Last year’s great new Mario and Zelda games reinvigorated two series that seem to have finally found nostalgia for parts of their past they neglected. Super Mario Odyssey, especially, offered a tribute to Super Mario 64 that’s been overdue.
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The core innovation of Super Mario Odyssey is Mario's companion, Cappy. Cappy is a hat that can magically possess everything from non-living objects to living characters. Toss Cappy at an enemy, and the enemy will sprout a Mario moustache and a signature red hat. Mario gains full control over the creature's movements and abilities.
Super Mario Odyssey's latest patch added a highly exploitable balloon hunting mini-game to Mario's to-do list, but it might have brought secrets as well. Dataminers searching through the new patch have found a handful of hidden images that appear to showcase the location of extra Power Moons.
Super Mario Odyssey speedrunners often use glitches to grab tricky power moons or skip through major portions of the game. A new patch implemented alongside the new Luigi's Balloon World mode last week blocked some of those crucial tricks, slowing any runner who upgraded their game. Now, the community is trying to figure out what to allow in their runs and how to keep their leaderboards fair.
At yesterday's DICE Awards, Nintendo cleaned up. The Kyoto-based game company didn't send their development teams to the ceremony. Instead, it was up to one man to collect all the trophies. His name is Nintendo Guy.
Luigi is finally in Super Mario Odyssey as part of the game's new Balloon World update which went live this week. What strange wind brought him and his balloons to New Donk City is anybody's guess, but while he's around he has some thoughts to share about Mario's clothes.
Over on The Models Resource, some folks have uploaded the raw files used to build Mario's outfits in Odyssey. His "Boxers" costume is particularly interesting.
Sometimes when you're playing Super Mario Odyssey you'll find a coin in a weird, hard to reach area and think, "how they hell did they think to put this here?" Yoshiyaku Koizumi, one of the producers on the game, recently explained the design process behind these hidden caches of coins.
We reported earlier that Nintendo is doing well. No kidding. The Switch is on fire. The company posted a bunch of sales numbers overnight, and we at Kotaku HQ have been discussing which is the most stunning. Let's just say that we're not all in agreement. Which is your pick? (Please say it's the Splatoon one.)
On Christmas, like many people all around the world, I spent some quality time with my siblings hunched around a video game. During a standard run through one of Super Mario 3D World’s many colourful levels, my sister asked if it was weird for Mario to be running around and attacking a bunch of cute creatures minding their own business.
This is what love is.
Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Except for that one time my 5-year-old son made me farm 9999 coins in Super Mario Odyssey so he could get the stupid Skeleton outfit. Nah mate. I'll definitely be keeping a record of that wrong.