As part of its event to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. early last month, Nintendo lifted the veil on the compilation of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, but also on a brand new project: Super Mario Bros. 35. The latter, Now available, it promises to rediscover all the action of the platform game launched on NES in the mid-1980s, adding a new subtlety: an online mode with no less than 34 opponents! Our test!
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Super Mario Bros. 35 at the time of testing!
Indeed, this new Super Mario Bros. 35, offered for free on the eShop to all subscribers to the Switch Online service, will allow you to face 34 opponents on familiar levels from the original game. Obviously, Nintendo promises revamped levels to surprise that “Old” (where the “Old”) and neophytes not to disadvantage.
Specifically in this Super Mario Bros. 35, all players play on the same level with a limited time. Similar to a Tetris or a Puyo Pop, when enemies are defeated, they are sent to other opponents’ levels (and then appear grayed out), which also saves the player a bit of time. Of course, the player will also be the target of his opponents.
Specifically, the main action takes place in the middle part of the screen, but nothing prevents you from taking a look at the opponents’ screens scattered on both sides. Each game here leads to a completely random configuration of the different levels of Super Mario Bros. Understand that you don’t always start with world 1-1 and that the levels may not follow one another. And yes, Bowser is in the game too.
A battle royale style Super Mario?
All twenty coins collected you can call a random bonus (mushroom, flower, prisoner of war …), while eliminating enemies not only sends them to the enemy screens, but also increases the clock. Because yes, everything is obviously timed, with a time that accelerates as the game progresses, so it will sometimes be necessary to take certain risks (like bouncing off multiple opponents in a row) to regain precious seconds.
You can switch with the right stick “Strategy” anytime to primarily target the most experienced players or those with the lowest timers. The good news is that when an enemy is knocked down by an enemy you sent to send, their time capital is added to yours, as are their coins. In short, if you notice someone is on the verge of losing, don’t hesitate to change their strategy and press them as hard as you can to speed up their game. It’s not very “fair”, but it is effective.
At the end of the day, Super Mario Bros. 35 is a bit chaotic at first, and it’s a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. As with any good battle royale, the level of stress increases as the opponent’s counterattack decreases and care must be taken not to suddenly lose your funds if you suddenly see “2/35” on the screen. ‘Screen.
Finally, remember that other than that a Super Mario 3D All Stars, this Super Mario Bros. 35 is available to all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers for free. Just like with a Tetris 99 or the Super Nintendo and NES applications, this is a significant plus for subscribers who will no doubt start over “a small part” from time to time, if only to taste the delights of at least once “Top 1”.
Without being breathtaking, this little tribute to the very first Mario is pretty original, not to mention we’ll be finding Super Mario Bros. (the real one this time) in the upcoming little Game & Watch console soon. In short, if you are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber give it a try, it doesn’t cost anything and it’s free too!