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  • Summary: The party comes to Nintendo Switch in this complete refresh of the Mario Party series. The Mario Party series is coming to the Nintendo Switch system with super-charged fun for everyone. The original board game style has been kicked up a notch with deeper strategic elements, like specifcThe party comes to Nintendo Switch in this complete refresh of the Mario Party series. The Mario Party series is coming to the Nintendo Switch system with super-charged fun for everyone. The original board game style has been kicked up a notch with deeper strategic elements, like specifc Dice Blocks for each character. The game also introduces all-new ways to play, including Joy-Con controller enabled minigames, and new modes to enjoy with family and friends. Board game play goes back to the four-player basics as you take turns and race across the board searching for Stars. You can also pair up two Nintendo Switch systems and delight in this dynamic play style, such as in the new Toad's Rec Room mode. With new modes and new minigames coupled with original board game play, the party starts anywhere, anytime, and with all kinds of players.

    Features a variety of modes, including:
    * Mario Party: Enjoy the original Mario Party board game experience with new element like character dice blocks, a party system, and new boards to explore
    * Toad's Rec Room: A dynamic new play style that pairs up two Nintendo Switch systems for Table top mode
    * Go head-to-head in 80 new minigames with many ways to play: Fast and fun skill-based mini-games that use the Joy-Con controllers in all sorts of different ways
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 84
  2. Negative: 0 out of 84
  1. Nov 1, 2018
    90
    Super Mario Party is a perfect collection of fun and addictive mini-games.
  2. 85
    Mario Party has seen its fair share of good and bad over the years, but Super Mario Party swings the pendulum back in the right direction. The return of the classic style is a welcome one, and the plethora of different minigames hit the mark more often than not. It would have been nice to see another board or two, but the assortment of other fully-fledged modes helps to mitigate that feeling.
  3. Oct 3, 2018
    80
    This isn’t a cash-grab with Mario's face on the front; this is a well-constructed and beautifully realised Mario Party game which takes the series right back to its roots, but without being a straightforward rehash. There are a few interesting ideas that feel a little bit underdeveloped, but on the whole Super Mario Party is a true return to form.
  4. Mar 6, 2019
    80
    Super Mario Party goes back to its roots and delivers just like it should. The vast number of different modes, really prevents any to shine the brightest, but the entire game is a small step back that greatly leaps forward. It makes us only more excited for the next entry. Something we haven't felt with the Mario Party series in ages...
  5. Oct 5, 2018
    75
    Super Mario Party could be the best game in the series. It perfectly utilizes the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch, providing a fresh and innovative iteration of what a party game should be. However, with the Switch’s Handheld Mode being deactivated and with a control system that rejects all other control input methods other than the Joy-con, it might not be enough to shine the way it should and win over the series’ veteran players.
  6. games(TM)
    Nov 1, 2018
    70
    Terrific for getting a super party started. [Issue#206, p.80]
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    50
    It still suffers from the same problems that have plagued the series for years, and the online mode is disappointing, to put it mildly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 112
  2. Negative: 25 out of 112
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    Nice game, so many modes, and so much fun minigames. I want to see more stages to play in the party mode.
  2. Oct 14, 2018
    10
    Super Mario Party is one of the most fun Switch games out right now. There are tons of different mini games and modes that make it interestingSuper Mario Party is one of the most fun Switch games out right now. There are tons of different mini games and modes that make it interesting to try to unlock all of the characters, difficulties, and challenge modes. Honestly the only bad thing I would have to say about this game is that there are only 4 boards so far. This is a great game for playing locally with friends but if you were wanting to play online you can only play mini games so it isn't as enjoyable. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    9
    After years of the Mario Party formula slowly decaying, this is really a breath of fresh air. It introduces more nuance than I expected, likeAfter years of the Mario Party formula slowly decaying, this is really a breath of fresh air. It introduces more nuance than I expected, like unique character abilities and performance-based minigame results (as opposed to just win or lose). Some of the features are a little shallow, particularly the number of playable stages, but if Nintendo were to update with more content this could easily make this a 10 party game.

    Be warned, this is not a purchase for those seeking single-player fun. It's Mario Party. You know what you're getting if you've ever played a game in the series: Namely, a strong digital board/party game to play with friends. And now, it's portable.
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  4. Nov 16, 2018
    8
    While the amount of boards is very small, it’s still a decent game. If dlc comes with new boards I’ll rate higher. The character roster isWhile the amount of boards is very small, it’s still a decent game. If dlc comes with new boards I’ll rate higher. The character roster is decent. It’s better than the 9 and 10 games, but falls a bit short with 8 and earlier. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2018
    7
    Much like players on the boards the game is based around often do, this new iteration of Mario Party takes two steps forward and one stepMuch like players on the boards the game is based around often do, this new iteration of Mario Party takes two steps forward and one step back. The new addition of strategic gameplay based around dice selection is a welcome addition to the franchise, as is the new River Adventure mode, but a lack of large and varied boards and many ho-hum minigames stops this one from being the true superstar of the franchise. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    5
    Honestly just dumb fun - I really don't understand how Nintendo has been able to screw up every single mario party game after having so muchHonestly just dumb fun - I really don't understand how Nintendo has been able to screw up every single mario party game after having so much success with the first three, but this just continues the list of mario party games with unfulfilled potential. It has way too much RNG, allies/star relocations/etc. are unbalanced and often feel unfair, and they removed a lot of my favorite elements from the series (like replacing the battle minigames with some dumb rumble minigames that are super short and unsatisfying). But at the end of the day, the minigames are still on point and it's still a lot of fun to play when you're not in the mood for something fair/competitive and are just looking for some dumb fun. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2019
    0
    The character dices are not balancing well example. Wario. And this game has not much extreme boards and less board only 4? Seriously? thanThe character dices are not balancing well example. Wario. And this game has not much extreme boards and less board only 4? Seriously? than the other Mario party games. Kind of boring as well it makes me mad that the game is extremely luck. No using procons are handheld it needs to be more developed. Expand

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