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Gameplay trailer released for Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch

01.17.2017

I think anytime a new Mario game comes out, it's a big deal (unless it's MARIO SUNSHINE). The first SUPER MARIO BROS. game in 1985 revolutionized platformers - and games in general - and MARIO 64 wrote the book on 3D platformers. Hell, even MARIO GALAXY was innovative with its use of physics-based gameplay.

So now comes the newest Mario game, MARIO ODYSSEY. Let's take a look.

Not going to lie, this looked like the GRAND THEFT AUTO/MARIO mash-up of my dreams, which I was totally into (imagine Mario taking floating gold coins from a dead hoo -- on second thought, don't imagine that). But the beginning of the trailer is definitely strange, as we see Mario walk around humans with normal, not cartoon-y features. It also brings into contrast how destructive Mario is...I mean, it's not a big deal when he's breaking floating blocks or f*cking up some Dino-Despot's crib, but seeing him jump on car hoods and such seems like a dick move.

But then he gets on some weird red top-hat vehicle that sends him to other areas (like an Egyptian area, a scary forest area, and a borderline-offensive Mexican area), where he also seems to be stealing Sonic's signature moves (like the spin dash). Honestly, despite how different everything looks to his usual aesthetic and gameplay, I'm definitely excited for this. It seems like something unique and exciting, so hopefully it lives up to its potential!

Either way, MARIO ODYSSEY will be released on the new Nintendo Switch console sometime Fall 2017.

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Extra Tidbit: Due to the graphical limitations of arcade hardware at the time, Mario was put in red overalls and a blue shirt to contrast against each other and the background. A red cap was added to avoid animating his hair as he jumped.
Source: YouTube

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12:38PM on 01/18/2017

Looks fuckin atrocious

Like Sonic '06. You can't put cartoon people in a city with "humans"... Switch just looks like it was made for baby hands, maybe nintendo aimed it towards Trump? No parent would let their kid go out with a $300 console. At least phones have protection plans... Switch is being released with literally 2 games planned in its first year along with only 25 other smaller games or ports of older games from 5+ years ago. Rayman, Skyrim, Splatoon (its not really a sequel, its just a port with extra DLC
Like Sonic '06. You can't put cartoon people in a city with "humans"... Switch just looks like it was made for baby hands, maybe nintendo aimed it towards Trump? No parent would let their kid go out with a $300 console. At least phones have protection plans... Switch is being released with literally 2 games planned in its first year along with only 25 other smaller games or ports of older games from 5+ years ago. Rayman, Skyrim, Splatoon (its not really a sequel, its just a port with extra DLC thrown in like new guns and 2-3 new maps), same with Mario Kart 8 but at least they aren't calling it Mario Kart 9. Switch has 1 game at launch and then Mario which has turned a lot of people off. Nintendo's stock even started to plummet when it was leaked to be $300 and not $250 ($350 even in some countries). This is just the nail in the coffin for Nintendo. They tried to aim their first reveal trailer towards adults but all we see now are kids games, tech demos and ZERO THIRD PARTY SUPPORT which is what killed WiiU.
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6:06PM on 01/20/2017
Nintendo has thee best first party games. Calling them kids games is ridiculous. I hate this notion that because Mario is a cartoony character it's a child's game. Video games are about having fun and there is nothing that PlayStation or Xbox has that can compete with the amount of fun Mario Kart or a Mario Party can bring to a group of people hanging out. Not everybody likes FPS's or "games" where you have to watch 30 minutes of shitty story to finally play the game.
Nintendo has thee best first party games. Calling them kids games is ridiculous. I hate this notion that because Mario is a cartoony character it's a child's game. Video games are about having fun and there is nothing that PlayStation or Xbox has that can compete with the amount of fun Mario Kart or a Mario Party can bring to a group of people hanging out. Not everybody likes FPS's or "games" where you have to watch 30 minutes of shitty story to finally play the game.
3:58PM on 01/17/2017
I liked 3D World but considering every good game is a Mario game for the Wii U, I'm exhausted of Mario's world. This looks like a fun departure from what we are use to and I can't wait to get a Switch. I'm sure they will be sold out for months though.
I liked 3D World but considering every good game is a Mario game for the Wii U, I'm exhausted of Mario's world. This looks like a fun departure from what we are use to and I can't wait to get a Switch. I'm sure they will be sold out for months though.
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