Super Mario Party is the eleventh game in its series of party games and the first to be released for Nintendo Switch.
The characters from the Mario universe decide to start a party with a lot of competitive games to determine who of them is going to be the Super Star.
The player controls his or her character from the third person view and navigates it in the Mario world to collect stars and participate in mini-games.
The game features all the main playable characters from the previous Mario Party games, such as Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, and Bowser. There's a roster of 20 characters, four of which need to be unlocked. Toad is not playable and serves as the party's host and judge instead. Super Mario Party introduces several characters that are new to the series, such as Monty Mole, Goomba, and Pom Pom, as well as reintroduces characters that only featured in the handheld spin-off installments, namely Diddy Kong and Bowser Jr.
The game allows a variety of multiplayer options. Up to four players can compete the main Party mode, taking turns. In the Partner Party mode, the players compete in teams in the vein of Mario Party: Star Rush. Super Mario Party allows two players to use a single Switch, with each player taking one of Joy-Cons. The players can also synchronize their Switch consoles locally.