being on a system with touch screen games, you've played this before. Some games maybe cosmetically changed, but the gameplay is exactly the same

While the series has been around for awhile, these games are still fun. However I would like to see them try to tweak the formula a litte more. The board game is still essentially a dice powered foot race. The boss fights were a step in the right...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Michael "TYP" Cole (

Mario Party DS


There's a party in my pocket, and everyone's invited!

Good mini-game variety ; Smaller boards ; Many multiplayer options ; Decent single-player boss battles

Single player modes are otherwise pointless ; Mini-games resemble those from other games ; Mindless music ; Not online

It's a free service of Verizon Wireless. It does "cost" Airtime for the data transfer, but I have free weekends.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Falcon (

Mario Party DS Nintendo DS Review


Fun against friends locally, as you can share the game with one cartridge; fun mini-games and stand alone puzzle games; controls are familiar for Mario Party fans

Can't take it online for some odd reason; computer AI is either a pushover or a cheater

After the debacle that was Mario Party Advance (and, yes, it was a debacle and still is), we were worried about how Mario Party would turn out on the Nintendo DS. But considering how much fun Mario Party 8 ended up being on the Nintendo Wii, our hopes...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Bryan Stratton (

Mario Party DS


Mario finally brings the party to the DS, and it's well worth the wait.

Full single-card multiplayer functionality; lots of great modes & minigames

No online play; few boards & characters; AI is too hot or too cold

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Workman (

Mario Party DS Review


This party ends way too quickly.

A lot of the games are actually fun, whether you throw food onto conveyor belts to knock down opponents or dodge incoming soccer balls kicked your way by a menacing Thwomp. Most of these games involve precise touch-screen movement or blowing into the...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Paul (

Mario Party DS


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Expert review by : Amanda Kondolojy (

Mario Party DS


There was a time, probably around Mario Party 4, that I completely believed that there was nothing better then Mario Party. I thought I could play this franchise forever, and looked forward to each new itineration of the series with great anticipation

Product Specifications

In the Mario Party series, after everyone takes a turn moving on the game board, the action shifts to a mini-game. In Mario Party DS, the mini-games are crazier than ever, because everyday objects are a huge threat to the minimized crew. More than 70 mini-games use the Nintendo DS Touch Screen, the microphone and standard buttons in a surprising combination of ways. Players will fling massive hamburgers with the stylus, drag huge leaves out of the way in a forest race and literally blow down a gargantuan Whomp.


Elements:Miscellaneous - party
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
Max Number of Players:4
PEGI Rating:3+
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 4+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ohne Altersbeschr


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Party DS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mario


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 license
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational