If you thought Nintendo was done pushing the battle royale genre into weird areas after Tetris 99, it would appear you are wrong as today Super Mario Bros. 35 was announced to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary.
An odd take, this doesn't involve a 35 player super version of the original Mario Bros. but instead you are essentially racing against 34 other Marios in the original Super Mario Bros. to be the last Mario left. Enemies you defeat are sent to other players screens, with a targeting mechanism similar to that seen in Tetris 99 as you choose between those with the least time, most coins, random target, or those who attacked you.
Just like you can ship them off to others, enemies will be invading you at times, creating new and dynamic patters of play in the Super Mario Bros. game as you try to claim the first place reward. There will also be special items you can activate to get ahead.
Super Mario Bros. 35 is a limited time celebration of Mario's 35th anniversary and the Super Mario Bros. 35 release date isOctober 1st, exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members. If you're wanting to play it though, better not wait too long as Super Mario Bros. 35 is only around until March 31, 2021, at which point too many Marios will have jumped on its head to stay around... or something.
What do you think of Super Mario Bros. 35? Do you think time limited digital games like this are a good idea, or something that is a poor relic of limited physical distribution runs that Nintendo is attempting to recreate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!