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A new entry in the Super Mario series is upon is! We are just days away now from the glorious Super Mario Odyssey! Run, jump, and explore your way through plenty of 'Kingdoms' setup similarly to the great Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine! This is the Mario game everyone has been waiting for!
Check out Nintendo's now-famous Super Mario Odyssey 1:30~ long commercial!
And check out some of the glorious screens as well! Soon you'll be able to use the special mode found inside the game to pause the action at anytime for a photo, but you can also change the angle in anyway way also. Quite a neat feature.
I have Darker Side to complete and the last few outfits to purchase. Time to grind coins! Its just about my only problem with the game, that you have to grind coins after a certain point if you want to 100% it.
Only did the balloon game tutorial just now, but it seems like a fun little mode to add some extra spice to your playing sessions! I went and hid my balloon in a pretty crappy place in Bowser's Castle and tried - but failed - to find someone else's balloon in the same level. This will surely encourage players to master the platforming skills in order to hide balloons in hard to reach places. Good stuff!
@DrFinkelstein Good question. There doesn't seem to be tab for friends' balloons in the list, only random ones. You can, however, press the + button on the balloon game menu and enter a nine character code for someone else's balloon.
Here's a code of mine from Cascade Kingdom, in case anyone wants to try it out.
008 GHN HTP
EDIT: Just noticed a friend of mine logged on. I played around in Lake Kingdom for a bit (turns out I suck at finding stuff there) and went back to Metro Kingdom. His hidden star is now my first suggestion in the list of stars to hunt for, so maybe friends' stars get some special treatment? Or maybe it's just coincidence?
EDIT 2: Okay, guess I'm back to shooting demons in Doom. I'm starting to come across hidden balloons that are wedged inbetween buildings and stuff, and don't seem to be possible to reach without going out of bounds. Fuck that shit.
@r_hjort I think I ran into that issue myself with one I couldn't find.
I'm not sure if there's anything Nintendo could do about it. I dunno if there's a way for a balloon to "detect" that it's out of bounds, and fixing all of the collision glitches in the game would be quite the undertaking.
@Mop it up Yeah, there's no real way for them to fix every single instance, but they should at least be able to define the general play area so that they can't cram balloons inside walls that serve as the level's outer limit and such. Doubt they can do much about balloons shoved inbetween geometry and stuff, though. Well, they technically can redo the collision detection for stuff to keep people from glitching through I suppose, but patching up all the exploits in a game like this isn't really viable.
It's a pity, because it's a fun mode that suits the game so well.