‘Super Mario Odyssey’: No More ‘Game Over’ Mean Lesser Challenge for Gamers

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 07/07/17 11:32AM EDT

For decades now, we have seen the evolution of Mario game - from the initial arcade game in Donkey Kong as "Jumpman" to Nintendo Entertainment System's Super Mario Bros. to its 3D version in Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64. With all these evolution, we became very familiar with how Mario looks whenever we step into something we should not, losing a life in the process.

From the familiar stopping with a poker face before jumping up and falling down to Mario's eyes turning "XX" and then these two frustrating words "GAME OVER". Yet, in the upcoming 3D platform video game "Super Mario Odyssey" which is designed for Nintendo Switch and is scheduled for release on Oct. 27, "GAME OVER" will be no more. Surely, this will make roaming around the kingdom easier, but will this prove to be a Mario game "less challenging"?

No More "GAME OVER" on "Super Mario Odyssey"

According to the game's Japanese Twitter account (translated via Google Translate), when Mario's physical strength goes to 0 or dies, the player will only be deducted 10 coins. In a much clearer explained, "No matter how much you make a mistake there is no GAME OVER."

"Super Mario Odyssey" game producer Yoshiaki Koizumi may have already teased this idea back at E3 2017 in an interview with Polygon, "We also wanted people to be able to, you know, you get into a kingdom and you can just kind of continually keep going through that kingdom without being pulled out, so that was why we kind of wanted to get rid of the lives idea."

A collection of Mario's deaths and game-ending actions over the past 30 years was recently uploaded on YouTube (you can watch the video below). The last part of the video shows that after Mario crashed onto the enemies, the player will be deducted 10 coins but will not get the "GAME OVER" screen. With the challenge of not dying in order to complete the game, does this mean “Super Mario Odyssey” offers less challenge?

According to Allegra Frank of Polygon who was able to play "Super Mario Odyssey", it was very easy to gather coins as they are all over the kingdoms. But while there is no longer a "GAME OVER" screen, when Mario dies, Frank said that Mario will just go back to the last pit stop and from there, gamers can continue the journey.

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