Mario Party 8

Mario Party 8 made the jump to the Nintendo Wii and introduced motion controlled minigames, six new boards, the candy item system, and two new characters.

Mario Party 8 delivers the usual Mario Party outing. There are six boards, each with its own set or rules and objectives, and two new playable characters are added with the introduction of Blooper and Hammer Bro. What makes this one different is addition of the Wii Remote. The motion sensing pointer is used to flip through menus and select options while you play, but it’s more importantly used to enhance, and in some cases worsen, the way minigames are played. Beyond that, a story mode of sorts returns and Carnival Cards are collected to get unlockables.

Hit either of the two links below for Mario Party 8 board and minigame lists, along with tips and advice for each. Got a tip of your own? Make sure to submit any helpful advice with the submission form at the bottom of each tip page!

Board Tips  |  Minigame Tips

Release Dates

North America
Europe Australia Japan
Tuesday, May 28, 2007 Friday, June 22, 2007 Thursday, July 19, 2007 Thursday, July 26, 2007

Playable Characters

Mario Party 8 has a total of fourteen playable characters. Nobody is left behind this time!

Mario Luigi Peach Yoshi
Wario Daisy Waluigi Toad
Boo Toadette Birdo Dry Bones
Blooper* Hammer Bro*

*These characters are playable for the first time and unlockable.

6 Boards

DK’s Treetop Temple
Goomba’s Booty Boardwalk
King Boo’s Haunted Hideaway
Shy Guy’s Perplexed Express
Koopa’s Tycoon Town
Bowser’s Warped Orbit*

*This board is unlockable!

81 Mini-Games

4-Player (18) 1 vs 3 (9) 2 vs 2 (10)
Duel (27) Battle (5) Challenge (3)
Last (1) Extras (8)

5 Modes

Party Tent Star Battle Arena Mini-Game Tent
Extras Zone Fun Bazaar


Red Candy (Dice Block)
Twice Candy Adds a second dice block to your roll.
Thrice Candy Adds two additional dice blocks to your roll.
Slowgo Candy Slow the dice block and select the number you want.
Green Candy (Before You Move)
Springo Candy Warp to the space of another player after picking them through a dart wheel.
Cashzap Candy Vaporize half the coins of the unlucky opponent your pick through a dart wheel.
Vampire Candy Steal coins from every players. Coin amount determined through a dart wheel.
Yellow Candy (While You Move)
Bitsize Candy Roll a dice block and collect three coins for every space you travel.
Bloway Candy Send any player you pass back to start.
Bowlo Candy Steal 10 coins from anyone you pass.
Weeglee Candy Steal a candy from anyone you pass.
Blue Candy (Big Impact While You Move)
Thwomp Candy Force any player you pass to lose half their coins.
Bullet Candy Roll three dice blocks and steal a star from anyone you pass. Bowser’s Warped Orbit only.
Bowser Candy Roll two dice blocks and steal two stars form anyone you pass. Bowser’s Warped Orbit only.
Duelo Candy Roll two dice blocks and challenge anyone you pass to a duel minigame.


Blue Space Gain 3 coins.
Red Space Lose 3 coins.
Happening Space Activates event. Depends on board and placement.
Lucky Space Get sent to the lucky route where you’ll earn 3 coins for every space you pass and a star at the end.
DK Space Starts Donkey Kong event.
Bowser Space Starts Bowser event.