Mario Party Superstars has been announced for Nintendo Switch. The game will release on 29th October 2021, just in time for the holiday party season!
Mario Party Superstars will follow on from Super Mario Party released for Nintendo Switch a few years ago, but looks further back to the series’ past. The game will feature five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 games, including Peach’s Birthday Cake and Space Land, all of which have been remade for the modern game engine. There will also be 100 minigames included, drawing from the many that were created for the N64 and GameCube Mario Party games.
All of the mini-games can be played with button controls, unlike the first game on Switch which used Joy-Con motion controls an awful lot. This means that Mario Party Superstars will be universally compatible with Joy-Con, Switch Pro Controllers and the Nintendo Switch Lite.
Best of all, following on from the update to Super Mario Party, Mario Party Superstars will feature full online multiplayer support across all its game modes. There’s also save game functionality, which will be exceptionally useful for long 30-round games. Mario Party Superstars will save the game state each turn, so you can take a break and resume where you left off. This will also be particularly handy for if you encounter a wireless connection hiccup.
Here is the blurb from the store page:
A Superstar collection of classic Nintendo 64™ boards
Calling all Superstars! Mario Party™ is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Frosting meets flowers as you race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on the Peach’s Birthday Cake board from the original Mario Party game. Or watch the countdown that unleashes Bowser Coin Beam and hold onto those coins on the Space Land board. The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. This and all other modes can be played online**, too!
100 classic minigames return from the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ games and more!
Try your hand at a Superstar collection of minigames from throughout the Mario Party series. Whether you are saving up coins for stars in board game mode or practicing in free play, there is nothing quite like being the last one standing in Mushroom Mix-Up or Shy Guy Says. All minigames are played with button controls, so you can stick to the Joy-Con™ controller or bust out the Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controller or a Nintendo Switch Lite system.
Party with superstars near or far
Bring the party anytime, anywhere with same-system***, local wireless***, or online** play. Matches with friends in board game mode save each turn, so feel free to take a break and pick up where you left off. Use stickers to praise or pester fellow players as you race across the board collecting stars. All modes support online multiplayer, so you can hop in with friends for a few minigames or a marathon 30-turn match. Victory is just as sweet (and stealing stars is just as satisfying) from anywhere across the globe.