More mini games than you can shake a Joy-Con at
Be a big amiibo cheater, if you want
More mini games than you can shake a Joy-Con at
Super Mario Party is a brand new Mario Party game coming to the Nintendo Switch, officially announced during the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 live stream. As you can see in the trailer, a range of play styles will feature including a particularly fancy looking game featuring multiple Switch consoles lying...
Relive the friendship ending memories
Just because a game has a great concept, doesn’t mean the end product will be the same. Mario Party: The Top 100 is an incredible idea on paper. With over a dozen titles released and a combined total of over eight hundred minigames, this series has been long overdue for some kind of compilation; it’s...
It's par-tay time
Mario Party: The Top 100 is out now in North America - yes, we're working on bringing you a review - and promises much, combining some of the most popular games in the IP's history. It's been one of those split releases, though, with Nintendo of Europe previously stating it'd arrive in January. In a move somewhat reminiscent of...
Be a big amiibo cheater, if you want
During the most recent Nintendo Direct there was the surprise announcement of Mario Party: The Top 100 for the 3DS; the portable entry will combine a whole lot of classic minigames from throughout the IP's history, also giving the system a useful Holiday release to tempt families. The reveal didn't get into too...
Out in November
Nintendo has announced in its latest Direct that Mario Party: The Top 100 - a game containing 100 of the greatest minigames of the franchise's near two-decade history - is coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 10th this year. The game will offer multiplayer for up to four friends via Download Play or local...
Sure, why not
Nintendo has a lot of money, and can spend it as it darn well pleases, but a press release from Nintendo of America has us a little baffled. It seems the subsidiary hired a survey company (they're not necessarily cheap, either) to quiz parents about how bad they feel about time they can't spend with their children; this data has then...
Nintendo hopes most buyers are just fashionably late
It's Wednesday, which means we can start eyeing the weekend, and also that the Japanese chart results are available. Considering the results, some at Nintendo may be doing the former and getting in some strong drinks. The big release last week, from Nintendo's perspective, was Mario Party: Star...
Supporting a good cause
We don't always share Nintendo of America's sometimes-gimmicky PR events for promoting games. Typically shared via a press release, they consist of some carefully taken publicity shots of the public enjoying a game at an event, and aren't often particularly interesting. Nevertheless the most recent event is worth an...
Nintendo had two major retail releases last week - Paper Mario: Color Splash on Wii U and Mario Party: Star Rush on 3DS; one achieved a respectable albeit unremarkable result in the UK charts, and the other fell flat. Paper Mario: Color Splash, despite spelling colour wrong for the UK market, managed to secure 14th place in its debut...
Fall out with your friends on the go
Perhaps indicative of its stature in the grand scheme of things, Mario Party: Star Rush was initially revealed by a throwaway line in a press release at the end of E3 2016's first day. A series more readily associated with home consoles, Star Rush is the second entry in the IP to arrive on 3DS. That may suggest...
Earlier this week we highlighted pre-orders for Mario Party: Star Rush and Super Mario amiibo that had opened on the official Nintendo UK store. There were some decent options but also a handful of omissions; thankfully that seems to have been addressed. First of all, it's worth noting that the bundles including the game, a notebook,...
Including glow in the dark Boo
Mario Party: Star Rush isn't too far away, and based on our time with it so far it could be a nice bit of 3DS fun. In a bit of a turn up for the books is that it's arriving in Europe nearly a month sooner than in North America, landing in the region on 7th October. The Official Nintendo UK store has emailed customers...
A good workout for the A button
The Mario Party series has, believe it or not, had a relatively interesting history. Despite being a minigame series that most don't take too seriously, it prompted injuries and glove distributions on N64, was developed by Hudson Soft for a long time until that studio went out of business, and nowadays attracts...
Mario Party: Star Rush, the mini-game bonanza arriving later this year, had a relatively brief segment in today's Nintendo Direct. Nintendo showed off some additional modes, which will offer different spins on the usual mayhem. The trailer below is a decent showcase, also giving a brief glimpse of amiibo play. A key announcement...
Getting the party started
Mario Party Star Rush was one of only a few new Nintendo announcements out of E3, with Ever Oasis by Grezzo (due in 2017) being the other major reveal. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was arguably a reveal too, but that was perhaps more of an unveiling, as it's a game we'd known about for around two years before it...
We all know that Nintendo is a company with a lot on its plate, planning a new system while developing, marketing and releasing games for the 3DS and Wii U. Corners will be cut, it's inevitable. It seems the box art for Mario Party Star Rush is one such cut corner, and in a humorous way - Twitter user @starwindbliss recently made the...
Will be shown at E3 on 15th June
Nintendo has announced some fresh details in a press release, and somewhat buried at the end is a game reveal for the 3DS. It's announced Mario Party Star Rush for the portable, with a release date of 4th November in North America (it's actually earlier in Europe, on 7th October). Details are scarce, but it will be...
Not to be a party pooper or anything
In this opinion piece, Arjun bemoans what he feels is the deterioration of the Mario Party series, and shares his hopes for its future. Mario Party, the game where players once sacrificed the skin of their palms in order to be crowned as the almighty Superstar. Yep, it was that competitive, and I for one loved...
N64 gloves and surprisingly offensive language
The Mario Party series isn't normally on the shortlist when identifying Nintendo's most popular and iconic franchises. It's easy to be snooty about the mini-game collections but, considering the Wii U was home to Mario Party 10, it's not exactly fallen out of favour and dropped off Nintendo's regular...
Mario Party Mysterious Challenge World to be shown off this month
Capcom and Nintendo are expanding their legacy of coin-op collaboration with a special version of Mario Party, exclusive to arcades. Entitled Mario Party Fushigi no Challenge World - which translates as Mario Party Mysterious Challenge World - the game is a 6-player offering which...
Take a look at the new modes in Mario's latest celebration!
Mario Party 10 is upon us, and after so many entries you'd think Nintendo wouldn't have anything more to add to the formula. Enter Bowser Party and amiibo Party, two modes that make the most of some of the Wii U's hardware features to shake up the Mario Party formula. In Bowser Party, one...
The analogue joysticks will still burn your palms, though
Mario Party 10 isn't far away, arriving in the West - along with the Super Mario amiibo range - on 20th March. Its minigames have come a long way from the days of destroying Nintendo 64 analogue sticks; waggle, pointing and gyroscopic movement and aiming are now more common. For some it's a...
It's almost time to party
In today's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was revealed that Mario Party 10 will be released on the Wii U on 20th March in both Europe and North America. In addition to the standard Mario Party mode, the game will feature an new "amiibo Party mode", which brings amiibo compatibility to the classic party-game series. Certain...
Wii U eShop / GBA
Party of One
Given the palm-rending popularity of the Mario Party series on Nintendo 64, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo brought the festivities to a handheld venue, and in 2005 Mario Party Advance arrived to fulfil the dreams of on-the-go party people everywhere. Developed by the busy bees at Hudson Soft - best known as the house of...
Aside from being the first release in Nintendo's long-running party game series, Mario Party's biggest claim to fame is its stick-spinning mini-games, which left many eager players with blisters on their palms. The series may have come a long way since 1999, but this title nevertheless features a diverse range of timeless mini-games and every...
Virtual Console / Nintendo 64
It's party time!
The Mario Party series has become quite successful for Nintendo and has brought many gamers and their families together over the years. Nintendo, obviously still concerned over the taxing controls of the original Mario Party which caused more than a few blisters and hand cramps among players, have decided to skip straight to Mario...
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