N64 'Mario Party' Released on Nintendo Switch Online, but beware of hand blisters!
The original Mario Party game and its sequel, Mario Party 2, have arrived from the Nintendo 64 to the Switch Online Expansion Pack, giving subscribers of Nintendo’s premium service the chance to play classic games again.
After the first batch of Nintendo 64 games were added to the Switch Online Expansion Pack, Nintendo has announced a second batch for subscribers of the more expensive version of Switch Online.
The second wave of Nintendo 64 games for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack will consist of nine games when all is said and done, with three already added so far.
The first game to arrive in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack as part of the second wave of N64 titles was Pilotwings 64 last month, and now Mario Party and Mario Party 2 have joined the lineup as the latest additions.
Something Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack owners might find interesting is that Nintendo has added a warning to Mario Party and Mario Party 2 that didn’t exist in the original versions of the games. The message warns that some players may injure their hand or controller by turning it with their palm instead of their thumbs.
The palm trick was used in old-school Mario Party games to make certain minigames easier to win, though it was known to wear down controls and hurt players’ hands at the time.
The warning is unlikely to sway those who have used this strategy to level up in Mario Party games for years, but some may be thinking twice now after reading the message.