Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
|Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope|
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
|Publisher||Ubisoft (NA, EMEA, OC, SEA, SK, TW, HK, CN)|
Nintendo (JP only)
|Release date|| October 20, 2022 |
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a Nintendo Switch game released on October 20, 2022. It is the second game in the Mario + Rabbids series, and the sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Like its predecessor, the game is a crossover featuring characters from the Super Mario franchise and Ubisoft's Rabbids series, and sees the return of characters from the previous game in addition to introducing new ones such as Rabbid versions of Rosalina and Lumas named Sparks. The game contains nine playable characters in the base game and one more as DLC, of which three can be used at a time. The game's story revolves around the cast venturing through space and traveling to different planets to rescue the Sparks. Similarly to its predecessor, the game was leaked ahead of its official announcement, on Nintendo's official website hours prior to the Ubisoft Forward 2021 broadcast. On March 2, 2023, a demo was added to the Nintendo eShop.
While Nintendo published the game in Japan like it did its predecessor, Ubisoft took publishing duties for South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan over from Nintendo.
Sometime after the events of the previous game, Mario and his friends are enjoying a relaxing day on Princess Peach's Castle grounds, before a Spark abruptly falls from the sky. It turns out that he was fleeing from a gigantic manta ray, who proceeds to spread Darkmess, a type of dark matter, across the land and kidnaps Rabbid Peach. Mario and Beep-0 leap in to save her, before the two manage to hold off waves of enemies. Soon enough, an entity named Cursa arrives to confront them, but the heroes are rescued by their friends in their new ship, the WM ARC, where they are introduced to the onboard AI, JEANIE. JEANIE explains Cursa's plot to corrupt the whole galaxy with its Darkmess, as well as the existence of the Sparks, and the heroes set out on their interstellar journey.
During their travels, the party traverses five different Darkmess-contaminated planets and cleanses them from within; they bring sunlight back to Beacon Beach, stop a blizzard in Pristine Peaks, return the forest's colors in Palette Prime, repair the trains and foliage in Terra Flora, and fix the windmill in Barrendale Mesa. Along the way, they also recruit new teammates: the mysterious Edge, the deadpan Rabbid Rosalina who idolizes the real Rosalina, and even Bowser, who is looking to reclaim his brainwashed Koopa Troop. Meanwhile, Cursa sends out the Spark Hunters—Midnite, Bedrock, and Daphne—to help round up the remaining Sparks, only for the heroes to defeat them too.
Eventually, the crew manages to corner Cursa, who is briefly incapacitated when Rosalina shows herself, revealing that she has been kidnapped and absorbed by the creature. She is captured again, but not before giving the heroes a projection crystal and opening a portal to help them escape. Through the crystal, the heroes are able to learn the full story: created from the last remaining fragment of the Megabug, Cursa escaped into space and was able to gain both sentience and power, and now wants to consume the Sparks' energy and take over the galaxy, spreading Darkmess across its planets. During its conquest, it managed to conquer the Comet Observatory and even possess Rosalina after being drawn in by the joy of the Lumas and Rabbids. During its fight with Rosalina, one of her attacks managed to create the Sparks by fusing the latter two together. Cursa then proceeded to form an army of Rabbids to take over the galaxies, steal Bowser's army, and create the Spark Hunters to help it harness more power.
Upon arrival at Cursa's stronghold, the heroes fight Darkmess versions of both Bowser and Edge, before the real Edge confesses that she herself was once a Spark Hunter, although she turned on Cursa after gaining enough free will to see how evil it was, and has since vowed to save as many Sparks as she can. The group manages to thwart Cursa by destroying its arms, causing it to release every last Spark she consumed as well as Rosalina. After three rounds of helping the latter charge up her magic, the heroes shoot their weapons, with Rosalina forming them into a giant arrow, thus defeating Cursa for good, saving the galaxy. Back in the Mushroom Kingdom, Rosalina congratulates everyone on their success before offering her Rabbid counterpart a chance to live with her. Rabbid Rosalina declines, stating that she already has a family in her teammates. Edge decides to stay with the team too. Before her departure, Rosalina even praises Bowser for his contributions, only for him to insist that he is still enemies with them.
A post-credits scene shows Beep-0 having a friendly conversation with JEANIE, who has somehow developed emotions over the course of the journey.
Like its predecessor, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a strategy turn-based game. Exploring the overworld is also similar, but more open-world rather than linear. Quests are present while exploring the planets, and can be done once encountered by the player.
Combat has some real-time elements to it, such as characters gliding in the air and Stone Masks "breathing" wind every few seconds. Heroes can move as much as they want until they use their weapon, and can only perform two actions per turn. Each hero has one weapon and Technique, unlike the first game where they had two for each. Sparks add active and passive abilities to each hero, and can be changed between battles. One Spark is available for each hero at the start, but two can be equipped starting at the Pristine Peaks battle Icy Breath of Winter.
In addition to the real-time, Sparks of Hope adds RPG elements by having characters gain experience and leveling up, becoming stronger. Battles and quests award heroes XP, and HP and attack power is increased after leveling up. Skill Prisms are also obtained by leveling up.
- — Move
- — Interact/Confirm
- — Back/Cancel/Exit
- — Boost
- — Open Team Management
- — Move Camera
- / — Reset Camera
- — Open Orientation Menu
- — Open Options/Settings
- — Team Heal
- — Activate Beep-0's Scan Power
- — Activate Beep-0's Wave Power
- — Move Character
- Press — Beep-0 Tacticam
- — Interact/Confirm
- — Back/Cancel/Exit
- — Enemy Turn/Fast Forward
- — Open/Close Item Bag
- — Move Camera
- — 1st Spark Preview
- — 2nd Spark Preview
- — Open Options/Settings
- — Switch Heroes
- — Attack Preview
- — Technique Preview
- — Move Beep-0
- — Analyze Target
- — Back/Cancel/Exit
- — Lock/Unlock Area
- — Show/Hide Info
- — Move Camera
- — Open Options/Settings
- / — Switch Target
- / — Browse Target Abilities
- — Camera Distance
There are nine playable characters in the main game, all of whom are also playable in The Tower of Doooom and The Last Spark Hunter. Of the eight playable characters from the previous game's main campaign, six of them return in this game, as Yoshi and Rabbid Yoshi are stated to be on a vacation and do not return. Likewise, Donkey Kong and Rabbid Cranky from the Donkey Kong Adventure campaign are also absent. Three new playable characters are introduced in the main game, including Bowser, who was a boss in the previous game. Like the previous game, the player creates a party to travel the worlds and fight in battles, though this time, Mario is not required to be in the party at all times and the party does not require at least one Rabbid. Until Edge joins the team, only two party members will be active, at which point three party members will be active for the rest of the game, although there are certain boss battles that use four with one of the nine characters being required to use, and there are certain Darkmess Puddle battles which use two required party members.
The following descriptions are taken from the game's official website and from in-game character profiles.
Cheerful, playful, helpful, courageous hero
Charismatic, divalicious, cunning, social hero
Troublemaker, mighty, greedy, angry hero
|Rabbid Rosalina (new)
Highly educated, cultured, poised, drowsy hero
Brave, childish, curious, naive hero
|Standing up to evil, in the Mushroom Kingdom or even the entire galaxy, this legendary mustachioed hero is always ready for new adventures.||Always on the lookout for the perfect selfie (and to attract Mario's attention), this social media "star" can also be a skilled fighter and healer when it comes to defending her teammates.||Bowser joins the team, and he is not happy about it! Cursa stole his minions, and he is not going to let them get away with it, even if it means partnering with Mario, the Rabbids, and their friends.||When you believe your ancestors were noble, it's only natural to conduct yourself with such airs and pose. Rabbid Rosalina is smart, and ready to battle alongside her team to help destroy any threat!||Adorable doesn't mean defenceless, Rabbid Luigi is living proof of this. He may be naive, but he is also astoundingly brave and always tries his very best to fight for his friends.|
The versatile Mario excels at targeting multiple enemies to whom he deals damage with a diverse array of attacks.
Rabbid Peach shines when she can heal the other Heroes while protected from attacks.
Bowser shines when launching area attacks and spawning minions to do his bidding.
Rabbid Rosalina is adept at removing any protections enemies may have and at immobilizing them.
Rabbid Luigi is most skilled at diminishing enemies by reducing the damage they are capable of dealing out.
Kind, diligent, adventurous, graceful hero
Fearless, intrepid, musician, hotheaded hero
Benevolent, anxious, loyal, gentle hero
Strong, independent, confident, proud hero
|Peach isn't just a princess. She's so much more. Her gentle nature belies the fact that she is both determined and fearless when protecting the innocent. She will not let her friends down.||Rabbid Mario is a brave-hearted warrior who refuses to retreat even in the face of the most daunting enemies. In this new quest, he gets another chance to show off his best asset: his amazing mustache.||Luigi can be a bit nervous at times, but this never holds him back. Indeed, Mario's brother and fellow hero of the Mushroom Kingdom always surpasses himself when it comes to helping the people he loves.||Edge is cool and independent. Her only motivation is to save the Sparks and the galaxy. Her sense of justice will not let her give up until her mission is complete.|
Princess Peach is skilled at providing protection to the other Heroes even when they are otherwise vulnerable.
Rabbid Mario deals massive damage at close range, usually with his gauntlets, the Dukes!
Luigi does his best work from afar, where he is capable of attacks that deal a lot of damage.
Edge's speed and skill allow her to target multiple enemies and damage each with a single action.
Rayman in the Phantom Show
|Rayman (new)||Rabbid Peach||Rabbid Mario|
Thanks to his agility, mobility, and ability to change costumes, Rayman has an array of options with which to position himself around the battlefield and unleash robust attacks.
Rabbid Peach shines when she can heal the other Heroes while protected from attacks.
Rabbid Mario deals massive damage at close range, usually with his gauntlets, the Dukes!
- Wildclaw Master
- Oozer Master
- Scoper Master
- Squashette Master
- Quiz Host
- Movie Director
- Augie, a giant, bearded Rabbid that resides in water and wields a staff, and the warden of Beacon Beach's planet
- Madame Bwahstrella
- Captain Orion, a large, mustachioed Rabbid and sea captain, and the warden of Pristine Peaks' planet
- Dr. Vent, a Rabbid scientist who has gone insane after being alone for three days at Pristine Peaks
- Professor Backpack, a small explorer Rabbid wearing a large backpack
- Sullivan, the engineer of the Wiggler Train in Terra Flora
- Cheep Cheeps
- Woodrow, a melancholy poet Rabbid and the warden of Palette Prime's planet
- Sweetlopek, a large, bearded lumberjack Rabbid with a beaver/raccoon-like creature on its head
- DJ Cheep Tuna, a DJ Rabbid wearing a Cheep Cheep hat
- SALESBOT 9.99+TX, a floating robot with long arms and Rabbid-like ears that sells items
- Darkmess Manta, a giant, flying, dark manta ray that releases Darkmess
- Bea, a bee Rabbid with pigtails and the warden of Terra Flora's planet
- Dryad, a Rabbid with a pinecone-like head capable of controlling the fall leaves
- Alkementor, a druid Rabbid in Terra Flora
- Momma, a mechanic Rabbid and the warden of Barrendale Mesa's planet
- Toadette, found in a Darkmess puddle in Barrendale Mesa
- Gerspard, an artist Rabbid from Barrendale Mesa
- Da Da, a robot critic for Gerspard
- Victor, a diver Rabbid that hosts Sillyfish Chuck Challenges in the five planets
- Chain Chomp
- Rabbid Mechakoopas, Mechakoopa-Rabbid hybrids that Bowser can summon
- Rabbid Kong
- Coin Coffer
- Phantom (cameo)
- Main article: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope bestiary
The maximum HP and attack power of enemies in this game depends on both the level of the battle they appear in and the game's set difficulty. Enemies weak to certain Super Effects take more damage from attacks that inflict these effects, whereas enemies resistant to certain Super Effects take less damage and are immune to the effect. The Super Effects which can affect enemies this way are Burn, Splash, Ooze, Gust, Shock, and Frostbite.
1 - Only appears in The Last Spark Hunter
2 - Only appears in Rayman in the Phantom Show
3 - Only appears in DLCs
|Goombas||Goombas appear in lines of three and attack only by dashing.|
|Armored Goombas||Goombas with pots on their heads. They are invulnerable unless thrown out of bounds.|
|Bob-ombs||Bob-ombs approach a hero and explode near them. When dashed, they can be picked up and thrown, exploding upon landing.|
|Magikoopas||Magikoopas boost attack power of themselves and nearby enemies. Their attacks cause area damage.|
|Stooges||Cloaked Rabbids with skull masks. Their only attack is a single shot.|
|Flamin' Stooges||Dragon head wearing Stooge variants that cause the Burn Super Effect.|
|Sea Stooges||Stooge variants which wear seahorse heads and cause the Splash Super Effect.|
|Wildclaws||Large tiger-Rabbid hybrids that chase a hero when attacked.|
|Deep Freezes||Arctic versions of Wildclaws that cause the Frostbite Super Effect. When they lose all their HP, they cause a Frostbite explosion upon being defeated.|
|Magnafowls||Black versions of Wildclaws that use rubber chickens as weapons and lure heroes close to them.|
|Riptides||Blue versions of Wildclaws that hold fish-shaped toy as weapons. Their attack power increases the more they are attacked.|
|Squashers||Plump, pig-Rabbids hybrids that carry Thwomps on their backs and attack by jumping on top of a hero.|
|Squashettes||Female Squashers wearing blue dresses and cone hats. When they land after jumping, they cause the Gust Super Effect around them.|
|Medicians||Floating, cloaked Rabbids with long hair and invisible eyes. They can heal and protect their allies.|
|Depleters||Rabbids in red robes which steal health from heroes by inflicting the Lifesteal Super Effect with their attacks, and can counterattack immediately if they are attacked.|
|Ghostly Walkers||Ghostly Rabbids in teal robes and wrapped in chains. They are invisible when they move, making them immune to reaction shots, and can use a Gust shockwave.|
|Oozers||Black cloaked Rabbids which inflict the Ooze Super Effect and can disable heroes' weapons, techniques and Spark powers.|
|Spellraisers||Cloaked Rabbids that can spawn Stooges.|
|Scopers||Wolf-Rabbid hybrids that can climb up walls and shoot two long-ranged shots at the same target.|
|Lone Wolves||White furred versions of Scopers that can only shoot one long-ranged shot at a time but have access to the Evil Sight technique.|
|Bravado2||A Scoper variant that attacks at long range with the Gust Super Effect. Whenever they are attacked by weapons, they will immediately retaliate with their Counter Blow passive ability. They are also highly mobile and can climb up to higher ground. Their appearance resembles cowboys and bandits during the Wild West time period. One notable Bravado known as "Iron Hands" Sydney Rabbidwhacker is the bandits' leader of the Western Set show "The Ballad of Plungerhands McMurdy".|
|Shockin' Golems1||Big Rabbid enemies that have electrical powers. They bear a resemblance to the Icicle Golem from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, but are much smaller and are real Rabbids and not constructs. They cause a shockwave around them, dealing damage to all heroes within a short radius around them, as well as causing the Shock Super Effect and ignoring cover. When defeated, they become a chrysalis, and must be Dashed or Stomped on to be defeated for good, otherwise they will reform. They transfer the Shock Super Effect to a hero's weapon upon defeat.|
|Tidal Golems1||Water variants of the Golems that cause the Splash Super Effect with their attacks, as well as transferring it to a hero's weapon upon defeat.|
|Flamin' Golems1||Fire variants of the Golems that cause the Burn Super Effect with their attacks, as well as transferring it to a hero's weapon upon defeat.|
|Fieldbreakers3||Big strong Rabbid enemies covered in Darkmess. They somewhat resemble Bucklers due to their size. They have a cannon on their arm that fires a single projectile that travels in an arc, ignoring partial cover and destroying any destructible cover in one hit. Fieldbreakers also have the power to cause Darkmess Ponds to rain on the battlefield, damaging heroes that step in them.|
|Darkmess Rabbid Mechakoopas||Darkmess versions of Rabbid Mechakoopas used by Darkmess Bowser.|
|Darkmess portals||Portals composed of Darkmess that can spawn enemies if not destroyed.|
Several of the bosses are resistant to certain Super Effects, however none have any weaknesses.
|Giant Wildclaw||A Giant version of a Wildclaw who is fought inside the Sunrise Temple on Beacon Beach.|
|Darkmess Eyes||Eyes made of Darkmess scattered across the planets. Darkmess Eyes possess enemies and elements. All must be cleared out to win battles and to progress.|
|Stone Masks||Masks made of stone that "breathe" ice periodically. They are encountered on Pristine Peaks.|
|Midnite||A purple-blue-haired ghost Rabbid, part of the Spark Hunters and a boss in the Winter Palace of Pristine Peaks.|
|Bedrock||A giant, blocky Rabbid dressed as a Greco-Roman wrestler, part of the Spark Hunters and a boss in Palette Prime.|
|Darkmess Taproots||Taproots made of Darkmess that are responsible for the loss of color on the trees of the Spellbound Woods. They reside in the Abandoned Well of Palette Prime.|
|Wiggler||A boss possessed by Darkmess that chases after the Wiggler Train in Terra Flora.|
|Darkmess Dams||Dams made of Darkmess that block the waters of Mt. Spout on Terra Flora.|
|Daphne||A plant-like Rabbid with vine tentacles, part of the Spark Hunters and a boss in Barrendale Mesa.|
|Darkmess Bowser||A Darkmess Copy of Bowser made possible because of the Megabug possessing Bowser in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. It is fought at Cursa's stronghold.|
|Darkmess Edge||A Darkmess copy of Edge fought at Cursa's stronghold. Its creation was enabled from Cursa creating Edge.|
|Cursa||The main antagonist who wants the energy of the Sparks. It is the Megabug who has gained sentience from space debris. It has taken hold of Rosalina.|
|Proto Mecha King Bob-omb1||A prototype of the Mecha King Bob-omb, created by Kanya. Unlike the real thing, this prototype is gray and colorless, with multicolored wires for limbs and is smaller. It is controlled via remote control, which Kanya possesses. It attacks by throwing Bombs at the heroes, as well as summoning 2 Bob-ombs at a time to attack. Proto Mecha King Bob-omb has a barrier that protects it from all attacks, but a Bob-omb explosion will temporarily deactivate it. Upon its defeat, Kanya applauds the heroes and playfully leaves.|
|Mecha King Bob-omb1||A robotic creation that resembles King Bob-omb, albeit with Rabbid ears. After the defeat of its prototype, Kanya created the Mecha King Bob-omb based on how the heroes fought against the prototype, making improvements. A hatch located beneath the crown can open up, revealing a cockpit where Kanya controls the machine. It fights just like the prototype, throwing bombs and summoning Bob-ombs, although more are summoned at a time. The mobility of the machine has also improved, gaining jumps and a spinning attack. Its barrier can only be disabled when Allegra and the Dorrie activate the sound amplification antenna. After the heroes destroy the Mecha King Bob-omb, it malfunctions and springs up into outer space, with Kanya inside.|
|Giant Flamin' Stooge2||A larger version of a Flamin' Stooge meant to resemble a dragon. Due to budget constraints, the Giant Flamin' Stooge fills in for a CG dragon in the Medieval Set show, "The Double Marriage of the Careless Shepherdess". Like other giant enemies, it is resistant to all Super Effects and cannot be Dashed at. Its attack causes a fiery explosion that deals area damage, as well as inflicting the Burn Super Effect.|
|Kraken2||A large cardboard prop based on the legendary sea monster of the same name. It is in the Pirate Set show, "Captain Opera-Beard and the Bumbling Brigands of Toilet Water Bay". Due to the infiltration of Darkmess, it is covered in Darkmess Eyes. The heroes throw Darkmess Eggs at the Darkmess Eyes to remove them, but a Darkmess Puddle appears afterwards. They then must clear it out in a battle against the Kraken. The Kraken has Darkmess Eyes on its back that must be removed to win. Every turn, the Kraken rotates 90° in a set direction. Every two turns, the Kraken becomes angry and attacks the surrounding islands by sending a large wave, bouncing and damaging heroes in range.|
|Swingin' Phantom2||A Jazzy form of the Phantom that attacks with basic projectiles and disables the heroes Spark Powers and Techniques.|
|Rockin' Phantom2||A heavy metal form of the Phantom that attacks with Burn based attacks and repels heroes within range of him, as well as disabling their weapons.|
|Final Phantom2||The Phantom in his normal opera form. His attacks disable attacks, Spark Powers and Techniques all at once, and can use his "Fright Sight" Technique to attack heroes that move within his range.|
Golden pipe bosses
These are optional bosses that each require a certain amount of Sparks to fight. They are resistant to all Super Effects and cannot be dashed.
|Giant Goomba||A large Goomba covered in Darkmess, found in Beacon Beach.|
|Giant Squashette||A large Squashette covered in Darkmess, found in Pristine Peaks.|
|Giant Depleter||A larger version of a Depleter covered in Darkmess, found in Palette Prime.|
|Giant Magikoopa||A larger version of a Magikoopa covered in Darkmess, found in Terra Flora.|
|Giant Magnafowl||A larger version of a Magnafowl covered in Darkmess, found in Barrendale Mesa.|
List of usable items
|90 coins||Remove All Negative Effects|
Cleanses you of ALL negative effects, leaving you feeling clean and fresh.
|80 coins|| Reset Cooldowns|
Refresh all your Sparks and Techniques for immediate use.
|90 coins||Immunity for 3 Turns|
Keeps you immune to Super Effects for 3 turns, but can't get rid of existing Super Effects.
|130 coins||Start a New Area of Movement|
Start a brand new move phase from wherever you're at on the battlefield.
|130 coins||2 Extra Dashes|
Busy Hero on the go? Add 2 dashes to your current turn.
|100 coins||Destroy Destructibles|
Unleashes a shockwave once thrown! Deals area damage to everything in its vicinity.
|70 coins||Heal 30% HP|
Restores 30% of your Health Points. A classic!
Super Mushroom Bag
|120 coins||Heal 50% HP|
Restores 50% of your Health Points! Perfect during the thick of battle!
Super Mushroom Chest
|170 coins||Heal 70% HP|
Restores 70% of your Health Points on the go!
Super Mushroom Chest DX
|250 coins||Heal 100% HP|
Restores 100% of your Health Points. Perfect snack for a battle!
|1 Planet Coin||Level up any Spark with this delicious Celestial beverage fortified with vitamins and minerals.|
- WM ARC, the team's spaceship
- Warp Pipe
- P Switch
- Jump Panel
- Treasure Chest
- Wiggler Train
- Teleport Flags
- Red Ring
- Green Ring
- Darkmess portal, which summons an enemy the next turn and can be destroyed
- Purified Darkmess Energy Crystal, rewarded after clearing a major boss battle on a planet, and required to advance to the next planet. There are two per each of the five planets.
- Shield Buster, a large rubber-duck drill machine created by Momma; used for penetrating the shield surrounding Cursa's stronghold
Beep-0 will be bestowed several powers from Sparks that allow the player to discover hidden areas and items on the field.
|Allows Beep-0 to send out waves to destroy obstructions in the player's path, or manipulate obstacles when the player presses . Given by Decibel in Pristine Peaks. Is upgraded in Terra Flora, granted by Drizzle, to interact with the foliage throughout the planet.|
|Allows Beep-0 to reveal invisible objects when the player presses . Given by Twinkle in Palette Prime.|
- Main article: Weapon Skin
Weapon Skins in this game do not effect weapon performance in any way, the changes are only aesthetic. Weapon Skins bought from shops all cost two Planet Coins.
- Peach's Castle
- Darkmess Manta, serves as a one-time location for tutorial battles
- Beacon Beach, a sunny beach area with a temple known as the Sunrise Temple
- Pristine Peaks, a snowy area with a mountain, caves, and a palace known as the Winter Palace
- Palette Prime, a forest planet with autumn foliage
- Terra Flora, a green and flowery planet with a volcano known as Mt. Spout, which the team uses the Wiggler Train to reach. A tree known as the Everbloom Tree is also found here.
- Barrendale Mesa, a desert wasteland planet
- Cursa's stronghold, a barrier-protected area with floating platforms, objects found from other planets, and the Cursa-controlled Comet Observatory
- Darkmess Dimension, a dimension where all battles of the game take place
- Melodic Gardens, a planet exclusive to "The Last Spark Hunter" DLC. It is a lush, musical planet with lots of water.
- Space Opera Network, a world exclusive to the "Rayman in the Phantom Show" DLC. It is an intergalactic TV studio.
- Main article: Memory
Memories are collectible pieces of information recorded by JEANIE of various characters, enemies, and locations. They can be obtained by examining Probes, purchasing them from SALESBOT 9.99+TX with Planet Coins, and clearing certain enemy battles.
Unlike the previous game, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope has a difficulty option in the settings. It allows the player to change their difficulty even after deciding it after the prologue. This changes the enemies' strength and health, making it easier or harder for the player to defeat them; alters whether the Heroes' health is restored after each battle or upon leveling up; and whether the Heroes' Skill Trees are automatically customized. There are three difficulty settings—Relaxed, Average, and Demanding—as well as a Custom setting that allows the player to customize the paramaters in each difficulty setting.
|Hero Health Management||Partially restored (after battle)||Partially restored (upon leveling)||Not restored|
|Hero Skills Management||Automatic||Manual||Manual|
This menu option alters how much damage enemies inflict on the Heroes and their HP, from three settings: Low, Medium, and High. Medium is the default setting. Low reduces enemy HP and makes enemies inflict less damage, and High increases enemy HP and makes enemies inflict more damage. The difficulty setting the player chooses for the game also determines the Enemy Threat setting, but can be individually changed at any time.
Hero Health Management
This menu option allows the player to choose whether the Heroes' HP is automatically restored partially after winning a battle, upon leveling up, or not at all. The difficulty setting the player chooses for the game also determines the Hero Health Management setting, but can be individually changed at any time.
This option allows the player to make the Heroes invulnerable or vulnerable to damage—regardless of difficulty setting selected—by selecting On or Off, respectively. The Heroes are still vulnerable to Super Effects and negative effects, however.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was released in four editions: the Standard Edition, which only includes the base game; the Cosmic Edition, which includes the base game and the Galactic Prestige Pack; the Gold Edition, which includes the base game and the Season Pass (Japanese: アドベンチャーパック, Adobenchā Pakku, "Adventure Pack") featuring downloadable content packs (which contain additional story, characters, quests, and battles); and the + Rayman Edition, which includes the base game and the Rayman in the Phantom Show DLC expansion.
The Megabug Collection (Japanese: メガバグ・スキンパック, Megabagu Sukinpakku, "Megabug Skinpack") is a series of skins for each character's weapon based on Megabug, the main antagonist of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. This was a pre-order bonus for any edition of the game.
Galactic Prestige Pack
The Galactic Prestige Pack (Japanese: ギャラクティック・スキンパック, Gyarakutikku Sukinpakku, "Galactic Skinpack"), also referred to as the Galactic Prestige Collection, is a series of space-themed skins for Mario, Rabbid Peach, and Edge's weapons. It is a part of the Cosmic Edition and the Season Pass.
DLC 1: The Tower of Doooom
- Main article: The Tower of Doooom
- “Welcome to my tower... the Tower of Doooom! Are you up to the challenge?”
- —Madame Bwahstrella, Tower of Doooom trailer
The Tower of Doooom (Japanese: ドリ～ム・オア・ドゥーム！, Dorīmu oa Dūmu!, "Dream or Doom!") is the first of the three DLC expansions, which was released on March 2, 2023. In it, Madame Bwahstrella needs Mario, Rabbid Peach, and their friends to clean her multi-dimensional tower and save Spawny. This first DLC adds a new combat game mode where the heroes face highly strategic battles as they make their way to the top of the tower. The Tower of Doooom is exclusive to the Season Pass.
DLC 2: The Last Spark Hunter
- Main article: The Last Spark Hunter
- “Beep-0, I have double and triple checked the signal... The Melodic Gardens have gone completely silent.”
- —JEANIE, The Last Spark Hunter
The Last Spark Hunter (Japanese: ザ・ラスト・スパークス・ハンター, Za Rasuto Supākusu Hantā, "The Last Sparks Hunter") is the second DLC expansion, which was released on June 21, 2023. The expansion revolves around the heroes confronting a mysterious foe on a new, enchanting planet where they meet new characters and new enemies.
On May 23, 2023, the Mario + Rabbids Twitter account posted a teaser trailer of The Last Spark Hunter. The trailer revealed the name of the new planet: the Melodic Gardens. The fourth Spark Hunter, Kanya, is revealed, who is heard telling Mario that he is "right on time".
During Ubisoft Forward 2023, gameplay footage was shown off, showing two new Sparks: an orange one with green and purple swirly-eyed goggles, and a plump, yellow Spark with a lightning bolt around its body. Kanya was also finally seen completely, showing a big, toothy, Chain Chomp-like grin at the heroes. The release date was not yet announced. On June 18, 2023, the Mario + Rabbids Instagram account showed three more new Sparks and revealed all five's names: Berserk, Vampgeddon, Electroquake, Cryodash, and Mayhem. Their abilities were unknown at the time, as no gameplay of them was shown. The post was later removed, suggesting it was a leak. A few days later, promotional artwork revealing a robotic Rabbid version of King Bob-omb, known as Mecha King Bob-omb, was discovered on the Nintendo Switch news application before the character was officially revealed in the June Nintendo Direct.
DLC 3: Rayman in the Phantom Show
- Main article: Rayman in the Phantom Show
Rayman in the Phantom Show (Japanese: レイマン・イン・ザ・ファントムショー Reiman in za Fantomu Shō) is the final DLC expansion, which was released on August 30, 2023. The campaign sees Rayman, Rabbid Peach, and Rabbid Mario embarking on their own adventure after the defeat of Cursa and introduces four new Sparks (two usable in battle, two not used in battle): Cryoquake, Selfie, Quiz Host, and Movie Director.
During Ubisoft Forward 2023, a teaser was shown off, depicting Rayman, Beep-0, Rabbid Peach, and Rabbid Mario checking into a hotel. Upon meeting Rayman, Rabbid Peach sees him as an immediate threat, while Rabbid Mario shakes hands with him.
On August 1, 2023, a full trailer was released and revealed the expansion's title and release date. The trailer depicts Rayman, Rabbid Peach and Rabbid Mario participating at the Space Opera Network hosted by the Phantom.
- Main article: List of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope staff
As with its predecessor, Xavier Manzanares and Davide Soliani respectively acted as the lead producer and creative director for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Grant Kirkhope also reprised his role as the composer for the soundtrack from the previous game, this time being joined by Gareth Coker and Yoko Shimomura. This was also the final new game in the Super Mario franchise to feature Charles Martinet as the voice of Mario and Luigi before he stepped down from voice acting in the franchise and became the Mario Ambassador in August of 2023.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope received positive reviews, with critics considering the game to be an improvement over Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. At The Game Awards 2022, the game won the award for Best Sim/Strategy Game and was also nominated for Best Family Game, but lost to Kirby and the Forgotten Land. The game also won the award for "Family Game of the Year" at the 26th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.
|Nintendo Switch||Mike Mahardy, Polygon||N/A||"As someone who loves the tactics genre, I'll be the first to admit that it can often take itself too seriously. That Sparks of Hope finds such harmony between strategic depth, cartoonish magnetism, and a fair amount of comedy (yes, as long as we're being honest here, I think the Rabbids are funny) is no small accomplishment. If Kingdom Battle stood on the shoulders of giants, Sparks of Hope leaps off of them and into an arena all unto its own. It's an excellent tactics game, by all means. But it's also a confident Mario adventure in its own right."|
|Nintendo Switch||Steve Watts, Gamespot||9/10||"Put simply, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is an absolute delight. This is a combination that shouldn't work and yet it more than works--it excels. When Ubisoft announced Kingdom Battle, the concept seemed so goofy that its success came as a surprise. Sparks of Hope is an improvement in every meaningful way, from the characterization and world-building to combat variety and flexibility to environmental diversity. Ubisoft loves and respects these characters, and has now shown definitively that even something as familiar and comfortable as Mario is still capable of surprising us over and over again."|
|Nintendo Switch||Eric Van Allen, Destructoid||8.5/10||"Kingdom Battle may have proven that a Mario and Rabbids crossover can work, and work well. But Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope has cemented this as a franchise in my eyes, one that is worth playing if you’ve got any interest in lighthearted tactics with a Mario and Rabbid twist."|
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On My Nintendo, a sweepstakes was held for the game which began on October 4, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. PT. The prize package included figures of Rabbid Mario and Rabbid Peach, three lithographs, an artbook, a sticker sheet, a plush of a Starburst, and a Spark phone ring holder. The sweepstakes closed on November 8, 2022, with the packages given to the ten winners who participated.
- Main article: List of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope quotes
- "Cursa gave me an EDGE, with just enough free will to lead - to think." - Edge
- "The Rabbids and Lumas were saved, but something terrible happened. An enormous blast of energy. The Rabbids and Lumas were flung far away." - JEANIE
- "WOOOO! POLAR BEAR SWIM! WHERE'S THE LAKE?!" - Rabbid Luigi
- "BWAHAHA! Don't worry. I promise not to pound you into bits until AFTER I pummel Cursa and rule the galaxy again." - Bowser
- Main article: List of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope glitches
Multiple explosions crash
If the player uses Glitter and either Rabbid Mario or Peach for their wide range, it is possible to defeat several Bob-ombs in one attack. However, if they all explode at the same time after being defeated, it will sometimes cause the game to crash.
Ver. 1.1.2028814 (released October 20, 2022)
EXPLORATION BUG FIXES
- Implemented various framerate fixes.
- Fixed an issue where Heroes could get stuck in a wall while in the tunnel under Woodrow’s house.
- Fixed an issue where at the end of the puzzle in the side quest “The Riddle of Barrendale Mesa”, the game could soft-lock.
- Fixed an issue where you might not receive a reward and the quest would not clear from the quest log after completing the side quest “The Riddle of Barrendale Mesa”,
- Fixed an issue where the L shaped connector would sometimes disappear from the third cirquit[sic] puzzle on Barrendale Mesa.
- Fixed an issue where NPCs wouldn’t always stop moving when the Heroes were nearby.
- Fixed an issue where Heroes could go out of bounds inside the Everbloom Tree in Terra Flora near the first Rabbid Pipe.
- Fixed an issue where Heroes could get stuck behind a tree and some rocks next to the Teleportation Flag near the Volcano entrance on Terra Flora.
- Fixed an issue where Heroes could get stuck and go out of bounds next to a Darkmess puddle on Terra Flora.
- Fixed an issue where Heroes could get stuck next to an Echo Memory inside the Sunrise Temple on Beacon Beach.
- Fixed an issue where the Armored Goomba on Beacon Beach would go missing in exploration if you lost the battle and abandoned it for later.
- Fixed an issue where the starbits would spawn very late after touching the Teleportation flag found after completing the “Icy Breath of Winter” battle on Pristine Peaks.
- Fixed an issue where you would hear continuous SFX of Rabbids laughing after exiting the second cave on Pristine Peaks.
- Fixed an issue with the silly fish respawn rate for the Victor challenge on Beacon Beach.
BATTLE BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue where Rabbid Luigi’s upgraded Technique only applied weakness to physical damage instead of all damage.
- Fixed an issue where when Rabbid Peach’s Healing Jump healed an NPC ally, the game could sometimes freeze.
- Fixed an issue when the game could sometimes get stuck if Rabbid Peach’s Healing Jump happened on a Trampoline.
- Fixed an issue where sometimes the Bob-omb on the building in the “Explosive Situation” battle on Beacon Beach would spawn inside the roof of the building.
- Fixed an issue where goombas could get soft-locked if they pushed each other while exiting or entering a Rabbid pipe.
- Fixed an issue where the red and yellow spike marker wasn’t always correctly displayed when dashing multiple enemies, although the dash would damage the enemy.
- Fixed an issue where the big Goomba from “A Truly Ginormous Goomba” on Beacon Beach wasn’t dealing enough damage.
- Fixed an issue where players would receive an error message and a crash after inspecting Midnite with Beep-0 in the “Midnite Library” battle on Pristine Peaks.
- Fixed an issue where if a Lone Wolf was attacked with a Fire super effect and survived, it would continue to make noise for longer than intended.
- Fixed an issue in the “Hide n’Squeak” questline battle, where the game would crash if you activate the Spark Screech next to the Darkmess eggs.
- Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes crash when Bedrock jumps after the Heroes attack her in the “A Blast Through The Bedrock” battle on Palette Prime.
- Fixed an issue where Bedrock would sometimes go into T-Pose after jumping in the “A Blast Through The Bedrock” battle on Palette Prime.
- Fixed an issue where Darkmess Eyes could sometimes spawn out of reach for many heroes during the “One Angry Wiggler” battle on Terra Flora.
- Fixed an issue where if a Hero landed on a cauldron during the “Spout Forth” battle, they could get stuck there.
- Fixed an issue where breaking barrels in the “Foul Attraction” battle on Terra Flora could cause the game to crash.
- Fixed an issue where the battle during the “Quest For Courage” questline on Terra Flora could soft-lock if you threw a sphere from the cauldron out of bonds without having it explode.
- Fixed an issue where Electric Traps in the “A Foul Windmill Blows” battle on Barrendale Mesa would not display the damage they did appropriately.
- Fixed an issue where a Riptide could get stuck in a wall in the “The Desert Riptides” battle on Barrendale Mesa if it was pushed there with a Gust effect.
- Fixed an issue where an enemy that would chase heroes to retaliate after being attacked could cause the game to freeze.
- Fixed an issue with a platform in the “Magikoopa Mayhem” battle on Barrendale Mesa where Heroes could get stuck.
- Fixed an issue where if a Magnafowl uses its technique on one of Bowser’s summoned Mecha Koopas and they explode, the technique would keep going.
- Fixed several issues during the final battle.
- Fixed an issue where the game could crash when a barrel was broken in the “King of Darkmess” battle.
- Fixed an issue where the game could soft-lock during the enemy turn in the “Deep, Dark Secret” battle.
GENERAL BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes force a quit after opening the map following a battle.
- Fixed various issues that could cause the game to crash.
- Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes force a quit after pressing the Home button on any loading screen.
- Fixed an issue where the voices would sometimes continue and overlap the following cinematic if you skipped a cinematic by pressing A.
- Fixed issues where buttons pressed in quick succession would cause various problems.
- Fixed an issue where Rabbid Mario’s “I’m back!” was cut to “I’m” in the Prologue questline.
- Fixed a text display issue for Spanish-speaking players.
- Fixed an issue where VFX was not played correctly during the “A Foul Windmill Blows” battle.
- Fixed an issue where Spark voices were missing during the last phase of the prologue.
- Fixed an issue where SFX for the Red Coin Challenge on Beacon Beach was poorly equalized.
- Fixed an issue where SFX was missing when the Heroes used ladders.
- Fixed an issue where SFX was missing when a Squashette was summoned.
- Fixed an issue with some sequences of the Beacon Beach cinematic that were missing.
- Fixed an issue where ambient music would be too loud during exploration and combat on Barrendale Mesa.
- Fixed an issue where some NPC Rabbid voices were missing on Terra Flora, Barrendale Mesa, and Palette Prime.
- Fixed an issue where you could not hear audio in the Echo Memory menu.
Ver. 1.2.2076427 (released December 2, 2022)
- Fixed several progression issues that would prevent 100% completion of the game.
- Fixed an issue where the game would crash if the Final Boss tried to throw a summoned creature or Rabbid Mechakoopa.
- Fixed a few text issues in localized versions of the game.
- Fixed a few issues where heroes would get stuck or move out of bounds.
- General optimization to increase framerates and ensure smooth gameplay.
QUALITY OF LIFE UPDATES
- The game will now warn players if they have an empty Spark Slot before a battle.
- The Spark Skill Tree branch will now tease players to go find the Giant Enemies.
- Spark Quests have been made easier to discover in the quest log, and with an icon in the travel map.
- The battle level is now displayed both in the Beep-0 tacticam and battle menu.
- Battle objectives will now be more evident when the battle map is introduced.
- Difficulty level differences have been made more apparent.
- Improved visibility of roaming enemies off-screen that threaten the heroes.
- The specific duo Darkmess puddles, that reward weapon skins to individual heroes, will now display icons of the heroes required for the battle.
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.
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References to other games
- Super Mario Bros.: Rabbid Mario plays the "Course Clear" jingle on his mandolin for his victory animation when receiving a Purified Darkmess Energy Crystal.
- Super Mario World: An arrangement of the athletic theme from this game plays during the various Chuck Challenges.
- Rayman: The Guards from Rayman's Technique, Plunger Guards, resemble plums, which first appeared in this game. Rayman's Blaster weapon is based on a Moskito from the original game, and a skin for said weapon, the Legendary Blaster, is based on Betilla, albeit using her design introduced in Rayman Origins. The main villain of this game, Mr. Dark, was mentioned by the Phantom during the first of act of his song in Rayman in the Phantom Show. The Magician's hat and staff appear in the Backing Studio in Rayman in the Phantom Show.
- Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS: Bedrock grabbing Bowser's tail and throwing him in the Darkmess Tentacle references Mario grabbing Bowser's tail and throwing him into the bombs from this game.
- Rayman 2: The Great Escape: The Repository in Rayman and the Phantom Show includes a walking shell and a face that resembles one of the Four Masks of Polokus among background props. David Gasman reprises his role as Rayman, having first voiced him in this title. A skin for the Triple-Troll and The Dukes, the Legendary Triple-Troll and The Legendary Dukes, are based on the Grand Minimus and Globox, respectively, albeit using their designs from Rayman Origins. A prop depicting Globox (also using his current design) can be spotted on the Western Set, and Globox is also mentioned by the Phantom during his song. Rayman has also been referred to as an eggplant by Beep-0 when they first met, and by the Phantom during his song, similar to how a Robo-Pirate referred to Rayman as a "potato-headed eggplant" in a report which was part of a series of anecdotes on the official Rayman 2 website. The main villain of this game, Admiral Razorbeard, and two of his Robo-Pirate minions, a Henchman 800 and a Spyglass Pirate, appear as cutouts in the Pirate Set.
- Luigi's Mansion: Some of Luigi's voice clips are reused from this game.
- Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc: In place of Sparks, Rayman has access to the Vortex and Rocket costumes which debuted in this game. The former uses a design based on early concept art.
- Rayman Raving Rabbids: The nozzle of Rayman's Blaster resembles a plunger; plungers and plunger guns are recurring objects in this game, with the Rabbids commonly using regular plungers as weapons, and Rayman being depicted with a plunger gun in artworks.
- Super Mario Galaxy: An arrangement of the Comet Observatory theme, "Rosalina in the Observatory", plays when Rabbid Rosalina is introduced in the game's cinematic trailer. The first three notes of the main melody also play when Rabbid Rosalina uses her Ennui attack, and another arrangement plays when Rabbid Rosalina obtains a Purified Darkmess Energy Crystal. During the ending, Rosalina mentions she once went looking for her family, referencing her storybook. Some of Mario's voice clips are reused from this game, more notably when he touches fire.
- Rayman Raving Rabbids 2: A yellow submarine referencing that from this game appears in the Repository in Rayman in the Phantom Show.
- Rabbids Go Home: The Phantom mentioning in his song that Rayman got eclipsed by the Rabbids' company and is second fiddle to them is a reference to the Rabbids leaving the Rayman series and becoming its own franchise (which has been eclipsing the Rayman series since); starting with this game.
- Rayman Origins: The music track used to introduce Rayman in Rayman in the Phantom Show, "The Rayman Show", begins with an arrangement of the music used for Land of the Livid Dead. The DLC campaign's eponymous main theme also uses a rearrangement of the main theme for this game.
- Rayman Legends: The aforementioned theme "The Rayman Show" ends with an arrangement of the Medieval Theme, used in levels of Teensies In Trouble, the game's first world. Grunderbite the dragon makes a cameo as a giant animatronic on the medieval set of the Space Opera Network in Rayman and the Phantom Show; incidentally, the Giant Flamin' Stooge's headgear also resembles Grunderbite. A wig modeled after Barbara appears in the Repository. A cardboard prop that the Phantom uses to express Rayman's "weak punch" during his song resembles a Toad. The level Castle Rock is mentioned by Rayman at the end of The Medieval Set Quest.
- Super Mario 3D World: Some of Mario, Luigi, Peach and Rosalina's voice clips are used from this game.
- Mario Kart 8: Some of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Rosalina's voice clips are taken from this game. Some of Koopa Troopa's voice clips from this game are used for the Rabbid Mechakoopas.
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Weapon skins based on Megabug are available as part of the Megabug Collection pre-order bonus. This game's arrangement of "Inside the Castle Walls" returns and plays during the prologue, albeit synthesized instead of live recorded. The likeliness of the Block Tower from Ancient Gardens is used for the bonus rooms, along with reusing the same music. MegaDragonBowser makes a cameo in the "The Story So Far" Memory profile, and is referenced at the start of the battle against Darkmess Bowser, when Beep-0 states how they beat him in front of Bowser Jr.. Numerous background objects from the game appear as props in the Repository of Rayman and the Phantom Show, including the clock tower from Spooky Trails and a submarine outfitted with a drill from Lava Pit. At the start of the battle with Swingin' Phantom, Beep-0 directly quotes his dialogue from the beginning of the fight against the Phantom in this game.
- Super Mario Odyssey: Some of Mario's voice clips are taken from this game.
- Luigi's Mansion 3: Some of Luigi's voice clips are reused from this game.
Names in other languages
Mario + Rabittsu Gyarakushī Batoru
|Mario + Rabbids Galaxy Battle|
|Chinese (Simplified)||马力欧+疯狂兔子 星耀之愿
Mǎlìōu + Fēngkuáng Tùzǐ Xīngyào zhī yuàn
|Mario + Rabbids Hope of the Sparks|
|Chinese (Traditional)||瑪利歐 ＋ 瘋狂兔子 希望之星
Mǎlìōu + Fēngkuáng Tùzǐ xīwàng zhī xīng
|Mario + Rabbids Stars of Hope|
|French||Mario + The Lapins Crétins Sparks of Hope||Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope|
|Korean||Mario + Rabbids 반짝이는 희망
Mario + Rabbids Banjjag-ineun Huimang
|Mario + Rabbids Sparkling Hope|
|Russian||Mario + Rabbids Искры надежды
Mario + Rabbids Iskry nadezhdy
|Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope|
- According to CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot, the studio had released the game too early. Nintendo had advised to develop one installment per console, and Guillemot thought that the studio should have waited to release the game for the next console.
- Official website, available in multiple languages for various regions, courtesy of Ubisoft
- Official North American Nintendo game page
- Official European Nintendo game page
- Official Japanese website, courtesy of Nintendo
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- "Probes and Memeories" Memory: With the sudden arrival and then disappearance of the Darkmess Manta - who took with it Mario, Beep-0, and Rabbid Peach - I gathered the remaining Heroes and executed a rescue mission, for which I have yet to hear Beep-0 say thank you.
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- Interview of Yves Guillemot by Games Industry