As you'll already know if you've read our review, we really liked Super Mario Party. It's a fun return to form that not only packs in loads of new mini-games but also offers fresh new ways to play, including a mode which uses two Switch consoles at once.

However, one element of the package which isn't all that impressive is the online mode. In the video above, our resident video host Alex runs through the reasons why Super Mario Party's online functionality is, well, a bit naff.

It's not the end of the world, of course - Mario Party is a series which really benefits from local rather than online multiplayer, because mocking someone until your throat is sore is much more fun when they're in the same room as you.

However, when you consider how close this game has launched to the high-profile arrival of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, you'd think the company would have made more of an effort in this area.

Have a watch and then let us know your thoughts below.