Review: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

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What parents need to know

In this compilation of 2 games, Super Mario 3D World allows up to 4 players to browse a new adventure to deliver the Prixie kingdom from Bowser’s claws. It is a 3D platformer, where you can play Mario, Toad, Peach, Rosalina or Luigi.

Bowser’s Fury is a 3-dimensional platform game (where you have to move the camera while moving) for solo player. We play Mario who tries to calm Bowser’s fury.

Super Mario 3D World Boxart Shared ScreenRelease date: February 12, 2021

Developed by: Nintendo
Published by: Nintendo
Available on: Nintendo Switch

Type of game: Platform game
Average game time: 15 minutes

Estimate of the total duration of the game:
Super Mario 3D World: About ten hours to finish the story. About thirty hours if you want to collect all the bonuses and do all the side challenges.
Bowser’s Fury: about 5 hours to complete

Topics: Cooperation, adventure, platforms

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.

Number of players:
Super Mario 3D World: 1 player with 4 players simultaneously locally or online.
1 to 2 players in local online cooperation, possible.
Bowser’s Fury: 1 player in the local.

Available in cartridge or digital format (download on the console)

To buy digitally, Super Mario 3D World – Bowser’s Fury, click here.
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Possible configurations of the Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo Switch Handheld modeNintendo Switch Tabletop modeNintendo Switch TV Mode
Player3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
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The game is not always easy, but it is possible to start over many times each level. In multiplayer, players can help each other and resurrect themselves. Bowser’s Fury mode requires the ability to move the camera constantly in 3D.
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There are many levels, and challenges. And the new game Bowser’s Fury proposes to extend the adventure for a few hours

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The game is easier in multiplayer than solo, because players can resurrect themselves many times without losing their progress. Children can be helped in this way.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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No problem. No violence, no fear, no nudity. Mario jumps on enemies as always.

Level of language used
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Very little text. Menus with icons.

Positive message
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A fairy princess gets kidnapped once again. Always female characters who get kidnapped.

Minimum reading level required
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Very little text. Menus with icons.

Additional costs ?
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No extension, everything is included.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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The more players evolve in the adventure, the more difficult the progression will be. For neophytes, it takes a little time to measure on which platforms it can jump and land.

Principle of the game

Mario, Luigi, Toad, Rosalina and Peach will deliver the fairy captured by the dragon Bowser. They will travel more than 80 levels in 2 dimensions by jumping from platform to platform. Many enemies, obstacles and objects will find themselves in their path. Sometimes certain powers will allow them to climb the wall or throw fireballs.

Local game modes

Super Mario 3D World mode:

Browse the levels of the main adventure.

Players lose and have to start the whole level or the last checkpoint again, if everyone is in a bubble. In solo, if the player loses, he starts again at the last checkpoint or at the beginning of the level.

From 1 to 4 players.

Bowser’s Fury mode

A one-player adventure, in which Mario is played in a 3-dimensional adventure to calm Bowser’s fury.

For one player.

Online gaming modes

Requires a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to access it.

You can play Super Mario 3D World with strangers or friends on the Internet to form a team of 2 to 4 players. It is also possible to play 2 on the same console and join strangers or friends on the Internet, in order to complete the team levels.


Super Mario 3D World – Bowser’s Fury is a great game, suitable for the whole family. It is of course more appropriate to guide and explain to the children the mechanics of the game. But otherwise they will learn and discover for themselves without any problems.

Note that if you have already made this game on Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U, it is not necessarily useful to buy this version. The real addition is the new Bowser’s Fury game that is included and lasts about 5 hours, or otherwise the online co-operation mode of Super Mario 3D World.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the Nintendo website

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Former video game programmer, columnist, teacher, competitor ... Marc has always been very familiar with the world and industry of video games. He decided to help neophytes about it, to discover new universes, worlds and fantastic creatures.

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