Mario Party has been the highlight of many family reunions for 24 years now. The latest installment in the series, Mario Party Superstars, brings back some of the most iconic mini-games of the last two decades. But how does it compare to the previous games from the series? Here is a comparison guide of Mario Party Superstars vs all the others Mario Party games.
A copycat of the Mario Party best games?
On paper, Mario Party Superstars is nothing more than a remake of existing mini-games and boards. It features 100 mini-games curated from the previous entries in the series, as well as five boards from the original Nintendo 64 trilogy.
But this is exactly what makes Mario Party Superstars a great game: it takes everything that made the previous games fun, but with a modern touch to make the gameplay smoother and easier.
Mario Party Superstars revives the oldest versions of Mario Party games. Even though it successfully brings back the nostalgic vibe of these games, it also removes some modern functions like motion-controlled games. If you were a fan of the Wii games, you may be disappointed in Mario Party Superstars. But if you don’t really care about motion control and would rather see it gone, then good news, it’s gone. No more ruined game night because of a low-charged Joy-Con.
Is Mario Party Superstars better than the previous games?
If Mario Party Superstars revives some of the best games Mario Party has to offer, it still lacks some features to be the absolute best party game ever created.
One of the biggest shortcomings of Mario Party Superstars is its roster. The game only features 10 characters – Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Wario, Waluigi, Yoshi, Birdo, Donkey Kong, and Rosalina.
Mario Party Superstars lacks some of the most popular characters from the series. There is no sign of Bowser, Koopa, or Goomba. At least, not as playable characters. Mario Party Superstars also removes the character-specific dice from Super Mario Party.
The lack of playable characters is the biggest drawback of Mario Party Superstars – and it is a detail most players won’t even care about. Overall, Mario Party Superstars does a great job at providing a fun game for the whole family to enjoy. With an extra once of nostalgia for older generations of gamers.
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