Joystiq just got a hands-on with Mario Party 8 at the Japan World Hobby Fair. They describe the mini-games that were on display and how they use the Wiimote. Here’s a sneak peak at the article:

  • Lasso the barrels: Swing the lasso (Wiimote) in a circle, once you’ve got some momentum going, throw the lasso forward, grabbing a barrels for points (don’t throw Wiimote). Some barrels are worth more points than others.
  • Ball tilt: Balls fall from ceiling. Direct bouncing balls to their correct container by rotating the wiimote. Green on the left, and purple on the right.
  • Drink shaking: Simply shake the Wiimote up and down; fastest shaker wins.

Check out the link for the full preview.

Source: Joystiq