Sep 2 2017 - 2:35 pm

11 speedrunners will compete against each other in a 24-hour Mario Party race

Eight games, one weekend—who will come out on top?
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A 24-hour speedrunning race of the first eight Mario Party games is kicking off right now on multiple Twitch streams.

Speedrunning superstars 360Chrism and Fuzzyness headline the list of 11 speedrunners taking part in this 24-hour endurance test.

These game will be run differently each time, with players starting on Mario Party for the N64 and ending with Mario Party 8 for the Nintendo Wii. Mario Party 9 and Mario Party 10 have been excluded to stop the race from taking over 30 hours to complete.

Mario Party's category is Mini-Game Island any percent. Mini-Game Island is a runthrough of all four player, one-on-three, two-on-two, and single player games.

Mario Party 2's category is Mini-Game Coaster on normal difficulty, which is similar to Mario Party's Mini-Game Island, but a lot shorter.

In Mario Party 3, Mario Party 4, and Mario Party 5, players are tasked with beating the story mode.

Mario Party 6's category is Solo All Boards (No Mic). The idea behind this category is to lose every match unless it's faster to win.

Mario Party 7's category is Solo Cruise All Boards. Solo Cruise includes six maps and the objective is to finish them as fast as possible. Depending on how lucky you are, the game could take anywhere from 40 minutes to three hours to complete.

Mario Party 8's category is Star Battle Arena, which is extremely similar to Solo Cruise All Boards from Mario Party 7.

This race is so entertaining because of the RNG factor—a player who was in last place at one point can suddenly jump ahead to first—which makes this 24-hour stream a must-watch for any Mario Party fans.

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