Super Mario Bros Wonder is a running and jumping game that evolves the classic 2D Mario genre in weird and dream-like directions. You play with up to four friends, each picking from Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Yoshi and other Nintendo characters. It stands out from other 2D Mario games surprisingly well, drawing on the bizarre feel of the Rayman games to create a psychedelic multi-verse where anything is possible.

While the gameplay looks familiar with pipes, enemies and boxes to bash, there's more here than meets the eye. Many of the new mechanics stem from the new Wonder Flowers you collect to unlock pseudo-multi-verse versions of the game world. From transforming into different objects like a bowling ball to lengthening Mario's neck or even the pipes turning into caterpillar-like creatures, this is a deep dive into a psychedelic range of realities - complete with talking flowers that narrate and cheer on the action.
As you progress you get access to more of these wonderful worlds and of course the essential Mario power-ups. Along with the usual Super Mushroom and Fire Flowers, you can transform into an elephant.
The result is a game that offers a fresh way to play 2D Mario. It takes elements from the classic Nintendo games but brings a new more playful and irreverent feel to proceedings.