Yesterday, we posted about a new Mario Party game that was coming to the 3DS. Named Mario Party Star Rush, this game would supposedly let everyone move around the board at once and massively change up how the series works in the process.
Sounds confusing? Yeah, it did to us too. But now Nintendo have cleared up a few things, thanks to a new trailer and fact sheet about the game. So here’s the trailer first of all:
So how does the ‘everyone moves at once’ thing work?
Well apparently, its a mode called Toad Rush where you play as a generic Toad, and team up with four other Mario characters as you run around an open board in any direction. It’s certainly different from past games, and to be honest, maybe not in a good way. Either way, apparently the setup involves the board boss stealing mini stars and you having to get them back by fighting them in their own mini games. Which to be honest, do look better than the battles in Mario Party 9 and 10. And involve fighting Mecha Bowser in space, which is always a good thing in our book!
The game also comes with other (unspecified) modes and the ability to play with up to 3 other players. It’s all pretty typical fare for a Mario Party game, at least in that regard.
Either way, here’s the box art:
As well as some more pictures of the game:
And Nintendo’s fact sheet:
So yes, Mario Party Star Rush looks decent enough. It’s got an interesting enough new mode (which might be ruined by the ‘start as a generic Toad thing’), various bosses from past Mario Party games and the usual assortment of themed boards and mini games. Is it going to be one of the big highlights of E3? Probably not, but it’s going to keep a few Mario Party fans happy later this year at least.