The trailer for the game shows off some of the joy that is the Mario Party franchise with both new and old gameplay elements shown off. This new entry into the classic party game franchise makes full use of the motion controls of the Joy-Con for the various mini-games seen throughout the course of a match. Let’s just hope that Nintendo picks up on everything that fans disliked about Mario Party 10 and uses this new game as a return to the classic formula fans fell in love with over the course of the Nintendo 64, GameCube and Wii games.
The classic Mario Party Mode makes a return in this game as well. So the friendship-destroying potential of picking a difficult map and stealing stars and coins make a triumphant return in Super Mario Party. This mode also includes a default co-op option that pits teams of two players against other teams. Some of the mini-games will feel a bit gimmicky to hardcore fans, but I’m sure the fun of yelling at that one idiot friend who always tanks your team will overcome that. After all, what’s a Mario Party game without local multiplayer and fun?
Other modes include Toad’s Rec Room, which is a new multi-console mode forces players to move Switch consoles around to match the images and shapes on the screen to complete challenges. It may be a weird choice, but it does seem fun once you get used to it.
There’s even a full online mode called Online Mario-thon which lets you compete against other players around the world.
Super Mario Party is releasing exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on October 5. Check out the trailer for the game down below.