Released in October 2018, Super Mario Party had omitted an online mode to the chagrin of fans of the series.
For Nintendo, better late than never: the most recent update (1.1.0) of the game rectifies this situation.
The following modes are now available online on Switch:
- Mario party
- Partner Party
- Free Play
Please note that in order to access the online features of Super Mario Party, a Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) subscription is required.
The two ways to play online are: with friends or partly private using a password. Here are the possible combinations:
- Up to one player per console (2-4 player game)
- Up to two players per console (3-4 player game)
If two players are playing on their own Switch consoles, they cannot play with two other players and a third console.
When you play Super Mario Party online, everything is unlocked by switching from 20 characters to different gameboards, no matter how far you single-player progresses.
Online, 70 of the total of 80 mini-games are available. Here is the list of mini-games that escape the online mode:
- 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
Finally, be aware that game data is not saved with online mode.