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Those who have followed the Mario Party franchise know that it has recently been stuck in a rut. 

While the recently released Super Mario Party provided adequate fun (and sold well), it wasn't exactly the triumphant rebirth that fans had hoped for. So, what was Nintendo's plan for the future? They made the decision to go backward.

Mario Party Superstars is a culmination of the series' previous splendor, enhanced by modern graphics and technology. There was reason to be enthusiastic because the game featured a range of different modes and online play from the start (a first for the franchise). 

The happy wheels game is the space for ragdoll physics-based platform game enthusiasts.

For those (like myself) who grew up playing the first games in the late 1990s and early 2000s, these sensations are amplified. With such a strong dedication to bringing the past back to life, there will undoubtedly be questions about how much more will be added to keep the experience new. This, like so many other things, maybe contingent on your tolerance for traditional formulas applied with a contemporary attitude.

Mario Party, Super Mario Rush 2 has virtually become the standard for how party games should be played. Travel on boards, gather coins, play mini-games, and be surprised by happenings. Superstar is a film that attempts to keep things simple, not offering anything more revolutionary than the process of connecting old to new. What the final product offers is a good balance of what fans liked and contemporary life aspects.

To expand on the essentials, this edition combines five boards and 100 mini-games from previous Mario Party titles into a single "Best Hits" compilation. It's "like The Top 100, but with boards," as some have previously said. It takes the foundation of the N64-era games and brings it up to date with enhanced visuals. One can play normal party games, shop with currency gained from playing, browse game data, and challenge themselves or others in a mini-game-oriented mode. Basically, most of Mario Party's features are available to players (the first).

Aside from that, it's a typical Mario Party experience. You've got your Party Mode, and that's about it. The Data House, where you may look at records and manage your profile; the Option House, where you can change in-game settings; and the Toad Shop, where you can spend coins earned from Party Mode or Mt. Minigames on items like stickers, music, and encyclopedia pages. There are a whopping two modes in terms of actual gameplay material. The fact that Mt. Minigames has so many varied options helps, yet some may find the overall content to be inadequate.

It all comes down to Party Mode when it comes to the game's "core" material. With five vintage boards, there's a good chance you'll like them again if you've played them before and enjoyed them. They haven't altered all that much, however, some new features have been introduced to make things more interesting. Lucky squares, which bring good fortune to the player, can be found all across the board. VS spaces, duel mini-games in the last five turns, and a slew of random bonuses can make it such that no one is ever sure who is in charge. It's one of the more tumultuous games in the series so far.

Here, 100 mini-games make a comeback, and the selection is, for the most part, quite good. Some duds make a comeback, but the benefit of hindsight allows the developers to focus on enjoyable classics. As a result, Superstars is anticipated to have the best mini-game collection of any Mario Party game to date. The nicest aspect is that none of the mini-games need to be unlocked; they're all playable right away. It assures that having a good time is never too far away.

When it comes to "unlocking," I miss being able to unlock anything of genuine value. Sure, having all of the minigames and boards from the start is good, but I enjoy the feeling of getting rewarded for my efforts. Many of the items in the Toad Shop are unnecessary, such as stickers to use as in-game insults and information about characters and boards that we already know about.

 You don't get any new boards, characters, mini-games, or other features that make the game more interesting. Almost all of the stuff is available right away. If you really wanted to capture the essence of something,