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Mario Party: the arcade game

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Mario Party Fushigi no Coro Coro Catcher.

This is not the first time Mario has forayed into the arcade business, well they were his roots after all, but lately we have seen Mario Kart Arcade GP 1 and 2 make it across the shores to America in limited quantity.

So, instead of getting plastered with your friends in front of your Gamecube/N64/Wii only competing for stars and bragging rights, this new version of Mario Party (brought to you by Capcom and Nintendo) slated for Japanese arcades allows you to compete for real prizes. From the video, it only seems like coins and probably what appears gashapon capsule prizes, but fun nevertheless.

There is no slated date of any information whether you will see this multi-player machine outside of Japanese shores, however. In the video it looks like re-hashed Mario Party 8 boards with new areas, but no more details are known at this point right now. While Wario appears on the site, he and Waluigi are disturbingly not visible from the title screen in the video, probably absent from this roster.

For now you can check out the official site.

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Interesting stuff, I wonder why they didn't make a Mario Party arcade game first. Back in the day, games were released as arcades first then they were released onto home consoles.

I probably wouldn't play this game if actually made to the U.S. I really really doubt it. Maybe if I'm super bored, I would play it.

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Okay, yeah, I'd be a total sucker for this. My house would be emptied of quarters so fast...

Tch. Japan always gets the kind-of-pointless-but-still-really-cool stuff.

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Not that I've ever actually played one, but aren't the Mario Party games a bit slow-paced and overly time-consuming to be ideal arcade material?

If Mario Party's anything like Sonic Shuffle, can a single game take an hour or more? Unless they speed up/ tweak the gameplay, it's a bit unfitting for an arcade, surely?

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Not that I've ever actually played one, but aren't the Mario Party games a bit slow-paced and overly time-consuming to be ideal arcade material?

Yeah, they'd definitely have to tune up the gameplay. I never played Sonic Shuffle, but I heard it was somewhat slower than Mario Party. That said, Mario Party can still be pretty slow, and there's no way you could go through an entire game in an arcade. They'd probably shorten it to a few turns and one or two minigames, if that.

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