Super Mario Odyssey’s New Mode Added In Free Update

Nintendo has released a free update for Super Mario Odyssey, bringing a new mini-game called “Balloon World” to the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch title. Along with the new mode, there’s also two new filters to use when taking screenshots in the Snapshot Mode.

Balloon World becomes available once the main game is completed and, to get started, players need to find Luigi in each Kingdom and talk to him. Balloon World’s “Hide It” mode lets you hide balloons within stages that other players race to find. Conversely, “Find It” mode let’s you track down other balloons hidden by players from across the globe.

“Whether players are hiding balloons or finding them, their Rank will go up based on their score,” Nintendo explains in a press release. “While playing Balloon World, the atmosphere will change for each kingdom: for example, players will see it rain in New Donk City during the day and watch the sunset in Tostarena.”

Also in the update are “a range of new outfits”, including The Sunshine, Musician, and Knight Armor outfits, all of which become available in the shop after the main story is finished. The two new Snapshot filters, meanwhile, are Coin and Neon.

In GameSpot’s Super Mario Odyssey review the game was awarded a 10, and GameSpot voted it the third best game of 2017. It was a great year for Nintendo overall, with Switch becoming the fastest selling console in the US, and Super Mario Odyssey taking the top slot of Amazon’s best-selling games of the year.

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