Super Mario 3D World is another one of those wonderful Wii U games that not enough people played, for obvious reasons. It was a game I poured tons of hours into trying to complete it to 100% (stupid Champion’s Road). When it was announced as the next Wii U game to be ported to the Switch, I was already sold, additional content or not.
Then Nintendo pulled back the curtain on Bowser’s Fury.
Holy smokes! It’s a wacky 3D World, Sunshine, Odyssey fusion. It seems like Bowser waking up from his black, inky slumber is even a bit reminiscent of the blood moon in Breath of the Wild. This expansion seems more meaty than I originally expected, but I can’t imagine it being too substantial. Maybe a few hours of gameplay instead of a handful of levels that I originally expected. It is interesting to see Nintendo taking the gameplay, assets, and design of 3D World and actually making an open 3D environment to explore.
Once this releases next month, the only 3D Mario games missing on the Switch will be Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D Land. I am eager to dig back into one of my favorite Wii U games.