How Long Is Super Mario Bros. Wonder?
Are you wondering how long it will take you to finish Super Mario Bros. Wonder?
Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the latest 2D Mario game, a stellar modernization of the classic mechanics. If you're looking to transform into an elephant and make a jumbo-sized splash diving in, you may be wondering how long it will take you to complete. Fortunately, we've got you covered. Here's how long it takes to beat Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
How long to beat Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Super Mario Bros. Wonder is absolutely packed with things to do, so how long you spend with it will largely depend on how much of the content you choose to engage with. There are six major themed areas, the hub world Petal Isles that connects to each of them, and the final boss area. Each of these has multiple stages and lots of hidden secrets. To proceed through the six major worlds you need to collect the requisite number of Wonder Seeds to proceed to the boss stage, or otherwise trigger the story's conclusion for that world. Not all worlds include a boss stage.
So if you're just looking to earn the bare minimum of Wonder Seeds to complete each area and move onto the next, you can expect to see credits through the critical path in roughly 10 hours. A more typical, leisurely playthrough where you spend some time playing through most or all of the stages as you find them will last you more in the range of 14-16 hours. And a completionist run, where you find every stage, get every Wonder Seed, and collect enough currency to buy all the standees, would probably last you 20 hours or more.
- Critical Path: 10 hours
- Normal Playthrough: 14-16 hours
- Completionist: 20+ hours
"Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a bold choice for a name," I wrote in GameSpot's Super Mario Bros. Wonder review. "It plants a flag in the ground that suggests anything less than a constant sense of awe and delight will be a failure by its own terms. But then, surprisingly, Mario Wonder rises to the challenge and the result is a modern classic. The Wonder effects are the marquee feature, and for good reason, as they serve as a springboard for a cornucopia of creativity. But it's the smart and thoughtful choices around new power-ups, badges, online multiplayer, and visual flair that cement it in Mario canon. This is the rightful successor to Super Mario World, and hopefully, will serve as a touchstone for 2D Mario going forward."