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Super Mario Odyssey What I’ve Wanted for Years

Mario Galaxy, Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D World…all fantastic Super Mario titles on console, but not what I wanted after Mario Sunshine. I wanted full, 3D Mario, with explorable worlds and more. We are getting it, and we are getting a lot of it. Based on what we’ve seen from the Nintendo Treehouse Live Let’s Play, every Nintendo and Mario fan is in for a real treat, and potentially the best console Mario game to ever be released.

Super Mario Odyssey has numerous environments to explore, tons of puzzle to solve, hundreds of unique coins to collect – 100 per world it appears – and things to purchase with said coins. And we have collectible moons, which in my opinion takes miniaturized levels – like what we saw in Super Mario 3D World – and turned them into levels-within-the-world to earn a Moon. I think it’s fantastic, as it combines a new 3DS ‘open world’ Mario experience with the much loved 3D, level based games we’ve been accustomed to lately.

I knew Super Mario Odyssey would be good, but I don’t think I expected what we saw today. Earlier this year, I felt that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be Game of the Year, but I’m beginning to rethink that opinion. Since Nintendo fans have been starved of this type of 3D Mario title, I think it has a bigger impact than Breath of the Wild, despite that franchise moving in a new (and frankly, better) direction.

Super Mario Odyssey will definitely sell systems this October, if it isn’t already selling systems now. With a new game play format, new characters to interact with, and completely new game play elements never before seen in the franchise, I know that Super Mario odyssey will be one of Nintendo’s better games this year, and the most popular on the show floor this week.


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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