Super Mario Wonder Direct Reveals New Gameplay casual
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Super Mario Wonder Direct Reveals New Gameplay

The Super Mario Wonder Direct aired on August 31, 2023, and Nintendo used it to show off new gameplay. The 15 minute segment highlighted what people can expect from the new 2D platformer. The video highlighted multiple characters and power-ups. It also introduced the story for this new entry. It also confirmed four player local co-op, as well as online rooms.

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Here’s the full Super Mario Wonder Direct. It jumped right into what’s going on. Prince Florian invited Mario and Luigi to the Flower Kingdom. Bowser showed up too and touchedthe Wonder Flower, merging with Prince Florian’s castle. After introducing the plot, it showed the seven-region large Flower Kingdom. Fluff-Puff Peaks, Shining Falls, and Petal Isles will all be among them. You can play courses in any order, using free movement, the path, or eventually a menu. Talking Flowers will also appear to offer insight, hints, or coins.

It also confirmed the roster, which noted that there will be Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, Toadette, Yoshi, Red Yoshi, Yellow Yoshi, Light-Blue Yoshi, and Nabbit will be there. They all play the same. However, Nabbits and Yoshis take no damage. Also, Yoshis have a flutter jump and can be ridden by other characters, including other Yoshis.

As for abilities, Bubble, Drill, Elephant, and Fire Flower power ups will be there. You also have an Item Bubble to store an extra power up. The Wonder Flowers will also appear in courses to cause Wonder Effects that can change how things in the world work.

You can also earn badges as you play. Equipping them augments abilities to grant certain abilities or give new ones to use in-game. Grappling Vine, Safety Bounce, secret Sensor, and Coin Magnet badges are some of them.

Here’s the full presentation looking at Super Mario Wonder gameplay.

Super Mario Bros Wonder will come to the Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2023.


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