On March 20, you are invited to the biggest and baddest bash of the year: Mario Party 10 for Wii U! In addition to a power-packed lineup of new features, new boards and new mini-games, new revelers join the Mario Party fun in the game’s ground-breaking Bowser Party and amiibo Party modes. When bad guy Bowser crashes the party to playfully torment up to four additional players on Team Mario, the franchise’s social experience takes an unprecedented and deviously good turn. In amiibo Party mode, which requires at least one compatible amiibo figure to access, you and up to three other players can tap amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller to play with and customize your amiibo, and change a portion of the board to match your character.
To add more fun to the Mario Party 10 game, a new set of amiibo called the Super Mario series will also launch simultaneously on March 20. The Super Mario series features the amiibo debut of Toad, as well as new designs for Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Princess Peach and Yoshi. The new “Super Mario series” Mario amiibo design will be available exclusively in a Mario Party 10 bundle that also launches on March 20 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The other amiibo figures will be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.
“Mario Party 10 is one party you definitely don’t want to miss,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Brimming with innovative ways to play and featuring creative GamePad and amiibo support, Mario Party 10 delivers hours of family-friendly fun exclusively for Wii U.”
For the first time in the Mario Party series, you can pick up the GamePad and have a fiery blast stepping into the trouble-making role of everyone’s favorite bad guy: Bowser. You and up to four other players can participate in this wild new mode, with four players joining Team Mario using Wii Remote controllers (sold separately) and one playing as Bowser using the GamePad. As Bowser, your goal is simple: Prevent Team Mario from stealing the Star at the end of the board. Trying to succeed is the fun part! By playing a series of mini-games exclusive to this mode, Bowser can spit fire, spin an electric wheel, shoot Bullet Bills and cause general mayhem. The welcome role reversal adds a new layer of fun and friendly competition to the Mario Party series.
In the traditional Mario Party mode, up to four players travel together around a variety of colorful and detailed boards like Mushroom Park, Haunted Trail and the high-flying Airship Central. Although you are traveling with friends, every player is still out for him- or herself, since whoever collects the most Mini Stars at the end of the board wins! Earn these coveted Mini Stars by winning a variety of multiplayer mini-games or by participating in events around the board. The easy-to-learn and highly entertaining mini-games break up the game play by letting you and your friends compete to race up a tower, dodge angry bees or quickly pump up a balloon. You can even team up in “2 vs. 2” or “1 vs. 3” games, or even battle bosses as a group.
Even after playing with amiibo in amiibo Party mode, crashing the party as Bowser or tackling the dizzying number of mini-games in classic Mario Party mode, Mario Party 10 still offers more things to do. In Toad’s Room, you can pose your characters in a Photo Studio and shop for new characters and vehicles to use in the game. In Bonus Games mode, challenge yourself to a series of Bowser Jr. Challenges and even experience the jewel-matching fun of Jewel Drop.
With all this great content, you probably want to invite all your friends and family members over for a Mario Party 10 party as soon as the game launches. To throw the best Mario Party 10 party ever, visit http://marioparty10.nintendo.com/#partyplanner for all your party-planning needs. And before the big event, head to Twitter today and follow @NintendoAmerica starting at 1 p.m. PT for a virtual launch party with fun quizzes, a chance to win awesome prizes and a very special guest that you seriously won’t want to miss. (Hint: He says “MUAHAHAHA” a lot and likes to stand on poorly constructed bridges over pits of molten lava.)
Mario Party 10 will be available in stores, in the Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com on March 20 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information about the game, visit http://marioparty10.nintendo.com.
Tiffany "CeissaDesiste" Toms
Long time female gamer who has been playing all genres since the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 days. Freelance Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Beta Tester, and studied one year of Game Design. I play games on PC, PS4, PS3, Wii, 3DS, Xbox 360, PSVita, and Android. Freelance Writer, Reviewer, and News Editor/Asst. Director for Anjel Syndicate since the site launched! Part time employee of a major video game retailer.