Mario Party 3 Comes to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

    Waluigi takes center stage in the third Mario Party entry.

    Nintendo announced classic Nintendo 64 game Mario Party 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on October 26. The game will be playable for subscribers through the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online app, which is accessible from the Switch’s Home menu. 

    Nearly every month, Nintendo adds more games to the Nintendo Switch Online service, including classic Game Boy and SNES games. For those who pay for the Expansion Pack tier, they gain access to Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance titles, which are added to the service slightly less frequently. The latest addition to the Nintendo 64 catalog on Nintendo Switch was Excitebike 64

    Mario Party 3 on Nintendo Switch Online

    The latest Nintendo Switch Online trailer confirms that Mario Party 3 will be playable locally and online with friends just like prior Nintendo 64 releases. Watch the new trailer below: 

    Lastly, here’s an overview of Mario Party 3, courtesy of 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.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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