Mario Party Superstars

Rating Summary

Based on 78 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 78 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2021

Mario Party Superstars is an amalgamation of some of the best boards, minigames, mechanics, and quality of life improvements from the whole series, resulting in the best Mario Party has been in a very long time.

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8 / 10
Oct 28, 2021

Remakes of old N64 Mario Party boards may not sound the most desirable release of the season but in terms of easily accessible party games there are few better options.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2021

Whether you grew up with these games or this is your first time partying, Mario Party Superstars is a fun way to celebrate the series

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6 / 10
Oct 28, 2021

Mario Party Superstars delivers on the nostalgia, but at the cost of feeling fresh.

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Unscored
Oct 28, 2021

But in the end, despite its value for video game preservation and appreciation, Mario Party Superstars is more than that. It’s a collection of Mario Party’s best work, perfect for veteran partiers, newcomers, and everyone in-between.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2021

So while Mario Party Superstars doesn’t necessarily break massively new ground, it’s so good at replaying the classics that it will probably be my new go-to for Mario Party fun moving forward. It isn’t just the Nintendo 64 nostalgia talking here; this is a good collection of minigames, a smart board selection, a nice-looking game, and it’s got tons of settings, dials, and options to fiddle with for repeat play sessions. It might not be filled with new ideas, but Mario Party Superstars plays the hits, and plays them as well as it did the first time around.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2021

‎Little more to say: the best Mario Party Superstars simply for having what the saga lacked, its online multiplayer!‎

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88 / 100
Oct 28, 2021

A hilarious revival of N64 and GC board games and mini-games that proves Nintendo listened to the feedback received after the previous Switch release. Whether you play with friends and family, or via Online, you'll have a blast. Alone, against the AI, you'll have fun with the mini-games, but the board mechanics will bore you.

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8 / 10
Oct 28, 2021

After a decade of games that sought to reinvent and renew the series, Mario Party Superstars rewinds time for a reminder of what made Mario Party popular in the first place. Five gorgeously recreated boards, 100 cherry-picked minigames, and countless opportunities to plan and scheme your way to victory... so long as the dice roll in your favour.

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8 / 10
Nov 8, 2021

But, as is the case with almost every Mario Party game, be aware of what you're getting into with Superstars. If you're not careful, friendships will take a hit, just because of the random nature of this beast. That's just Mario Party.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2021

Mario Party Superstars, with all its limitations, remains an unshakable institution. Revamping the pace of the boards a bit, however, is certainly Nintendo's next priority.

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Nov 2, 2021

Mario Party Superstars is a blast from the past put into a very clean and modern package. It'll definitely be more appealing to older generations of gamers who grew up before the early 2000s. The minigames and maps have aged well and showcase moments that truly defined the Mario Party franchise more than 20 years later.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2021

Mario Party Superstars won't change anyone's mind, but for those of us who enjoy it, there ain't no party like a Mario Party-party.

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95 / 100
Nov 9, 2021

Mario Party Superstars is the culmination of all that is great about the Mario Party series. Sporting many of the best boards and mini-games pulled from the series' long history and featuring multiple quality-of-life updates including online play, the ability to save and return to a game later, faster gameplay, a variety of different playstyles between the boards, a leveling system, and a ton of items to unlock, Mario Party Superstars may be the best entry yet in the long-running series. Here's hoping Nintendo supports this release and adds new boards in future DLC.

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Nov 1, 2021

The lack of worthwhile unlockable content is one of the biggest downsides in Mario Party Superstars, but those who are only interested in using it as a party game likely won't be all that disappointed. Mario Party Superstars has fun online multiplayer functionality and makes a number of important quality of life improvements when compared to its predecessor, and so it's still a big step in the right direction for the franchise, despite some of its shortcomings.

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Nov 20, 2021

Mario Party Superstars is a return to the format that worked best for the series. It brings together some of the very best mini-games over the years on five of the series' most iconic game boards. But best of all – it opens up games no matter what control you may have at home. A must for game meetings in the company of good friends.

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Nov 10, 2021

Mario Party Superstars is the strongest outing for the long-running franchise since at least the early GameCube days. It doesn't take many risks and admittedly lacks imagination, but this party leans on nostalgia and understands why these games are so popular among longtime fans. It's a well-executed and highly enjoyable return to the series' roots while remaining largely accessible to first-time players.

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GameMAG

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7 / 10
Nov 5, 2021

Mario Party Superstars do exactly what it should - it's a great party game for those who wants to spend some fun times with family or friends.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2021

Mario Party Superstars is a great episode, so respectful of the past that it's not afraid to pay homage to it by improving the basic formula, while adding a much-needed feature like online play.

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Oct 28, 2021

Superstars is a great game to play by yourself but even better with friends and the new online mode make this even easier. The best part is it just feels more like Mario Party as your fortunes can change in the blink of an eye. Mario Party Superstars is a celebration of the early Mario Party Series, featuring some of its most iconic boards and games while also being one of the best in the whole series.

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