Finally, a review on a Super Mario game! That’s what you’re thinking, right? Whether you are or not, you should be excited. This is the EIGHTEENTH game in the Super Mario series. I haven’t quite played them all, but out of the ones I have played, this is my second favorite, and my fourth all-time favorite videogame. That’s saying a lot.
This Super Mario game is a 3D platformer released in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch. In most cases, 3D platformers have a playable hub world, where you walk into a door, for example, to choose which “world” to go to next. In this game, there’s an Odyssey ship instead!
In this game, the different worlds are called Kingdoms. You have the Cascade Kingdom, the Sand Kingdom, the Lake Kingdom, the Wooded Kingdom, etc. In each Kingdom, you are to find and collect the “power moons”. They are the equivalent of the stars in the other Super Mario games. You must find enough power moons to power the Odyssey ship to fly you to the next Kingdom. Your overall goal, just like any other Super Mario game pretty much, is to finally make it to Bowser, defeat him, and save Princess Peach.
What makes this game unique to the other 3D Mario games, is that Mario has a companion named Cappy. Cappy is Mario’s hat. Mario can throw Cappy at certain objects and enemies which ultimately allows Mario to completely take control of that object/enemy. Mario can then use this to his advantage to help him get to a power moon, or whatever his goal is at that time.
Oh, and Mario can change into different outfits in this game too. How cool is that?!