Well, I am sorry to say but I can not give this game high marks. We are Mario fans and were excited to pick this game up. The one thing that annoys me is there is a lot of dialogue and there is no way to skip over that part.
The nice thing about the game is you can play with a group of people. In fact if you only play as a single player or even 2 people, this game can and will get boring.
The mini games, especially can be a lot of fun playing as a group of friends.
There are many different minigames, some fun and some I have no desire to play again, just too boring to me. The mini games don't take that long to master.
Another con of this game is some of the mini games are hard to control with the Wii remote. I am not sure if that is a remote problem or because of how the game is set up.
In general this is a nice party game, but I would not recommend anyone buying it. If you really want to try it I would suggest renting it instead. It's just over all too boring to keep going back to again and again.