Nintendo is turning the original Super Mario Bros. into a 35-player real-world battle game called Super Mario Bros. 35, available October 1 exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Super Mario Bros.35 seems to offer a similar design to Tetris 99, another Battle Royale exclusive to Switch Online. In the version of Mario, the 35 players will play through a level of Mario simultaneously until only one player is left standing. Any enemy you defeat in your version of the level will be sent to other players to face them.
Just like Tetris 99, you can see the progress of the 34 opponents surrounding your screen and choose to target specific players based on who has the most coins, the lowest coins, who is attacking you or randomly. In addition, players can spend their coins on an “item roulette” wheel to get power-ups.
It is not the first classic Battle Royale of Mario; a version made by fans of the idea called Mario Royale defeated Nintendo for at least a year, allowing 75 players to face a classic level of Mario at the same time (although Nintendo quickly eliminated the game).