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Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo 3DS)

Mario Party: Island Tour for Nintendo 3DS


Release dates

Australia January 18th, 2014
Europe January 17th, 2014
Japan March 20th, 2014
N.America November 22nd, 2013


General information

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Developed by Nd Cube

Published by Nintendo

Players: 1-4 Players



The setting for Mario Party: Island Tour is that during a day relaxing around Peaches Castle and its grounds Mario and company noticed a strange bubble, which on closer examination actually contained a letter, they opened this letter and were delighted to see that it was an invite to a place called the Party Islands.

Unexpectedly the letter then threw out bubbles around each of them all and flew them straight to the Party Islands, its a good thing they actually wanted to go, because there's nothing cool about kidnap, not even in the Mushroom Kingdom.


Party modes!

  • Party mode - you can play this mode alone or with up to three friends and games can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour
  • Minigame mode - again this mode can be played alone or with up to three friends - There is a huge amount of mini games to choose from and fight it out for first place in. Depending on what minigames you get play time for these can be anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour
  • Streetpass minigames - Take on foes from around the world in minigame battles using Streetpass - these games average at about 10 to 15 minutes
  • Bowser's Tower - A single player game mode where you have to fight to the top of Bowser's towers of terror. This is the longest play type of game mode with
    an average of an hour and a half to complete a session
  • Collectables - You can purchase bubbles using Mario Party Points, the aim is to eventually collect them all. This might take a while!

Playable characters

The characters you can select right away are Boo, Daisy, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Waluigi, Wario and Yoshi but you can also unlock Bowser Jr once you've beaten the Bowser's Tower mode.



Game Boards

The games in Mario Party Island Tour, and the boards are situated on lots of differently themed Islands. In total there are seven different themed game boards. Six are available from the start and one has to be unlocked (you have to have at least three players to complete the requirements to unlock it too, a little annoying for some)




Mini Games

General Mini Games

Mario Party: Island Tour boasts the most 'general minigames' of any Mario Party title yet - 69 to choose from; check out the full list as below


Claiming the Cube
Rope a Slope
Tragic Carpet Ride
Stretch Run
Grid is Good
Color Me Fast
Musical Snares
Buzz a Fuzzy
Goomba to Maneuver
Kabob and Weave
Tap Dash
Tanks a Lot
Xylophone Home
Mild Gunman
Spin the Bubble
Rat-a-tat Flat
Tile Savvy
Hide 'n' Splat
Slow Glide
Sub Trouble
Garden of Eatin'
Match Faker

Slip 'n' Slip
Pachinko Wizard
No-Traction Action
Blown Hover
Slow G
Spin and Bear It
Starring Artist
Pokey Corral
Hare Today
Great Bars of Fire
Deck Hunt
Paddle Skedaddle
Fuel Me Once
Git Along, Goomba
Cheepers Keepers
Drive for Show
Puzzle Pronto
Truckin' and Cluckin'
Color Correction
Get Reel
Top This

Sky'd and Seek

Peep a Peepa

Hop Till You Drop
Helter Shellter
Meteor Melee
Bumper Thumper
Horror Harriers
Cheep Diamonds
Slip Not

Trounce 'n' Bounce
Mad Ladders
Squish You Were Here
Go with the Floe
Pool Buoy
Amp My Style
Shrub Hubbub
Quickest Cricket
Flip Out
Bob-omb Aplomb
Gyro for the Gold
Point 'n' Shoot
Utter Nonsense


Boss Mini Games


There are six boss mini games available to unlock, once you beat their miniature versions in the Bowser Tower that is.

  • Goomba Tower Takedown

  • Chain Chomp's Lava Lunge

  • Mr. Blizzard's Snow Slalom

  • King Bob-omb's Court of Chaos

  • Dry Bowser's Brain Bonk

  • Bowser's Sky Scuffle

There are also three puzzle mini games; Three House and Emergency Hexit (Multiplayer and Single player versions) and Star Turn. And last but not least three "extra" minigames, The Choicest Voice, Ka-Goomba! and a single player and multiplayer version of Sinking Feeling.



The first look trailer for Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS)



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