Nearly three years after launching Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch, today Nintendo announced a free update that adds online play.
Keep the party going! A free update to #SuperMarioParty adds online play to the board game mode, 70 minigames , and the 2 vs 2 Partner Party mode. Available now!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2021
The inclusion of online support is welcome but for a game that launched in 2018 to receive this update now is a bit weird. Not that there is anything wrong with that. If you skipped out or never played it, now might be a good time to revisit the series.
Did you know that Super Mario Party sold a whopping 13.82 million copies as of December 2020, making it the seventh-best selling game on the Nintendo Switch? Update 1.1.0 adds online play options available for Mario Party, Partner Party, and Free Play! All boards and characters can be used online and Friend Match and Private Match are available, too. When playing online 70 of the 80 available minigames are available. 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