You can love it or hate it and you can certainly think this franchise has been milked quite a lot, but you can’t deny that Mario when Mario throws a party and your friends are invited, it’s going to be fun… or a massacre.
Anyway, Nintendo Power has a bunch of info on some new features the next installment will have:
Instead of moving around the stage separately, all players ride together in a vehicle
Only the player who is taking a turn gets the rewards
Collect as many Mini Stars as possible before the end
Earn them by landing on special spaces and playing mini-games
Purple mini Zstars remove stars from your inventory
Variety of dice: high number dice, dice that only roll 0 and 1
Board details: Toad Road has a broken bridge that cannot be jumped unless all players roll a sufficiently high number
If you fall off the bridge, you enter a Mini Ztar-filled canyon
Bob-omb Factory is littered with conveyer belts that change your course
Each board has a miniboss and a final boss
In Bob-omb Factory, fight against a giant Whomp
Each player stands on a rotating platform while attempting to avoid being flattened by the stone creature
Mini-games include memory games (quickly count a horde of Goombas as they rush into their homes) to tests of your button-pressing skills (tap the proper buttons to climb a mountain) to more-physical activities (swing the Wii Remote to throw toppings on a pizza)
That does sound quite different, but will it be good? How should I know, do I look psychic to you? GEEZ!