Super Mario Odyssey is a platforming game for the Nintendo Switch released on October 27, 2017. The game has been met with critical acclaim, with particular praise directed at its sandbox-like levels, open world design, and the new capture mechanic.
The game’s story follows Mario and Cappy, a sentient hat that allows Mario to possess other creatures, as they travel across various worlds to save Princess Peach from Bowser, who plans to marry her. Along the way, the duo encounter and befriend a number of characters, including the game’s main antagonist, an evil rabbit named Bowser Jr.
While previous Mario games have been linear in design, Super Mario Odyssey features large, open-ended levels that encourage exploration. The game also introduces a new capture mechanic, which allows Mario to take control of enemies and objects to solve puzzles and access previously unreachable areas.
The game has been praised for its creative level design, tight controls, and charming visuals. Super Mario Odyssey is considered one of the best games in the series, and is one of the highest-rated games of all time.