In an era where we try to fit as many players into a multiplayer session as possible, Super Mario Bros. has finally entered the fray.
Super Mario Bros. 35 is a limited-time game for Nintendo Switch Online members. The game is free-to-play and involves 35 different players playing Super Mario Bros. simultaneously.
The game works with each of the 35 players picking a course from Super Mario Bros., which are then put into a randomized playlist. Whenever you clear a level, you’ll immediately start another completely random course (for example, if you clear 1-2, you won’t go to 1-3, but might instead end up in 2-4)
The game builds on the model set by Tetris 99, in that players primarily focus on their own game. Killing enemies adds more time to the timer, and also allows you to send those defeated enemies into another person’s game, which can throw them off-balance and potentially knock them out.
Additionally, gathering coins allows players to purchase in-game power-ups, which can turn the tide and allow them to make a comeback and/or secure victory.
The game has proven popular among players and content creators, although there have been complaints about the over-the-top chaos that happens in the game later on.
Nevertheless, Super Mario Bros. 35 will likely continue to hold its niche; it is a Super Mario battle royale after all. And being able to jump in and out of games with relative ease make it a hard game to put.
For those looking to get a leg up on the competition, Supper Mario Broth released a solid guide that includes many tips and suggestions to optimizing how to play Super Mario Bros. 35. It goes through the whole process from choosing a course to how to play the game depending on where you’re at in the run, as well as general tips.
Super Mario Bros. 35 will only be playable through March 31st, 2021, so make sure you get your fill now!