Over two years after it first released, we’re finally getting Super Mario Party online multiplayer. The free update is available now and adds a 2v2 Partner Party mode, a classic board game mode, and a new 70-minigame tournament mode.
As you’d expect from Super Mario Party, the online mode is for four players only — no eight-player minigame mayhem. Everything else works just the same as offline mode.
The classic board game mode pits four players against each other in a frantic race to grab as many stars as possible. Partner Party features the same goal but makes you curb your competitive instincts and work together with another player if you want to win.
The new Minigame mode includes 70 of Super Mario Party‘s minigames in a non-stop challenge for up to four players. The 10 games not included are:
- 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
Additionally, Toad’s Rec Room, Sound Stage, River Survival, and Challenge Road won’t have online support.
We called Super Mario Party a solid game that skyrocketed the series back into the limelight after previous disappointing soirees.