The new Mario Party Superstars announced at E3 for the Nintendo Switch is bringing some classic maps and modes for fans of the plumber's scavenger hunts
If you're a fan of the chaos and unpredictability that Mario Party can bring between friendly competitions, then Nintendo looks like it's about to bring it all together into one of the ultimate experience. The company is bringing back fan-favorite maps and modes from across the Mario Party library in a single game that will be released on Nintendo Switch on October 29, 2021.
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In the game trailer, it was announced that five classic Nintendo 64-era boards would return to Mario Party Superstars. In addition, each map appears to have undergone extensive remastering, bringing these old 64-bit era trays into modernity. They really seem to have turned out great and a lot of work has gone into them.
“Calling all Superstars! Mario Party is back with 5 classic boards from Mario Party games for Nintendo 64. You find cake icing and flowers as you race to collect as many stars (and sabotage your opponents) on the Peach's Birthday Cake board from the original Mario Party game . Or watch the countdown that releases the Bowser Coin Beam and hold those coins on the Space Land board. The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay tuned, partygoers. This and all other modes can also be played online”
Two maps in particular have been taken over, they are Peach's Birthday Cake and Space Land, and you can see a nice change in it compared to its classic version. As it wasn't specified in the ad, it doesn't look like any new maps of other games in the Mario Party franchise are coming, but it's possible that they will appear later, in another Direct.
The trailer also mentioned that it was bringing back 100 classic minigames from Mario Party history. All these minigames have also been remastered. There are several minigames from older games included here, and it's great to see them all updated with modern graphics.
Another long-awaited feature is also finally coming to the franchise, as multiplayer gaming options are expanded with each release, you'd expect these features to make it to Mario Party Superstars. Online play is now possible so that you and your friends can save the disputes to return to it later.
However, perhaps most importantly, the new game will feature online matchmaking. This means that you won't have to convince your friends to wait an entire game of Mario Party before starting another game.
For sure, if you're a Mario Party fan, this can be the ultimate experience. With a touch of nostalgia and some good quality multiplayer features, this is sure to please everyone. The new Mario Party Superstars announced at E3 will hit stores later this year.
Mario Party is a series of party games with characters from the Super Mario Bros franchise. where up to four local players or computer-controlled characters (called “CPUs”) compete in a board game interspersed with minigames. The games are developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo, previously being developed by Hudson Soft. The series is known for its party game elements, including the often unpredictable multiplayer modes that let you play with up to four, and sometimes eight, human players or CPUs.
After the development of Mario Party 8, several of Hudson Soft's top designers went to work for Nintendo's subsidiary NDcube, developer of the Wii Party. As of 2012, with Mario Party 9, NDcube took over the development of the Hudson Soft series. Let us know what you think of the new Mario Party Superstars announced at E3 in the comments and read more about Nintendo at Our site!