Super Mario Bros. 35: New Limited-Time Event Now Live [Last Chance]
Another Special Battle event is underway in the battle royale-style Mario game, and this one restricts the course selection to a handful of stages.
Another new Special Battle event is happening right now in Super Mario Bros. 35, the free-to-play multiplayer Mario game for Switch Online subscribers. This event is called the Limited Course Special Battle, and as its name suggests, it restricts the level selection to a handful of specific stages.
During this Special Battle event, players will only play through World 3-1 to 4-4. The latter stage in particular should make this event hectic, as you'll need to follow a specific path through the maze-like castle in order to reach Bowser at the end. This event only runs through the weekend, ending at 11:59 PM PT on October 18 (2:59 AM ET on October 19).
The Limited Course Special Battle is coming to #SuperMarioBros35, featuring World 3-1 to World 4-4!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 15, 2020
Be sure to keep an eye out for those different routes in World 4-4's maze section 👀 pic.twitter.com/h07pE0ZEnd
As previously mentioned, Super Mario Bros. 35 is a free download exclusive for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The game was released as part of Nintendo's Super Mario 35th anniversary celebration, but much like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, it's not a permanent addition to Switch's library; Nintendo says the game will only be available to play until March 31, 2021.
We gave the game a 7/10 in our Super Mario Bros. 35 review. "Playing against 34 other Marios at once is a wonderful type of mayhem, as is facing off against hordes of enemies. However, early course repetition and late-game lulls slightly temper this Mushroom Kingdom celebration of Mario's 35 years," critic Chris Button wrote.
Super Mario Bros. 35 is developed by Arika, the studio behind Tetris 99. That game is also holding its own event this weekend that gives players another chance to unlock Tetris 99's Pokemon Sword and Shield theme. This time around, you'll only need to earn 50 points (as opposed to 100) to unlock the theme.
Show you’re the fastest player around in the #SuperMarioMaker2 Ninji Speedrun Online Challenge! From 11/17-11/24, the 35 players with the fastest times on the event course, 35th Anniversary Auto-Mario, receive a commemorative #SuperMario35 coin!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 14, 2020
Register: https://t.co/YoqiwdUE42 pic.twitter.com/mDp03W9udC
Nintendo still has other events planned to celebrate Super Mario's 35th anniversary, including a special Ninji Speedrun course for Super Mario Maker 2. That will run from November 17-24, and the 35 players who have the fastest speedrun time will win a special Mario 35th anniversary coin. You can register for that event on Nintendo's website.
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