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Mario Party Superstars – Horror Land Board Guide

Mario Party Superstars – Horror Land Board Guide

Mario Party Superstars features a nice selection of boards taken from past entries in the series that are all incredibly fun to play thanks to the different gimmicks featured in them.

While enjoying these boards without knowing much about them is entirely possible, you may have some troubles winning if you do not how their gimmick works. So, knowing everything there is to know about them is extremely important to win games.

Here’s all you need to know about the Horror Land board.

Horror Land Board in Mario Party Superstars

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The Horror Land board originally appeared in Mario Party 2, where it was one of the most difficult boards in the entire game. The same holds true in Mario Party Superstars, as it is a 5-star board with plenty of challenging features.

The Horror Land board is governed by a unique day and night cycle that determines which mechanics are currently active. There are different ways to switch the time of day: during the day, you need to pay coins to the Mystery Mansion, while at night, you will need to pay the Boo at the center of the board. The time of day also changes instantly by landing on an Event Space or naturally every two rounds.

Boos are also heavily featured on this board. King Boo, who can be found in the top right section of the board, is only available at night and can only be reached with a Skeleton Key. He will steal all coins from opponents for 15 coins and all Stars for 150 coins. Plenty of regular Boos are also available at both night and day, although the day one requires a Skeleton Key.

The day and night cycle also influences how the Thwoomps block your way . At night, they will always stay in place, no matter what, but you can make them move by paying coins.

With all these gimmicks, and the Star appearing in multiple places on the board , it can take some time to get used to the Horror Land board and win games. Be patient, use the Boos and the day and night cycle to your advantage, and you will soon dominate your opponents!

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Mario Party Superstars - Horror Land Board Guide

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Mario Party Superstars - Horror Land Board Guide

Horror Land Board Guide

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Horror Land is a game board in Mario Party Superstars that takes the form of a haunted town in the forest where many Boos lurk to harm each player. This board features a day-and-night cycle which changes every 2 turns and determines the types of Boo enemies that appear, including the notorious Big Boo.

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Description [ ]

MP2 - Board 5 - Horror Land - Night

Horror Land nighttime

Horror Land takes place in an old meadow on the side of the road. The board map uses a Day/Night system that alters the time of day every two turns. Depending on the time of day, the characters may encounter new characters, participate in different events, and may be forced to take different paths. During the day time, the board looks like an ordinary meadow with a few buildings. During the night, ghosts can be seen around the board along with reanimated objects including a house and taxi. The characters will be able to meet a wide variety of characters on the board including Mr. I , Whomp , Magikoopa , and Big Boo .

Characters and Events [ ]

  • Whomp - Whomps appears in three different locations on the map. When a character comes into an intersection, Whomp will be blocking one of the paths. If the character chooses the path Whomp is blocking, then they must pay five coins for him to move. However, if they choose the other path then Whomp will switch paths and block the path the character chose. During the night time, Whomp is inanimate, thus the characters will be forced to choose the alternate route.
  • Mr. I - Mr. I appears on the top and bottom of the board and charges the characters five or ten coins to teleport to the opposite end of the board. If another character is standing in Mr. I's path while he is chasing the character that paid him, then they will be transported to that part of the board also.
  • Big Boo - Big Boo can be found at the top of the board, hidden behind a door that requires a Skeleton Key to open. Big Boo will steal coins from all the three other opponents for 15 coins, or steal a star from each opponent for 150 coins. He can only be reached during the night time.
  • Magikoopa's House - At the top of the board, there is a house that can be accessed during the day time only. Magikoopa will charge the characters ten coins to change the day time to night time. Magikoopa will not answer the door during the night time.
  • Night Time Dance Party - On the right hand side of the board, there will be a giant spider web that contains a group of Mr. I's and Boos. If the characters reach the spider web during the night, they will have the option to dance with the Boo's and Mr. I's all night long for ten coins. If the character decides to dance with them, then the time of day will automatically change to day time. The dance party cannot be accessed during the day time.

? Spaces [ ]

  • Day/Night Converter - If a character lands on one of the happening spaces on this board, the time of day will automatically change to the beginning of either dusk or dawn.

Gallery [ ]

  • Horror Land contains the most Boos that the characters can access in Mario Party 2 . There are a total of four Boos and this board and one Big Boo. Two Boos can be accessed during the night while the other two can be accessed during the day.
  • There are some changes in Mario Party Superstars made to the board, such as Big Boo being replaced with King Boo .
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There are five known boards (maps) in Mario Party Superstars. This page lists each board and includes images and information on each Mario Party Superstars map, including potential star locations, tips, and more. 

This page is about Mario Party Superstars (2021) See also:

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All of these boards are unlocked from the start of Mario Party Superstars - no maps needs to be unlocked. Jump to a section for details and tips:

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  • Peach's Birthday Cake doesn't have any choices on where to go on the map - it's all determined by dice roll. This makes it easy for those who have never played a Mario Party game, or many board games, to pick up on it. They can't get lost or accidentally go a wrong, or sub-par, direction, so they'll only need advice on when to purchase and use items. This makes Peach's Birthday Cake a faster game, too, since there are less decisions being made each turn.

For Experienced Players :

  • Horror Land is a sprawling map with a lot of different choices and options. Those who want to strategize board movement, item use, and more, and would like to entirely rely on their own strategy, would have the most fun on Horror Land. The rest of the boards rely on things largely out of your control. Keep in mind Horror Land would be a poor choice for someone's first Mario Party game, especially if they're not familiar with board games or video games.

Yoshi's Tropical Island

"A pair of Yoshi-shaped islands brimming with fruit. Watermelon Island is on the left, while Cantaloupe Island is on the right."

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  • Yoshi's Tropical Island is a 1-Star Difficulty board originally from Mario Party.
  • There are only two Star locations . The star, shown on the left above, will swap with the Bowser space on the right when a player lands on an Event Space, activating Cheep Chomp's Trick. It will swap each time someone lands on an Event Space.
  • Bowser will force-sell a player an item when they pass his space. This fee can be upward of 20 coins. In return, you may receive a Curse Block or a useless float.
  • Players must pay a fee to Thwomp to travel between islands. The fee is based on the price set by the last player - so, if a player pays 1 Coin to pass, the next must pay at least 2. However, they can pay as much as they want - setting the next fee for the next player who tries to pass.
  • Passing the Koopa space on the left island rewards the player with 10 Coins
  • If you pass Boo , you can ask it to steal coins from another player for free, or a Star for 50 Coins. Boo will give you the bounty.
  • Warp blocks and Triple Dice are especially useful items to quickly travel between the islands to chase the star.
  • The difficulty of this level can vary greatly based on how rude your opponents are when paying Thwomp.

"A space station designed with paths radiating out from the center. Keep an eye on the timer and the Bowser-controlled cannon!"

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  • The Star may appear on any space marked with the small yellow dot on the map above.
  • Bowser's Beam causes you to lose all of your coins . It hits everyone on the straight diagonal path that runs from the bottom left to the top right of the board.
  • Every time someone passes by the counter in the center , it counts down by one. When it reaches 0, that's when Bowser fires.
  • Land on an Event Space and a runaway spaceship will chase you and any other players in the way back to an exit. The arrows pointing at the board path represent where the ships enter. The ship travels counterclockwise and exits at the point where the arrows are pointing away from the board.
  • The Snifit Patrol are the Shy Guys in masks in the top left and bottom right of the map. Pay them 5 Coins to watch for speedsters. Then, when someone lands on an Event Space, they'll be chased twice as long - to the second set of arrows counterclockwise from the Event Space.

Peach's Birthday Cake

"A double-layered cake topped with succulent strawberries. Be careful though-you might find Bowser hanging out by the pudding!"

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  • The Star remains in the same spot at all times on this map.
  • Because of this, Triple Dice are the most valuable item here, as you'll need to circle the board quickly.
  • However, a Cursed Dice use on yourself could be helpful in the event you're close to the Star but lack sufficient funds.
  • A Custom Dice Block proves useful when passing a long stretch of Even Spaces that have been claimed by other players to guarantee you don't land on their space.
  • Land on an Event Space on the outer circle to plant a "strawberry" - in reality, a Piranha Plant.
  • Small Strawberries cost 5 Coins to plant and will steal coins from any opponent who lands on that space afterward. There's a chance they won't disappear after stealing coins. shortcut
  • Large Strawberries cost 30 Coins to plant. They will steal a Star from the next opponent who lands on that space.
  • If you land on a space you planted a strawberry , you will get coins (and it won't disappear!). You will also have the opportunity to upgrade a Small Strawberry to a Large Strawberry.
  • Land on the Event Space in the inner circle to take a short cut (marked by the red arrow).
  • When you pass the Goomba , it will make you choose one of four seeds. One of them will force you to take the route towards Bowser on the pudding. This is totally random.
  • If you pass Bowser , he will take up to 20 Coins from you (but he might take pity on you if you're in last place and give you some instead.) This is a much shorter path to the Star, and you'll have the chance to land on Lucky Spaces, a Vs. Space, or the only Chance Time space on the map.

Woody Woods

"A forest that causes anyone who enters to become lost. Signs point you every which way, and you may encounter a dubious tree within."

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  • The Star here can appear at any of the spots marked by a yellow dot on the map above.
  • There are three signposts with arrows on this board that dictate the direction you will go in when your reach that fork in the road. This changes each turn.
  • Note: When looking at the Star space on the map, it will tell you how many spaces away you are from it - however, this does not consider the direction the arrows are pointing ! It will always tell you the shortest amount of spaces the Star is away, as if the arrow is pointing the correct way.
  • Landing on an Event Space in front of one of these signposts will also change its direction. It will still change direction again at the start of the next turn.
  • Monty Mole , at the top of the board, will give you a chance to change the direction of the signposts in exchange for coins every time you pass him. The cost seems to be random.
  • Landing on an event space in front of the nice green tree on the bottom path will let you choose a reward: A Coin Fruit or a Dice Fruit - allowing you to earn extra coins, or hit another block and move again this turn.
  • Landing on an event space in front of the mean purple tree on the top path is similar, but, bad. You will either lose coins or hit a dice block and move back - but, this could benefit you, as it could send you back before the fork in the road, and you will also activate the space you land on.
  • Because of how difficult it is to go down the correct path, players tend to rely on Chomp Calls (which change the location of the Star) and Golden Pipes - which automatically warp you to a Star space. Chomp Calls cost 6 Coins and appear in the Shop by Turn 10. Golden Pipes cost 25 coins and appear much later in the game. Make sure you have enough coins to purchase a Star before using it, and look out for other players with Plunder Chests who may want to steal it!

Horror Land

"A land where day changes to night and back before you know it. Things get spooky after dark when the ghosts come out to play!"

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  • The Star here can appear at any of the spaces marked by the yellow dot on the map above.
  • The day and night cycle largely effects how this map works - see the icon on the right side when you look at the map to see whether it's day or night if you need to make sure. Every two turns, the cycle will change - so on the start of the third turn, it will change.
  • Land on an Event Space to cause the cycle to switch immediately.
  • During the day , pass by Mystery Mansion at the top of the board to pay coins to switch it to night .
  • At night , pass by the odd-looking Boo in the center of the board and pay coins to dance with them to switch the cycle to day .
  • King Boo in the top right, blocked by a gate that requires a Skeleton Key , is only available at night. It will steal coins from all opponents for 15 coins, or steal Stars from all opponents for 150 coins.
  • Other Boos in the center-left of the board operate the same as normal Boos and only operate at night as well.
  • However, there is one daytime-only Boo , in the bottom left of the board. You must use a Skeleton Key to get to it.
  • There are three Whomp that block paths (marked by the gray lines cutting the paths on the map above) They can only be moved during the day, and it costs coins to move them. They will remain blocking the path at night.
  • Mr. I's Warp , marked by the eye icon on the map, is available both day and night. It's only 3 Coins at night, but 6 coins during the day. It will leave you at the space to the right of the other eye icon on the board (on the top left).

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Horror Land is a haunted forest in Mario Land in Mario Party 2 . Players are dressed as wizards and have "Wizard" in their names. The board reappeared in Mario Party Superstars as one of the five playable boards, being remade from scratch and both adding and removing features.

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The gimmick of this board is that it alternates between night and day every third turn. There are more Boos here than on any other board, including the difficult-to-reach Big Boo (who steals coins and stars from all the other players for three times the normal price of the average Boo). The time of day determines which Boos are available. Whomps guard three separate junctions, and players who wish to take the path Whomp is blocking have to pay him 5 coins . Players that take the path Whomp is not guarding makes him move to that pathway (these Whomps are similar to the ones from DK's Jungle Adventure ). At nighttime, the Whomps are under a spell that makes them unable to move.

When players come to Mr. I's warp spot, he appears to them asking if they want to see his magic. If they accept, Mr. I takes them, any other players in the way, to the warp spot on the other side of the board. The fee for this is 10 coins during the day and 5 at night. There are other ways of changing the time of day rather than just waiting 2 turns for day to turn to night and vice versa. Landing on a Happening Space also changes the time too. At nighttime, players that come by a dancing floor are asked by a few Boos and Mr. I's if they want to dance with them for 20 coins. Accepting this makes night become day. During the daytime, players that come by the "Mystery Mansion" at the top of the board is visited by Kamek the Magikoopa . He asks players if they want him to light the "Darkness Lamp" for 10 coins. If accepted, The lamp is lit, and day becomes night. The Item Minigame is Coffin Congestion , and the Duel minigame is Mushroom Brew .

At the end of the game, a red Koopa Troopa comes and alerts the players that the villain of the board, Wizard Bowser , is out causing havoc in the forest. A cutscene then shows a green Koopa wandering the woods at night. He gets surprised by a Boo, who quickly leaves. A cloaked figure then comes to help, but it turns to be Wizard Bowser. He turns the Koopa into a frog, but at that moment, the winner of the game comes to the rescue. He or she turns the Koopa back to normal (using the Magic of Truth) and then engages in a power struggle against Bowser. Bowser loses, getting turned into a frog himself, and hops away. This leaves the winner to be congratulated by the other players, Toad , Koopa, and the Star.

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Mario Party Superstars is a game about honor and respect. Each player in the game is noble in their actions and they move around the board at a steady pace. But there are some scoundrels out there that break with tradition and are absolutely ruthless. They lie, cheat, and worst of all, steal. Here’s everything you need to know about how to steal Coins and Stars in Mario Party Superstars .

How to Steal Coins & Stars in Mario Party Superstars

There are two different ways that you can call on the devious Boo to steal Coins or Stars from one of your opponents. There’s also a third way of stealing Coins and Stars that doesn’t involve Boo, but we’ll focus on the little ghost first.

Each board in Mario Party Superstars has at least one Boo space where you can choose to steal Coins for free for a Star for the cost of 50 Coins. Targeted players must tap A to fight off Boo when Coins are being stolen or else they’ll lose a ton of coins. The minimum amount of coins that can be stolen is 8 and only one star can be stolen at a time.

It’s also important to note that a lot of the Boo spaces are far off the often-traveled paths on boards. Many times they’ll be in areas that are locked off by Skeleton Key doors. You may need to veer off course from the star to actually make it to Boo.

The Boo Bell item is a much more convenient way to get access to the same perks of walking to a Boo space. This item can be used one time to summon Boo wherever you are on the map so you can still chase down the Star while stealing Stars. The same costs apply when using a Boo Bell to steal Coins or Stars.

Chance Time Space

Just like the Boo space, every board has at least one Chance Time space. When a player lands on one of these spots it’ll bring them to a short minigame where you hit three blocks. The two blocks on the sides have players faces on them and the middle block has some symbols that might not mean much to you if you’ve never landed on a Chance Time space before.

That middle block determines what happens between the two characters that end up being rolled on the side blocks. It can be anything from one played giving another player 10 of their coins, or you might even be able to take a star away from another player. Since there’s a bit more randomness to Chance Time, there’s no coin cost associated with this space. And because of that, it’s also not the best method for trying to steal stars.

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Here’s a quick summary of how to steal Coins and Stars in Mario Party Superstars :

As you walk past one of these spaces, Boo will ask you if you want them to steal Coins or a Star for you.

It’s the same idea as the Boo Space, but in item form, so it can be used anywhere on the board.

Landing on this space can let you take coins, swap coins, steal stars, or swap stars with another player.

That’s all there is to know about how to steal Coins and Stars in Mario Party Superstars . If you want to be a noble player who fights for justice, then you should check out how to get better by practicing minigames .

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Mario party superstars: big boo's star-stealing power is still the worst.

Big Boo's overpowered ability from Mario Party 2 makes a ghastly return in Mario Party Superstars, and it's still just as rage-inducing.

Mario Party is a game known for its upsets, and Mario Party Superstars is no exception. The latest game in the series brings players back to boards from past games - including Mario Party , Mario Party 2 , and Mario Party 3 - as well as a collection of almost 100 minigames from across the franchise . This classic content is remastered with the Nintendo Switch’s Super Mario Party graphics, making this game a beautiful trip down memory lane for many players.

Among the boards brought back to life is Horror Land, the haunted forest from Mario Party 2 . This board features plenty of Boos, the biggest of which is Big Boo, who has returned to Mario Party Superstars as King Boo. Despite the new name, King Boo has the same star-stealing power as he did in Mario Party 2 , and it’s still just as infuriating as it was on the N64.

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Mario Party is a series known for wacky upsets and last-minute power grabs, but King Boo’s ability outshines them all. Players can pay him to steal coins or stars from all three of the other players on the board, and while this power isn’t exactly easy for players to access, it can completely upset the game’s trajectory and put the person in first far, far ahead of their opponents. It’s no wonder that Horror Land was labeled the most difficult board in Mario Party 2 , and it continues to reign supreme at the 5-star difficulty in Mario Party Superstars .

How To Get To King Boo In Mario Party Superstars

King Boo only comes out at night, so players have to get to his section of the board at the right time in order to use his ability. Not only that, but players must have acquired the Skeleton Key in order to unlock the section of the board where King Boo can be found. The Skeleton Key can be bought for 20 coins in the Item Shop, but players can also get one by chance on a Lucky Space or Item Space in Mario Party Superstars .

King Boo’s power comes at a hefty price, and players who want to steal coins or stars from their opponents need to have a lot of coins themselves. Stealing coins from everyone only costs 50 coins, but stealing everyone’s stars in Mario Party will cost the player a whopping 150. However, if players have enough coins saved up, it’s worth the small fortune, and for everyone else, it’s enough to make the rage boil over.

Whichever player makes it to King Boo with enough coins can put themselves up to four stars ahead of everyone else in Mario Party Superstars , making it extremely difficult for anyone else to catch up. To do so, they’d have to save up enough coins to buy four stars and make it to the star spaces before all of the other players - or rely on the random chance that the Bonus Stars at the end of the game will work out in their favor. Both new and old players alike may be tempted to chuck their controllers at the wall, staying true to form from Mario Party 2 .

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Mario Party Superstars: Every Playable Character, Ranked

From Daisy to Donkey Kong, here are all the playable characters in Mario Party Superstars, ranked.

Mario Party Superstars for the Nintendo Switch has a lot of party game content to experience, which includes ten characters that you can use to traverse each board and battle against enemies during mini-games. Each character in Mario Party Superstars is unique in their own way, but some of them are more popular than others.

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There aren't any bad characters in Mario Party Superstars; however, every fan has a favorite out of these fantastic characters. Here is every character in Mario Party Superstars, ranked by how popular they are and their unique themes.

Daisy is a cool character; however, she doesn't have many things that make her stand out compared to characters like Rosalina or Donkey Kong.

Although Daisy isn't a particularly exciting character, she has her place if you like her style, consisting of a beautiful yellow dress and brown hair. Daisy also has good voice acting and animations, so there are still many great things about this character.

Mario is the main character in Mario Party Superstars, and he even has his name in the title. However, Mario's familiarity is what makes him kind of a boring character in Mario Party Superstars. When you have characters such as Donkey Kong or Waluigi to choose from, it's hard to pick the franchise's mascot that you have already played as in every other Super Mario video game.

Mario is a solid character overall, but there are so many unique characters to pick from in Mario Party Superstars, so he feels somewhat generic.

Similar to Mario, Luigi is one of the most common characters to encounter in a Super Mario game. You may have a special place in your heart for Luigi since he's a funny character; however, he simply isn't very interesting since Luigi doesn't feature anything new in Mario Party Superstars.

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Even though Luigi isn't the most unique character in the game, his animations are just as good as in any other Mario game, such as Luigi's Mansion . If you want to play as a memorable character, then Luigi is a great option since he's not as common as Mario but he's still a fan-favorite character.

7 Princess Peach

Peach is the princess Mario has to save in most Super Mario games, and she's really popular among the fanbase. Peach suffers from the same lack of uniqueness as the previous three characters; however, you may want to play as her since she's not usually a playable character in Super Mario games.

Princess Peach has unique animations during mini-games and on the regular board, so she won't disappoint you as a character. However, there are other characters in Mario Party Superstars that are even better than Peach.

Birdo is more uncommon than Princess Peach in the Super Mario franchise, so you may enjoy the opportunity to play as her during a match of Mario Party Superstars. Birdo features some of the most interesting animations in the game, which is why you should play as her at least once, even if you don't like her design.

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The reason that Birdo isn't higher in the ranking is because many fans don't like her design, while others adore her appearance. Overall, Birdo is a special character, and even though some Super Mario fans aren't fond of her, many others are happy to have the chance to play as their favorite character, Birdo.

Wario is a fan-favorite villain that you can encounter in many Super Mario games; however, many fans consider him an underused character in the franchise, which is why it is so exciting that you can play as Wario in Mario Party Superstars.

Wario is one of Mario's main enemies, so it's fitting that he can challenge Mario and the rest of the core group to battle in a Mario Party match. Wario has hilarious animations and voice lines, so you should play as Wario if you like funny characters.

Rosalina is one of the most popular characters in the Super Mario franchise, and this has been her status ever since Super Mario Galaxy. Rosalina has appeared in many Nintendo games throughout the past decade, so seeing her battle it out against the rest of the Super Mario cast is a lot of fun.

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Rosalina wears a blue dress and has platinum blonde hair, which is a combination that works well. If you prefer to play as female characters in video games, then Rosalina is a fantastic choice in Mario Party Superstars because of her high-quality animations and design that stands out in the character roster.

Waluigi is to Wario what Luigi is to Mario, so he has developed a fanbase in the Super Mario community. Waluigi is tall and skinny, which is the opposite of Wario's design. Waluigi is also a villain, so he is much eviler than most of the other Mario Party characters.

Waluigi wears a purple outfit and has a set of hilarious animations, especially when he loses a mini-game. As with every other character in Mario Party Superstars, you can play as Waluigi as soon as you step into a match, so he's the perfect character if you enjoy playing as a villain.

Yoshi is one of the most iconic Nintendo characters ever, especially in the Super Mario franchise. You may adore Yoshi because of his adorable appearance or dinosaur theme, but regardless of why you love him, Yoshi is a character that has stolen many players' hearts.

Yoshi is one of the best characters in Mario Party Superstars because he's a recognizable character, but he also isn't playable too often like Mario or Luigi. Yoshi's animations are hilarious in an adorable way, which is another benefit of playing as this green dinosaur.

1 Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong is a fantastic character in every video game he stars in; however, he's particularly fun to use in Mario Party Superstars since he performs great animations during a match, particularly when he wins a mini-game. Everybody loves Donkey Kong, and although he isn't present in most mainline Super Mario games, he's popular enough that there are spin-off platforming games based around his character.

Donkey Kong is one of the only character choices if you don't want to play as a human character, which is one of the core attributes that set him apart from the other characters in Mario Party Superstars.

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Western Land

Western Land

Western Land is one of the playable locations in Mario Land in Mario Party 2 . While in Western Land, players are dressed as deputies, and Toad, the host, wears a cowboy hat and play the guitar. The main attraction is a train named Steamer , who travels around the board and stops at one of the three train stations. If a player wants to ride Steamer, they have to pay the toll of five coins . Once on, the player hits a block that decides which direction Steamer goes. If it shows Toad 's head, the train moves forward and stops at the nearest station. If it shows a Goomba , the train moves backward and stops at the nearest station. The Happening Space also makes Steamer move forward to the next station. While Steamer is moving in either way, players that are in the way are knocked back to Start. There is also a Wiggler that owns a milk shop. It asks players that come by if they want to start a hootenanny for twenty coins. If the player accepts, the fee is paid, and all of the other players come to the milk shop area. The Item minigame is Give Me a Brake! , and the Duel minigame is Quick Draw Corks .

At the end of the game when Toad is about to announce the winner, he is interrupted by a red Koopa Troopa who comes and alerts the players that the board villain, Bowser the Brash , is robbing the Koopa Bank . A cutscene then shows Bowser the Brash telling the Koopa Banker to get him more coins from the bank, despite that the bank has no more to give to him. Then, the superstar comes to confront Bowser. The Koopa hides in his shell as the two engage in a pop-gun quick draw. Bowser misses, shooting just above the superstar's head, and gets hit in the stomach by the superstar's cork. He faints, leaving the superstar to be congratulated by the other players, Toad , Koopa, and the Star .

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  • The Japanese version of Mario Party 2 depicts the superstar and Bowser in a quick draw with revolvers. In Western releases, it was changed to a quick draw with pop-guns due to the concern of parents in the Western world. As a result of the change, it also makes it slightly more obvious as to who won the gun duel (as originally, the bullets could not be seen, resulting in tense moments before it was revealed Bowser the Brash ended up shot).
  • With a total of 114 spaces, Western Land is the largest board in the Mario Party series that follows traditional gameplay.
  • If the player refuses Wiggler's hootenanny offer, she will say "Y'all come back now, y'hear?", Jed Clampett's catchphrase from the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies .
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Mario Party Superstars Vs. Super Mario Party: Which Is Better?

Posted: December 30, 2023 | Last updated: December 31, 2023

Mario Party has always been a series of successes. Barring a brief period of missteps, the overall franchise is wildly successful and popular. Fans have celebrated the release of Mario Party Superstars as a return to form after Super Mario Party 's step in the right direction.

The game has many returning elements from its overworld to the maps to the mini-games that can draw in fans from across the many years of Mario Party and give them a fun and satisfying experience as they destroy friendships just like in the good old days. However, while Superstars does many things right and is arguably a more complete experience than Super Mario Party, the latter does better than the former.

Updated December 29th, 2023 By David Giatras : With the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie this past year, many fans of the franchise have been going back into the franchise's best games. There are many titles to choose from, and Mario Party Superstars and Super Mario Party are among the popular games in the franchise. Fans still debate to this day which was the better overall game.

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Almost every game has something to draw in fans, and debates over the best in the series see nearly every game get a mention. That being said, for all the great games that have been released over the years, they never quite reached the pinnacle set with the first three games for the Nintendo 64 . The old N64 games had a better challenge, interesting boards, and some of the best mini-games in the series.

Many fans of the series likely never played these games. After all, the youngest of them, Mario Party 3 , is 20 years old. With Mario Party Superstars, younger fans can experience the joys (and frustrations) that made these classic titles so popular with older fans.

Great Classic Boards Get More Time In The Sun

One of the most important factors of any Mario Party is the boards that can be found in the game . Without good boards, the game can fall short and become a lackluster entry. For all the good steps Super Mario Party takes, the boards leave a lot to be desired.

This is in stark contrast to Superstars , which brings back some of the series' best old-school boards like Horror Land and Peach's Birthday Cake. Having good boards is vital for a Mario Party game, so it's great to see Superstars make good use of the series' excellent lineup.

Superstars Has Super Items

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Items were introduced to the series way back in Mario Party 2 and have been a prominent feature in one form or another ever since. From items to orbs to candy, there's always been some form of collectibles that could give players an edge over their competition. Super Mario Party had its own items, but they were generally underwhelming. While useful, the smaller scope of the game meant the items also did less, generally being suitable for moving a couple more spaces or doing something vaguely annoying to your opponent.

Superstars , meanwhile, brings back some of the series' best items, from triple dice blocks to chomp calls, and it even incorporates Super Mario Party 's best items. While it could be argued that Super Mario Party had good items, Mario Party Superstars takes the best items from its immediate predecessor and adds them to a lineup of the overall franchise's greatest hits.

Superstars Has An All-Star Selection Of Mini-Games

For many fans, the most important part of a Mario Party game is either the boards or the mini-games. For those who enjoy good mini-games, you could do worse than Super Mario Party and Mario Party Superstars . While both games have great mini-games, it's hard to top Superstars ' incredible selection of 100 mini-games from across the series .

With so many mini-games, chances are good that a person's favorite is somewhere in the lineup. Super Mario Party had good mini-games, and arguably the best motion control mini-games in the series, but Superstars beats it out with variety and overall quality.

Coins Have Actual Value Again

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One of the most noticeable changes made in Super Mario Party was the value of items and stars. Stars were only 10 coins, half of what they were usually worth, and most items didn't get much more expensive than that. It created an in-game economy where coins meant almost nothing in the grand scheme of the game, with players losing coins to Lakitu and coin-nadoes like it was a slap on the wrist.

That changed again in Superstars, where stars once again became 20 coins, and items could be more expensive than that. This change brought back some of the old competitiveness Super was lacking and returned coins to being the second most integral resource for players.

What Super Mario Party Did Better

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The Mario Party series has been around for a long time. The first game made its debut on the Nintendo 64. Super Mario Party is the eleventh game of the series and the first to appear on the Nintendo Switch. The games local multiplayer mode is one of the most entertaining party game experiences available to gamers. Nothing can replicate the fun of navigating the board game against your friends.

The local multiplayer supports four-player gameplay. This is a touch underwhelming and quite restrictive of a modern game. The four players can choose to play against each other and race to see who collects the most stars while navigating the board. The other option is a team-based mode where two teams of two players face off against each other to tackle the same goal.

Players must begin by choosing a character. All of Nintendos lovable characters make an appearance. There are 20 playable characters to choose from including Bowser, Waluigi and Princess Peach. Players take turns rolling a dice and moving across a traditional board game. Depending on where the players land, different actions can be taken. Minigames are of great importance. This is how players compete against each other to earn coins. The entertainment factor of playing Super Mario Party can be found within the minigames.

As previously mentioned local multiplayer offers the full gaming experience. For the first time Nintendo has integrated an online multiplayer mode. However this is a truly disappointing experience. It is a shallow representation of what this game has to offer. Essentially there is no board game mode when playing multiplayer. Players are restricted to playing minigames online. Playing minigames without a board to traverse and coins to earn defeats the purpose. Without a competitive edge these minigames are not a standalone experience.

Superstars' AI Cheats Again

Complaining that a game cheats or knows what you want and chooses not to give it to you is something gamers have uttered since the olden days of arcades. Sometimes a mechanic in a game happens a few too many times that it feels like the game is actively and spitefully working against you. While most people would shrug off this complaint, Mario Party is a different animal.

In many older games, the computer opponents often got numerically perfect rolls right when needed. Meanwhile, players often found themselves being put through a gauntlet of red spaces and Bowser spaces. It's not uncommon to see the computer players roll impossibly high on triple-dice blocks leading to one turn where they get a star and then pay Boo to steal another. More recent Mario Party games have eased up on this, but Mario Party Superstars is a brutal return to form in the series. While it does provide a good challenge even on easy mode and can be absurdly funny at times, the convenient and brutal luck of the AI can also be incredibly frustrating.

Super Mario Party Had Motion Control Mini-Games

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Depending on who you are, the omission of motion-controlled mini-games from Superstars is either the game's best choice or an oversight that takes away from the overall experience . While the motion control mini-games of past entries left much to be desired, Super Mario Party had some great mini-games. The motion controls were precise, and the games had simple but fun ways of utilizing them.

While motion controls have lost some of their luster in recent years, those mini-games that used this control scheme are still a part of Mario Party history, and it's a shame to see Superstars abandon what Super Mario Party did so well. This choice has divided fans of the franchise.

Super Mario Party Had Tons Of Game Modes

While the main gameplay loop of any Mario Party is a satisfying one, sometimes it's nice to take a break from the friendship-ruining main game and play something else. In that way, Super Mario Party effortlessly beats out Superstars with its abundance of game modes. From rhythm games to a raft survival mode, Super Mario Party has several different modes to distract frustrated players, including a co-op mode for anyone who only wants to destroy two friendships instead of three.

Superstars, by contrast, only has the typical party mode and mini-game mode. While these other game modes wouldn't stand on their own as well as the core gameplay does, it's still important to have variety. In that aspect, Super Mario Party definitely does better than Mario Party Superstars .

Super Mario Party Had Way More Characters

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Superstars picked out an all-star cast of playable characters for its roster, but Super had both quality and quantity. From classic characters like Mario and Waluigi to never-before playable characters like Bowser, Super Mario Party had the most extensive roster of playable characters in any installment in the franchise.

While it's hard to beat out an accomplishment like that, Mario Party Superstars doesn't even come close to reaching it. Players would much rather have the roster of characters that Super Mario Party had before, as it enhanced the gaming experience for many players.

Super Mario Party Had Character-Specific Dice Blocks

One of the coolest additions to Super Mario Party was that each character had their own unique dice block they could roll instead of the standard 1-6 block. These unique dice blocks had different arrays of numbers; some could even give or take away coins. This added a new layer of strategy for players and gave them better control over where their character was going . Character-specific dice blocks are again no more in Superstars , putting the player's fate squarely on luck.

Having unique dice blocks was a fun and interesting mechanic that Super Mario Party greatly benefited from. It added to the game's identity and helped it to stand more firmly against its flaws. While Mario Party Superstars is a great game, it is sad to see those special dice blocks go.

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  5. Mario Party Superstars

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  6. Horror Land

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  1. Horror Land

    Horror Land is a haunted forest in Mario Land in Mario Party 2. Players are dressed as wizards and have "Wizard" in their names. The gimmick of this board is that it alternates between night and day every two turns.

  2. Horror Land

    The classic four! C... A playthrough of the remastered Horror Land board in Mario Party Superstars. This is a 30 turn match with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi. The classic four! C......

  3. Mario Party Superstars

    - Nov 15, 2021 4:31 am 0 Mario Party Superstars features a nice selection of boards taken from past entries in the series that are all incredibly fun to play thanks to the different gimmicks featured in them.

  4. Mario Party Superstars

    ZackScottGames 5.28M subscribers Join Subscribe Share Save 142K views 1 year ago #MarioPartySuperstars #MarioParty #ZackScottGames Mario Party Superstars Gameplay Walkthrough Part 5! Horror Land...

  5. Mario Party Superstars

    October 25, 2021 Wolf Knight Mario Party Superstars 1 A guide on Horror Land in Mario Party Superstars. Included are basic information on the game board, all space types, board secrets and tips, and other useful strategies to win. Horror Land Board Guide

  6. Horror Land

    Information Appears in Mario Party 2 (1999), Mario Party Superstars Theme Horror Music Horror Land is a haunted theme board that appears in Mario Party 2 and Mario Party Superstars . Contents 1 Description 1.1 Characters and Events 1.2 ? Spaces 2 Gallery 3 Trivia Description Horror Land nighttime

  7. Halloween in Horror Land!

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Share 2 watching now Started streaming 18 minutes ago #mariopartysuperstars #halloween2023 #livestream In this stream, We will be celebrating Halloween in style by playing Mario...

  8. All Boards (Maps)

    13 Images All of these boards are unlocked from the start of Mario Party Superstars - no maps needs to be unlocked. Jump to a section for details and tips: advertisement Yoshi's Tropical...

  9. Mario Party Superstars

    Mario Party Superstars is the twenty-fifth overall installment in the Mario Party series. Released for the Nintendo Switch on October 29, 2021, it is the second Mario Party game for the console, following Super Mario Party.It is also the twelfth installment to be released on a home console. The game follows the same gameplay style as its predecessor and earlier installments in the series.

  10. Horror Land

    Horror Land is a haunted forest in Mario Land in Mario Party 2. Players are dressed as wizards and have "Wizard" in their names. The board reappeared in Mario Party Superstars as one of the five playable boards, being remade from scratch and both adding and removing features. Summary

  11. No hats/outfits on Horror Land just ruined Superstars for me

    This is my biggest issue with the Mario Party fandom. Paying attention to minor details that don't affect the gameplay and let nostalgia overtake their sensibility. Not even when the developers try to make the overgrown fanbase pleased, they find something so irrelevant to be disappointed by.

  12. Mario Party™ Superstars for the Nintendo Switch™

    You're invited to a blast from parties past!. The Mario Party™ series is back with a superstar collection of classic gameboards and minigames. Turn the tables on friends and family in wild games that can change with the roll of the dice—exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems.

  13. Horror Land

    Mario Party Superstars (2021)Developed by NDcube Co., Ltd.Published by Nintendo

  14. Horror Land Halloween Costumes : r/MARIOPARTY

    Mario Party Party video game Gaming comments sorted by Best Top New Controversial Q&A Add a Comment. providence69 • Additional comment actions. You guys looks great! I wish they added those costumes to superstars. Reply Death961 • Additional comment actions ...

  15. Mario Party Superstars: How to Steal Coins & Stars

    Omar Banat Oct 29, 2021 Mario Party Superstars is a game about honor and respect. Each player in the game is noble in their actions and they move around the board at a steady pace. But there...

  16. Mario Party Superstars

    Details. Calling all superstars! Get ready to PAR-TAY with five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 era and 100 minigames from across the series in Mario Party Superstars for Nintendo Switch. Set out to become a superstar in Mario Party mode, a fun-packed board game where fortunes can change in the blink of an eye.

  17. Mario Party Superstars: Big Boo's Star-Stealing Is Still The Worst

    Among the boards brought back to life is Horror Land, the haunted forest from Mario Party 2. This board features plenty of Boos, the biggest of which is Big Boo, who has returned to Mario Party Superstars as King Boo.

  18. Mario Party Superstars: Horror Land FIRST IMPRESSIONS!

    JayBee & Milly 2.77K subscribers Subscribe 51 views 1 year ago #marioparty #mariopartysuperstars #nintendoswitch Mario Party Superstars: Horror Land FIRST IMPRESSIONS! Our first impression of...

  19. Mario Party Superstars: Every Playable Character, Ranked

    3 Waluigi. Waluigi is to Wario what Luigi is to Mario, so he has developed a fanbase in the Super Mario community. Waluigi is tall and skinny, which is the opposite of Wario's design. Waluigi is also a villain, so he is much eviler than most of the other Mario Party characters. Waluigi wears a purple outfit and has a set of hilarious animations ...

  20. Western Land

    Western Land is one of the playable locations in Mario Land in Mario Party 2.While in Western Land, players are dressed as deputies, and Toad, the host, wears a cowboy hat and play the guitar. The main attraction is a train named Steamer, who travels around the board and stops at one of the three train stations.If a player wants to ride Steamer, they have to pay the toll of five coins.

  21. Horror Land

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  22. Mario Party Superstars Vs. Super Mario Party: Which Is Better?

    Mario Party Superstars. Bowser is up to his old tricks again and only Mario and his friends can save the day! Use power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities like climbing and ...

  23. Mario Party Superstars Horror Land (Original Soundtrack)

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