This game had a re-vamp it didn't want and definitely didn't need. The whole game is now a random event with the winner being decided in the last few turns. The game takes everybody on the same journey at the same time with no point to winning the minigames and absolutely no reason to fight for the 'mini-stars' that have been introduced.
The game sets out on putting everybody working together towards a common, useless goal. With this you travel around and get mini-stars. You win or lose them on route to the final space and then you play a (useless) minigame. After that you get some more (useless) bonus mini-stars and the winner is announced.
The game is random event and you have to use 'strategies' to win though it is impossible to do so. Many of the minigames are fair but there are a few random ones too.
Well done Nintendo - you butchered another franchise.
This is not a Mario Party title - buy this if you want a 'different' experience.