Super Mario Odyssey Will Have No Game Over Screen

Super Mario Odyssey has been hitting all the right nostalgia and gameplay points since E3. But it appears that one of the most notable elements of a Mario game will be missing from this Nintendo Switch exclusive: The iconic Game Over screen.

The game's official Japanese Twitter account showed off what happens when Mario dies. He basically loses his coins and falls off the screen. Then 10 coins are subtracted from Mario's stash, and the game begins from that spot. That's it.

This actually falls in line with what Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi told Polygon at E3. “We also wanted people to be able to, you know, you get into a kingdom and you can just kind of continually keep going through that kingdom without being pulled out, so that was why we kind of wanted to get rid of the lives idea,” he said. 

Our E3 team hasn't stopped falling all over the game since seeing it at the show. Asif just thinks the whole thing is a simulation, and with no Game Over screen, he may just be right.

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