Game Review: Super Mario Odyssey
By Jaime L. a.k.a. Jace the Game Reviewer
While it was released back in 2017, I like Super Mario Odyssey by Nintendo, so here we are.
You are Mario, and quick spoiler–your hat has just been ripped to shreds. You discover Cappy, a ghost that turns into a living hat that can capture items. You take control of what you capture, and you must use this power to find power moons to travel to new areas. Similarly to previous Mario video games, Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach and your mission is to save her.
Firstly, I love the controls in this game. Since Super Mario Odyssey is only available on Nintendo Switch, these are the main controls for the Nintendo Switch console.
● LS to move
● Y/X to throw Cappy
● A/B to jump
● RS for camera
● ZR to crouch/ground pound.
In my opinion, online multiplayer is better than local multiplayer. In local multiplayer mode, one player is Mario, and pretty much is allowed to do all the fun gameplay, while the other player is Cappy, and just has to do what Mario says. On the other hand, online multiplayer is awesome! You can beat other players’ times and scores in challenges, and even play hide-and-seek!
In order to fully complete Super Mario Odyssey, you need to get all the power moons. There is a total of 999 of them, by the way. You also have to collect all the regional coins for one kingdom, all the costumes to make Mario snazzier, and all the merchandise to decorate your ship. Beware, this game is very hard to finish completely, but the main story is easy. Basically, there is an ending for every skill level.
I think it is very fun to replay–I love to speedrun it! Gift giving season is right around the corner. Check out Super Mario Odyssey, my top time is about 6 hours for the main story, try to beat it!