Not even the venerable gaming classic Super Mario Bros. is safe from the battle royale sub-genre, it seems. It’s time to say hello to Super Mario Bros. 35, a 35-player battle royale game based on the old 8-bit platformer. No, it’s not April 1st, this is September 3rd.
Revealed as part of the Mario series’ 35th Anniversary Direct broadcast, SMB 35 has 35 players basically playing the platformer like normal, but it adds the twist of sending defeated enemies to other players in a mechanic that’s very similar to Tetris 99. Players can mitigate these dangers by utilizing an item roulette and adjusting who they send enemies to based on pre-determined variables like those with the lowest time, the most coins, or attacking players.
SMB 35 will be an exclusive for those subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online, launching on Thursday, October 1st, and will be playable until Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. You can look at the game in summary thanks to the video below.