From left to right, half of the Mario Party 8 crew at the Star Carnival (from left to right, top: Bowser, Peach, Daisy, Luigi)(middle: Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Mario)(bottom: MC Ballyhoo, Wario, Boo, Toad)

Mario Party 8 is a Wii Game and the ninth Mario Party in the Mario Party series. It is the first out of two Wii Mario Party games (other being Mario Party 9). The host of this party is a ringmaster named MC Ballyhoo and Top Hat. There are 6 courses in this game (5 starting: 1 unlockable). The main item in this game is candy.


The ringmaster and host of the party, MC Ballyhoo and Top Hat decide to host a Star Carnival and invite Mario and his friends. The prize for defeating other contestants is a huge pack of candies. Then, Mario and the crew battle on party boards to determine who the grand prize winner is.

After defeating the fifth contestant, MC Ballyhoo changes his mind about giving candies but gives a star rod to the lucky winner. However, Bowser steals the Star Rod and flies to his party board where the lucky winner must go to defeat Hammer Bro. or Blooper. Defeating one of them will unlock the defeated minion. Redoing the arena using the defeated minion as the lucky winner will unlock the other minion. After defeating the minion, Bowser will challenge the lucky winner and the player must use the star rod to defeat Bowser. After defeating him, he will fall into a hole and the lucky winner will return to the carnival where they return the star rod.




Name Description
Mario Mario Party 8

Mario's pose in Mario Party 8

Mario Mario is the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom and the savior of Princess Peach. His archenemy is Bowser.
Luigi Mario Party 8

Luigi in Mario Party 8

Luigi Luigi is Mario's younger twin brother who is afraid of ghosts. His archenemy is King Boo.
Peach Mario Party 8

Peach in Mario Party 8

Peach Peach is the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom and the damsel-in-distress. She is usually kidnapped by Bowser.
Mario Party DS Daisy

Daisy in Mario Party 8.

Daisy Daisy is the Princess of Sarasaland. She is a friend of Peach and Mario and a girlfriend of Luigi.
Yoshi Mario Party 8

Yoshi in Mario Party 8

Yoshi Yoshi is Mario's pet frog-osaurus from Yoshi's Island. He is the savior of Baby Luigi. He has his own species, Yoshis.
Birdo Mario Party 8

Birdo in Mario Party 8

Birdo Birdo is Yoshi's girlfriend and Mario's rival. Like Yoshis, she has her own species, Birdos.
Mario Party DS Wario

Wario in Mario Party 8

Wario Wario is Mario's rival plumber who sometimes kidnaps Daisy. He loves money and his partner is Waluigi.
Waluigi Mario Party 8

Waluigi throwing a bob-omb in Mario Party 8

Waluigi Waluigi is Wario's partner and Luigi's "rival". He wears an upside-down L on his hat.
Toad Mario Party 8

Toad in Mario Party 8

Toad Toad is Peach and Mario's close friend from the Mushroom Kingdom. He is a guard of Peach's Castle.
Toadette Mario Party 8

Toadette in Mario Party 8

Toadette Toadette is Toad's sister and a female Toad. She also supports Peach and Mario.
Boo Mario Party 8

Boo in Mario Party 8

Boo Boo is one of King Boo and Bowser's ghosts usually appearing in haunted houses. He loves scaring Luigi.
Dry Bones Mario Party 8

Dry Bones in Mario Party 8

Dry Bones Dry Bones is the skeletal remains of Koopa and hired by Bowser to guard castles and towers.
Blooper Mario Party 8

Blooper in Mario Party 8

Blooper Blooper is an underwater animal hired by Bowser to stop Mario. Beat him in Star Battle Arena the first time or the second time as Hammer Bro.
Hammer Bro. Mario Party 8

Hammer Bro in Mario Party 8

Hammer Bro.

Hammer Bro. is a Koopa hired by Bowser to throw hammers at Mario. Beat him in Star Battle Arena the first time or the second time as Blooper.


Portrait Name Party Board Action
MC Ballyhoo and Top Hat

MC Ballyhoo and Top Hat

MC Ballyhoo and Top Hat Every Board Ballyhoo speaks gibberish, is the host of the Parties and announces every single move. Ballyhoo also announces the Chump Charity (final five turns) and gives a Duelo Candy to the last place player.
DK Mario Party 8

DK in Mario Party 8

Donkey Kong Every Board
  • DK's Treetop Temple: Throws player to the star
  • Goomba's Booty Boardwalk: Takes 5 coins and lets player earn more coins by shaking barrel.
  • King Boo's Haunted Hideaway: Blocks pitfalls
  • Shy Guy's Perplex Express: Switches the train into DK Train. Be the first to reach him and get a free star.
  • Koopa's Tycoon Town: Gives any hotel 20-30 coins more
  • Bowser's Warped Orbit: Gives a star
Bowser Every Board (especially Bowser's Warped Orbit)
  • DK's Treetop Temple: Moves the Star
  • Goomba's Booty Boardwalk: Makes player try to avoid podoboos or lose coins.
  • King Boo's Haunted Hideaway: Takes a star or half your coins and sends them to pitfall
  • Shy Guy's Perplex Express: Switches the train into his train. Be the first to reach him to lose a star of half your coins.
  • Koopa's Tycoon Town: Takes money from any hotel.
  • Bowser's Warped Orbit: Takes a star, boss
Piranha Plant DK's Treetop Temple, King Boo's Haunted Hideaway When players land on green ? spaces in front of them, they will take 10 coins from the player
Pianta Goomba's Booty Boardwalk
  • Blue: Gives player candy
  • Yellow: Tosses the player ahead
Dolphin Goomba's Booty Boardwalk Takes the player ahead for coins or takes the player to sacred island if landed on lucky space
Pirate Goomba Goomba's Booty Boardwalk Sends player to the beginning if landed on ? space next to ship
Captain Goomba Goomba's Booty Boardwalk Gives player a star if reached him (50 coins in star battle arena)
Whomp King Boo's Haunted Hideaway Blocks player, moves blockade if paid coins
King Boo King Boo's Haunted Hideaway Gives a star for 10 coins if player finds his hideaway.
Holly Koopa Star Battle Arena only: Shy Guy's Perplex Express Gives a star for 50 coins if player reaches him.
Shy Guy Shy Guy's Perplex Express Gives a star for 20 coins if player reaches him or gives 10 coins in Star Battle Arena
Bandit Shy Guy's Perplex Express If landed on one of the green ? spaces on top of the train, he must be spotted to get coins.
Koopa Koopa's Tycoon Town Gives hotel to any player who gives him the most amount of coins, takes the player to a lucky hotel if landed on a lucky space.