Mario Does It Again, Literally
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Minions releases this Friday and reviews for the game have already started to roundup. Nintendo fans will be happy to hear that the game isn’t just as good as when it originally released on the Wii U back in 2013, its even better.
The game is currently sitting at a 90 Metacritic Score across 54 Critic Reviews. Here are what some of the things reviewers are saying about the game, starting with our very own, James Paley.
COGconnected: 80 – James Paley
“These two titles offer distinct, yet familiar, Mario experiences. Especially if you’re new to 3D World, this double feature is an absolute steal of a deal. A massive stage-based 3D platformer AND a blissful Odyssey-style toybox? Say no more! On the other hand, anyone who played this back in 2013 has a more nuanced decision to make. While 3D World is still amazing, it’s exactly what you remember from the Wii U days. Whether or not Bowser’s Fury is enough of a draw to pull you back in depends on what sort of Mario game you’re hungry for. If it’s more 3D World, you might be left wanting. Alternately, if you’re open to something slightly unlike anything that’s come before, maybe Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will be a perfect fit.”
NintendoWorldReport: 90 –
“Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury might be one of the strongest Mario games available on Switch. The base game is fun and varied, while Bowser’s Fury offers a distinctive, inventive, and superb open-world 3D Mario experience.”
Twinfinite: 90 – Chris Jacks
“Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury offers two adventures’ worth of 3D Mario platforming action in one convenient package. Though Super Mario 3D World is a little limited in its QOL improvements, the game still offers over 80 charming levels of platforming action.”
Game Informer: 93 – Brian Shea
“Having another chance to revisit Super Mario 3D World (or experience it for the first time) is reason enough to be excited. However, with an excellent, all-new game joining the Wii U port, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is a compelling option for anyone who wants more Mario in their life.”
Nintendo Life: 100 – Chris Scullion
“Super Mario 3D World remains one of the better linear Mario games, and anyone playing it for the first time is in for an absolute treat. Add to that the curious bonus adventure that is Bowser’s Fury and you’ve got a package that provides great value for money. It isn’t without its flaws, but most of these (online multiplayer, repetitive missions in Bowser’s Fury) relate to the new additions; the main game itself remains as pure and perfect as it was seven years ago. Had it just been Super Mario 3D World on its own, we’d be thoroughly recommending it anyway; Bowser’s Fury is just the cherry on top.”