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Mario Party Superstars Tug o' war

More than twenty years after it caused issues for Nintendo originally, the company is bringing back Tug o’ War for Mario Party Superstars – though it now comes with a warning.

A wild thing happened with the original Mario Party on N64 way back in the day. Certain mini games – notably Tug o’ War – caused issues for some players due to the controls. With the way in which they needed to quickly rotate the analog stick, those that were affected could end up injuring their hands. The New York’s attorney general’s office received quite a number of complaints, forcing Nintendo of America to agree on a settlement. The company allowed families that were impacted to obtain up to four gloves.

After a short break, Nintendo returns to its “Switch My Way” commercial series with an advert for Super Mario Party. Check it out below.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

When Nintendo announced Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics back in March, there was some speculation that Super Mario Party developer NDcube was working on the project. However, Nintendo never actually confirmed that information. But now that the game is out and we’re able to see the credits, we can officially say that NDcube is primarily behind the new Switch release.

For one thing, the company is very clearly listed towards the end of the credits. Additionally, many of the key developers from Super Mario Party returned for Clubhouse Games.

We have a look at the top staff positions listed in the credits below. You’ll notice that most employees carried over similar roles from Super Mario Party.

Nintendo issued a small update for Super Mario Party last night. Version 1.0.1 is live, which corrects one issue in particular.

In Online Mariothon, ranking data may not have displayed correctly. With the new update, this will no longer be a problem.


This information comes from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa…

October 5 marked the global release of Super Mario Party, the latest installment in the Mario Party series.

Super Mario Party is the newest installment in the Mario Party series that is also a return to the series’ roots for reworked, less complicated game mechanics. It is a title packed with gameplay enjoyable by all, and that speaks to the “play anytime, anywhere, with anyone” concept of Nintendo Switch. It is a finished game with an appeal that is immediately apparent, and a game that everyone from regular gamers to newbies can enjoy playing together. We expect it to become an evergreen title for scenarios like parties where people come together.

Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party has sold 1.5 million units around the world, Nintendo has announced. That important piece of data comes from the company’s financial results briefing, which is currently in progress.

Nintendo indicated during the briefing that it is happy with Super Mario Party’s performance thus far. It has momentum ahead of the holiday season, and is leading to a boost in Joy-Con sales.


Update: Bumped to the top. Amazon now has pre-orders here. It’s $100, meaning you’re basically getting the Joy-Con controllers for $40 as Super Mario Party is $60.

Original: Super Mario Party Joy-Con bundles have been announced for Europe and Japan. Included in the European bundle – due out on November 23 – are neon green and neon pink controllers. Then on December 1, Japan will have its own bundle with neon yellow and neon pink Joy-Con controllers.

Nintendo hasn’t announced anything for North America, but that could be changing soon. Amazon US is listing another Super Mario Party bundle that will come with neon green and neon yellow controllers. For whatever reason, Nintendo seems to be mixing up the controller variations in every region.

Amazon lists the North American Super Mario Party bundle for a November 16 release. Pre-orders aren’t up yet, though when live, they’ll be here.

Super Mario Party debuted in Japan last week. Between October 1 and October 5, it sold close to 150,000 copies. Compared to the last core entry in the franchise, it was a significant improvement. Mario Party 10 sold just 52,000 units in its first week.

As Media Create notes, the Mario Party games tend to be longtime best-sellers due to the nature of the series, and Mario Party 10 eventually reached around 250,000 sales – five times what it sold in its first week. Demand is expected to increase around the holiday season due to Christmas and New Year’s parties.

As one final note, Dengeki states that Super Mario Party sold through 50% of its initial shipment.

It looks like Super Mario Party is a success because Joy-Cons are out of stock on Amazon Europe according to this post on Resetera. If people are buying an $80 accessory to play the party game this is great news for fans of the series


Nintendo often does a bit more with its Switch boxarts than most. Whereas some games have absolutely nothing inside, the Big N tends to make things a bit more exciting.

The latest example of this is Super Mario Party, pictured above. We’re able to see a screenshot of the gang together along with a little ribbon in the corner.


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