The Mario Party Series was first created in 1998 by Hudson. The game gradually added more playable characters. And they also continue to add more innovation such as a mic, and 8 P. mode in the games. After Hudson went bankrupt and was bought out by Konami, Nd Cube took over the franchise in addition to absorbing many of the former developers
Mario Party: Island Tour-Like Mario Party 9, the board is a straight path. Includes several minigames utilizing the 3DS's microphone, AR functionality and gyroscope. Released 2013 (2014 Europe and Japan)
Mario Party 10 - There is now a special Bowser mode where the 5th player chases the players, trying to eliminate their hit points. Several new minigames, including Bowser minigames that heavily use the Wii U gamepad. Still plays like 9. Supports Amiibo. Announced at E3 2014, releasing in 2015.