Mario Party: Star Rush

System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: 07/10/2016
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There’s no time to wait in Mario Party: Star Rush, only for Nintendo 3DS family systems! Packed with minigames and loads of new modes, including the frantic Toad Scramble, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. In some of these modes, everybody makes their move at the same time, so the fun is faster than ever!

You’re invited

This event is open invite, and up to four players can enjoy multiplayer together in a variety of ways!

  • If everybody has a copy of Mario Party: Star Rush, you can play together in all modes via Local Play.
  • When just one player owns the full game, a limited number of modes are available for multiplayer fun via Download Play.*
  • When only one player owns the full game, players who don’t own it can download the free** Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest software from Nintendo eShop to play the full multiplayer experience – as if you were playing via Local Play! With this free** download, you can even play some minigames in single-player mode.

Learn more about Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest

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Everybody scramble

In Toad Scramble, try to earn the most Stars in a fast-paced board game where everyone takes their turns at the same time! Recruit Mushroom Kingdom allies to improve your chances, take on big baddies in Boss Battles, compete for points with other players and get back those stolen Stars!

See Toad Scramble

Events for all

There are over 50 minigames to play, from the puzzling to the action-packed, and a bunch more modes to boot. Race to the finish by collecting coins in Coinathlon, clamber up huge structures in Challenge Tower, or try to pass your rivals in Mario Shuffle – and that’s just to start!

Discover the modes

More about minigames

amiibo action

There are plenty of ways to use amiibo (sold separately), too. By tapping in a compatible amiibo, you can get useful items, give yourself an advantage over computer-controlled opponents, collect character stamps and more.

Check out the amiibo features

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Discover New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL

On New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can use amiibo by tapping a compatible amiibo to the NFC area on the bottom screen.

Find out more

*Please note: Download Play requires each player to have a Nintendo 3DS family system, sold separately.

**The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. At least one copy of Mario Party: Star Rush is required to play multiplayer. It is not possible to play multiplayer using only Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest.

What you need to know

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After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

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The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

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Toad Scramble

Local Play: Yes | Download Play: Yes

Everyone’s a Toad!

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Toad’s your main host for this Mario Party, and what he lacks in stature, he makes up for in pure party spirit!

Bowser’s forces have stolen a stack of Stars, and it’s up to a small group of Toads to get them back. As a Toad, compete with other players to collect coins and Stars while roaming around the board. The one with the most Stars at the end of the game wins!

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Party planner

Each turn, roll the dice and work out the best way forward. Everybody moves at once, so keep an eye on other players’ positions and try to guess where they’ll go. Watch out: another player might swipe coins right from under your nose by racing over the spaces first!

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Minigame madness

Pop a Coin Balloon and you’ll set off a minigame – and get a lovely coin bonus! Minigames might challenge your mind or your reactions. Win a minigame and you’ll get even more coins as a prize!

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Friendly faces

Other characters from the Mushroom Kingdom often appear on the board, too. Meet up with them and they’ll join you as an ally, helping you out with an extra dice roll each round. You can recruit up to four allies at a time, so put together a party to get even more out of each go.

Land on the same space as another player and you’ll take part in an Ally Duel, where the player who gets the winning number can recruit an ally from their opponent. Keep your distance!

If you tap in a compatible amiibo (sold separately) at the start of the game, you’ll be joined by an ally from the beginning, and they’ll bring a special Dice Block along with them too!

Find out more about amiibo in Toad Scramble

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Star power

There are two ways to get Stars. First up, every 10 coins you collect will be swapped for a Star at the end of the game. The second way? That’s tougher – you’ll have to square up to big bad guys in Boss Battles and come away with the most points!

In Boss Battles, all players work together to defeat the foe – while competing with each other, of course! If you reach the boss first, you’ll start the minigame while the other players rush to catch up, giving you a few extra seconds to score precious points. If you have allies, they’ll also join the game and lend a helping hand.

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Party’s over

After a certain number of Boss Battles, the game ends and the coins are counted up to see how many Stars everybody gets. But it’s not over until it’s over! The tables might turn even during the judging: you might be awarded bonus coins for doing well in minigames, moving the fewest number of spaces, and more.

Once a winner is declared, they’ll be treated to a spectacular shower of shooting Stars: a Star Rush! So pretty…

Other modes

Toad isn’t the only one running the party – there’s plenty of fun to be had in a range of other modes!

 
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Coinathlon

Local Play: Yes | Download Play: Yes

It’s a race to the finish, and the only way to get around the board is to snatch up armfuls of coins! The minigames never stop here, and every coin you earn moves you one space closer to victory. Improve your odds by interfering with your opponents using all sorts of items, and keep an eye on your progress by checking the board on the Touch Screen.

In Rival Race, take on a series of challenges and try to score 10 wins, or try Free Play Mode, where you can choose the number of players, laps and minigames you want!

See how Coinathlon uses amiibo

 
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Balloon Bash

Local Play: Yes | Download Play: Yes

Move around the board and get as many Stars as you can in this four-player game! Collect coins as you move around the board, and pop Coin Balloons to enter all sorts of hilarious minigames, including Boss Battles, and win even more coins. Look out for Star Balloons – grab one and you can trade 10 coins for a Star on the spot.

See how Balloon Bash uses amiibo

 
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Mario Shuffle

Local Play: Yes | Download Play: No

Go head-to-head in this two-player game, where the aim is to move all your playing pieces to the other side of the board. Each player selects three characters, which start at opposite ends of three lanes and must pass each other to reach their goal.

Strategically land on spaces that will propel you forward, and hop over spaces that send you backwards – or even right back to the beginning! If a character jumps over an opponent, the opposing character will lose a turn. Land a character right on top of another, and the rival will be thrown back to the start point!

See how Mario Shuffle uses amiibo

 
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Rhythm Recital

Local Play: Yes | Download Play: No

Choose from a bunch of toe-tapping Mario tunes and play along in time to the beat! Up to four players can form a full band of friends, each taking up their own instrument and working together to complete the music.

See how Rhythm Recital uses amiibo

 
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Challenge Tower

Single-player only

This single-player trial is all about getting to the top of some very tall towers! Edge your way up, one space at a time, and watch out for Amps, who are lying in wait to give you a shock. Pay attention to the colour of each space and avoid danger as you ascend…

Super-talented tower climbers can try to conquer the whopping, 500-floor Master Tower. Good luck!

See how Challenge Tower uses amiibo

 
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Boo’s Block Party

Local Play: Yes | Download Play: No

Face off against a friend in frantic match-three puzzle action: you’ve got to spin to win! Turn dice around, lining up identical numbers in sets of three or more, vertically or horizontally, to break the blocks and clear them off your screen. Bust enough and you’ll send them tumbling over to your opponent’s screen. If the blocks reach the top of the screen, it’s game over!

You can also take on Boo in a single-player endless mode. Do you have what it takes to get a high score against the ghost with the most?

See how Boo’s Block Party uses amiibo

 
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Character Museum

Read up on the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom who you’ll encounter as you play, including baddies. Can you find all of them?

See how Character Museum uses amiibo

Minigames

No Mario Party would be complete without minigames, and there are over 50 here!

It’s every player for themselves in Free-For-All games, while Boss Battles are all about beating big bosses while competing for points. Snap up as many coins as you can in Coin Chaos games, and if you’re feeling brave you can take on the Koopa King himself in Bowser’s Gauntlet games.

You can play any minigames you’ve unlocked whenever you like in the Minigames mode. Here are just a few that you’ll encounter!

 
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Acornucopia (Free-For-All)

Dodge the Goombrats and try not to drop any of your acorns!

 
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Dodge Fuzzy, Get Dizzy (Free-For-All)

Race to the top of the flagpole while avoiding every Fuzzy – touch one and you’ll be dazed for a bit!

 
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Bridgesaw Puzzle

(Free-for-all)

Connect the puzzle pieces using the Touch Screen to build a bridge over toxic waters!

 
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Petey Piranha’s Shell Smackdown (Boss Battle)

Pick up Green Shells and hurl them at Petey Piranha until his health bar is empty. The one who does the most damage wins!

 
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Tiles and Tribulations (Coin Chaos)

Swap around tiles starring all sorts of Mario baddies to match horizontal or vertical groups of three or more against the time limit.

Tiles and Tribulations is available in Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest

 
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Rolling Rumble (Coin Chaos)

Tension in the big top! Balance on a ball and charge at baddies to bounce them off the arena. Don’t be a clown, though – mistime an attack, and you could be the one that ends up falling…

Rolling Rumble is available in Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest

 
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Goomba Gold Rush (Coin Chaos)

Goombas are overrunning the place – blast them away with cannonballs to get the situation under control!

Goomba Gold Rush is available in Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest

 
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Bowser’s Fence Fury (Bowser's Gauntlet)

Clamber around a wire fence and avoid Bowser’s attacks. The last one climbing wins – get flicked off the fence and you lose!

Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest

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Four friends, four Nintendo 3DS family systems, but only one copy of Mario Party: Star Rush? No problem! With Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest, available to download for free* from Nintendo eShop, everybody can have access to the full multiplayer experience with a single copy of the game – just as if you were playing with more than one copy of the game!

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All you need to do is download Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest on the Nintendo 3DS family system of any player that doesn’t have the full game, and away you play! You can also try out some minigames in single-player after completing some multiplayer rounds. Match three in Tiles and Tribulations, blast baddies in Goomba Gold Rush and be a circus star in Rolling Rumble, or check out some famous Mushroom Kingdom faces in the Character Museum.

Continue the party

In Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest, data such as Party Level, as well as unlocked characters and minigames, will be saved. If you then decide to buy the full version of Mario Party: Star Rush and play it using the same Nintendo 3DS family system, you can transfer your progress in Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest over into the full game, too.

Download Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest

See some of the modes you can play

*The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. At least one copy of Mario Party: Star Rush is required to play multiplayer. It is not possible to play multiplayer using only Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest.

 

amiibo

If you tap a compatible amiibo (sold separately) during single-player mode, you can get all sorts of handy advantages, including ally characters and useful items!

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Using amiibo

If you own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can use amiibo on the NFC area on the bottom screen. You can also use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS via the NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately).

See compatible amiibo >

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Toad Scramble

Using a compatible amiibo allows you to partner with an ally character right from the first turn. Ally characters that join you via amiibo are stronger than those encountered during regular play.

The character will also bring a special Dice Block along with them, which offer nifty bonuses. If the amiibo already has Mario Party 10 data saved on it, the Ally character will have a Gold, Silver or Bronze Dice Block, depending on the colour of the item that is saved from Mario Party 10.

Find out more about Toad Scramble >

 
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Coinathlon

Using a compatible amiibo allows you to play as the amiibo character. If you bring an amiibo to the race, every item you get can be used twice.

Find out more about Coinathlon >

 
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Balloon Bash

With a compatible amiibo, you’ll get a special Dice Block for that amiibo character from the start of the game. If the amiibo already has Mario Party 10 data saved on it, they’ll have a Gold, Silver or Bronze Dice Block depending on the colour of the item that is saved from Mario Party 10.

Find out more about Balloon Bash >

 
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Mario Shuffle

If you tap a compatible amiibo, an amiibo will join the game as a piece carrying a Dice Block. You can’t use more than one of the same character, though.

An amiibo character will bring one Dice Block with them. If the amiibo already has Mario Party 10 data saved on it, they’ll have a Gold, Silver or Bronze Dice Block depending on the colour of the item that is saved from Mario Party 10.

Find out more about Mario Shuffle >

 
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Rhythm Recital

If you have a Dr. Mario amiibo, you can tap it to unlock a new music track.

Find out more about Rhythm Recital >

 
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Challenge Tower

If you hit an Amp, you can avoid a game over by tapping in a compatible amiibo to continue from the moment you failed. You can only use the same character once per day, though.

Find out more about Challenge Tower >

 
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Boo’s Block Party

Tapping a Boo amiibo makes Boo appear in the background!

Find out more about Boo’s Block Party >

 

Character Museum

By tapping in compatible amiibo, you can build up a collection of stamps to be proud of. Each character has a different stamp design – can you get them all?

Find out more about Character Museum >

Find out more about amiibo at our official website! >

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Players

1 - 4

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Nintendo

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Age rating

  • 3

Download version (Nintendo 3DS)

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

07/10/2016

Age rating

3

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian

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3018 blocks

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System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

07/10/2016

Age rating

3

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian