Nintendo just updated Super Mario Party over two years after launch for the first time with a major update bringing in proper online play support and more. Super Mario Party has continued to sell really well. As of December 31, 2020 it has sold nearly 14 million units worldwide on Nintendo Switch. With today’s update, one of the biggest complaints people have had since launch has been addressed. This includes support for Mario Party, Partner Party, and Free Play online. Watch the Super Mario Party online trailer below:

Super Mario Party online update version 1.1.0 patch notes

Feature Added

  • You can now play the following modes over the internet:
    • Mario Party
    • Partner Party
    • Free Play (Minigames)

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.
  • 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.

Super Mario Party is now available on Nintendo Switch. Check it out on the eShop here.

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