Super Mario Party won't be playable in handheld mode

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    If you were hoping to play Super Mario Party on your Nintendo Switch while on the go, or with a Switch Pro Controller, then you might have to put those plans on hold. The game just got its official website, and it specifies that players won't be able to experience the game in handheld mode at all--only TV or tabletop. This is due to the fact that the minigames require motion controls from the Joy-Cons. This also rules out using the Joy-Con grip, as well. Super Mario Party will launch on October 5th.

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  1. XxShalevElimelechxX

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    I... I really don't know what to say at this point....
    It's probably because the whole game is just a big fucking gimmick which uses the joycons technology, just like 1, 2 switch.
     
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    Yeah but that's kinda what Mario Party has always been lol.
     
  3. XxShalevElimelechxX

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    You've got a point right there.
     
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  4. Clydefrosch

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    Did anyone really expect this mario party to be strictly button and stick based?
     
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  6. Chary
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    Has it though? The N64 games didn't really make a gimmick of anything unless you want to consider having a control stick as one, and the GameCube ones had the mic you could disable easily in the options. Wii and Wii U is where they played up the systems' gimmicks. If I have to be standing up to wave around my arms for Mario Party, I'm out.
     
  7. mrissaoussama

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    the reason i hated mario party 9 was the motion controls. i only liked the part were you don't need to aim at the tv. basically games that only need the sideways wii remote. i can't imagine a mario party game where every minigame needs motion controls
     
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    I wasn't even planning on playing this game to begin with, so it doesn't matter to me
     
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    *sad trombone*
     
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    Okay, so why is the Pro Controller out exactly? It does have gyro, it has more than enough buttons to act like a Joy-Con and it doesn't require the Switch to be in handheld mode, obviously.
     
  11. Shadow#1

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    Totally understandable its a "Party" game after all
     
  12. HtheB

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    Does this also exclude tabletop mode?...
     
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  13. Shadow#1

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    how else would u play when TV/Handheld Mode is excluded?
     
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    why did they stuff all that junk in the pro controller if not for games like this
    weak game, nintendo, weak game

     
  15. HtheB

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    I'm talking about since handheld mode is not available, does this mean that tabletop is not possible either?
    Edit: Seems like I missed the part about the tabletop in the OP
     
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  16. Shadow#1

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    what other modes is there then TV/Handheld/Tabletop is there a 4th?

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    I take it u dont own a switch yet
     
  17. FAST6191

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    Aw I thought at first we might be seeing something come the other way and not work in handheld, however now I see "tabletop" is a thing.

    Oh well. No online and now this. Odds changed on it not being the thing to give the series a kick up the arse like some initially reckoned.
     
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    I'm actually glad this is docked mode only because I only play my switch in docked mode since I have a family of six. Can't wait to get this.
     
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    Makes sense. I just hope they don't try to fit motion controls everywhere, even when it doesn't fit. Mario Party 8 had some pretty ridiculous minigames where you basically used the Wiimote as a joystick, or worse, you had to twist it like a key to move, and they weren't fun.
     
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