Mario Party: Star Rush is a party video game developed by Nd Cube and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. It deviates from the normal Mario Party series in its removal of turn-based gameplay in favor of the ability to move at will, simultaneous with other players, and without set paths on the game board. The game was released in Europe, Australia, and Japan in October 2016, and will be released in North America in November 2016. The game is preceded by Mario Party 10 for the Wii U.
Star Rush is a handheld party video game in the Mario Party series based on group minigame events that follow a board game concept. Star Rush’s main change to the franchise is its replacement of turn-based gameplay with the ability to move at will, simultaneously, and without set paths on the game board. The game’s main mode is “Toad Scramble”, in which all players play as Toad from the Mario franchise. Other Mario series characters can be recruited to play on the player’s team, but are not themselves playable. Star Rush features boss battles where players compete to deal the most damage to the boss.
Up to 4 players can join a common multiplayer game when near other players through the Nintendo 3DS handheld console’s local wireless mode. The game is also compatible with 7 of Nintendo’s Amiibo figurines.
Developer: Nintendo, Nd Cube
Genre: Party Game
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: November 4, 2016
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