Once I began my playthrough of Super Mario Bros. Wonder as Nabbit, I didn’t know what I used to be moving into. I picked him purely on vibes. He reminded me of Ravio from The Legend of Zelda: A Hyperlink Between Worlds, and he appeared like an unlikely hero for the new sport. He isn’t a mannequin hero like Mario; he appears to be like like a pesky little thief. I preferred that about him — that’s, till I noticed he cheated me out of the conventional Mario experience.
I jumped into the sport with excessive hopes. I couldn’t wait to discover these trippy and cartoony worlds with hidden delights like full-on musical numbers with piranha vegetation. And whereas the sport actually delivered its justifiable share of awe-inspiring moments in the early ranges, one thing felt… off. Nabbit merely collected all the power-ups and by no means grew bigger. He didn’t remodel into an elephant after consuming the Elephant Fruit. I might inflate the power-up into its balloon kind, just for me to leap and have it return into my stock.
Moreover, Nabbit appeared eerily unresponsive to the enemies round him. In an earlier stage full of operating bulls, he obtained pummeled by a whole herd of them and took it like a champ. He simply stood there as his character blinked a bit. Nonetheless, I attempted to not overthink it. I hadn’t encountered enemies like this in one other Mario sport, so I assumed possibly they existed to be an impediment and never one thing that broken characters. Ideas like the badges didn’t seem till a couple of ranges in, so I figured I simply wanted to get to the proper tutorial. However after a sure level, I couldn’t assist however surprise… was there one thing off about Nabbit?
Nicely, because it turns out, Nabbit is particular. I didn’t know this at first, however Nabbit is one of two characters who doesn’t take harm and might’t use power-ups in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. (The opposite character is Yoshi, whom you’ll be able to trip in co-op). Total, he’s a fantastic addition to the sport. He serves as a method for folks to tweak gameplay, permitting for a higher talent vary of gamers to get pleasure from the sport. On the flip aspect of that, it means Nabbit may not be the supreme selection if you wish to experience Mario with the conventional harm system and power-ups.
For my first time taking part in this sport, I didn’t get to experience the thrilling highs of reworking right into a chunky elephant and saying, “Wowie zowie!” or the lowest lows of being a full-on punching bag for a herd of bulls. Super Mario Bros. Wonder isn’t the most troublesome sport, so I wish to play as a personality who faces the added problem of the chaos that comes with dodging and leaping over enemies — particularly in the chaotic Wonder Flower scenes. So, though I’m now opting to choose different characters from right here on out, it looks as if this little Nabbit pulled a quick one on me.