As of Friday, Nintendo’s Mario Party: Island Tour has been available on the 3DS and 2DS. Coinciding with the launch, Nintendo released the—you guessed it—”Mario Party: Island Tour Launch Trailer,” touting the party game’s various features and describing many of its “7 new game boards with 7 new ways to play,” as it appears each of the Island Tour‘s game boards has a twist to it.

Perilous Palace Path has you racing to the finish using items, Banzai Bill’s Mad Mountain has you dodging Banzai Bills, Star-Crossed Skyway has you collecting mini stars, Rocket Road has you collecting boosters to blast forward, Kamek’s Carpet Ride has you playing cards to reach the goal, and Shy Guy’s Shuffle City has you avoiding “the dreaded Bowser card.” Then there’s “the terrifying minigame tower.”

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Barry Herbers
I write editorials here at Gamnesia and occasionally some news (though far less often than I used to). Here's some of my work, long-form game essays, if you have any interest in that sort of stuff: The Amount of Content in a Game Has Nothing to do with its Price A Game's Atmosphere is Defined by its Mechanics, Not its Aesthetic The Witcher 3's Introduction is Terribly Paced and Too Restrictive of its Players I'm looking forward to The Last Guardian (had it pre-ordered since 2010), Rime, Night in the Woods, and Vane. If I had a niche, it would probably be the somewhat higher fidelity indie games, as take up most of the spots on that list. I'm also developing a no-budget video game with a friend, and you can follow me on Twitter (@TheVioletBarry) to hear about that and anything else I feel like saying. Film, games, it's that sort of stuff.


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