The next evolution of the Mario franchise is coming soon in the form of Super Mario Bros Wonder, a new twist on the 2D side-scrolling format that we know and love.
The title draws its inspiration from the addition of a new item called “Wonder Flowers”, which can change a level’s mechanics, or transform the player into a different and surprising shape. So far, we’ve seen a variety of ways the game intends to challenge the player, from the obstacle courses becoming overwhelmed with bull-like creatures to the pipes turning into moving and wriggling worms. It looks completely and utterly chaotic, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the newest Mario instalment.
Oh, and remember when the internet lost it over “Elephant Mario“? Yeah, out of the three Mario games that were teased during the June Nintendo Direct, this is the game where you’ll be able to transform into a Goomba-kicking elephant plumber. During the Wonder-centric Direct from last month, we also got a glimpse at the Bubble and Drill powerups, along with badges that’ll give you unique abilities.
But the best part is that you also get to play as your favourite side characters, from Luigi to Princess Peach and even Daisy, as well as partake in some co-op action with friends. Also, Bowser is now a living castle? Sure, why not?
Kotaku Australia recently got to play a bit of Wonder during PAX Aus 2023, and we were impressed with how it felt:
The jumping still feels extremely precise. The movement feels natural, and each character’s momentum felt balanced in that specific way that lets you barrel through levels at a reckless rate of knots.
With the game set to release on October 20, there’s still plenty of time for you to preorder your copy of Super Mario Bros Wonder for cheap.
This article has been updated since its original publication.
Where to preorder Super Mario Bros Wonder for cheap in Australia?
From the looks of it, pricing is pretty competitive amongst all Australian retailers.
The cheapest price you can find a copy of Super Mario Bros Wonder is with The Gamesmen for $68, which is then followed by Amazon Australia, Big W, Gorilla Gaming, JB Hi-Fi and Might Ape all offering $69. However, if you want the most bang for your buck, you’re better off grabbing a copy via Amazon, since you’ll score free standard delivery with your order.
- The Gamesmen: $68
- Amazon Australia: $69 + free shipping
- Big W: $69
- Gorilla Gaming: $69
- JB Hi-Fi: $69
- Mighty Ape: $69
- EB Games: $79.95
- Nintendo eShop: $79.95
Super Mario Bros Wonder will be available in Australia on October 20 and is exclusive to Nintendo Switch.
Image: Nintendo/Kotaku Australia
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