The Switch Online’s Nintendo 64 library swells this week with the addition of Mario Party 3 on October 26, Nintendo has announced.
Mario Party 3 first launched on Nintendo 64 in 2000 in Japan, before heading west a year later. The mini-game collection adds Waluigi and Daisy, and includes the series’ first story mode. There are six game boards and more than 70 mini-games included.
Party all night long in Mario Party 3! Punch, pound, and stampede right over your opponents in a multiplayer melee or go head-to-head in two-player duel mode!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 25, 2023
Here’s the official blurb, per Nintendo:
Hot off his appearance in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 system (also playable with an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership), Waluigi joins the Mario Party 3 cast of characters with his unruly spirit and a chaotic board of his own – Waluigi’s Island – filled with tricky traps and crafty contraptions. The delightful Daisy also makes her first Mario Party series appearance as a playable character, bringing her incomparable charm to the competition.
And of course, what’s a Mario Party game without multiplayer mini-games? This installment’s positively overflowing with more than 70 effervescent entertainments to enjoy. Jump over clock hands in Tick Tock Hop, bring your appetite and race to see who can Eatsa Pizza first, swing from vine to vine in Vine With Me, run circles in Eye Sore from Super Mario 64, laugh yourself silly as you mix and match the Toad’s face in Picture Imperfect or try to emerge the victor atop the slick Snowball Summit.
Sporting the first Story mode in the Mario Party franchise – complete with a quest to become the top Superstar in the universe! – along with six game boards bursting with variety, the introduction of Duel mode, a host of newly added items and the addition of the bow-tie sporting Game Guy, Mario Party 3 has savoir faire and good times to spare.
Mario Party 3 will be available for everyone with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, including online.
Last month, Nintendo announced a wave of Nintendo 64 games coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Of the games in that wave, 1080° Snowboarding is yet to launch.
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