Super Mario Wonder: Complete Guide To Postgame

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the first new 2D Mario title in 11 years. That alone is reason to celebrate, but the game’s also one of the best Nintendo’s ever made. In almost every sense, Wonder is polished to a mirror sheen. It’s creative, it’s robust, it’s got plenty of stages, a great new badge system, and more.


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But what about after you’ve beaten Bowser and restored peace to the Mushroom Flower Kingdom? What’s on tap for folks who love to 100 percent their games? Let’s dive in.


Collect Every Standee

Swimming Yellow Toad Standee in Super Mario Wonder

We’ll get this one out of the way first, since it’s arguably the most obvious. 100 percenting Super Mario Bros. Wonder means purchasing every Standee from Poplin Shops. While this isn’t strictly a postgame thing, per se, the odds are good that you won’t have gotten through it all before facing off against Big B at the final stage.

The thing about Standees is that you’ll never know what you’ll get when you buy one – only that you won’t get a duplicate of what you already have. So, by process of elimination, you’ll narrow it all down to the last of your collection in time. It’ll just cost a ton of Flower Coins!

Finish Special World And Unlock The Strange Surprise

Special World with Peach

Here’s what it all boils down to: the Special World. Though you may have already been here, completing several stages before fighting Bowser, the last few are unlocked via gathering every prior Wonder Seed in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

There’s good news and bad news. We’re firm believers in the less common approach of ‘bad news first’, so we’ll tell you there isn’t a ton of postgame content to play. A common refrain among players has been that Wonder earns its title with aplomb, except that a little more content could have gone a long way.

The good news is, these three stages are fantastic. Two of them are nice and long, all three will test your mettle, and the final stage, ‘The Final-Final Test’, is one of the hardest 2D stages Nintendo has thrown at fans in decades, hands down.

The other good news is that your excellence will not go unrewarded. In addition to that good old-fashioned feeling of satisfaction, you’ll get the Sound-Off Badge, which, when equipped… well, uh. You’ll see. Let’s just say it changes the game’s sound effects. It’s a cute little thing. Maybe not worth an entire replay, but well worth a few stages of goofing around with friends.

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