Super Mario Odyssey has been in most peoples hands for quite some time now, and if anyone was as glued to their seat as I was while traveling the Kingdoms as one of gamings most unlikey heroes, you’ve probably beaten the game and taken control of a lot of the 50+ targets. There is no denying there is a vast array of creatures to take control of, from the expected Goomba to the very unusual letter “M.” Working it down to five was a challenge and honourabe mentions must be given to Bullet Bills, Chargin Chucks, and Gushens for how fun they were. Without any delay, here are my top five CAPture targets in Super Mario Odyssey.
SPOILERS for Super Mario Odyssey follow!
I really wanted the T-Rex to make it further on the list, but due to the limited amount of times you can play as T-Rex Mario I had to have it start at the top of the list. Despite the fact you can’t do that much as the king of the dinousaurs there certainly is a grand amount of charm to playing as such a powerful creature sporting a Mario’s iconic hat and moustache.
These birds can be located in Bowsers Kingdom. They might be small and can’t fly, but they’ve got powerful beaks. In fact in comparison to all the other capture targets the Pokio plays one of biggest roles in helping Mario in his adventure as this little critters sharp beak is used to climb high walls, push away bombs and even take on a boss.
Another creature that makes its debut in Super Mario Odyssey this lizard can be a great deal of fun to play as. Located in high locations in a number of Kingdoms take control and glide all throughout the landscape and take in the sites. It also must be noted that it’s glasses to give it an extra amount of charm and character.
No list would be complete without one of this series most famous and loveable critters and that is Yoshi. First found in the Mushroom Kingdom on top of Princess Peach’s Castle in a callback to his location in Super Mario 64, this time round he does a bit more than give you a whole lot of lives in a game you’ve already beaten. Now as you take control of Yoshi you must track down his favourite fruit and fill his stomach to get those precious Moons.
Even though we only get to play as King Koopa for a short amount of time I think all can agree that saving Peach as Bowser was a special moment for any longterm Mario fan. It was an excellent way to wrap up the main story as you must escape before the moon cavern collapses on Mario, Peach and Bowser. Smashing rocks, breathing fire and being particurlarly nimble for his size playing as Bowser was great fun and leaves me wishing for a solo game as one of gamings favourite villains.