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Super Mario Bros. Wonder: Modernizing a Beloved Gem

The Flower Kingdom sets the scene for the latest Super Mario Bros iteration, and Nintendo have given themselves a blank canvas by shifting locations for the latest 2D platformer. You’ll be delighted to hear Wonder includes all the usual running, jumping, and coin collecting Mario fans will be all too familiar with.

But the world also includes a host of new and quirky additions that are sure to impress fans of the genre. For example, there’s a brand new elephant suit for Mario, a new ‘Bubble Flower’ power up and a bunch of new and old characters (Yes Yoshi is back!).

Characters available include Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, and Toad, you can harness the power of Elephant Mario, allowing you to utilize your trunk as a unique and unexpected Power-Up to defeat your foes!

Nintendo has effectively transformed its side-scrolling adventure game for a fresh era, while retaining the allure and joviality that transformed the franchise into a beloved classic.

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder

The best 2D Platformer you will play this year.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Step into a world of wonder in Super Mario Bros. Wonder for Nintendo Switch!
8Expert Score
Awesome Classic reinvented!

Classic Mario side-scrolling gameplay is turned on its head with the addition of Wonder Flowers! Game-changing!

Positives
  • Classic 2D Platformer
  • Beautiful Gameplay
  • Family Friendly Co-op
Negatives
  • Relatively expensive
  • Similar to SMario 3D World
  • Can be challenging

Join forces with up to three pals for local co-op with a single Nintendo Switch console to collectively enjoy the game as you work together to conquer courses and assist one another in reaching the ultimate goal.

Our kids (Aged 7 and 10) have loved playing this game, making it a family favourite, though not particularly more than Super Mario 3D World – Bowsers Fury (which we already own). So if you already have that game, and have completed it and want more, then this game is definitely for you.

However if you still haven’t finished Super Mario 3D World and still enjoy playing it, I’m not sure how much more of an experience you will get out of this game just because it is now a 2D Platform. If you don’t have an unlimited budget or an already wide collection of Mario Games, you might instead be better off looking at a different style game such as Mario Tennis Aces on Switch, or Mario Party Superstars which are also lots of fun.

The game was released on the 20th October 2023 and is now available on Nintendo Switch on Amazon UK here and Digital Download via the Nintendo Switch Online store. Happy Jumping!

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Gameplay

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