After I began my playthrough of Tremendous Mario Bros. Surprise as Nabbit, I didn’t know what I used to be entering into. I picked him purely on vibes. He jogged my memory of Ravio from The Legend of Zelda: A Hyperlink Between Worlds, and he appeared like an unlikely hero for the brand new sport. He isn’t a mannequin hero like Mario; he seems like a pesky little thief. I appreciated that about him — that’s, till I spotted he cheated me out of the normal Mario expertise.
I jumped into the sport with excessive hopes. I couldn’t wait to discover these trippy and cartoony worlds with hidden delights like full-on musical numbers with piranha vegetation. And whereas the sport actually delivered its fair proportion of awe-inspiring moments within the early ranges, one thing felt… off. Nabbit merely collected all of the power-ups and by no means grew bigger. He didn’t rework into an elephant after consuming the Elephant Fruit. I’d inflate the power-up into its balloon type, just for me to leap and have it return into my stock.
Moreover, Nabbit appeared eerily unresponsive to the enemies round him. In an earlier stage stuffed with operating bulls, he obtained pummeled by a complete herd of them and took it like a champ. He simply stood there as his character blinked a bit. Nonetheless, I attempted to not overthink it. I hadn’t encountered enemies like this in one other Mario sport, so I believed perhaps they existed to be an impediment and never one thing that broken characters. Ideas just like the badges didn’t seem till just a few ranges in, so I figured I simply wanted to get to the fitting tutorial. However after a sure level, I couldn’t assist however marvel… was there one thing off about Nabbit?
Properly, because it seems, Nabbit is particular. I didn’t know this at first, however Nabbit is certainly one of two characters who doesn’t take injury and might’t use power-ups in Tremendous Mario Bros. Surprise. (The opposite character is Yoshi, whom you possibly can trip in co-op). General, he’s an awesome addition to the sport. He serves as a means for folks to tweak gameplay, permitting for a better ability vary of gamers to benefit from the sport. On the flip facet of that, it means Nabbit may not be the perfect selection if you wish to expertise Mario with the normal injury system and power-ups.
For my first time enjoying this sport, I didn’t get to expertise the thrilling highs of remodeling right into a chunky elephant and saying, “Wowie zowie!” or the bottom lows of being a full-on punching bag for a herd of bulls. Tremendous Mario Bros. Surprise isn’t essentially the most tough sport, so I wish to play as a personality who faces the added problem of the chaos that comes with dodging and leaping over enemies — particularly within the chaotic Surprise Flower scenes. So, though I’m now opting to choose different characters from right here on out, it looks like this little Nabbit pulled a quick one on me.