Mario Party: Star Rush is one of the games Nintendo showcased during today’s Nintendo 3DS Direct presentation. They gave more details about the game, and revealed some new game modes:
- Coinathlon: race by collecting coins while playing mini-game, no coins
- Mario Shuffle: move three pieces to reach the other side of the board
- Rhythm Recital
- Boo’s Block Party
Naturally, the game will also feature plenty of brand new mini-games, and as mentioned at E3 2016, it will be compatible with amiibo. But what we didn’t know is that the amiibo will work differently in each mode.
Mario Party: Star Rush can be played with up to 4 players in local multiplayer. The game can also be played via Download Play (1 copy for all players), but there will be restrictions. To get rid of those, you will be able to download Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest from the Nintendo eShop. It will allow you to enjoy full 4-player multiplayer without any restrcitions, and even play some of the mini-games in Single Player.
Here’s a new trailer for Mario Party: Star Rush, on Nintendo 3DS:
Finally, here’s some screenshots, artworks, and the final North American boxart:
In Australia, Nintendo will release a bundle including the game, a Yoshi amiibo, and a NFC reader:
A new Mario Party: Star Rush bundle arrives 8/10 in AU/NZ inc. a Yoshi amiibo & NFC Reader/Writer! (SRP AU$69.95) pic.twitter.com/usHgQDD1NY
— Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) September 1, 2016
Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS) and Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest (3DS eShop) will both release on October 7th in Europe, October 20th in Japan, and November 4th in North America. The new wave of Mario amiibo, previously announced for Europe and North America, will also be released on Octobr 20th in Japan.