Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS)
Party 07 October 2016
Another installment in the Mario Party series by Nintendo, released for the 3DS portable console. It is basically a virtual version of a classic board game. The game is focused on the multiplayer mode, which can include up to 4 players, who take on the roles of colorful board pieces and move around the board according to the results of the die rolls. That's how you travel through locations, trying to gather the eponymous stars and find new friends, such as Mario, Peach, and Donkey Kong. Those friends help you in overcoming challenges and obstacles, which you encounter during your adventures. Depending on the chosen game mode, in Mario Party: Star Rush you either play against other players, or cooperate with them to beat powerful boss enemies.
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (3DS)
Party 26 March 2015
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is a rhythm with RPG elements. It is the third game in the series. Two previous isntallments focused on the music and characters from the cult Final Fantasy series. This time, Square Enix decided to connect the game with the lesser known Dragon Quest series. As we play, we will hear tens of pieces of music used in the Dragon Quest games. Gameplay in Theatrhythm Dragon Quest is based on the same mechanics as the previous games. We will have to push the icons that appear on the screen in line with the rhythm of the music. Not only our reflexes matter, but also how long our stylus touches the console's touch screen. Some of the sound require a quick tap, some touching the screen for a longer moment, and some will force us to move the stylus from one side to another. The game offers a couple game modes, including multiplayer. Theatrhythm Dragon Quest has specific visuals that bring paper cutouts and flash animations to mind.