Out of Nowhere, Super Mario Party Gets Online Play

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In one of the most bizarre updates today, Nintendo released a title update for Super Mario Party that adds online play. When the game initially launched, fans were infuriated by the lack of online options, making Super Mario Party feel as archaic as its previous entries. Players were expecting this “Super” version to be different, but at the end of the day, it was simply more of the same.

That is until today, because now you can download the update and access online options within the game, making it the first Mario Party game with online functionality.

Super Mario Party Patch Notes:

Ver. 1.1.0 (Released April 27, 2021)

Feature Added

You can now play the following modes over the internet:

  • Mario Party
  • Partner Party
  • Free Play (Minigames)

Important: To play over the internet, a subscription to the paid Nintendo Switch Online service is required.

Playing over the internet

To play over the internet, select either Mario Party, Partner Party, or Minigames, then select Online Play.

There are two ways to play over the internet: Friend Match, where you can play with Friends, and Private Game, where you can play with anyone using passwords.

The combinations through which you can play over the internet are as follows:

  • Up to 1 player per system (you can play with between 2 and 4 players)
  • Up to 2 players per system (you can play with between 3 and 4 players)

If two players are each playing on their own systems, they cannot play with two players using a third system.

Playing over the internet supports the Invite Friend feature. If you select Invite Friend on the screen at which you’re waiting for rivals, your selected Friends can join from the Online Play Invites on their user-page icon in the top left of the HOME Menu.

  • Online Mariothon does not support the Invite Friend feature.

When playing over the internet, all 20 characters and all maps are available, regardless of your current in-game progress.

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When playing over the internet, 70 of the total 80 minigames are available to play.

The following 10 minigames are not available when playing over the internet.

  • Strike It Rich
  • Time to Shine
  • Take a Stab
  • All-Star Swingers
  • Rhythm and Bruise
  • Pep Rally
  • Wiped Out
  • Fiddler on the Hoof
  • Clearing the Table
  • Baton and On

Play data won’t be saved when playing over the internet.

Better late than never, I guess. You can download the update right now, so if you still have a copy of the game, fire it up and try some online play!

Thank you for stopping by Nintendo Link for all of your Nintendo news and updates. What do you think of this random title update for Super Mario Party? Were you as surprised as us? Honestly, I didn’t even want to write this news piece, because it doesn’t even feel like news. It feels like a joke (hehe). Let us know what you think in the comments below! Happy gaming, everyone.

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