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Mario Party DS
is the fourteenth installment in the Mario Party series
, the third for handheld consoles, and the only one for the Nintendo DS
. This is the last Mario Party
game to be developed by Hudson Soft
, which was succeeded by NDcube
. This Mario Party
game is unique for having the characters to be shrunken down to a very small size and competing in a "mega world" for the majority of the game. It includes more than 70 new minigames and five new game boards. Its functions include touch control, microphone control and dual-screen challenges. It is possible for up to four players to play in wireless mode using only one game card. This would be the only handheld installment to feature the traditional Mario Party
gameplay and the last installment overall to feature it until Super Mario Party
, released for the Nintendo Switch
(which is both a home console and a handheld console) eleven years later. (more...
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- Mario vs. Donkey Kong for the Nintendo Switch (pictured) was released worldwide on February 16, 2024.
- Mojo Nixon, musician and actor who portrayed Toad in the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film, died on February 7, 2024 at the age of 66.
- Universal Orlando Resort's Epic Universe, which includes Super Nintendo World and the Donkey Kong Country area, is set to open in 2025.
- On January 23, 2024, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Network will be shut down on April 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM PDT, discontinuing online play and functionality on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
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