SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY

THE STAGES LOOK LIKE COLOUR­FUL BACK­GROUNDS WITH NO BOUND­ARIES IN SIGHT

Australian T3 - - NINTENDO SWITCH -

Super Mario Odyssey is the next ad­ven­ture for ev­ery­one’s favourite plumber – only this time, Mario is leav­ing the Mush­room King­dom be­hind for the real world (and plenty of others). There’s also Bowser, dressed to the nines like a pimp. And oh yeah, Mario’s hat now has eyes on it. Yup, Mario’s next 3D ad­ven­ture, due on the Switch in late 2017, sure looks dif­fer­ent.

Like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sun­shine, Super Mario Odyssey is giv­ing play­ers a va­ri­ety of sand­box worlds to ex­plore. Be­yond that, it’s mostly what you’d ex­pect: Mario hop­ping and bop­ping through colour­ful en­vi­ron­ments, “yippee”-ing and “wa­hoo”-ing along the way.

Tak­ing in the sights and sounds of a fresh Mario plat­former is al­ways ex­cit­ing, but Super Mario Odyssey looks truly out there (in the best way pos­si­ble). The sprawl­ing stages look like colour­ful play­grounds with no bound­aries in sight, and the ad­di­tional mo­bil­ity op­tions pro­vided by Mario’s cap - like throw­ing and jump­ing on it as a makeshift plat­form - should ex­pand your ex­plo­ration ca­pa­bil­i­ties even fur­ther. Plus, you’ve got Bowser dressed up like a ma­gi­cian ca­vort­ing around a NYC-es­que me­trop­o­lis called New Donk City. What’s not to like?

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