Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Review - Switch Release Reinvigorates A Classic

Super Mario 3D World will be re-released on the Nintendo Switch on February 12, 2021, with a new addition in Bowser's Fury. You can read our review below, or check out what other critics thought in our review roundup. We also have a breakdown...

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Review - Switch Release Reinvigorates A Classic

Super Mario 3D World will be re-released on the Nintendo Switch on February 12, 2021, with a new addition in Bowser's Fury. You can read our review below, or check out what other critics thought in our review roundup. We also have a breakdown of how long it takes to beat and how it works with Amiibo.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is a candy confection of fine-tuned platforming that marries some of the best elements of 2D and 3D Mario in two very different ways. The package is mostly a re-release of a Wii U game, but this version upgrades the original with a faster pace and online play, and then adds the experimental and gloriously strange Bowser's Fury on top of it.

The two experiences are bifurcated to the point where you need to quit out of one completely to start the other. This makes sense--the two share some superficial traits but are otherwise very different design philosophies and platforming approaches. Because of this very split design, though, it only makes sense to examine them as separate games.

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