Nintendo celebrates Mario Party: Island Tour with launch trailer

The new trailer shows off the games new boards, modes and minigames.

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Mario Party: Island Tour, which launched on 3DS Nov. 22. You can purchase the game from retailers or from the 3DS eShop for $39.99.

Much like the other Mario Party game, in Island Tour players race friends or AI players across a board-game-style map, playing minigames for prizes and attempting to hinder other players throughout. The launch trailer shows off new boards, minigames and the new single player mode, Bowser's Tower.

Our Gamespot reviewer though that "It's not a perfect party by any means, but some good design considerations, better-than-average variety, and always-enjoyable Mario thematics put Mario Party: Island Tour a few notches above your average video game bash-in-a-box."

You can find the full review here.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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19James89
19James89

Yep, I'm definitely buying this at some point next year.

Lytmare
Lytmare

Wow, those mini games actually look kind of fun! I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
Hopefully it plays like the first 3 games, and not like the wii Mario Party. In my opinion, that was one of the most boring games in the series. The mini games were uninspired and the game boards were seriously bland.

I want Mario Party 2 back!

And the 3DS issue isn't a big deal. It might be nice to be able to Mario Party while out with friends. We have console Mario Partys. Why not try a handheld one?

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I don't get why you'd want party games on a 3DS. Also why isn't there Wii U versions of their more anticipated games? A Link Between Worlds on Wii U would be huge. Or like I've been saying a 3DS player that lets you play 3DS games on the Wii U with a big screen. All those RPGs would be lovely with the Wii U tablet. 

jon_bone
jon_bone

I want a Mario Party for Wii U that plays like the first 3 and has online play.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I would thought such party games should be ideal for a home console(family,friends).
I find it hard to believe that all family members(lets say 4) has a 3DS or 2DS.
So,why no WiiU?

nstratford32
nstratford32

@bunchanumbers You, my friend, do not understand the world of marketing. No one has a wii u. NIntendo's sold many more 3DS', if you could play 3DS games on a wii u, there would then be no point of owning a 3DS, giving them less customers

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@bunchanumbers For real.  They CAN put DS and 3DS games on Wii U since we have dual screens.  That and They're linking eShop accounts soon but it would be even cooler if whatever you download on 3DS, as long as its on the Wii U eShop, can be redownloaded for the Wii U as well.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@bunchanumbers  Im grabbing a Wii U on black friday if there is any kind of deals on it..I wish there ws that 3DS player thing you speak of. They did that back on the Snes and Im pretty sure it would be popular with all the amazing games the 3DS has.

sanchango
sanchango

@jon_bone online play? pssh, ruining friendships is a better idea. lol XD

sanchango
sanchango

@nstratford32 @bunchanumbers Going by the logic, people wouldn't have gotten a gameboy since the SNES had the Super Game Boy and you could play gameboy games on it. However, that didn't happen. Same goes for the Game Boy Advance player for the Gamecube. 

Having some sort of integration between 3ds/2ds with the wii u would be nice to have.