Today, Nintendo announced Mario Party Superstars, next entry in Mario Party Franchising. The game acts as a collection of the most popular boards and minigames from the series’ past. Players can also play against friends and strangers online regardless of whether they are joining someone or playing solo. Mario Party Superstars releases October 29 on Switch, but pre-orders open today.
Mario Party Superstars will feature five classic party boards from its Nintendo 64 entries, including Peach’s Birthday Cake and Space Land. The boards have updated graphics and are done entirely in HD for the Switch. In addition to the usual mini-games and coins, each board contains unique events that occur if the player stops at specific gaps on the board.
The game features a lot of minigames from previous games. A total of 100 minigames from previous series entries will be available. Some of the minigames shown in the trailer include a game in which party participants must climb a hill and avoid falling boulders, a Tetris-like block clearing game, a masking game in which players had to pinch and drag Bowser’s face to match a model, and a racing game of mine. All minigames can be played with the joystick, even if they were originally designed for motion controls or some of Nintendo’s more unique peripherals (e.g. Nintendo GameCube microphones).
All Mario Party Superstars‘play mode will work with online play. Players can queue solo and play against other random players around the world, or play online with friends. Players will be able to save their game mid-party if they’re playing online with friends. Gamers can also use decorative stickers to communicate with other players, although it’s unclear if voice chat will be supported.
Mario Party Superstars released October 29 on Nintendo Switch.