Nintendo Switch Online: Two "Mario Party" classics are coming to the Switch
October 22, 2022
The party can begin! Owners of a Nintendo Switch with a paid Nintendo Switch Online + expansion pack membership can look forward to two legendary Nintendo 64 classics from the beginning of November.
Accordingly, from November 2, 2022 , Nintendo will be expanding its range to include the two games Mario Party and Mario Party 2 . More N64 classics will follow later this year for the Nintendo Switch.
Mario Party was released for the Nintendo 64 consoles in 1999. With a selection of over 50 mini-games and a wide variety of playing fields, a whole range of friends and families were drawn to the screens early on. The second part of the series followed about a year later. Mario Party 2 brought a multitude of improvements, new game boards and of course a lot of new mini-games. The franchise currently has eleven offshoots, the latest of which, Super Mario Party , has been available for the Nintendo Switch since 2018 and is one of the console's best-selling titles.
Like nothing in life, these titles are not completely in vain. To enjoy the retro fun, you need an active Nintendo Switch Online membership and the paid expansion pack to play Mario Party and Mario Party 2 .
After Super Mario 64 or The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time , other N64 titles are to follow on the Nintendo Switch this year. However, we do not yet have more detailed information about which titles it should be and when they will appear.
This is what Mario Party is about:
Mario Party was developed by Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. As in the social classic, don't fret , it's basically about crossing a playing field. To do this, you roll the dice and move across various fields. Something always happens on squares where you stop – depending on what kind of square it is.
Sometimes you get coins, sometimes some are taken from you. The goal is to collect as many stars as possible. These must be exchanged for coins. In order to get these, you play in various mini-games against and sometimes with your opponents and try to defeat them in the matches.