Th e one hat got away
Meet Mazza’s fab flying spacecraft
The Odyssey must be one of the most curious vehicles Nintendo has ever crafted. Equal parts giant mechanical top hat, hot air balloon, and campy 1950s spaceship, Cappy’s fantastical flying contraption allows Mario to hop around the galaxy in no time at all. Well, provided you keep it constantly fed with Power Moons.
Upon reaching a new kingdom, a small globe on the Odyssey’s deck lights up, telling you how many more of the moustached hero’s crescent-shaped collectables you need in order to travel to the next destination. Somehow, the craft harnesses the energy of Power Moons, and the more you pump into the Odyssey, the more the sails on the roof repair themselves. Throw enough into the hat-shaped vessel, and you’ll eventually make it all the way to Bowser’s Kingdom, where you need to stop the demented dino’s forced wedding to Peach.
In a cute touch, the Odyssey is also highly customisable. By collecting and spending purple coins in each kingdom, you unlock a variety of stickers, toys, and trinkets to adorn the spaceship’s roomy lounge with. You could celebrate your trip to the Cascade Kingdom by splurging on a T-rex statue, or commemorate that time Mario restored power to New Donk City with some skyscraper stickers for the wall. And you can alter the look of more than the spaceship’s interior. The Odyssey’s lounge even has a wardrobe so Mario can quickly change in and out of all the different costumes he collects during his quest.