Create an account


Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
News - Free Super Mario Party Update Gives Massive Boost To Online Play

#1
Free Super Mario Party Update Gives Massive Boost To Online Play


Super Mario Party Online© Nintendo

Super Mario Party has been quite a hit on Nintendo Switch, even if we may not think of it in those terms. Nintendo’s most recent figures put it at 7th in the system’s best-selling games having shifted nearly 14 million copies, showing the appetite for multiplayer fun on the little system.

It’s a strong entry in the series, though perhaps predictably its online play was underwhelming at best, limiting you to a small range of minigames to play with friends or strangers; it was a rather throwaway mode. Somewhat out of the blue, Nintendo has confirmed (on its Japanese website, hat-tip to ResetEra) and now released a big free update to significantly boost online play.

Here are the details [Update, equivalent information from Nintendo of America is live]:

  • Three Modes playable online – Mario Party, Partner Party, Free Play (minigames). This makes boards playable online for the first time, and most importantly when playing online all characters and boards are available, regardless of in-game progress.
  • You can choose Friend Match (playing with those on your friend list) or Private Game, where lobbies are password-protected. This seems to rule out random players in these expanded modes, which makes sense.
  • Up to four players, but if there are two players on one system you can only connected with one other system. When it is one player per system up to four can connect.
  • Supports the Invite Friend feature on the system.
  • Free Play now allows you to play Vs. or co-op in 70 mini games.

Overall the update is significantly boosting the number of mini games playable online, but more importantly is allowing you to play boards with friends online for the first time.


Nintendo has also confirmed some Nintendo Switch Online promotions for Japan in the announcement, so we’ll keep an eye out for equivalents in other regions.

The update is live now, so get downloading! Are you excited about playing Super Mario Party boards online?



https://www.sickgaming.net/blog/2021/04/...line-play/
Reply



Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  News - Nintendo eShop Growth Continues With Massive Increase To Digital Sales xSicKxBot 0 14 05-07-2021, 04:58 PM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Super Mario Maker 2 Players Have Now Uploaded More Than 26 Million Courses xSicKxBot 0 13 05-04-2021, 11:21 PM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Pokémon Shirts Gets A Hoenn Boost With 34 New Designs xSicKxBot 0 13 05-02-2021, 01:18 AM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Nintendo’s Famicom Detective Club Switch Remakes Have Been Leaked Online xSicKxBot 0 26 04-27-2021, 03:15 PM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Capcom Is Closing Down Its Online Store In The US xSicKxBot 0 31 04-16-2021, 06:31 AM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Super Mario Maker 2’s Final Ninji Speedrun Event Has Arrived xSicKxBot 0 36 04-15-2021, 07:40 PM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Good Job! Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Trial In Japan xSicKxBot 0 39 04-13-2021, 05:49 PM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - PAC-MAN 99 Announced Exclusively For Nintendo Switch Online xSicKxBot 0 29 04-08-2021, 07:04 AM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Video: Watch Nintendo Life Play Super Mario Bros. 35 One Last Time xSicKxBot 0 37 04-06-2021, 10:26 AM
Last Post: xSicKxBot
  News - Random: A Japanese CEO Is Giving Staff A Day Off To Play Monster Hunter Rise xSicKxBot 0 48 03-24-2021, 02:26 PM
Last Post: xSicKxBot

Forum Jump:

[-]
Active Threads
News - F4F Reveals Banjo-Kazooie Mumbo J...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 11:16 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 2
News - Review Roundup For Spiral: From T...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 11:16 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 12
Black Ops 2 Box and Name ESP | Fully Ext...
Last Post: Jaesanta
Yesterday 10:34 PM
» Replies: 55
» Views: 20949
[Tut] [FANG KILLER ICP] Will the Interne...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 05:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 8
(Indie Deal) Star Wars, No Man's Sky, Co...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 05:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 9
Unity Mega Bundle 2021 On Now
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 05:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 10
Mobile - Noob Army Tycoon codes – free m...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 05:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 9
AppleInsider - UK repair firm fined $147...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 05:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 9
Microsoft - Securing a new world of hybr...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 05:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 8
Fedora - Using Ansible to configure Podm...
Last Post: xSicKxBot
Yesterday 05:04 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 9

[-]
Twitter

Copyright © SickGaming.net 2012-2020