Mario Party goes for 7

Nintendo’s multiplayer mayhem returns for a lucky seventh edition; first GameCube screens inside.

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LOS ANGELES--Party people, get ready to get down. Nintendo is bringing its social hoedown back, once again, to the GameCube. The Mario Party series first hit the block back in 1999 on the Nintendo 64. All six of the previous versions were developed by Hudson Soft, which has fallen on hard times and is currently being kept afloat by Konami.

The Mario Party franchise has long been based on one concept: simple and fun minigames. The new version looks to continue the tradition, with Nintendo's popular characters (Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and more) engaging in various activities, including a Whac-A-Mole game, hang gliding, and scooter racing.

For more information on Mario Party 7, check out GameSpot's coverage from E3.

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