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 many details, but there's now an overview trailer to outline more of the modes and the amiibo functionality. Using amiibo characters is always optional, of course, and in this case they offer assistance during rounds and even quicker minigame unlocks; here's hoping standard unlocks without the amiibo aren't too onerous.

Check it out below.

It's out soon - on 10th November - and at least has the neat selling point of download play, so families should only need to buy one copy. Do you think you'll pick this up?