Heads up Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members, the pair of original Mario Party games that kicked off the fun franchise are next in the queue to be added to the Nintendo Switch Online collection.
Beginning November 2nd, 2022, Mario Party 1 and 2 (originally both released on the Nintendo 64) hit the service as free to play titles. So make sure get get those Joy-Cons charged and prepped for some retro fun local party play.
Check out all the latest details below.
This isn?t a Mushroom Mix-Up! Two classic Mario Party games are crossing the board to join the Nintendo 64 library on the Nintendo Switch system ? and there are no red spaces in sight! Starting Nov. 2, Mario Party and Mario Party 2 will be available for everyone with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership as part of the Nintendo 64 ? Nintendo Switch Online collection.
Mario Party launched for the Nintendo 64 system in 1999 and was the original party-starter for the series! In this classic four-player party game, you?ll join Mario and friends across nine action-packed Adventure Boards and 56 minigames in colorful multiplayer* (or solo!) competition.
Keep the party going with Mario Party 2 and celebrate like it?s the year 2000 all over again! Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends return for another round of Bowser-bashing board-game action, complete with fancy costumes, new Adventure Boards and minigames.
The party isn?t over yet! There?s even more to experience and look forward to with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, including more classic Nintendo 64 titles and features:
- Double Gold Points on Select Titles: Starting Nov. 1, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points** on the purchase of eligible digital games or DLC in Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store. That means members can earn 10% in Gold Points, which can then be used toward their next eligible purchase.
- Nintendo 64 Icon Elements: Nintendo 64 themed icon elements are coming soon for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members! Redeem My Nintendo Platinum Points*** to purchase and customize icon elements based on classic Nintendo 64 games.
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ? Booster Course Pass Wave 3: More courses are making their way to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game this holiday with Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ? Booster Course Pass DLC!**** Wave 3 will feature eight courses, including Merry Mountain from Mario Kart Tour and Peach Gardens from Mario Kart DS! Enjoy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ? Booster Course Pass for no additional cost as part of a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. With this next wave, 24 of the DLC?s additional 48 courses will be available! Download now and get all courses as they release between now and the end of 2023.
- GoldenEye 007 : Bond is back and coming to the Nintendo 64 ? Nintendo Switch Online collection of games! As the iconic secret agent 007, enter a world of action and espionage. Infiltrate underground bases, command your way through a military train and sneak through the depths of a jungle to help stop the GoldenEye weapon satellite. Play the four-player multiplayer mode locally or online and enjoy round-after-round of first-person competitive action with the iconic split-screen multiplayer mode.
- Even More Nintendo 64 Games: Take to the skies with the recently released Pilotwings 64 game, and in 2023 more games will be gradually added to the Nintendo 64 ? Nintendo Switch Online collection, including Mario Party 3, Pok?mon Stadium and Pok?mon Stadium 2.
- Game Trials: Game Trials are a special, limited-time benefit for Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members. Members in both plans can try select games for free when they are made available. Save data for Game Trials are not deleted when the trial ends, so members can continue where they left off if they purchase the game later.
The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership plan features all the same great benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but with access to a library of classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games with added online play. A paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership also grants access to the Animal Crossing : New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ? Booster Course Pass and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC**** at no extra cost.
Members in both Nintendo Switch Online plans can enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to over 100 classic NES and Super NES games, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online battle game PAC-MAN 99.
Both plans also provide a great way to connect and play compatible games online with friends and family around the world. With online play in compatible games like Nintendo Switch Sports, Animal Crossing : New Horizons, Mario Strikers : Battle League, Splatoon 3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and many others, a Nintendo Switch Online membership can help you experience everything Nintendo Switch has to offer.
For more information about all the benefits and services available with the Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack memberships, and to learn about a free seven-day Nintendo Switch Online trial, go to the Nintendo Switch Online section on the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu or visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/.