Nintendo's Latest Experiment Mashes Up Super Mario Bros. and Battle Royale

Mario games, full of cartoonish worlds and occasionally jetpacks that spit water, are not stressful affairs. Friends, Super Mario Bros. 35 is the opposite. The battle royale-inspired take from Nintendo, released last week on Switch, has 35 players trying to survive as long as possible, while bopping through familiar levels that have taken a twisted turn, because you very well might be fighting a half dozen Bowsers that are jumping and tossing fireballs at you. It's the kind of good chaos we all could use a little more of in a terrible year like 2020. 


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