Nintendo’s big release this week is Mario Party Superstars and it’s a bit of a throwback to past generations. It features 100 classic minigames from the GameCube and Nintendo 64 generations, but is it actually worth forking out for?
The reviews for this latest release are now live, along with our own. As usual, we’ve rounded up a mixture of quotes and scores from various other outlets to give you an idea of what you can expect from the new entry in this long-running series.
And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our own review from the very lovely Alex Olney:
So, what did other critics have to say:
IGN gave the game 8/10 – also noting how it’s the best the series has been in a long time:
“Mario Party Superstars is an amalgamation of some of the best boards, minigames, mechanics, and quality of life improvements from the whole series, resulting in the best Mario Party has been in a very long time.”
Game Informer said it was a “worthwhile celebration” of the series, awarding it 8/10:
“Mario Party Superstars is either a delightful stroll down memory lane or a great way to experience these games for the first time. No matter your history, it’s a worthwhile celebration of the Mario Party franchise.”
“Mario Party Superstars certainly provides the highs that the series is capable of, but unless you’re restricted to playing on the Switch Lite or itching to play with a Pro Controller, there’s a better version of this game available for you and your loved ones to play in Super Mario Party.”
Wccftech says it’s still as fun as you might remember, giving it an 8/10:
“Mario Party Superstars offers a selection of completely revamped boards from the earliest days of the franchise. It might not offer much new, or change much, but it looks and feels as wild as fun as you remember.”
And fellow Nintendo website, Nintendo Insider, awarded it a 9/10 – again mentioning how it’s the “best party” Mario and co have thrown in some time:
“Mario Party Superstars dips back into the series twenty-plus year history to deliver an entry that’s huge amounts of fun and sure to please long-time fans hungry for a more traditional Mario Party experience. Not only a warm nostalgic trip but the best party Mario has thrown in some time.”
Mario Party Superstars is out today on the Nintendo Switch and is available in physical and digital form from the Switch eShop. Will you be checking out Mario’s latest party? Comment down below.