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The third game in the Mario Party series will be added to the service on Friday, October 27.
Although it’s mainly considered a multiplayer party game, Mario Party 3 is also the first entry in the series to have a proper single-player Story, rather than a linear solo mode where the mini-games are simply played in order.
The game boasts 71 mini-games, and introduces smaller Dual Boards to the series, which are designed with only two players in mind.
When it comes to Switch Online on Friday, Mario Party 3 will bring the total list of N64 games on Switch Online up to 26 in the west, following the addition of Excitebike 64 and Pokémon Stadium 2 in August.
Once Mario Party 3 is added, the full list of N64 titles on the service will be as follows:
- Dr Mario 64
- Excitebike 64
- F-Zero X
- GoldenEye 007
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario Golf
- Mario Kart 64
- Mario Party
- Mario Party 2
- Mario Party 3
- Mario Tennis
- Paper Mario
- Pilotwings 64
- Pokémon Puzzle League
- Pokémon Snap
- Pokémon Stadium
- Pokémon Stadium 2
- Sin & Punishment
- Star Fox 64
- Super Mario 64
- Wave Race 64
- Yoshi’s Story
Switch Online’s Expansion Pack tier launched in October 2021 alongside a library of Nintendo 64 games. This was initially met with frustration from some players, due to emulation issues and a lack of features including button mapping.
However, regular updates to the service have seen the emulation improve, and now most major issues have been remedied.
Nintendo has confirmed that 1080° Snowboarding and Harvest Moon 64 will be added to the N64 library in the future.