However, I wonder if the lack of stability with Nintendo’s online net code is the main reason for the four-player limitation. Issues with latency and connection hiccups were far too frequent, resulting in frustration all around. This is not a new problem for Nintendo, sadly.
Thankfully, the game is playable locally. This is where the festivities truly shine. As much as Nintendo does poorly with online gaming, they continually nail local multiplayer. My wife and I enjoyed our time with local multiplayer, even if two opponents were AI computer players. The only thing preventing us from playing more is that I am terrible at this game.