Originally Posted by gar
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What game to get out of mario kart, super Mario 3d, Mario brothers u deluxe, mario party?
Have 2 boys aged 8 and 6
I think personally Mario Kart is timeless, and can be enjoyed by anyone at any age at any time. It can also involve multiple people and can be played casually or more seriously. So I'd be looking at that for sure.
Mario Party would be a "great game over Christmas", its basically a board game with mini novelty games inbetween. The joycon controller is used almost the same as a wii controller in it and you'd have great fun doing silly things while playing a board game. Not a lot of long term use out of it, its really just a party game. But great fun over Christmas.
Super Mario 3D all stars I assume you mean? Ye this will be the hot game this Christmas. Its four classic Mario games packaged together as one. Its probably the best way to get into what 3D mario is all about. And with 4 games in one you'd get serious longevity out of them.
I'd avoid super mario u deluxe if I was you. Its a 2D side scroller. Its a fine game but it would be a lot more infuriating to play and die a lot at that age. It might be something to get down the line, if they wanted it. But to be honest its not even the best 2D side scroller on the switch.
The other big mario game on the switch are Mario Odyssey. I'd recommend to get it at some stage down the line when they get used to the switch. Mario Odyssey is the newest 3D Mario game, and probably one of my favourites. There is an "easy" guided mode on it too to help young gamers.
Depending on your budget for Christmas i'd be looking at it this way. Mario Kart as your number one buy, Mario 3D All Stars as a number 2. I'd probably get Mario Party as a fun way for you to play the switch with them, but it wouldn't be a priority and would be a distant number 3 buy. I'd avoid Super Mario U Deluxe. And I'd put Mario Odyssey in my back pocket as a present for either ones next birthday or maybe Christmas next year.
Hope that helps