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Mario Party: Island Tour is a game for the Nintendo 3DS, released first in the Americas in November 22, 2013, and the second Mario Party game to be developed by NDcube. It is the twelfth main installment (nineteenth overall) in the Mario Party series, the third installment for a handheld console, and the first Mario Party to be developed for the Nintendo 3DS. Mario Party: Island Tour has gameplay objectives unique to it compared to other entries in the Mario Party series. Rather than traveling around a board to obtain the most quantity of a particular item, either separately or together on a vehicle, players need to race their opponents to the finish in a linear, one-way board, with certain objectives in the race differing depending on the board played on. The game additionally retains several key elements from other Mario Party titles — namely, obtaining and using items to gain an advantage over opponents, and playing a wide variety of minigames.