Nintendo has announced Mario Party Star Rush to be the latest Party title on the Nintendo 3DS that aims to reinvigorate the series by making it more fast-paced and portable. The main mode, Toad Scramble, uses a new style of open map that allows up to four players to move around freely, instead of traditional linear space movements with a die. This title aims for more spontaneous gameplay as the four players will roll dice at the same time, and do not have to wait for others to finish their turns.
Players pick different-colored Toad characters to navigate the game map, while familiar characters from the Super Mario series are scattered all over the map and will aid you throughout the game when you recruit them. Multiplayer mode can be accessed via Local Wireless (where you need a separate game + console), or through Download Play (where you will need a separate console only).