Super Mario Odyssey #001 – First Look

This post contains minor spoilers for the first 15 minutes of gameplay of Super Mario Odyssey.

Finally! 

Besides”The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild” this was the most anticipated game after the release of the Nintendo Switch console earlier this year.

I have to be honest here. The “newest” Super Mario game I played was Super Mario 64. Since it’s release in the 90’s I was playing Super Mario World (SNES) a few times and that is pretty much it. Still, I have great childhood memories of the original Super Mario games on NES. I played Super Mario Bros. 3 for years and even if it didn’t age too well for me (I know a lot of people think different about this), it will always be one of my favorites.

But back to the present: After many trailers and small gameplay snippets Super Mario Odyssey was finally released on October 27th.  The first reviews were crazy good. The game scored around 95% (or 9.5 out of 10) on average, so my expectations were actually pretty high.

So does it meet the standard? Continue reading “Super Mario Odyssey #001 – First Look”