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Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey Boxart
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Super Mario
Release date JP October 27, 2017
NA October 27, 2017
EU October 27, 2017
AU October 27, 2017
HK October 27, 2017
Genre(s) Platformer, Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single Player
Multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: Everyone 10+
Pegi: 7+
CERO: Twelve years and older
ACB: Parental guidance (PG)
USK: All ages
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Previous game Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario Odyssey (スーパーマリオオデッセイ, Super Mario Odyssey) is a platforming game for the Nintendo Switch, it is the eighteenth title in the Super Mario series, the seventh original 3D Mario game and the eighth 3D Mario title overall. It was released internationally on October 27, 2017.

The game won the Game of the Year award at the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards (where it also won the other categories it was nominated for, except for Control Precision, which was won by Cuphead) and was also nominated for the Game of the Year award at the Game Awards 2017 and lost to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, despite that, it won Best Family Game at the aforementioned ceremony.

Development

Development for Super Mario Odyssey began right after Super Mario 3D World was released in late 2013. Miyamoto wanted the game to contain the more sandbox-styled gameplay, as in Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario 64 DS. The developers also had several ideas for the game, and the capture ability was one of them.

As of the kingdoms, each location was based on real-world locations, like the Sand Kingdom, which contain elements from Kenta Motokura's experiences during a trip to Mexico, and the Luncheon Kingdom's food aesthetics was inspired by Italy and other European countries.

Gameplay

Super Mario Odyssey has gameplay similar to previous 3D Mario games, specifically Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario 64 DS.

The game is structured in an open-world setting, similar to that found in Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario 64 DS. Mario uses a ship named the Odyssey, a hat-shaped flying vehicle to fly to the game's many kingdoms. He retains many of his moves from the 3D games, such as the Long Jump, Roll, Ground Pound, Ground Pound Jump, Double Jump, Triple Jump, and the returning Dive.

Mario additionally has some new techniques, including one where he can throw his hat and use it as a platform. The hat can also be used to take control of enemies, which plays a very important role in the game.

Unlike previous open-world Mario games, Mario only has three sections of health, similar to Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Mario also doesn't have any lives from this game. Instead, he will lose 10 coins upon dying.

Cappy can also be controlled by a second player in co-op mode, similar to the co-op from Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Capture mechanic

The Capture mechanic is a new mechanic introduced in Super Mario Odyssey. By throwing his hat at certain enemies with NS Y Button, Mario can take control of them. This mechanic is used throughout the game and is an integral part of it, replacing the traditional power-up system in prior games.

Characters

Playable

Supporting

Non-playable characters

Enemies

New enemies

Returning enemies

Bosses

Broodals

Boss name Topper Harriet Spewart Rango
Image Topper Artwork SMO Hariet Artwork Spewart Artwork Rango Artwork
Location Cap Kingdom
Bowser's Kingdom
Dark Side
Sand Kingdom
Bowser's Kingdom
Dark Side
Wooded Kingdom
Luncheon Kingdom
Dark Side
Lake Kingdom
Snow Kingdom
Dark Side

Kingdom Bosses

Boss name Madame Broode Knucklotec Torkdrift Mecha Wiggler Mollusque-Lanceur Cookatiel Ruined Dragon RoboBrood Bowser
Image Madame Broode Artwork SMO Knucklotec Artwork SMO Torkdrift Artwork Mechawiggler Artwork SMO Mollosque-Lanceur Cookatiel Artwork SMO Lord of Lightning Artwork SMO Robobrood Artwork SMO Bowser Super Mario Odyssey Artwork
Location Cascade Kingdom
Moon Kingdom
Sand Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom
Wooded Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom
Metro Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom
Seaside Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom
Luncheon Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom
Ruined Kingdom
Mushroom Kingdom
Bowser's Kingdom
Dark Side

Cloud Kingdom
Moon Kingdom

Darker Side (Playing as Bowser)

Locations

Wedding's Items

Some of the kingdom will have a wedding item, which the Broodals are looking for in each kingdom.

Hats & Outfits

Various hats and outfits can be bought at Crazy Cap stores for Mario to wear throughout Super Mario Odyssey. Each store has a unique outfit for Mario to buy.

Hats

Outfits

amiibo

Super Mario Odyssey is confirmed to be compatible with amiibo. It has three unique amiibo of Mario, Peach, and Bowser in wedding attire. These three amiibo, as well as previously released amiibo, will give Mario unique costumes.

When tapped, the Wedding Mario amiibo will give Mario temporary invincibility, the Wedding Peach amiibo will give Mario a Life-Up Heart, and the Wedding Bowser amiibo will reveal regional coin locations.

After talking to Uncle amiibo, tapping any amiibo or amiibo card will reveal the location of a Power Moon.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Super Mario Odyssey is the first Mario platformer of several things:
    • The first Mario platformer since Super Mario 64 DS (Super Mario Sunshine if not counting remakes) to contain sandbox-styled levels, as well as no power-ups, as the power-up system has been replaced with the new capture mechanic.
    • The first Mario platformer to receive a 7+ rating by PEGI and an Everyone +10 by ESRB.
    • The first Mario platformer not to feature Bob-ombs or Boos as enemies, since their debuts.
    • The first Mario platformer not to feature any lives as well as 1-Up Mushrooms and Game Overs. It is also the first Mario platformer to not feature any type of mushroom.