Super Mario Party gets a surprise update with new online play options

Super Mario Party update online play

Super Mario Party just got a surprise free update from Nintendo that adds online play options. The featured modes with online support are Mario Party, Partner Party, and Free Play (Minigames). The Ver. 1.1.0 update is now available to download worldwide.

The last time Super Mario Party saw an update was Ver. 1.0.1, which mostly consisted of small fixes, back in March 2019. The new update makes it possible to play the three modes online with friends and family from around the world. Players also get the option to open up matches for anyone or host private parties with passwords.

Check out the patch notes from Nintendo below:

Super Mario Party update ver. 1.1.0 (Released April 27, 2021)

Feature Added

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

Playing over the internet

  • o 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.

Lastly, check out a new Super Mario Party trailer featuring online play:

Super Mario Party is available for the Nintendo Switch. It reached the 10 million sales milestone in May 2020 and currently sits at 13.82 million as of Dec. 31, 2020.