Mario Odyssey Update: Luigi’s Balloon World!

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Super Mario Odyssey is one of Nintendo’s latest and most successful additions to the classic Mario Brothers game series. The game received The Game Award for Best Family Game in 2017, sold more than two million copies within four days after release, and was given a rating of 10/10 from IGN. Needless to say, that’s pretty damn impressive. The only feature that holders of the game thought was missing was online multiplayer functionality. But Nintendo has reached out to their community, and recently announced a solution to be released in early February.

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Nintendo Celebrates Mario’s 30th Anniversary with the Release of Mario Maker

While it is a bit late seeing as Nintendo’s actual celebration ended in December 2015 it is still an achievement and I think Mario’s 30th anniversary is a monumental topic.  While some might not think that a video game character would need an anniversary; others may think ‘Wow. Mario has been around for 30 years’.  Considering that most game characters don’t last for more than one game Mario has been around for a long time.  Personally my thoughts are ‘It has been 30 years since the release of an iconic and revolutionary game’ .

 

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To go along with the thirtieth anniversary nintendo released ‘Mario Maker’.  While similar to previous Mario games, being a 2-D platformer, it has its own unique aspect.  In Mario Maker players are able to be the creators of the levels using any graphics from all previous Mario games.

 

This is a wonderful idea for a game to celebrate 30 years of Mario games. This gives players, who loved any of the older Mario games, an amazing opportunity to play their preferred game of choice.  In this day in age one might think that those people would just play their original copy of the game or use an emulator, which they probably still will, but this gives them an opportunity to experience something entirely new in the previously familiar environment.  Giving players the ability to create the levels they always wanted to experience and simultaneously allows players an endless number of new levels to play.  I say, thank you Nintendo for giving lovers of Mario bros. games this opportunity.