Mario’s world has always been a place full of wonder and wonder. My Super Mario Bros. surprise This tradition will not only continue but take it to new heights. Super Mario Bros. Wonder combines the classic 2D platforming action that made the series famous with tons of new mechanics and characters that breathe new life into the franchise. In this review, we’ll delve deeper into Flower Kingdom to see what makes this latest adventure so special.
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From Toads to Mopsie: A stage full of colorful characters
Super Mario Bros. Wonder allows for a wide range of gaming experiences, enriching the selection of playable characters with a total of twelve figures. In addition to classic characters like Mario, Luigi and Toads, they are now joined by Peach, Daisy and Toadette. Also, the game spotlights Yoshi and Mopsie in different color variations. Of particular note is the unique unstoppability of Yoshi and Mopsie, making them an attractive option for new or younger players to tackle the challenges of a platform game. While Mopsie has the ability to turn power-ups into coins, he and Yoshi are still excluded from the game’s power-ups, which presents an interesting trade-off for players.
New mechanics are blooming: badges and miraculous flowers
Super Mario Bros. Wonder brings many new features and mechanics that refresh the traditional Mario gameplay. A highlight is the new badge system, which allows players to collect badges that grant different benefits. Some badges can increase jumping power or generate extra coins, while others provide protection like lava or poison. The badge system allows for some customization and greatly increases replayability.
The miracle flower is another notable innovation. They are hidden in almost every level and, when found and touched, transport the player to an alternate dimension. In these alternate dimensions, the rules of the Mario universe have been completely rewritten. For example, superstars can rain down from the sky or the player can transform into a giant slime creature. These elements of surprise add a humorous and unexpected twist to the gameplay that enriches the gaming experience and often provides entertainment.
A Royal Adventure: Humor and Heart in the Flower Kingdom
The world of Super Mario Bros. Wonder opens the door to the magical flower kingdom where Prince Florian rules. However, the peaceful harmony of the kingdom is disrupted when Bowser steals a Miracle Flower and fuses it with Prince Florian’s castle to create a floating mecha fortress of destruction. Mario and his team take on the challenge of collecting royal seeds to restore order to the Flower Kingdom. The story is told in a humorous and charming way, with funny cutscenes that motivate players to continue.
The game’s six main worlds are differently themed and offer a wide range of environments. From traditional Mario environments like haunted houses and underwater stages to re-imagined pirate ships and other unique settings, each world offers a new perspective and new challenges. Carefully crafted levels and creative enemy designs add visual and gameplay variety that make Super Mario Bros. an unforgettable adventure.
Intoxicating aesthetics: a feast for the eyes and ears
Super Mario Bros. Wonder transports players into a visually stunning world, supported by impressive graphics and engaging sound design. The game’s graphics are vibrant and detailed, with colorful and creative art styles bringing every scene to life. The character designs have been reworked and the animations, both of the main characters and enemies, are fluid and expressive, making the world and players more alive. In particular, the many small details in the animation are appreciated, making Super Mario Bros. the most expressive Mario game to date, whether in 2D or 3D.
Acoustically, the gaming experience is enriched by an excellent soundscape. The musical background is memorable and perfectly fits the happy and adventurous spirit of the game. The signature Mario sound effects are clear and satisfying, whether it’s the clinking of coins or smashing blocks. A notable innovation in Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the new voice of Mario and Luigi, voiced by Kevin Afghani, who replaced Charles Martinet. Despite the changes, Afghani’s voice fits well with the characters, providing a new aural perspective that players can quickly get used to.
Technically in green: smooth and error-free on the switch
Super Mario Bros. Wonder is not only a visually and audibly impressive game, but also technically challenging. Performance on Nintendo Switch is smooth, consistent frame rates and fast loading times make for an enjoyable gaming experience. The developers have obviously put a lot of work into optimizing the game to ensure that the game runs well on the Switch’s hardware.
The controls are precise and responsive, which is crucial for a platform game. Players will find that the controls are intuitive and require little training, meaning both seasoned Mario veterans and newcomers to the series can get up to speed quickly.
The game also offers local and online multiplayer, which runs smoothly and allows players to adventure together with friends or players from around the world. The connection is reliable and the interaction in multiplayer makes for seamless, cooperative gameplay.
Fun together: Co-op fun locally and online
Super Mario Bros. Multiplayer in Wonder allows local co-op play for up to four players on one console, as well as online interaction with friends and other players. In the local co-op mode, players can choose from different characters and navigate together, with defeated players having the chance to be revived by their fellow players. Online, the game offers unique real-time representations of other players as “shadows” on maps and courses, allowing items and greetings to be shared through an emote system. A special online mechanism is the Standee, a cardboard-like figure that can revive the player or other online players. Additionally, players can create online rooms to gather with friends and play courses together or take part in events like sprints. These multiplayer options greatly expand gameplay, enabling a dynamic and collaborative gaming experience that can be enjoyed both in local co-op and online.
Blooming Enthusiasm: A triumph of the Mario series
Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a winning evolution of the famous series, striking a delicate balance between preserving beloved classic Mario gameplay while introducing new, exciting mechanics and features. Visually appealing graphics, enhanced soundtracks, vibrant animations, and fresh voice acting help create a rich and inviting game world that will delight both longtime fans and newcomers alike.
The diverse selection of characters, combined with innovative gameplay elements such as the badge system and magical flowers, ensure a diverse and rewarding gaming experience. The captivating story that travels through the realm of magical flowers provides an inspiring backdrop for the adventurous challenges that await players.
Technically speaking, the game is solid, smooth performance and precise controls make for an enjoyable gaming experience. The ability to experience adventures in multiplayer mode with friends or strangers around the world is an added bonus that increases the replay value of the game.
Overall, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is an outstanding game that honors the Mario tradition and introduces exciting new elements that keep the franchise fresh and relevant. This is an absolute must for any Mario and platform game lover and a valuable addition to any Nintendo Switch collection.