Super Mario Bros. Wonder – Wonder World Vol. 1: a few more details (Talking Flowers can be muted, Worlds) and screenshots

In the wake of the Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct, Nintendo shared some more details about the game via the first volume of a series of “Topics” posts called Wonder World. Most of it is a recap of information shown during the Nintendo Direct, but it does feature some additional details and screenshots.

In Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Mario and co. go on an adventure throughout the Flower Kingdom (located not far from the Mushroom Kingdom), which has been taken over by Bowser.

The game starts with Mario and co. attending a party held by Prince Florian. Naturally, Bowser had no better thing to do than to crash the party. He tries to steal a Wonder Flower (a mysterious flower said to have special powers), and in doing so, ends up merging with Prince Florian’s castle! Unfortunately, his transformation also granted him mysterious powers, and started causing lots of strange events all around the Kingdom.

But it’s not just Bowser that was transformed by the power of the Wonder Flowers: his son, Bowser Jr., also was! Unfortunately, Nintendo did not share more details about him.

The Flower Kingdom is made of the following:

  • the Flower Islands, at the center
  • six Worlds, located around the Flower Islands
    • W1: Pipe-Rock Plateau
    • W2: Fluff-Puff Peaks
    • W3: Shining Falls

Naturally, a wide variety of courses await you in each World. Some of the maps can be explored freely, allowing you to tackle courses in whichever order you want. And if you come upon a course you’re especially fond of, you can easily find it again via the Course Select screen to replay it.

Speaking of courses, those now feature a difficulty rating, allowing you to enjoy the game at your own pace. Thanks to it, you can try the most challenging courses first, or instead focus on the easy ones. Your choice!

While in courses, you will come across Talking Flowers (that’s their name). They call out to Mario and co. when they come near, and have many different lines to speak. Those Talking Flowers are also hidden in unexpected places, encouraging you to explore every nook and cranny of every level.

Don’t worry if you prefer your flowers silent: Super Mario Bros. Wonder does feature an option to turn off both the voiced lines and the speech bubbles (though Nintendo recommends you play with both activated). This might be of particular interest to players who want to uncover all the secrets by themselves, without those talkative flowers giving you hints (or those who really, really hate talking flowers).

Here’s some pictures (screenshots and artworks):

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch) comes out on October 20th worldwide.

Source: Nintendo


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