Super Mario Odyssey - Famitsu review details

The following are snippets from the four reviewers who tackled Super Mario Odyssey for Famitsu.

Reviewer 1 – 10

In addition to the usual fun factor of Mario, the reviewer felt that the new hat actions and capture abilities are fresh. He was getting well used to the two-handed controls that make good use of the Joy-Con’s gyro feature. Also noted in the review, each stage is full of discoveries and surprises. The world with its realistic touch, which is unlike anything before, had quite an impact on the person playing the game, and feels this will make you want to continue your journey to new locations.

Reviewer 2 – 10

The second reviewer noted how the levels are created in such a way that makes them very worth exploring, so it’s great to see them full of discoveries and surprises. The various gimmicks ensure that players won’t be bored, and will make them want to run to every corner, finding Power Moons and coins from each area. The actions that use the cap are said to be fresh, and being able to control various characters with the capture mechanic is also interesting. The reviewer also highlighted the help mode and two-player multiplayer, so you can play it without worry.

Reviewer 3 – 9

The new hat throwing action is like a boomerang, and it also has good compatibility with the Joy-Con controls. This person felt that it’s fun to open new unexpected breakthrough doors by capturing enemies and animals. Various tricks are hidden in areas in each kingdom, so exploring is interesting and a lot of gimmicks can also be fathomed. The NES-style 2D areas that make good use of the walls are also original. The reviewer is also glad that Super Mario Odyssey can be played for a long time thanks to features that are unlocked after clearing the game.

Reviewer 4 – 10

According to the reviewer, Super Mario Odyssey has a great composition full of exciting elements that make you feel like experiencing a good-quality journey. Gimmicks from Mario’s costume changing, hat-throwing attacks, to capturing enemies and transforming are fresh for the series. But rather than showing off strange things, it still retains the play sensation of a Mario game. The reviewer had one word for the game balance that has both senses of comfort and originality: excellent. The map design that lets you enjoy even the corners inside the sandbox is also great.

Famitsu - This week's review scores (10/17/17)

The following review scores come from this week's issue of Famitsu:

  • Bond of the Skies (3DS) – 8/7/7/6 [28/40]
  • FIFA 18 (NSW/PS4/XBO/PS3) – 10/9/9/9 [37/40]
  • Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D: Space Recipe for Disaster (3DS) – 8/8/7/6 [29/40]
  • Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! (3DS) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Super Mario Odyssey (NSW) – 10/10/9/10 [39/40]

EDGE - review scores, Spanish Super Mario Odyssey cover art

Super Mario Odyssey - 10
SteamWorld Dig 2 - 8
StarFox 2 -5
Metroid: Samus Returns - 6

The English cover for the next issue of EDGE should be the same, but we won't know for sure until tomorrow. At least we have this nice Spanish version to look at!

EDGE magazine gives Super Mario Odyssey a 10 out of 10

The first review score for Super Mario Odyssey is in, and it's quite a positive sign for things to come. EDGE is definitely one of the tougher review outlets, and they have seen fit to give Super Mario Odyssey a 10 out of 10. Look out, Breath of the Wild...you've got some competition! Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Famitsu - review scores

36 Fragments of Midnight (Switch) – 6/6/8/7 [27/40]
Forma8 (PS4) – 7/7/8/8 [30/40]
Forma8 (Switch) – 7/7/8/8 [30/40]
Penguin Wars (Switch) – 7/8/7/8 [30/40]

GoNintendo Review - Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

Can you believe Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga came out all the way back in 2003? It's amazing how quickly time flies. I feel like I just played the game yesterday! Sure, the memories were a bit fuzzy, but I could still look back on the overall adventure and smile. I was actually a bit scared to jump into the game, as I'm not really one for RPGs. I figured I would give it a shot anyways, since I figured Nintendo might be able to switch things up in a way that would mesh better with my interests. Boy am I glad I made that decision, as Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga opened up a whole new level of appreciation for the genre.

While the Mario & Luigi series might be a bit old-hat by now, it was a pretty big deal back in the day! It was the first RPG outing for Mario and Luigi on the portable scene, and it would give birth a whole slew of wonderful sequels. It also happened to set the bar extremely high for the franchise, as Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga really made waves with its addictive gameplay and top-notch writing, both of which have become a staple for the series. Throughout the years, we've been treated to numerous adventures filled with laughs and unique twists on what Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga gave birth to.

While we wait for the next true entry in the Mario & Luigi franchise, Nintendo has decided to offer up a stopgap title with Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. The main meal in this package comes from the remake of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, but Nintendo went a step further to include a brand-new side-story called Bowser's Minions. Not only does it give us a new look at the story in Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, it also shakes up the gameplay approach in some big ways. Marrying both a remake of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga and a brand-new side mode has made for a package newcomers should be foaming at the mouth for, and fans of the original eager to try out what's new.

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