Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party is fast-approaching, and fans who are eager to get their hands on the title must be fully aware that Super Mario Party controller options are limited. Recently revealed via Nintendo’s Japan website, we now know that the game will not support handheld mode on the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Party can only be played in the Switch’s docked TV mode or in the tabletop format. This news follows the recent revelation that the game would also not be compatible with Pro Controllers.

This seems somewhat obvious and unsurprising given that a majority of the minigames require the use of motion controls and gyroscopic movement. It largely depends on how the mini-games were developed. But, from the early teasers and gameplay footage, playing most of these games would not be feasible with Pro Controllers or in handheld mode. This, in itself, presents the issue in a forward-thinking manner as future games requiring heavy use of gyroscopic controls may also not be compatible with these controller methods. Again, it all depends on how game-makers design their games.

However, Super Mario Party fans in the UK who are on board for the game regardless of play style and are in the market for a new pair of Joy-Con can acquire the Super Mario Party game that is bundled with the neon pink and green Joy-Con during the holiday season. What are your thoughts on this news? Are you disappointed that Super Mario Party might seemingly limit your preferred play style? Would this deter you from playing the game?  Let us know in the comments below!

Chris Hinton
Accountant by day, video games enthusiast by night.  Somewhere in between all of that, I'm a husband, dad, and generally a giant man-child, too.  If a game is all about action, there's a safe bet I'm playing it.  I started laying waste to virtual worlds as a youngin' on the ol' Atari and haven't stopped since.


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