My friends and I have always been fans of Nintendo’s multiplayer games and we’d always buy them. But Mario Party 8 was special; it had something the other Mario Parties lacked.
At first we played through its different modes, but then we had to play a minigame called Shake It Up: a game where we had to shake the Wiimote (as Mario expertly demonstrates above) as quick as we could for a short span of time, and whoever shook it the most won. After playing it once, every time we’d start up Mario Party 8 we’d literally ignore all other game modes, go directly to the minigames and play nothing but Shake It Up. Sometimes we’d have up to 8 people passing their controllers and furiously jerking them in the air for a span of over two hours.