How to Play Local Co-op & Versus Multiplayer in Mario Strikers Battle League

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Like most other Nintendo first-party games, Mario Strikers: Battle League is another title that seems perfectly suited for local play when you have friends and family over. The game allows you to work together to score goals, or compete against each other to see who can come out on top. Here’s how to play local co-op or versus multiplayer in Mario Strikers: Battle League.

Playing Local Co-op and Versus in Mario Strikers Battle League

There are a couple different modes you can check out when you want to start local play in Mario Strikers: Battle League, Quick Battle and Cup Battles. Here’s how Quick Battle works and how you can start it:

  1. From the menu, choose the Quick Battle option.

  2. Choose whether you want to play on a single console or via local wireless.

    Playing on a single console allows up to eight players to enter a match together, provided you have enough Joy-Cons and controllers. The local wireless option, on the other hand, only allows for two players per console, so choose according to how many Switches and players you have with you.

  3. Once you’ve made your selection, make sure everyone’s controllers are connected, then begin the match.

It’s also possible to engage in local play in the Cup Battles mode. Simply choose the Cup Battles option on the menu and connect your Joy-Cons, and you’re good to go once everyone has selected their characters.

However, you can only have up to four players on a single console when playing in this mode.

That’s all you need to know about how to play local co-op and versus in Mario Strikers: Battle League. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game, including our official review.

About the author

Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.