Worst Mario Party: Star Rush Boards

Mario Party: Star Rush is the Mario Party game that contains the biggest amount of game boards, at 15 precisely. Although to be really specific, it's really actually just five boards (worlds) that each have a small, medium and large size variant. I've listed the best onces, so which ones are the worst? Let's find out.

The Top Ten

1 0-1

This is the first board, and as the game states it, the turorial board of the game. And really, turorialism is the only thing this board has going for it, and even then it's one of the most boring and small turorials ever. The map is small as heck, there's only two bosses, and the setting plus music is unbelievably boring. Not to mention, there are no bonus coins. It's quite easily the least fun board.

2 2-2

World 2 is my least played world out of any world in the entire game, of five boards. It has to do with a few things. Spooky settings are not my type. Due to World 2 being a ghost world, I've always felt like they are generally boring. It doesn't help the music is anything but not boring. Definitely my least favourite board music in the game.

However the worst part is definitely how luck-based it is. You know the allies you can pick up in boards that will help you on your adventure in minigames and with more dice blocks. Well, in 2-2 and 2-3, there will always be two of the "same" allies on the map- Don't get fooled, one of these is actually a Peepa in disguise ready to give you a lot unluck, as they will give a block that can remove spaces from your dice roll. Because of this I rarely play these boards at all because of the risk of getting a Peepa and it's just annoying. 2-2 is the worst of these boards because not only does it have this luck-mechanic, but the layout is ...more

3 2-1

This board is just really boring. It's a smaller version of 2-2, as it has the same gimmicks for the most part. However, at least 2-1 does not have the dreaded copycat gimmick that the latter two boards had, which makes it slightly more bearable. But, that's about it really. Nothing more.

4 0-2

It's a slightly bigger version of 0-1, with a more interesting enviroment and layout. Nothing much more than that though. But at least it looks a lot better than the first one.

5 3-1

We move out of the "bad" boards now. 3-1 is still pretty underwhelming though. It's essentially a huge circle with a two-layer cake on top of it. But..., it makes it honestly feel kinda underwhelming and basic. 1-2 was a better example of a layered board. But it's not bad.

6 1-2

It's fun. This board and 3-1 seem to resemble each other a lot because they are both shaped after something and in the middle is the same shape but smaller and a layer higher. 3-1 was a cake board with a cake in the middle while this is a star board. This one I prefer because it's not as basic and looks better and more colourful in my opinion. However I'm not the biggest fan of boards that tend to have something big in the middle of it so that's why this isn't high on the list. Out of fifteen boards though this is in the top ten.

7 1-1

Probably the simplest board outside of 0-1, as it's just three small islands connected by a bridge. I like this layout a lot though for some reason. I don't know it just really is a lot of fun to play on. It's a relatively small board but this time I think the small size is fun because of the whole layout of the map. So overall this is a decent-to-good board in my honest opinion

8 4-1

This is basically a much smaller version of 4-3. It's definitely worse but it's definitely not bad in the slightest either. It has a lot of the same gimmicks like the rising lava and multiple layers. In fact the layout is pretty much the same, except it's way smaller and shorter. There's nothing bad with this board really. The biggest flaw is that it's too small and short but then again that's what the board should be like since it's an X-1 board. Overall a good board.

9 4-2

The layout of this one is a bit basic I suppose. It's just one rectangle (you can only walk on the sides) with some safe spots on it. However it's still a pretty good board despite this. It does lack the rising lava gimmick but this board has bullet bills (not golden that generate money though) that after turns will fly over certain spaces and to not get hit you must hide in safe spots. Overall I really like this because it reminds me a bit of Banzai Bill's Mad Mountain from Mario Party: Island Tour. Even though that was one of my lesser favourite boards from that game I highly enjoyed it as well though. And you see this is a pretty exciting gimmick as well which makes this a very fun and good board in my opinion.

10 2-3

Although it uses the same luck-based ally mechanic of 2-2, at least 2-3 has a much more pleasing board design. It's got that fortress-feel to it, as the last board in World 2, with multiple layers of spaces and areas. I like how the bottom half of the map is very grassy and the higher on the map you go, you get into this fortress of some sort. So yeah the layout is pretty good so I think this is a seven out of ten.

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