Those who own a Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be able to dig into the game’s new online modes right away after downloading a free update. If you’re unfamiliar, Mario Party is your standard four-player dice-rolling game board mode, whereas Partner Party is a special 2 vs. 2 version of the same format.
Super-charge the fun of Super Mario Party on Nintendo Switch with new online play options, available now via a free update. Enjoy Mario Party mode, Partner Party mode and dozens of minigames online!
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) April 27, 2021
The update’s webpage notes that players will be able to host a public game or “set up a password for a private party,” if they want to play against specific friends and family. At launch, Super Mario Party featured an ‘Online Mariothon’ mode which let players take part in a minigame roulette over the internet, and this will remain intact.
You can check out our review of Super Mario Party here, which we scored a 7.3, calling it “the best Mario Party in two console generations.”
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