Super Mario Bros Wonder: Characters, Power-ups, Perks, Rewards, Price And More
Once again, Nintendo revealed in one of those famous Nintendo Direct that fans like various very interesting video games, including Super Mario Bros Wonder for Nintendo Switch. This represents the classic return to the side-scrolling system that saw the birth of Nintendo’s mascot, a change in relation to what Super Mario Odyssey offered. The question is, what do we know so far about the expected game of our moustachioed hero in the red cap? Well, we are going to break it all down little by little in this text. So far, the only official trailer for the game remains the one seen during the Nintendo Direct that took place last month.
On the other hand, Super Mario Bros. Wonder has had a dedicated page on the Nintendo website since the announcement took place, it is the one that can be seen in the following image and also has various information about it in the form of functionalities, a number of possible players, a handful of official images of the game, etc. You can access it from the following link.
It is worth mentioning that since August 2022 the possibility of a new 2D Mario video game was already being rumored for 2023. So the information from the popular leaker Zippo was correct. He even got several details right: Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad would be playable characters, it wouldn’t be part of the “New” series started on the Nintendo DS, and it would have a new art style.
Release date, price, download size and reservations
Nintendo, they have set the release date of Super Mario Bros Wonder for this year, specifically, for October 20. Likewise, it is more than confirmed as usual in video games produced by the Kyoto-based company, which will have both a digital and a physical version, although sadly and for the moment, without much hope that this will change, there will not be any type of collector’s edition, special Nintendo Switch or peripheral to celebrate this launch.
As for the official sale price, the one set by Nintendo is €59.99, the standard for its new releases, at least in digital format. Likewise, for those of you who choose to buy it in this format, you will be interested to know that its download size is 4.5 GB. On the other hand, in physical format and as is the norm, the price usually varies depending on the retailer chosen for your reservation, from €59.99 full price in the Nintendo Store or GAME, to €46.99 in Carrefour or Mediamarkt, as we told you several days ago in this news item. So one can easily save almost €15 if the user buys a little, which is no small feat.
Story of Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Although it would be daring to risk talking about the story that serves as the engine for this Super Mario Bros Wonder, since there is still no official information about it , the almost three-minute trailer sheds some information about it. The first interesting piece of information is that, unlike in other adventures, this time Mario will not be alone in his titanic task of rescuing the Mushroom Kingdom , as several acquaintances from the franchise will be there with our hero.
Also, at minute 1:37 you can see a huge ship with Bowser’s face flying over the skies, so it is to be expected that the King of the Koopa will be the villain again this time (something that surely will not surprise anyone). Finally, it seems that Mario does not get stars at the end of the phases, but instead receives a kind of bluish fruit (possibly those named Wonder Seeds), similar to the flower that stars in the official art . What value will they have in his adventure? We suppose they will serve to access new areas, but we will have to wait.
What will the gameplay be like?
Super Mario Bros Wonder is a side-scrolling Mario game in the old-school sense , so expect a lot of jumping left-to-right movement through a series of differentiated phases that will put your platforming skills to the test. In addition, thanks to the trailer we know that there will be a kind of overworld from which to move our character to enter those levels (something also already well known in the series), as well as, presumably, to carry out some other secondary activity.
On the other hand, one of the most curious changes that we have been able to see in the presentation video, is in the addition of those Wonder Flowers so protagonists that, when touched, they seem to have the ability to twist the world around us at will in many different ways. Pipes can come to life to get moving, while enemies can.