Nintendo’s legendary Mario Party franchise makes its return in style with five boards and more than 100 mini-games, both new and from past games.
Since its introduction in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, which offered players a virtual board incarnating different characters from the Mario world and contesting victory in crazy mini-games, titles of this great brand have not ceased appearing in each of the Nintendo platforms to date. That’s why fans of the Mario Party franchise are ecstatic today as Mario Party Superstars is now available on the Nintendo Switch, thanks to a collaboration between Nintendo and developer NDcube.
Mario Party Superstars remains faithful to the franchise
Now, 22 years after the original game, Mario Party Superstars is a compilation based on the Nintendo 64 and GameCube titles that brings that original experience to the Nintendo Switch. Despite this, the game is not a mere rehash of previous titles, as the Japanese firm NDcube was in charge of creating an original product that recalls the franchise’s mini-games that defined our childhoods.
Mario Party Superstars was designed with both local and online multiplayer in mind. It is possible to play versus the computer alone, but this is an incomplete experience and the game is far less entertaining. All game modes are internet compatible, and both Joy-Con and Pro Controllers may be used in local mode.
The presence of the Nintendo Switch Lite, which has less options due to the lack of an external Joy-Con, has forced NDcube to adapt. This means that in mini-games, you can’t use features like the controller’s accelerometer or infrared beams. However, these constraints are quite similar to the earlier Nintendo 64 and GameCube mini-games, which did not use these technologies.
Mario Party Superstars is now available on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED.