The Super Paper Mario series is a long-standing franchise, starting with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in 2004 and continuing through Paper Mario: Sticker Star in 2012. It’s still a unique mix of traditional platforming mechanics and engrossing funny tales that defies classification as a video game genre. The story revolves around Mario’s quest to stop Earl Bleck, a new evil who plans to destroy every world. To avert disaster, Mario must recover eight “pure heart” items in order to build a “pure heart,” which is an artifact with immense power that is the only thing able to halt Bleck’s plot. Mario is the main character in Super Mario Odyssey, but you will have four members on your team. Each character has a distinct skill that must be utilized to advance. Mario has the ability to “flip” the 2D world around him into 3D, allowing access to new areas, avoiding foes, and discovering hidden objects if done so for lengthy periods of time. You may level up as you go by defeating bad guys and your score increases compared to your experience, allowing you to level up faster.