Top 10 Boards Most Likely to Return to Mario Party Superstars

Ever since Mario Party Superstars got aired at the E3 Direct, one of the things I've wondered most about is, which boards will return to this game? As we know, five boards from the N64 games are set to appear in this game, of which three boards have already been confirmed. This does allow us to speculate on which two the remaining boards are most likely to appear. I actually made a prediction video on it, where I predicted which two boards I think would return, make sure to watch it after this video. But in this video, I decided to instead of picking out two boards, why not rank every one of the N64 boards based how likely they are to return? I'll rank these boards based on how distinct they are from the confirmed boards, aesthetically, how the board looks, and mechanically, how the board plays. The more distinct, the higher the chance. So with that being said, let's get started.
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The Top Ten
1 Mario's Rainbow Castle

Mario's Rainbow Castle is a board I personally would love to see return in Mario Party Superstars. Yes, it kind of looks similar to Peach's Birthday Cake, and yes, it kind of plays similarly to that board too. However, it's different enough that I still think it's likely.

Both are linear boards with bright colors, but they handle these things differently. While Birthday Cake is more of an island-hopping board where you don't know where you'll go, Rainbow Castle is a castle in the sky where you have to either stay as far away from the goal as possible or get there as fast as possible. It has a very different feel.

2 Bowser Land
3 Horror Land

I love this board, but it's unlikely. Woody Woods has a similar theme to this board. As much as I want this board in, it's very unlikely unless Nintendo surprises me.

4 Deep Bloober Sea
5 Spiny Desert

Spiny Desert is the board that will get into Mario Party Superstars, if any of them do. Spiny Desert, in my opinion, is the most likely board to return. If it doesn't, I'll be shocked.

Spiny Desert is similar to Western Land, another desert board, and mechanically, it doesn't offer anything the confirmed boards already have. However, it does have the Mirage Star gimmick, where there are always two stars on the map, but one is fake. This would make it stand out even more from Western Land, which, although distinct, is at its core just a star-hunting board, similar to Space Land.

In my opinion, this is the most distinct board compared to the confirmed boards, and for this reason, I firmly believe we will see this board return in Mario Party Superstars.

6 Eternal Star

While the board mechanics are different, it's set in space, and Space Land is confirmed.

7 Chilly Waters

How would you describe this board? Well, I'd say it has snow. What other Mario Party board has snow? There have only been two snow-themed boards in Mario Party: Chilly Waters in Mario Party 3 and Snowflake Lake in Mario Party 6. The inclusion of this board would help it stand out among the rest.

It could've been higher on the list, but there's one thing holding this board back: the ice circle in the middle. Don't get me wrong, it's a unique gimmick, but doesn't the idea of having something game-changing in the middle already exist in a confirmed board? It's different, sure, but it's still a "centric" gimmick.

8 Western Land

If there's one board we all love, it would be Western Land. It's simple, yet unique and original, containing one of the best songs for any Mario Party board. It feels like you're at a party.

This board has everything to make it an extremely likely contender for Mario Party Superstars. There's no massive gimmick here that's already been done. Aesthetically, we haven't seen a desert yet, and mechanically, it's the opposite of Space Land, as the edges are dangerous due to the rail, and the center is the safe way. This board is very likely, however it's either this, or...

9 Creepy Cavern

Ah yes, Creepy Cavern. In other words, the island hopper without any islands. One of my favorite boards in the N64 games is also one of the most likely ones. Just by looking at it, you can see how much detail was put into it. The small things really make this board pop, and I would love to see how it would look in HD.

Gameplay-wise, it's very unique too. There are no major gimmicks like Deep Bloober Sea or Woody Woods. Instead, you mainly travel across two halves of the board, either by giving this whomp an item he desires, using skeleton keys, or riding on a train. This is a board that's both simple and interactive.

The only thing holding it back is that we already have an island hopper, but it's a very different kind. I would love to see this board return.

10 Waluigi Island
The Contenders
11 Pirate Land

Now we're at the top five, and this is where the Likely-tier begins. All of the boards I'm talking about now have a very high chance of making it in. Of course, not every one of these boards will be included. Out of the two remaining boards yet to be announced, two of these are the most likely.

Pirate Land is one of them. Pirate Land is the perfect opening board for a Mario Party game. It's got a unique theme, a few unforgiving gimmicks, but overall, it's a good board to play if you've never played Mario Party before. As we've seen, we don't have an announced beach-themed board yet, so who knows?

12 Yoshi's Tropical Island
13 Bowser's Magma Mountain

Out of all the final stronghold boards, Bowser's Magma Mountain probably has the largest chance of coming in, in my opinion. Sure, it has its downsides. It's very unfair to new players, offers very little player agency, and it's big. But that's why it would make a great addition.

Imagine if all other boards are easy-going and nice, and then you get to Bowser's Magma Mountain and things get real. Other than that, I don't have many reasons. It would just be kind of cool to have it. Besides, if it gets remade, it doesn't have to be just like the original. Maybe ND Cube decides to tone it down a little? That could work too. For this reason, Bowser's Magma Mountain is likely to appear, in my opinion.

14 Wario's Battle Canyon

Similarly to how Horror Land, despite being loved by millions, is one of the least likely boards to return to this game, Wario's Battle Canyon, one of the most hated boards, is one of the more likely to return, in my opinion. And when you play it, you quickly see why. It's very distinct from the already confirmed boards, both aesthetically and mechanically.

While Mystery Land got the short end of the stick because of the forest theme, Battle Canyon's mountain theme stands out. Battle Canyon is, gameplay-wise, one of the most random boards of all time. You have to be super precise with timing to get anywhere, which can translate to luck-based. While that does sound similar to an already confirmed board, I'd say it's distinct enough to be a possible contender.

15 Woody Woods

Nintendo Direct yesterday just announced that this is one of the 5 boards!

16 Mystery Land
17 Luigi's Engine Room

I honestly could see this happening. A unique board with a unique theme. I would love to see this return.

18 Space Land
19 DK's Jungle Adventure
20 Peach's Birthday Cake