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It is impossible to “Game Over” in Super Mario Odyssey

by Joey Davidson | July 7, 2017July 7, 2017 10:00 am PDT

When Super Mario Odyssey drops later this year, we might see the end of a particularly iconic item: The 1-Up Mushroom.

Nintendo of Japan took to the official Japanese Twitter account for Super Mario Odyssey to share some info that was already known and some that’s brand new. When Mario dies in the game, rather than losing lives, he loses 10 coins. That much we already knew. What happens when he loses all of his money?

Nothing, actually. According to Nintendo, “No matter how many times you’ll mess up, there’s never a game over.”

Here’s the tweet in question, for reference.

Coins are a constant in Super Mario Odyssey, and every 10 marks a “life.” Sort of. The currency will be used to buy in-game objects, but it seems entirely disconnected from keeping players playing without a Game Over… since there are no “Game Overs.”

What does that mean for the 1-Up Mushroom, an object that’s been around since the dawn of the Super Mario Bros.? We’re not sure. If I had to guess, I’d say it doesn’t exist in Super Mario Odyssey, which is sort of a bummer.

Super Mario Odyssey hits the Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2017.

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Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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