The highly anticipated Super Mario Bros. Wonder has received its first review in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. According to the review, the game scored 36/40, which is a commendable rating.
Famitsu follows a unique scoring system, where four different reviewers contribute to the final score. In this case, the critics rated the game as 10, 9, 9, and 8 respectively. The review highlights how Super Mario Bros. Wonder goes beyond traditional 2D side-scrolling action and introduces exciting “Wonder effects” that enhance the gameplay experience.
One of the game’s strengths, according to the review, is its ability to strike a balance between beginner and veteran players. It allows players to skip more challenging stages if they desire, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the game at their own pace. Furthermore, the review praises Wonder’s online element, which allows players to assist each other without heavily impacting each other’s individual gameplay.
While Super Mario Bros. Wonder didn’t receive the highest possible rating of 40/40 from Famitsu, it still achieved an impressive score. The coveted 40/40 rating has been previously awarded to games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Street Fighter 6.
Scheduled for release on October 20, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the first 2D Mario game since New Super Mario Bros U in 2012. The game promises significant changes to the classic formula, with a new art style and the introduction of the “Wonder” mechanic that transforms stages in surprising ways.
In a recent hands-on preview by VGC, Super Mario Bros. Wonder was described as feeling like a modern Super Mario World, which suggests that it is a promising step forward for the franchise. The article concludes by expressing anticipation for the game’s release and the opportunity for players to experience it for themselves.
Overall, the first review of Super Mario Bros. Wonder in Famitsu indicates a strong start for the game, generating excitement among fans and setting high expectations for its upcoming release.