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Super Mario Party coming to Nintendo Switch on October 5

Super Mario Party will be landing on Nintendo Switch on October 5, and the game looks to be bigger and better than ever before. Here are a few things we learned from the brief trailer shown during the Nintendo Direct!

  1. Traveling together seems to be a thing of the past. THe video showed Mario all alone on the game board, rolling a dice and moving on his own! While moving together was a nice change in pace for the franchise a few games ago, it will be great to see that feature gone. More individualistic actions make for a better experience!
  2. You can link two Nintendo Switch screens together for even more fun in Super Mario Party. The demo showed off a mini game like the tank game from the earlier Mario Party days, but two Switch units were put together to create an even bigger playing surface. This could be really unique, is likely is an option for when playing minigames with friends. I’m not sure we will see this in the regular party mode!
  3. Lots of party games! The game is going to utilize every feature of the Nintendo Joy-Cons, and so it should. We saw the Joy-Cons used in multiple ways, the most interesting of which was moving the controller in the motion of a tricycle, to propel yourself to the end. We also saw players using the Joy-Cons to motion control a plane through a course, while trying to avoid enemies.

Here is more information courtesy of Nintendo of Canada,

Inspired by the original Mario Party board game play, the beloved series is coming to Nintendo Switch with new mini-games and play styles that make use of the Joy-Con controllers. Super Mario Party includes features like character-exclusive Dice Blocks that add depth to players’ strategy. Up to four players take turns rolling the dice, and individually race across the board searching for Stars. In Toad’s Rec Room, new gameplay links two games and two Nintendo Switch systems for side-by-side fun. The game launches Oct. 5.

There will definitely be more information on Super Mario Party this E3, since the game is just around the corner in October. Stay tuned to Nintendo Treehouse for more details!


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