Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch comes out tomorrow. And if the reviews, which came out today, are to be believed, we’re in for one hell of game. Amazon Prime members can preorder it today — here — and save $12. The game normally costs $60, but the discount knocks it down to $48. (The discount will kick in at checkout.) If you’re on the fence about getting the game, I’ll leave you with some reviews to convince you.
IGN‘s Ryan McCaffrey gave it a 10/10, writing, “Super Mario Odyssey delivers on that ongoing promise of originality and innovation: It distills the venerable series’ joyful, irreverent world and characters and best-in-class platforming action, and introduces a steady stream of new and unexpected mechanics. It’s all spun together into a generational masterpiece.”
GameSpot‘s Peter Brown also gave it a 10/10, writing, “Mario’s latest outing is big, bold, and bursting with new ideas, and like Breath of the Wild, is another instance of Nintendo going above and beyond to redefine our expectations. It’s a shining example of refined creativity, and another crown jewel for Switch that is without equal.”
Polygon gave it a 9.5/10, with Allegra Frank writing, in a roundtable review, “I think what you’re referring to here — this pervasive sense of self-assured style — is my favorite facet of the game. It drips all over the kingdoms; it’s intrinsic to the Cappy mechanic, as each captured being immediately infuses Mario with its own special flavor. Small details like classic Mario character sigils stamped around the worlds are lovely surprises.”