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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: 57 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  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. Oct 15, 2018
    80
    Super Mario Party is the game of the series that you should not skip because it recovers everything that has made this intellectual property fun and adds many things that are worth trying, also the hours of fun will be many and with the end parties Year in sight is a game to put in the Christmas dinner with family or friends.
  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: 62 out of 108
  2. Negative: 24 out of 108
  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 16, 2018
    10
    This is The Best Mario Party for the last 13 years mini games are a lot of fun
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    9
    Great Game! So much fun to play with friends locally (since online mode is a joke) Shoulda had more boards tho.
  4. Oct 25, 2018
    8
    After being disappointed with newer Mario Party titles, it’s refreshing to see Nintendo going back to what makes Mario Party fun. With everyAfter being disappointed with newer Mario Party titles, it’s refreshing to see Nintendo going back to what makes Mario Party fun. With every Mario Party I played came across some mini games that I rolled my eyes to. When I played this one I never really saw that. Sure, not all of them are masterpieces, but I never really felt like any of them were that bad. A complaint I see often about this game is that there are only 4 maps, and I agree with it to a point but it never really mattered to me. If you like a lot of variety in your maps, don’t expect a lot from this. The regular party is great and all, but where the game really shines is with the other modes. River Survival is only a LOT of fun when playing with friends, but otherwise not that bad. Partner Party is great because you have a lot more freedom in where you move around the map and it’s just pure party fun. You’ll have a great time playing this one with friends. Challenge Road is probably my favorite, you complete all 80 minigames with a certain objective to complete (I.e. complete this in 10 seconds, beat the rival team) and it even includes an expert mode once finished with the normal mode. Now it’s time to talk criticism. The only reason I gave this game an 8 out of 10 instead of a 9 or a perfect 10 is because of the Online Mariothon. You can only play about 10 of the minigames and in its current state it is unplayable. There are way more than 10 4 player minigames and it even would’ve been nice to add in a few of the 2v2 or 1v3 minigames. But besides that, I was happy with my purchase, and I would recommend any Switch owner to get this game. Expand
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    7
    The mini games are on the spot and fun, however suffer a problem with the lack of boards (only 4) and the default 10 turns are not enough toThe mini games are on the spot and fun, however suffer a problem with the lack of boards (only 4) and the default 10 turns are not enough to navigate the board collecting stars even that the boards are small. Needs customization on the board game rules, the default ten rounds configuration should be a quick start introduction, has a poor balancing and the stars method is frustrating as the winner always feels random, if you are getting lower numbers on the dice, there's nothing you can do to win. Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2018
    6
    Weak and dissappointing, mostly due to few minigames being played in a standard game and a small selection of minigames.

    The rhythm games
    Weak and dissappointing, mostly due to few minigames being played in a standard game and a small selection of minigames.

    The rhythm games section is the best part, and being able to play the tutorial for minigames without entering some kinda special practice mode is a great idea. Hope they use both in the next installment, where the game is actually fun.
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  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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