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Super Mario Odyssey update will add minigame and other cool features

Mario even gets a costume change.


Tiffanie Drayton

Internet Culture

Published Jan 11, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 5:03 am CDT

An update next month for Super Mario Odyssey will bring some new cool add-on features to the game, Nintendo announced Tuesday. The new content will include a minigame—Luigi’s Balloon World—hosted by Luigi, as well as new costumes and photo filters.

Luigi’s Balloon World minigame can be played in two modes: “hide it” and “find it.” In the “hide it” mode, you race against the 30-second timer to conceal balloons in the hardest to find places on the board. In the “find it” mode, the tables turn and you have the same amount of time to try to find all of the balloons other players have hidden. The key to becoming a ballon hiding/finding master is to be super familiar with the Balloon World’s maps. The better you are at hiding and discovering balloons, the higher on the leaderboard you will climb.

In order to access the minigame, you have to first complete Mario Odyssey World’s main story. So for those who have yet to save Princess Peach from Bowser, don’t expect to get in on the balloon fun just yet.

The patch will be released in February and will also include three new sets of accessories (sunshine shades, a musician hat, and knight helmet) with outfits to match, as well as a set of new filters for the game’s photo mode.

Here’s a sneak peek of the Luigi’s Balloon World gameplay:

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*First Published: Jan 11, 2018, 3:09 pm CST