One of the biggest “Wow, this game might be perfect” moments in Super Mario Odyssey for me was Mario’s trip from the Cap Kingdom to the Cascade Kingdom. The transition from a gloomy and damaged moonlit tower all the way to a lush T-rex stomping ground made the impact of the kind of variety the game would showcase apparent early on, and things just didn’t stop after that.


While I’m still puzzled by how an electrical line stretched all the way from Bonneton to Fossil Falls, it didn’t matter once Mario face-planted in and started taking in the sights and sounds of a striking space like this. The developers note that capturing electricity made for a nice way to convey motion in particular, though the real prize here are the wide-eyed expressions Mario’s making.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.