Wii U feels like the forgotten generation of that era. The popularity of this console is not as explosive as its predecessor, and fans have overlooked several great games that come and go. With the success of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo re-released the Wii U game on its current machine.
Missed players “Pikmin 3” Have the opportunity to check out the deluxe version again.Criminally underestimated “Wonderful 101” The system has also been remade. On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of “Super Mario Bros.”, Nintendo launched “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury”. This is an enhanced version with great advantages.
The core game is the magic between the excellent “Super Mario Galaxy 2” and the clever “Super Mario Odyssey”. This title allows Mario to roam in three dimensions, but has a camera angle and almost no swing space. When the player travels through eight worlds to try to rescue Sprixie Princesses from Bowser’s clutch, it basically remains fixed.
This is an iteration of the franchise between the traditional series of 2D games and the forward-looking 3D adventure. Unexpectedly, this is a game that is the closest to the “Super Mario Bros. 3” model. Nintendo’s mascot grabbed a few run-ups and told him to slide on the ice, throw boomerangs and climb like a cat. Pass the level.
This title carries the design spirit of the NES era and brings it into the 3D environment. Each timing level has a unique starting and ending point, because players will jump over obstacles and discover secrets such as green stars and collectible stamps, which they can add to the screenshots in photo mode. Green stars are important because they can unlock certain stages. If this is not enough, the “3D World” even has warped areas that allow players to skip levels, although this means that they won’t save all the Sprixie Princesses, which is reflected in the end.
Despite the rich content, the camera for hybrid 3D games does more harm than good. The fixed angle makes jumping and avoiding heavy enemies. After the camera is fixed, it is difficult to judge the distance from the platform, and it is also difficult to step on the enemy. In cramped spaces, it is especially frustrating.
Having said that, the “3D World” does use fixed cameras in a smart way. On one level, it goes above and creates a view similar to “Zelda”, which can help Mario light the brazier and find his way out in the scene. In other stages, Nintendo will use shadows and reflections to hide objects and secret passages.
In addition, the updated feature also has online and offline multiplayer game modes, when four players try to break through a level without interfering with each other, they will become chaotic. One of the more interesting aspects of “3D World” is that players can also choose from four characters-Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad. Each character has its own characteristics: Luigi jumps higher. When jumping, the peaches will float more. Toad is the fastest, but may not jump the highest, while Mario is the average of all things.
“3D world” also has seeds that later become “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.” His side level allows the player to control the hero as he collects the green star. He does not have a jump button and can only sprint across stages, but his limitations have created some more creative parts of the campaign. His puzzle-like stage is happily completed.
The other part of Mario’s dual function is “Bowser’s Fury”, which is another experimental curiosity. It is expressed in the language of “3D World”. Players will recognize the same props and characters, such as the sailing dinosaur Plessie, but the biggest difference lies in the openness of short battles.
Mario is on an archipelago in Lapcat Lake. He must help Bowser Jr., and his father becomes a huge angry monster.The player must use the power of Giga Bells to transform the bearded hero into a huge cat with glowing fur, reminiscent of “Dragon Ball Z” Goku. Then, he fought Bowser in a Godzilla-style brawl until the boss was knocked down for a short time.
During the whole movement, players must collect Cat Shins to eliminate the dirt on the lighthouse and water of Lapcat Lake. Players are free to explore any islands they can reach, and each location has its own set of tasks. Some are unique, such as fighting Koopa kids on a small stage, while others are repetitive tasks, such as collecting blue coins, but set in different spaces.
The notable part about “Bowser’s Fury” is how it lays the foundation for the open world Mario game. Players have their own islands to travel and explore instead of levels. Boot storage and can be accessed almost anytime. Players don’t have to worry about lives, but they must worry about the number of coins they will drop every time they die.
Taken together, the “Super Mario Bros.” fascinated by the future. series.It’s almost like “Mario” “The Legend of Zelda: Windrunner” Plessie is a ship that transports heroes to various places.
As players collect more cat lights and explore Lapcat Lake, they will open up more islands. At the same time, they have to deal with an angry Bowser, who will attack Mario regularly. The goal of this campaign is to capture as much of the cat’s light as possible and release the power of Giga Bells, so that Mario can finally clear out the bad jujube that infests Bowju.
One problem facing “Bowser’s Fury” is that it really pushes Nintendo Switch to the limit. In mobile mode, the game docking effect is obviously poor. Players will experience slowdowns and other hits in any way, but this makes this part of the package feel like a larger draft.
In any case, this is a worthwhile experience for Mario fans or those who are interested in open world game types. “Bowser’s Fury” presents a persuasive case that franchisees should explore this genre because it provides new opportunities for gaming. Just like “3D World”, “Bowser’s Fury” pushes franchising into a promising new field and direction.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
3½ stars, up to 4 stars
platform: Nintendo Switch