The 10th main installment in a long-lasting franchise of party games was released 2 years ago today.
Mario Party 10, developed by Nd Cube and published by Nintendo, came out for the WiiU console exclusively on March 20th, 2015 in the U.S., just 8 days after it was released in Japan.
In the game, 1 to 4 players compete against each other to have the most stars and coins, which are mainly obtained through victories in mini-games. These mini-games encompass a wide variety of types of play—from free-for-all battles to cooperative puzzles and more. The game is the second in the main series to have characters all move together in a “car” as opposed to separately across the board as in Mario Parties 1-8.
Mario Party 10 includes a standard Mario Party mode as well as two new modes. One of these is the 5-player Bowser Party mode. In Bowser Party, one player controls the long-time adversary of Mario and Friends against the other four players. Amiibo Party ties in with the popular line of figures Nintendo recently introduced. Each Amiibo unlocks a board to play Mario Party on.
The game sold over 2 million copies on the WiiU, and is to date, the latest in the series to be released. As of the writing of this article, no Mario Party game has been announced for the latest console, the Switch.