Mario Party: Star Rush

Mario Party: Star Rush brings the series to the Nintendo 3DS for the second time and adds a new fast paced and ally collecting main mode.

In Toad Scramble, players start as different colored Toads as they try to reach the boss space on each board and collect the most stars. Players who defeat the two to five bosses that appear on each board are granted starts, and coins collected at the end of the game are also converted into stars. As you maneuver around the free-roaming board, ally characters appear that can be added to your team. These characters are pretty important since they’ll provide exclusive dice blocks and join you in boss minigames.

Coinathlon is a non-stop mode where players collect coins in minigames that simultaneously power characters to move around a board. Balloon Bash is a dumbed down version of the classic Mario Party style, complete with returning items. There’s also some amiibo features, a rhythm mode, and a pretty cool puzzle focused Challenge Tower.

Hit either of the two links below for Mario Party: Star Rush board and minigame lists, along with tips and advice for each. Got a tip of your own? Make sure to submit any helpful advice with the submission form at the bottom of each tip page!

Board Tips  |  Minigame Tips

Release Dates

Europe Australia Japan North America
Friday, October 7, 2016 Saturday, October 8, 2016 Thursday, October 20, 2016 Friday, November 4, 2016

Playable Characters

Diddy Kong joins the Mario Party roster this time around. Thanks to thier amiibo functionality, Boo, Bowser, and Bowser Jr. are playable but only in the Mario Shuffle mode.

Mario Luigi Peach Yoshi
Wario Donkey Kong* Daisy Waluigi
Toad Toadette* Rosalina* Diddy Kong**

*These characters are unlockable.
*This character is playable for the first time and unlockable.

15 Boards

World 0-1 World 0-2 World 0-3
World 1-1 World 1-2 World 1-3
World 2-1 World 2-2 World 2-3
World 3-1 World 3-2 World 3-3
World 4-1 World 4-2 World 4-3

53 Mini-Games

Free-for-All (26) Boss Battle (12) Coin Chaos (12)
Bowser’s Gauntlet (3)

9 Modes

Toad Scramble Coinathlon Balloon Bash
Rhythm Recital Mario Shuffle Boo’s Block Party
Challenge Tower Character Museum Minigames

Dice Blocks

Standard Dice Block Toads No ability. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Super Dice Block Mario Earn coins from stomping on Goombas hidden in grass. 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7
Jumpy Dice Block Luigi 1, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
Speedy Dice Block Peach Flowers bloom. 0, 2, 4, 4, 4, 6
Friendly Dice Block Daisy Flowers bloom. 3, 4, 5, ?, ?, ? (number of characters on team)
Greedy Dice Block Wario Mine rocks for coins. -1 coin, -1 coin, 4, 5, 6, 7
Risky Dice Block Waluigi Mine rocks for coins. -2 coins, -2 coins, 6, 6, 6, 6
Flutter Dice Block Yoshi Eats fruit. 0, 1, 3, 5, 5, 7
Cutie Dice Block Toadette Flowers bloom. 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4
Wondrous Dice Block Rosalina Crushes glowing rocks. 5, 6, ?, ?, ?, ? (current rank)
Brawny Dice Block Donkey Kong Destroys barrels. 0, 0, 0, 0, 10, 10
Triple 7 Dice Block Diddy Kong Destroys barrels. 0, 0, 0, 7, 7, 7
Cursed Dice Block Peepe No ability. 0, 0, -1, -1, -1, -1


Dash Mushroom
Golden Dash Mushroom
Poison Mushroom
Warp Box
Duel Glove
Double Dice Block
Fling Spring
Double Card
Double Star Card
Coin Bag
Coin Trio
Double Medal
Lava Bubble
Lightning Bolt