The Mario Party series is really fun and has landed on the Nintendo DS. Now I have bought it and passed it. Here is a review of Mario Party DS for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi system.
The plot starts off with a strange shooting star like thing flying through the sky. Mario saw it crash near him, then he comes up to it. He finds that what has crashed near him is a Sky Crystal. He quickly told everyone about it. Suddenly Bowser invites everyone to a feast. He says, "to make up for being such a jerk". Everyone goes to the feast, but then Bowser capturs everyone and shrinks everyone using a staff. Then they fight Bowser to get all of the Sky Crystals. Then once you get to the final board Donkey Kong suddenly comes and knocks out the staff out of Bowsers hands, which makes everyone retun to their normal size. Once you beat Bowser in a boss battle he gives you the sky crystal, which forms a Nintendo DS.
The game play is no different from any other Mario Party game. You roll a dice, and it decides how much spaces you go. There are many types of spaces: Blue spaces (give you 3 coins), Red spaces (takes away 3 coins), Duel spaces, Friendship spaces (give you and another player 5 coins), duel spaces, mole shops (gives you items), and "?" spaces. There are many different minigames in Mario Party DS. Some use only the D pad and the XYAB buttons, microphone, or stylus. To win the board you need to get the most stars out of all 4 players, if everyone is tied with the number of stars, then you need to get the most coins out of all 4 players. Also when there are 5 turns left there is something called "Final 5 Frenzy", in which Bowser gives a boost to the person in last place.
Mario Party DS rated e for everyone by the ESRB, its is rated A by the CERO, PG by OFLC, and rated 3+ by PEGI.
I gave Mario Party DS a 8.5 out of 10 for fun and addicting game play.