Super Mario Bros. 35's First World Count Challenge Event Was A Success

Players defeated more than 5 million Bowsers during the event, which means participants will get 350 My Nintendo Platinum points.

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Super Mario Bros. 35's first collaborative event has ended, and it turned out to be a success. The event tasked players with cumulatively defeating 3.5 million Bowsers, and they exceeded that goal, defeating 5,363,696 Bowsers in total.

As a reward for surpassing the goal, everyone who participated and defeated at least one Bowser during the event will receive 350 Platinum points in their My Nintendo account. These points can be redeemed for rewards on the My Nintendo website, including various physical items like the recently added Splatoon 2 Mario keychain set (although that is temporarily out of stock).

Nintendo plans to hold two more World Count Challenge events in February and March. Details about those have not been announced yet, however.

In the meantime, another Special Battle event is kicking off in the game soon. This event is called the Limited-World Battle, and it features random stages taken only from Worlds 2, 3, or 5. The event begins tonight at 11 PM PT and runs until the same time on January 31.

Super Mario Bros. 35 released back in October as part of Nintendo's Super Mario 35th anniversary celebration, and it's free to download and play exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. However, much like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the game is a limited-time release; it will only be available until March 31.

In other Mario news, Nintendo recently revealed a second Super Mario 35th anniversary pin set. Like the previous pin set, you need to complete enough Mario-themed missions on Nintendo's website before you can claim it. One of those missions is purchasing Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, which launches for Switch on February 12.

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