This weekend, me and my girlfriend finished Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch she got me for Christmas.
Well, finished is not quite accurate, as there’s a huge amount of extra content and collectables available once you finish the game. Along with all the collectables we did not find from earlier in the game, this will take us a looong time to actually finish completely.
I do however feel like I have experienced enough of the game to share my opinions on it here, while also giving it a glowing recommendation.
This game is just pure light-hearted fun, and a wonderful celebration of the Mario brand and legacy.
It is jam-packed with references and easter-eggs.
Some of our favorite parts were going into traditional 2D-levels in the geometry of the 3D world. You can see a Mario-stage on the side of a building, then go two-dimensional and enter the stage, seeing yourself as a moving piece of pixel-art on the wall.
The game is also super cute!
You main ability in this game is to take over control of enemies, making them sport Mario’s iconic red M-hat and his mustache to indicate that their brain is being hijacked by an Italian plumber.
Seeing a behatted moustached little mushroom bouncing around at your command is incredible adorable.
If you have ever liked Mario, and have not played Odyssey yet, get yourself a Switch.
It is so worth it!