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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: 56 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Nov 1, 2018
    90
    Super Mario Party is a perfect collection of fun and addictive mini-games.
  2. Oct 3, 2018
    85
    Super Mario Party is a game that ensures fun with the huge number of available modes. The variety of minigames and characters and its good graphics and sounds make it a highly recommended game, especially to play with friends on the couch.
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    80
    Super Mario Party is still a game about backstabbing your friends and rubbing it in when you get a star right in front of their noses.
  4. Oct 10, 2018
    78
    Super Mario Party has an awesome way of going back to the essence of the franchise. The gameplay might be a bit too shallow, the new modes and sharp graphics are epic enough to even impress hardcore players.
  5. Oct 3, 2018
    75
    If you've been eager to get more parties pumping with your Nintendo Switch, then Super Mario Party might be the game to make that happen. Though it could also make your friends throttle one another. Either way, good times are had, and memories are formed and shared. Poetry in motion.
  6. Super Mario Party is a party game, as the name suggests. So you can be bored very quickly when you play alone. In the multi-player part and some mini-games are very fun when you play the first time. Once you've experienced that, they become a little pointless.
  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: 60 out of 103
  2. Negative: 23 out of 103
  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 9, 2018
    10
    Classic with a new touch, nice new features, new way of gaming, more mini-games would be nice!
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    9
    A true return to form for Mario Party. Not perfect, but damn close. An absolute blast.
  4. Oct 10, 2018
    8
    With the series rebooted there's a lot of aspects of the old Mario Parties that have been discarded to make way for the positive elements toWith the series rebooted there's a lot of aspects of the old Mario Parties that have been discarded to make way for the positive elements to make their return. With a large roster of new mini-games, all of which have been good in the 11 hours I've played so far, it's hard not to recommend this game. If you're a fan of Mario Party games then this is one of the best installments in this storied franchise and will not disappoint. If you're looking for a game loaded with dumb fun that's made to be played with friends then you could do a lot worse than this especially when it eventually goes on sale. And with the addition of a 2v2 coop mode, a first for this series, this makes for a great date night game for anyone out there looking for something to play with your plus one! Me and my wife have been enjoying this every evening since this came out, and seeing as we haven't filed for divorce yet I'd say this game is getting this mode right! Expand
  5. Oct 9, 2018
    7
    While the 8-10 scores are typically reserved for more ambitious titles, Super Mario Party (in it's more reserved state) does everything itWhile the 8-10 scores are typically reserved for more ambitious titles, Super Mario Party (in it's more reserved state) does everything it intends to do perfectly. The multitude of modes is refreshing, the minigames are good, and the Mario Party gameplay is the same, classic gameplay. While more maps would be nice, the board size proved to be for the better, as it allowed for closer, more intense games. Sometimes the boards can be unfair, but that's true for any party game. The lack of boards (only 4) is disappointing, but ultimately prevents redundancy. This is the best Mario Party of the decade, and hopefully updates will keep it in that position for years to come. Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2018
    6
    Super Mario Party is a throw back to the classic style it once was. It's good to see this but despite the fact the game is far from the bestSuper Mario Party is a throw back to the classic style it once was. It's good to see this but despite the fact the game is far from the best in the series.

    One problem is the maps are small and so few in number. The fact stars only cost 10 coins makes it too easy to get them and the random placement of the star location on small maps make this game 100% luck based. This results in a game where no matter how far ahead you are though playing well in mini games or how lucky you've been, the game can going to anyone at anytime for no reason other than complete chance. This has always been the case but not this extreme and unfortunately it makes the main Party mode unenjoyable after a few games.

    On the positive side the game looks fantastic and is very well polished. The mini games themselves are super fun and some may even been the best in the series. There's actually a number of other game modes people don't know about aside from the main Party Mode. River survival is a path based game where you work as a team and play mini games to gain more time. This was a surprisingly fun and I would recommend it. Another fun mode is Sound stage which involves rhythm base joy con controls. Each of these 2 extra modes have their own pool of mini games which is a fantastic idea.

    Over all I'd say this is defiantly a worth while title as a family game or a good drinking game to play with friends on a night in, but would say to save your money if you're buying it to play single player or at least wait until its down to around £35. Hope to see DLC in the future.
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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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