Super Mario Bros. Wonder was released on Friday – just in time for American Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Will it be the last of the Series to be played on the Nintendo Switch video game console? Given game development time, the answer is: likely.
“I think they’re going to ride out this fiscal year and squeeze the last bit of juice out of this system and then establish excitement for the new hardware sometime next year.” (Serkan Toto, Kantan Games)
Between now and then, however, you’ll likely see the release of Princess Peach Showtime, Luigi’s Mansion 2HD and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. You can also be sure that Nintendo will continue to support the Switch with software updates after its still mystery-cloaked successor has hit the shelves.
I’m certain that 30-year-old Fusajiro Yamauchi had no premonition of the success of Nintendo when he established his first hanafuda playing card shop called “Nintendo Koppai” in Kyoto, Japan, in 1889. In the past 12 months, Nintendo earned nearly $13 billion.
Did you know that “Nintendo” is thought to mean “leave luck to heaven”?
Shigeru Miyamoto, considered the father of modern video-gaming and the genius behind Mario, was born 63 years after Yamauchi’s card shop opened. As luck would have it, Miyamoto joined Nintendo as an apprentice in the Nintendo planning department in 1977. His brainchild, Mario the Italian plumber, is now a cultural icon, synonymous with Nintendo and its incredible success.
Fast forward to Super Mario Bros. Wonder, a retro side-scrolling Mario Bros. game in 2D. howlongtobeat.com says that when focusing on the main objectives of the game, Wonder takes about 8.5 hours to play; for those who strive to discover all aspects of the game, the commitment is about 16.5 hours. What’s the task? To defeat Bowser, who is intent on exploiting the new Flower Kingdom’s powers for his gain. This highly replayable game will set you back USD 59.99.
We are not video game evaluators. Here’s a link with all the Super Mario Bros. Wonder critic and user reviews you’ll need. Described as “wondrously, deliciously absurd” and “wacky”, with “magic playfulness”, this new Nintendo Switch game certainly has captured our attention.
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