Mario Party: Star Rush – JP website open, footage, screens, amiibo details

Yesterday, Nintendo opened the official website for Paper Mario: Color Splash, providing us with some more gameplay footage for the game. And today, it’s Mario Party: Star Rush, also releasing the same month (except in North America) that gets an official website in Japan. Naturally, there’s also some gameplay footage for us to check out!

We took all the various clips and merged them into a single video. Check it out:

Besides the gameplay footage above, the Japanese website provides more or less the same details as the English website (Nintendo of Europe), so we’re only going to post the main points in this post!

First, let’s take a look at the various game modes included:

  • Toad Scramble: playable in local multiplayer and Download Play
  • Coinathlon: playable in local multiplayer and Download Play
  • Balloon Bash: playable in local multiplayer and Download Play
  • Mario Shuffle: playable in local multiplayer
  • Rhythm Recital: playable in local multiplayer
  • Challenge Tower: Single-Player only
  • Boo’s Block Party: playable in local multiplayer
  • Character Museum (where you can read about the various characters found in the game)

Next: mini-games. There’s over 50 of them in the game, and there’s four types of mini-games:

  • Free for All
  • Boss Battles: defeat boss and compete for points
  • Coin Chaos: get as many coins as you can
  • Bowser’s Gauntlet: take on Bowser himself

Here’s some of the mini-games to be found in Mario Party: Star Rush:

  • Acornucopia (Free-For-All): dodge the Goombrats and try not to drop any of your acorns!
  • Dodge Fuzzy, Get Dizzy (Free-For-All): race to the top of the flagpole while avoiding every Fuzzy – touch one and you’ll be dazed for a bit!
  • Bridgesaw Puzzle (Free-For-All): connect the puzzle pieces using the Touch Screen to build a bridge over toxic waters!
  • Petey Piranha’s Shell Smackdown (Boss Battle): pick up Green Shells and hurl them at Petey Piranha until his health bar is empty. The one who does the most damage wins!
  • Tiles and Tribulations (Coin Chaos): swap around tiles starring all sorts of Mario baddies to match horizontal or vertical groups of three or more against the time limit. [available in Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest]
  • Rolling Rumble (Coin Chaos): tension in the big top! Balance on a ball and charge at baddies to bounce them off the arena. Don’t be a clown, though – mistime an attack, and you could be the one that ends up falling… [available in Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest]
  • Goomba Gold Rush (Coin Chaos): Goombas are overrunning the place – blast them away with cannonballs to get the situation under control! [available in Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest]
  • Bowser’s Fence Fury (Bowser’s Gauntlet): clamber around a wire fence and avoid Bowser’s attacks. The last one climbing wins – get flicked off the fence and you lose!

Finally, we have details about amiibo. Good news: Nintendo confirms that absolutely all amibo can be used in Mario Party: Star Rush. That being said, only those listed below are truly compatible: those give you some goodies and bonuses.

Here’s what the amiibo listed below do in each game mode:

  • Toad Scramble: compatible amiibo allows you to partner with an ally character right from the first turn. What’s more, that ally character will be stronger than those found during regular gameplay. But that’s not all: the character brings a special Dice Block with them. That Dice Block can be Gold, Silver, or Bronze, depending on the colour of the item stored on the amiibo via Mario Party 10 (provided you have data from that game recorded on the amiibo to begin with);
  • Coinathlon: tapping a compatible amiibo allows you to play as that character, but also use each item twice;
  • Balloon Bash: tapping a compatible amiibo gives you a special Dice Block based on that character right from the start. That Dice Block can be Gold, Silver, or Bronze, depending on the colour of the item stored on the amiibo via Mario Party 10 (provided you have data from that game recorded on the amiibo to begin with);
  • Mario Shuffle: tapping a compatible amiibo will make the character join the game as a piece carrying a Dice Block. That Dice Block can be Gold, Silver, or Bronze, depending on the colour of the item stored on the amiibo via Mario Party 10 (provided you have data from that game recorded on the amiibo to begin with). However, there’s a catch: you can only use a given character once per game;
  • Rhythm Recital: the Dr. Mario amiibo unlocks a special music track early (you can get new without using the amiibo, simply by playing);
  • Challenge Tower: tapping a compatible amiibo allows you to continue from the moment you fail, should you hit an Amp. However, there’s a catch: each character can only be used once per day;
  • Boo’s Block Party: tapping a Boo amiibo makes Boo appear in the background;
  • Character Museum: tapping a compatible amiibo allows you to collect stamps;
  • Plaza: use any of the “not compatible” amiibo to make flower petals fall down.

The list of compatible amiibo is as follows (NB: for a given character, all amiibo from all series are compatible!):

  • Mario (the Gold Mario amiibo allows you to get a Gold Dice Block right from the start)
  • Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Donkey Kong
  • Luigi
  • Diddy Kong
  • Rosalina
  • Bowser (you can use them as game pieces in Mario Shuffle, not playable in the other modes)
  • Wario
  • Dr. Mario
  • Bowser Jr. (you can use them as game pieces in Mario Shuffle, not playable in the other modes)
  • Toad
  • Daisy
  • Waluigi
  • Boo (you can use them as game pieces in Mario Shuffle, not playable in the other modes)

Here’s some screenshots:

And here’s some screenshots from the official website (EU):

Finally, here’s various screencaps from the official website (JP):

Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS) comes out on October 7th in Europe, October 20th in Japan, and November 4th in Japan.

Thanks Ash for the help with translation!


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