Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury has arrived on Nintendo Switch, bringing tweaks to the Wii U original game, plus a brand-new adventure in the form of Bowser’s Fury! Before you embark on your journey to save the Sprixie Kingdom, though, you may be wondering just how many hours you’ll have to invest into the game. No worries: Here’s our answer to just how much time you’ll be spending on Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury!
How long does it take to beat Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury?
It will take you an average of approximately 7.5 hours to finish Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. That means beating all 12 worlds of Super Mario 3D World and the relatively short Bowser’s Fury mode. However, you can beat it in about 5 hours if you rush it, or even as many as 13.5 hours if you take your time. You might have loftier goals than just finishing the main campaign; if so, it’ll take a bit longer to finish up the whole game.
If you also want to beat the optional post-game worlds, World Star, World Mushroom, World Flower, and World Crown, it’ll take you around 13.5 hours. If you rush it, you can achieve that goal in 9.5 hours and in 20 hours if you take your time.
If you want to 100% complete Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, you’re looking at about 23.5 hours of playtime. This means beating all 12 worlds in Super Mario 3D World, collecting all Green Stars, collecting all stamps, reaching the top of each level’s flag with every character, beating Bowser’s Fury, and collecting all 100 Cat Shines. You can rush it in about 15 hours, and if you want to take your time, in about 35 hours.
Curious how we came up with those estimates? That’s all thanks to How Long to Beat! They polled hundreds of gamers and asked them how long it took for them to complete Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury based on their individual play styles. Then they averaged up all the times they gave.
Here’s a table that’s (possibly) easier to understand, showing estimated completion times for finishing the main campaign, doing the bonus post-game worlds, and 100%-ing the game — plus what you’ll need to do for all three.
|Goal||How to Complete||Average Time||Rushed Time||Take Your Time|
|Finish the Game||Beat the first eight worlds in Super Mario 3D World, plus complete Bowser's Fury.||7.5 Hours||5 Hours||13.5 Hours|
|Finish the Game and Post-Game Worlds||Beat the first eight worlds in Super Mario 3D World and the optional four post-game worlds, plus complete Bowser's Fury.||13.5 Hours||9.5 Hours||20 Hours|
|100% Complete the Game||Beat all 12 worlds in Super Mario 3D World, collect all Green Stars, collect all stamps, reach the top of each level's flag pole with every character, beat Bowser's Fury, and collect all 100 Cat Shines.||23.5 Hours||15 Hours||35 Hours|
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