Mario Party Superstars is like other Mario Party games. They are best enjoyed while playing with others. The processors are serviceable, but the personality and interactions really go a long way. Besides, it's essentially a video game's equivalent of a board game. Playing a board game alone is not really exciting. Luckily in Mario Party Superstars you can totally play with friends, including online. Here's how much and how you can do it.
How many players can play online in Mario Party Superstars?
You can have a session that supports up to four players online. In every Mario Party game before this, you can only have up to four players (except Mario Party 10's Bowser mode).
When you choose the Global Play option in online modes, you will be matched with three other random players also playing online. Everyone online will have a Nintendo Switch Online membership and of course, a copy of the game.
However, if you choose the Friend Game option, not all players have to play on their own respective console. Unlike many other games on Switch, Mario Party Superstars allows guests to fill vacant spots. For example, if you're a party of three, a player on one of these systems can hand a spare controller to someone in the same room to join as a guest. You can also organize a party of three on one console against someone playing alone on another console via the Internet.
The guest player does not need a Nintendo Account or a Nintendo Switch Online membership. They will simply be filled in as a guest. Since the game does not use the split-screen feature like other multiplayer games, there are no real hardware constraints to allow it.
The only downsides here are that in online sessions you can still see the local player's movements and thought processes in-game. You will be able to see what number they choose for a custom dice block or who they want to call Boo on to steal coins and stars.
Mario Party Superstars is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch. To view additional content on the game, click here.