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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: 98 out of 216
  2. Negative: 55 out of 216
  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 27, 2019
    10
    Love it! It's an amazing game!
    I don't get why it's getting so much hate, it's clearly better than MP 1, 2, 4 and 7 (like duh)
  3. Oct 5, 2018
    8
    Super Mario Party is fun, but it leaves me a little bit conflicted.

    On one hand, the classic gameplay that hasn't really been seen since
    Super Mario Party is fun, but it leaves me a little bit conflicted.

    On one hand, the classic gameplay that hasn't really been seen since Mario Party DS is finally back. In the main "Mario Party" mode, you go around boards individually collecting Stars. I (and many others from what I can tell) prefer this style of gameplay to the 'all moving in a vehicle' from Mario Parties 9 and 10. The other modes are nice additions too, and really take advantage of the Switch's versatility.

    However, on the other hand, you're forced to use a single Joy-Con controller for each player. If you want to play Super Mario Party in handheld mode, with a Pro Controller, or with two Joy-Con via the Joy-Con Grip, you're out of luck. Since I find holding single Joy-Con awkward, this was a let-down for me, despite the many ways the controller is used (it's too small to play with comfortably in my opinion).

    Still, control issues/limitations aside, Super Mario Party is a welcome return to form. It seems that fewer (if any) minigames this time are luck-based, which is a plus for me (I prefer games to be more skill-oriented).

    Would be a great game to play with friends, if they don't mind the arguably awkward controls.
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  4. Nov 12, 2018
    7
    Super Mario Party does a lot of things right: the minigames are fun, the gameplay feels true to the original games and there is a greatSuper Mario Party does a lot of things right: the minigames are fun, the gameplay feels true to the original games and there is a great selection of different modes and characters. I especially liked the buddy system and the special dice that each character has and the 2 VS 2 mode. However the game feels pretty limited in content: there are only 4 boards for the classic party mode. The minigames for the rafting mode feel too repetitive after 2 runs. The minigames are fun but they could have been a bit more competitive like in the first 3 games. The starts are too cheap (10 coins) and this can lead to easily rack up stars when they appear in convenient places right in front of the previous star for example. Overall i think it's definitely better game than most of the latest installments in the series but it feels short in content and it would benefit loads by added DLC content (especially game boards). Also some customization options would be nice (like to raise the price for the stars). Expand
  5. Jan 16, 2021
    6
    The game itself is fun, but only like one hour straight. There is not a lot of mini games and it soon get a bit boring. The main game mode isThe game itself is fun, but only like one hour straight. There is not a lot of mini games and it soon get a bit boring. The main game mode is very random. It's nice to play sometimes with friends, but that's all. Expand
  6. Oct 5, 2018
    4
    If you are like me and only buying this game for online dont you can only play minigames and theres only 8 or so to play
  7. Mar 8, 2020
    0
    Contains the least amount of content of any Mario party game and has never been updated. 4 boards, 84 shallow minigames (some are locked toContains the least amount of content of any Mario party game and has never been updated. 4 boards, 84 shallow minigames (some are locked to side-game modes), and lack of controller support, or even decent online multiplayer makes this game dead in the water. Play the n64 or GameCube games if you are feeling that Mario party itch. This game will never be updated, and it's very likely you will play it for less than 5 hours.

    The 0 is an honest score. If you look at my history, you'll find that I rarely ever give it, but this game is deserving. Makes Warcraft 3 reforged look like a masterpiece.
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