Look out Link – Super Mario is returned today and poised to challenge for the Game of the Year title that seemed to be safely locked around The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s waist. Reviews for Super Mario Odyssey have been pouring in today, and they’re not unlike the type of reviews that Breath of the Wild garnered upon its release – namely that it’s a breath of fresh air into the series and a modern masterpiece.

Rarely have big title entries in both the The Legend of Zelda series and Super Mario series came out in the same year, so it should he interesting to see which game can come away with Game of the Year honors from Nintendo fans and publications alike.

Super Mario Odyssey is out October 27th, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is scheduled to receive it’s second batch of DLC, The Champions’ Ballad, in winter 2017.

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  • Jebradiah Drake

    What’s the difference between Mario and Super Mario? And they different series?

  • K2L

    And people freaked out when Edge (boasts of “paid review” included) gave it a perfect score.

  • burchdude65

    As amazing as BotW is (my favorite game that I’ve played!), I expect Odyssey to top it.

  • Lifeoflink

    The Zelda fan in me wants Breath of the Wild to win Game of the Year.

  • ThisGuyHatesOOT

    As much as I love Zelda, I’d have to say Odyssey is my favorite game of all time.

  • But… Jim Sterling hasn’t reviewed it yet.

  • Christian Beach

    I hope either Odyssey or BotW get Game of the Year.

  • River Zora

    “Super Mario” tends to be reserved for the core platform series (notable exception – Super Mario Kart). The other games (Party, Paint, Tennis, Kart, Paper, & Luigi etc) just use Mario.

  • Invisible Opinion

    This is like when the four best kinds of boxed mac and cheese are competing with each other on the Wal-Mart shelves, and they’re all owned by Kraft.

  • K2L

    Jim Sterling has become a broken pedestal for me in the last five years.

  • Lucas Daniel Gröess

    15 years since big Mario and Zelda games were released in the same year. (original release date)