What Happens When You Run Out of Lives in Super Mario Odyssey?

Super Mario Odyssey is hands down the biggest Nintendo title coming this year following Legend of Zelda: Breath of Time. We recently were informed that in Super Mario Odyssey there are no lives, which means that getting killed by any way will cause you to lose coins instead of lives and starting over. What happens if you run out of coins though? Is there a big GAME OVER screen or is the game too forgiving?

As Youtuber, Mister Awesome found out while playing the demo of Super Mario Odyssey, having zero coins has almost no repercussions to your game’s progress. In his situation, he bought a moon which led his coins to go down to zero. After that, he tried dying in a few different ways but the outcome was the same. He was dragged back to the store to give it another try.

Mario video games were always famous for their difficulty and as it seems this is almost gone. Given the gameplay trailers, we’ve seen so far Super Mario Odyssey isn’t as much of a hard game as Mario 64 was for an instance. Maybe there’s a good reason for that or maybe platformer games have taken a completely different path these days.

Is it just because this was found in the Super Mario Odyssey demo or it will really be no game over screen? Either way, there’s no doubt that the game will be one “exciting trip” to make.

In other news, EDGE magazine has given out the first Super Mario Odyssey review score. Nintendo fans should be excited to know that the score is, in this case, a perfect 10. Famitsu, also rated the game giving it a 39 out of 40, naming it a masterpiece.

Super Mario Odyssey is releasing on October 27th exclusively for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo has announced that it will run at 60 FPS on Nintendo Switch. 

Super Mario Odyssey is now available for pre-order right now and is £18 off at Amazon UK. Players interested in buying a copy can benefit from further discounts via Amazon Prime.