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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

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This article is about the Nintendo Switch port of the Super Mario 3D World game. For more information on the game's original Wii U version, see Super Mario 3D World.
"Bowser's Fury" redirects here. For information about the form of Bowser introduced in this game, see Fury Bowser.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Final North American box art for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
North American box art
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Nintendo EPD Tokyo
Nintendo Software Technology Corporation
1-UP Studio
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms Nintendo Switch
Release date Japan February 12, 2021[1]
USA February 12, 2021[2]
Mexico February 12, 2021[3]
Europe February 12, 2021[4]
Australia February 12, 2021[5]
HK February 12, 2021[6]
South Korea February 12, 2021[7]
ROC February 12, 2021[8]
Genre Platformer, action
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
RARS:RARS 6+.svg - Six years and older
GRAC:GRAC All.svg - All ages
GSRR:GSRR P.svg - Six years and older
FPB:FPB 10-12.png - Ten to twelve years
GCAM:Symbol for GCAM video game rating category "Suitable for aged 7 and above". - Seven years and older
NMC:Symbol for NMC video game rating category "Suitable for aged 7 and above". - Seven years and older
Media
Nintendo Switch:
Nintendo Switch icon for use in templates Game Card
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Input
Nintendo Switch:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is an expanded port of Super Mario 3D World for the Nintendo Switch, released on February 12, 2021, as part of the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The Super Mario 3D World campaign now supports local wireless and online play with up to four players, both of which were absent from the original version. There is also a standalone campaign named Bowser's Fury, which takes place in an open-world area called Lake Lapcat. After Bowser Jr. paints Bowser with black goop, the latter turns into Fury Bowser. Mario must cooperate with Bowser Jr. to collect Cat Shines and use their power to activate lighthouses and Giga Bells, both of which enable them to gradually rid Fury Bowser and Lake Lapcat of goop.

This game was involved in two My Nintendo missions related to the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary, both of which were necessary to complete to enter the My Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Sweepstakes: Wave 2; the first involved purchasing the game itself (physically or digitally), and the second involved finding five hidden stickers on the official website for the game. Four of these stickers were the main playable characters in Cat Suits, and the fifth was a Super Bell.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Controls[edit]

Action Dual Joy-Con or Pro Controller Controls Single Joy-Con Controls
Stage controls
Move Left Stick Control Stick
Look around Tilt Right Stick N/A
Dash Left Stick + Y Button / X Button Control Stick + Single Joy-Con Left Button
Jump B Button / A Button Single Joy-Con Bottom Button / Single Joy-Con Right Button
Crouch ZL Button / ZR Button SL Button
Item Storage Up Button Single Joy-Con Top Button
Open amiibo prompt Hold Left Button N/A
Snapshot Mode Down Button N/A
Use touch cursor R Button; touch the screen in handheld mode SR Button; touch the screen in handheld mode
Reset camera / touch cursor L Button N/A
Menu Plus Button Minus Button (left Joy-Con); Plus Button (right Joy-Con)
World Screen controls
Move Left Stick Control Stick
Look around Tilt Right Stick N/A
Dash Left Stick + Y Button / X Button Control Stick + Single Joy-Con Left Button
Jump B Button / A Button Single Joy-Con Bottom Button / Single Joy-Con Right Button
Menu Plus Button Minus Button (left Joy-Con); Plus Button (right Joy-Con)
Open map Minus Button N/A
Menu controls
Select option Left Stick Control Stick
Confirm A Button Single Joy-Con Right Button
Cancel B Button Single Joy-Con Bottom Button

Action Guide[edit]

Image Action Dual Joy-Con or Pro Controller Controls Single Joy-Con Controls
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Hold items Press Y Button near an item Press Single Joy-Con Left Button near an item
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Throw items While holding an item, press Y Button While holding an item, press Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Spin Rotate Left Stick Rotate Control Stick
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Spin Jump While spinning, press B Button While spinning, press Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Crouch Jump Hold ZL Button, then press B Button Hold SL Button, then press Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Ground Pound While in midair, press ZL Button While in midair, press SL Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Ground Pound Jump Press ZL Button in midair, then press B Button when hitting the ground Press SL Button in midair, then press Single Joy-Con Bottom Button when hitting the ground
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Long Jump While moving, press ZL Button + B Button While moving, press SL Button + Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Roll ZL Button + Y Button SL Button + Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Rolling long jump During a roll, press B Button During a roll, press Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Midair roll While in midair, press ZL Button + Y Button While in midair, press SL Button + Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Side Somersault While running, tilt Left Stick in the opposite direction and press B Button While running, tilt Control Stick in the opposite direction and press Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Wall Jump While touching a wall in midair, press B Button While touching a wall in midair, press Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
Exclusive to the Super Bell
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Claw Y Button Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Pounce ZL Button + Y Button SL Button + Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Claw dive While in midair, hold Y Button While in midair, hold Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Climb walls While touching a wall in midair, tilt Left Stick While touching a wall in midair, tilt Control Stick
Exclusive to the Fire Flower
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Throw fireballs Y Button Single Joy-Con Left Button
Exclusive to the Boomerang Flower
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Throw boomerang Y Button Single Joy-Con Left Button
Exclusive to the Super Leaf
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Tail attack Y Button Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Float downward While in midair, hold B Button While in midair, hold Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
Exclusive to multiplayer mode
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Enter a bubble L Button + R Button SL Button + SR Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Pick up a character Press Y Button next to a character Press Single Joy-Con Left Button next to a character
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Throw a character While holding a character, press Y Button While holding a character, press Single Joy-Con Left Button
An image from the Action Guide in the Super Mario 3D World campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Synchro Ground Pound While in midair, press ZL Button at the same time as other players While in midair, press SL Button at the same time as other players

New playable characters[edit]

Characters Description
Captain Toad and the Toad Brigade completing a Captain Toad's Adventures level in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Toad Brigade
When playing Captain Toad's Adventures levels in multiplayer, any additional players control members of the Toad Brigade, who all share the same attributes as Captain Toad. Before a stage starts, all players are assigned Captain Toad (P1), Hint Toad (P2), Banktoad (P3), and Yellow Toad (P4).

New power-up[edit]

Image Transformation Description
Screenshot of a white variant of the Super Bell from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.
Invincibility Bell
White Cat Mario in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
White Cat Mario
A white and yellow striped bell similar to the Invincibility Leaf that can only be obtained by scanning the Cat Mario or Cat Peach amiibo. It gives characters a white Cat Suit, giving them the same abilities as their normal Cat forms as well as permanent invincibility. This form is similar to White Tanooki Mario and White Raccoon Mario.

Changes[edit]

Gameplay[edit]

Several enhancements are made to the overall gameplay compared to the original Wii U release. For example, all characters except Captain Toad move approximately 40% faster than in the original game, in both levels and the world map. Cutscenes that serve as the intermissions between gameplay are now able to be skipped. Various basic character movements and abilities have been enhanced: for example, characters bouncing off of an enemy while Long Jumping now automatically perform another Long Jump, rather than a standard jump, and characters jumping while facing a wall with no directional input now slide against the wall, enabling them to Wall Jump. Additionally, Side Somersaults are now able to be performed while walking. When carrying objects or other characters, players no longer are required to hold Y Button; pressing the button again is instead required to throw the object or character. Due to this change, Rosalina can no longer spin while holding an object or character. Throwing distance for objects and characters has also been increased. Performing handstands atop trees has varying distances with directional inputs. When handstanding, characters turn clockwise if the player holds right, and counterclockwise if they hold left, which is reversed compared to the original version. When crouched on a slope, characters remain crouched for about one second before beginning to slide down it, rather than sliding the moment they touch the slope. When jumping while crouched and sliding down a slope, characters now perform a Long Jump instead of a regular jump. Rosalina has some tweaks to her gameplay: her jump is slightly less floaty and she lands slightly faster.

Gameplay improvements inspired from Super Mario Odyssey are implemented in the game. In addition to four save files now being present instead of three, they are saved, loaded, and copied in the same manner as in Super Mario Odyssey. Characters can now roll in midair, similar to the dive, and they can perform a roll or Ground Pound Jump immediately after landing from a Ground Pound. Characters can also fall through upright Warp Pipes when performing a Ground Pound through the center from above. Similarly, characters now enter sideways Warp Pipes immediately when rolling through the center without their momentum being interrupted. The sped-up variant of the Warp Pipe sound effect from Super Mario Odyssey is reused upon entering Warp Pipes in either of these ways.

To accommodate for the change in character speed, some levels, such as Conkdor Canyon, have had minor alterations to the objects within them. Some general improvements include changing behaviors and properties of various objects and camera controls. Rows of coins triggered to appear by collecting certain lone coins finish appearing faster than in the original game. The camera no longer zooms if the player remains idle in some areas, such as the beginning of Piranha Creeper Creek, and the idle zoom does not reset if the player presses Y Button as it does in the original release. If players lose a life after collecting a Green Star or a Stamp, they keep it instead of having to collect it again; this does not apply to Captain Toad's levels, however. The Goal Pole can no longer be jumped over, as characters now snap to the top if they attempt to pass it.

The Propeller Platforms from the Wii U version (top) have been replaced with standard Lifts in the Nintendo Switch version (bottom).
The Propeller Platforms from the Wii U version (top) have been replaced with standard Lifts in the Nintendo Switch version (bottom).
The Propeller Platforms from the Wii U version (top) have been replaced with standard Lifts in the Nintendo Switch version (bottom).

Power-ups have also received improvements and alterations to their functionality. Green Shells can no longer be occupied idly; the shell always slides in the direction the user is facing when entered. They also move faster than in the original game. Fireballs move faster and cover a longer distance. They also have a slightly different angle when thrown. The Cat forms now allow characters to climb higher. Additionally, the form's claw dive continuously dives until the character touches the ground, similarly to Super Mario Maker 2, though it does stop eventually at extremely long distances. For characters in the Tanooki Suit, the window to perform a charge jump while crouched during a tail spin is now much smaller, and most attempts are cancelled out by a normal charged jump instead. It is also more difficult to perform a Long Jump while using a tail spin, as it is usually cancelled with a normal Long Jump.

In the world map, the yellow path that connects levels is created more quickly when a new level is unlocked. After exiting a level, the player regains control of the characters quicker, as the game now saves in the background. Switching between the map, course list, and Stamp chart is now done by pressing the L Button and R Button buttons, rather than buttons on the screen.

Multiplayer mode now supports both local wireless and Nintendo Switch Online connections. Up to two players can play on a single system in local wireless mode. In these modes, entering a bubble to rendezvous with other players can now only be performed by pressing L Button and R Button together instead of either one alone. Captain Toad's Adventures can now be played with up to four players, unlike in the original release where these levels were single-player only. For these levels, additional players play as the Toad Brigade members, with all players being able to select one to play as before a level begins. Similarly to normal levels, the game ranks each player's points in multiplayer in the Captain Toad levels as well, though the winning player does not get a crown.

Improvements and alterations introduced in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker are retained in the Captain Toad levels for this game. Captain Toad's headlamp can now defeat Boos and Peepas, similarly to the Light Box. The pause menu now features the ability to retry a course, rather than having to return to the world map to do so. In TV mode, gyroscopic pointer controls replace the touchscreen controls of the Wii U version, which are activated by pressing R Button, and an emblem of the character controlling the pointer is present. Due to the lack of a microphone on the Nintendo Switch console, Propeller Platforms have been replaced in every level where they appeared; they are replaced by Lifts in Captain Toad Goes Forth and Puffprod Peaks, invisible clouds in Blast Block Skyway, and Touchstones in Captain Toad's Fiery Finale.

Luigi Bros. can now only be unlocked by defeating Meowser in The Great Tower of Bowser Land; having New Super Luigi U save data on the system through ownership of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe no longer unlocks it from the beginning. There is also now an option to quickly exit to the title screen from Luigi Bros., as opposed to being forced to exit to the Home Menu.

Functionality for amiibo has been added. A complete list of functionalities for them can be found in the corresponding section.

Due to the lack of Miiverse on the Nintendo Switch, Miis no longer appear on the overworld nor when revisiting a cleared stage, and Stamps are now used as decorations for the new Snapshot Mode, which is similar to the one seen in Super Mario Odyssey.

Aesthetic[edit]

The graphics and user interface in the Wii U version (top) and the Nintendo Switch version (bottom)
The graphics and user interface in the Wii U version (top) and the Nintendo Switch version (bottom)
The graphics and user interface in the Wii U version (top) and the Nintendo Switch version (bottom)

The user interface has received minor changes. The Item Storage has been revamped with a dark translucent circle and new button icons. The interior shadows and the "×" icon between the images and numbers in the UI for lives and coins have also been removed. The pause menus have a different interface, with the UI being smaller than in the original Super Mario 3D World.

Some of the visual effects have changed in terms of character movement. In some shallow pools of water, such as the beginning area of Pipeline Lagoon, characters now walk on the seafloor instead of floating on the surface of the water, and the camera stops following their movement while they are doing so. Another change to the underwater movement is that the cat scratch attack has a new animation when used underwater. All characters now have a brief start-up animation when beginning to walk that was not present in the original Super Mario 3D World. If a Captain Toad's Adventures level is completed as a character in their small form, their victory pose is with their mouth open, instead of closed as in the original game.

Some of the colors have been changed compared to the original game. Button prompts are red with white characters, as opposed to white with red characters and outlines. When entering a Captain Toad's Adventures level, the loading screen is red with dark red spots instead of white with red spots. The images of Stamps are now colored, rather than being black and white, and they are more spread out on the Stamps page.

A few visibility effects have been changed. A light source on top of the broken Koopa Chase in The Great Tower of Bowser Land has been removed, and the rain particle effect in said level is now slightly more visible. At the end of the swimming section in Champion's Road, the Clear Pipe becomes invisible within the moving body of water.

Changes have been made to how text and icons are presented. The typeface used for menus and general text has changed from Seurat to Rodin NTLG, which belongs to the same font family as the typeface used in Super Mario Odyssey and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[9] On the world map, the Sprixie Princess' "Help!" text before a world's castle is completed has been changed to "HELP!" During gameplay, touch input prompts now show only a hand, instead of a hand with the Wii U GamePad. The English version of the game always shows the American spellings and namings for all subjects, rather than having different spellings and namings for certain subjects depending on the game's or console's region.

In the original version, jingles in the following pitches play after collecting each Red Coin in a group of eight: C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G. This has been changed to a more natural progression: C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G.

Bowser's Fury[edit]

As a bonus addition to the port, Bowser's Fury was added as a new campaign, starring as its own standalone adventure.

Story[edit]

Mario investigating the trail of black goop

During a bright and clear day, Mario walks down a path in front of Peach's Castle, near the same location where he found the broken Clear Pipe at the beginning of the main campaign. He notices small puddles of black goop on the path and follows them, eventually stopping at a mass of black graffiti shaped like Shadow Mario's logo from Super Mario Sunshine. The graffiti expands to create a portal that Mario falls through, transporting him to Lake Lapcat, where a rainstorm is occurring.

Shortly after Mario lands, he encounters Bowser, who has become a larger and more powerful form known as Fury Bowser. Mario finds a Cat Shine in the surrounding area, which clears the goop off of a nearby lighthouse. Fury Bowser is blinded by the beam of light that shines from the lighthouse, and retreats into the Fury Sun in the middle of Lake Lapcat. Immediately afterward, several islands emerge from the water.

Mario falling into the portal

After Fury Bowser retreats, the storm clears and Mario finds a panicking Bowser Jr., who explains why Bowser transformed. He shows Mario a picture he painted of his father and paints it black with his Magic Paintbrush, showing that Bowser Jr. was the one who corrupted Bowser. He realizes that both he and his father are in trouble, reluctantly asking Mario to help him, but clarifying this would not happen under normal circumstances. Mario agrees to do so, with Bowser Jr. joining him for the rest of the adventure.

Mario and the kittens striking victory poses

Using the power of Cat Shines located throughout Lake Lapcat, Mario can make the Giga Bells active, which allow him to transform into Giga Cat Mario and fight Fury Bowser directly. After several battles, Fury Bowser expels all the black paint inside of and on him before being launched out of the water of the lake, but upon landing he transforms into Giant Bowser, summoning all three Giga Bells and trapping them in a crystal ball to keep for himself. With the help of Plessie, Mario rams into this ball to weaken and eventually break it, allowing both Mario and Plessie to collect all three Giga Bells at once. In this gargantuan form, they easily launch Giant Bowser into the sky by coming in contact with him.

Finally back to normal, Bowser falls from the sky and lands near Bowser Jr. and a few colorful kittens. The former two both become excited; however, after Bowser notices Mario, now in his normal-sized Cat Mario form, he becomes angered and attempts to attack him as Bowser Jr. holds him back. Once Bowser is dragged away, Bowser Jr. pauses and threatens Mario himself before leaving. Mario shrugs before being nuzzled by the kittens. As they jump in the air and freeze, the camera zooms out, revealing that the ground on which the scene took place was the back of Giga Cat Plessie, the form Plessie took after collecting all three Giga Bells simultaneously. The credits then roll, featuring various paintings by Bowser Jr. that depict the story from his perspective.

Gameplay[edit]

The objective of the campaign is to free every island from the black goop that Fury Bowser is covered in by collecting Cat Shines across Lake Lapcat. However, at slightly varying intervals of several minutes, Fury Bowser emerges from the Fury Sun and begins to rampage. When this occurs, a rainstorm begins throughout the area, Fury Spikes fall from the sky, and Fury Bowser attacks the entire lake with large beams of fire and fireballs. All kittens and Oyaneko on Lake Lapcat also become corrupted, and attack Mario if he approaches them. Fury Bowser returns to the Fury Sun either after a brief time or if a Cat Shine is collected, as the Cat Shine powers a nearby lighthouse, and the brightness of this light forces Fury Bowser to retreat.

Mario and Bowser Jr. collecting a Cat Shine

Extending the sandbox concept of Super Mario Odyssey, Lake Lapcat is a vast open-world setting, with more islands being gradually unlocked as Fury Bowser is defeated by Giga Cat Mario. Mario can run around the island, climb up lighthouses, and go between islands quickly by riding Plessie, who teleports around the water to stay close to Mario. Every island makes usage of Mario's different power-ups and abilities. Throughout all islands, there are a variety of gameplay concepts, objects, and enemies from the main Super Mario 3D World campaign.

Giga Bells are situated in three different areas of Lake Lapcat, denoted according to the three major regions: the Lakeside, Ruins, and Wasteland. Each region contains four major islands, each with five Cat Shines, with various other Cat Shines located between major islands. The Giga Bells are corrupted due to the black goop, and can only be activated by collecting a certain amount of Cat Shines. When this happens, they will awaken during Fury Bowser's rampages and can be collected by Mario to become Giga Cat Mario, who is then able to fight and damage Fury Bowser directly.

A minimum of 40 Cat Shines is required to finish the campaign. However, to complete it this way, Fury Bowser's health must be lowered to less than 50% of its full value through collecting Cat Shines. If this is done before starting the fourth battle against him, it enables the player to defeat him during it. If Fury Bowser retreats during the fourth battle, the player must instead collect 50 Cat Shines to initiate the fifth battle.[10] If 47 Cat Shines are collected, Fury Bowser begins a rampage that does not end until the player collects 50 Cat Shines, awakens the Giga Bells, and defeats Fury Bowser for the final time. If he is defeated during his fourth or fifth battles, Bowser then transforms into Giant Bowser, and Mario must ride Plessie across the entire lake to chase him down. While avoiding Giant Bowser's attacks, Mario can launch off of ramps with Dash Panels on them to hit and break the crystal ball protecting the three Giga Bells.

Giga Cat Mario claw swiping at Fury Bowser

After Giant Bowser is defeated and the credits are viewed, the game returns to the Bowser's Fury title screen. The first time it is resumed after this, Bowser Jr. tells Mario that he was relaxing with Bowser on the lake until the latter turned back into Fury Bowser, requesting that Mario collect more Cat Shines to help restore peace. To thank Mario for helping, he then grants the ability to warp to islands he has already visited and marks the locations of new Cat Shines on the map. After this, Plessie permanently remains as Cat Plessie and gains the ability to carry kittens on its back.

If all one hundred Cat Shines are collected and Giant Bowser is defeated again, an additional painting by Bowser Jr. is shown after the credits; following this, Mario's Cat Suit changes to look like a much smaller version of Giga Cat Mario, and Bowser Jr. and his Junior Clown Car become cat versions of themselves. Fury Bowser's appearance also changes, as the orange sections of his spikes, belly, and eyebrows all turn white. However, all of these changes are purely visual.

Controls[edit]

Mario controls identically to how he does in the Super Mario 3D World campaign. However, Bowser Jr. can also be controlled by a second player. His controls are shown in the table below.

Action Dual Joy-Con or Pro Controller Controls Single Joy-Con Controls
Move Left Stick Control Stick
Look around Tilt Right Stick Control Stick + Single Joy-Con Right Button
Reset camera Press Right Stick Press Control Stick
Attack; investigate graffiti spot Y Button Single Joy-Con Left Button
Fly up B Button Single Joy-Con Bottom Button
Warp L Button + R Button SL Button + SR Button

Playable characters[edit]

Character Description
Solo art of Mario from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Mario
The main playable character in Bowser's Fury, and the only one to return from the playable characters in Super Mario 3D World. He controls identically to how he does in the main campaign, and can utilize power-ups to traverse Lake Lapcat and collect Cat Shines.
Solo art of Bowser Jr. from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Bowser Jr.
Bowser Jr. reluctantly helps Mario collect Cat Shines in an attempt to save his father from corruption. In single-player, he is an AI-controlled helper; the player can choose to have him help a little, a lot, or not at all. Alternatively, he can be controlled by a second player in two-player mode.

Bowser Jr. cannot use power-ups, but instead can fly freely in his Junior Clown Car, and use his Magic Paintbrush to attack enemies or reveal items from special graffiti spots on walls. Additionally, he can use a Ground Pound attack to defeat enemies from above, and he produces items the player selects from the Item Storage.

In single-player, the player can use the cursor (with touch or gyro controls) to send Bowser Jr. to any location on the screen by selecting it. He then swings his paintbrush once he reaches his destination. By doing this, the player can have Bowser Jr. collect items such as Cat Shine Shards and coins for them, as he collects these items on contact. Certain locations have a yellow glow while Fury Bowser is active, and Bowser Jr. points at them while they glow; the player can send him to these spots at any time to make him investigate, usually producing a small number of coins. The only item Bowser Jr. cannot interact with that Mario can are Cat Shines, which must be contacted by Mario to register as collected. If Bowser Jr. moves too far away from Mario in single-player, he automatically teleports back to Mario; in multiplayer, the second player can do this manually.

When all 100 Cat Shines are collected, Bowser Jr. gains a cat form and his Junior Clown Car gains whiskers, although both of these changes are cosmetic.

Supporting cast[edit]

Character Description
Art of cats from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Kittens
The residents of Lake Lapcat. They run away from Mario unless he is Cat Mario, Lucky Cat Mario, or White Cat Mario[11] in which case they are affectionate by nuzzling him and following him around. If Mario picks a kitten up, it scratches rapidly in front of him, which can be used to attack enemies. After the main story is completed, kittens can ride on Cat Plessie's back. If a kitten comes into contact with water or lava, then it instantly teleports back to its original location. Except for calico kittens, their colors reference those of the main playable characters in Super Mario 3D World. When Fury Bowser is active, kittens become corrupted and attack Mario.
An Oyaneko from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Oyaneko
Three larger cats found in each region of Lake Lapcat, who each have missing calico kittens. If Mario brings all of the kittens back to their Oyaneko, he is rewarded with a Cat Shine. Like kittens, Oyaneko become corrupted when Fury Bowser attacks.
Screenshot of normal Plessie in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
<span class="explain" style="color:inherit" title="The name of this subject is conjectural and has not been officially confirmed.">Cat Plessie</span> in Bowser's Fury.
Plessie / Cat Plessie
Plessie returns from the Super Mario 3D World adventure, now with a more prominent role as transportation between the islands of Lake Lapcat. It now has the ability to dive, which allows it to avoid low obstacles or attacks. If it jumps right after resurfacing, it performs a high jump. After collecting the three Giga Bells at the end of the Giant Bowser battle, Plessie becomes Giga Cat Plessie, and permanently remains as Cat Plessie after the main story is completed.
Screenshot of the Toad Brigade in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Toad Brigade
After the main story is completed, Toadette appears next to a tent on Fur Step Island and asks Mario and Bowser Jr. to find Captain Toad, Hint Toad, Banktoad, and Yellow Toad around Lake Lapcat, who each give a Cat Shine when found. Each Toad Brigade member then stays at the camp with Toadette.
A Rabbit in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Rabbits
Rabbits from the original Super Mario 3D World return in Bowser's Fury. While not as big as Mega Rabbits, they are significantly larger, much faster, and now have the ability to run on water, making them impossible to catch without riding Plessie. Upon touching them, they release a Cat Shine and then disappear.
A cat-like little bird in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Cat little birds
Gull-like creatures with cat ears and a blue crest on their chest. They fly away if a moving character or object approaches them, or if it begins to rain in Lake Lapcat.

Enemies[edit]

New[edit]

Image Description
A <span class="explain" style="color:inherit" title="The name of this subject is conjectural and has not been officially confirmed.">Fury Cat</span> in Bowser's Fury
Fury Cats
All kittens and Oyaneko become corrupted when Fury Bowser begins rampaging. They chase Mario upon sight and can damage him upon contact. They can be stunned if Mario or Bowser Jr. attack them, and revert to normal when Fury Bowser stops rampaging.
Fury Shadow in Bowser's Fury
Fury Shadows
Dark, goop-covered enemies resembling Luigi that Mario must chase to get a Cat Shine, much like Shadow Mario in Super Mario Sunshine. They must be hit three times to defeat them, and every time they are hit, they transform into a spiky black goop ball and dash away.

Cat variations[edit]

While Bowser's Fury does not introduce many new enemies, many of those that come from the Super Mario 3D World campaign are seen as cat versions of themselves. While they possess cat-like features, such as cat ears, fur, and tails, their behavior is identical to that of their normal counterparts, with the one exception being Cat Bullet Bills, which still home on in Mario. As such, Cat Goombas in Lake Lapcat do not have the abilities of Cat Goombas from Super Mario 3D World, and have their standard brown color.

Name Location(s)
A Big Cat Piranha Plant in Bowser's Fury.
Big Cat Piranha Plants
  • Roiling Roller Isle
Cat Biddybuds from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Cat Biddybuds[12]
  • Lakeside
  • Crisp Climb Castle
  • Wasteland
A cat Blockstepper in Bowser's Fury
Cat Blocksteppers
  • Pounce Bounce Isle
A Cat Bob-Omb in Bowser's Fury
Cat Bob-ombs
  • Ruins
  • Clawswipe Colosseum
  • Roiling Roller Isle
A Cat Boomerang Bro in Bowser's Fury
Cat Boomerang Bros.
  • Pounce Bounce Isle
A Cat Bullet Bill in Bowser's Fury
Cat Bullet Bills
  • Pounce Bounce Isle
A Bully with cat-like features from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.
Cat Bullies
  • Fort Flaptrap
A cat Cheep Cheep in Bowser's Fury
Cat Cheep Cheeps
  • Lakeside
  • Ruins
A Cat Coin Coffer in Bowser's Fury.
Cat Coin Coffers
  • Fur Step Island
  • Fort Flaptrap
  • Ruins
  • Crisp Climb Castle
  • Wasteland
A Conkdor with cat-like features from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.
Cat Conkdors[13]
  • Scamper Shores
  • Mount Magmeow
A Cat Fire Bro in Bowser's Fury.
Cat Fire Bros.
  • Pipe Path Tower
  • Mount Magmeow
Cat Fire Piranha Plant in Bowser's Fury
Cat Fire Piranha Plants
  • Scamper Shores
  • Ruins
  • Roiling Roller Isle
A Cat Flopter in Bowser's Fury
Cat Flopters
  • Crisp Climb Castle
Cat Fuzzler on Mount Magmeow
Cat Fuzzlers
  • Mount Magmeow
A Cat Fuzzy in Bowser's Fury.
Cat Fuzzies
  • Risky Whisker Island
A Goomba with cat-like features from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. It is not to be confused with a Cat Goomba, a similar-looking enemy with different abilities from the original Wii U game.
Cat Goombas[13]
  • Lakeside
  • Fur Step Island
  • Scamper Shores
  • Ruins
  • Slipskate Slope
  • Wasteland
Cat Ice Skate Goomba on Slipskate Slope
Cat Goombas in Ice Skates
  • Slipskate Slope
Cat Swim Ring Goomba in the Wasteland
Cat Goombas in swim rings
  • Ruins
  • Wasteland
A Cat Goomba Tower in Bowser's Fury
Cat Goomba Towers
  • Fur Step Island
  • Ruins
  • Slipskate Slope
  • Wasteland
Screenshot of a cat Hammer Bro in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Cat Hammer Bros.
  • Wasteland
A Green Koopa Troopa with cat-like features from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.
Cat Koopa Troopas[13]
  • Ruins
  • Clawswipe Colosseum
  • Trickity Tower
A Cat Magikoopa in Bowser's Fury.
Cat Magikoopas
  • Fort Flaptrap
  • Risky Whisker Island
  • Roiling Roller Isle
Cat Para-Biddybugs in Bowser's Fury
Cat Para-Biddybuds
  • Crisp Climb Tower
  • Coin Heaven
  • Wasteland
Cat Piranha Creeper in Bowser's Fury
Cat Piranha Creepers
  • Scamper Shores
  • Mount Magmeow
A Piranha Plant with cat-like features from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.
Cat Piranha Plants[13]
  • Scamper Shores
  • Roiling Roller Isle
A Cat potted Piranha Plant in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Cat Piranha Plants (potted)
  • Risky Whisker Island
A Cat Rammerhead in Bowser's Fury.
Cat Rammerheads
  • Ruins
A Cat Skipsqueak in Bowser's Fury.
Cat Skipsqueaks
  • Slipskate Slope
A Cat Snow Pokey in Bowser's Fury
Cat Snow Pokeys
  • Crisp Climb Castle
A Cat Spike in Bowser's Fury
Cat Spikes
  • Wasteland
  • Trickity Tower
A Cat Splounder in Bowser's Fury
Cat Splounders
  • Wasteland
A Cat Stingby in Bowser's Fury
Cat Stingbies
  • Fort Flaptrap
  • Slipskate Slope

Bosses[edit]

Image Description
Art of Fury Bowser from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Fury Bowser
A gigantic, powerful form of Bowser accidentally created by Bowser Jr. by painting him with black goop. He is referred to as "the beast" by the Giga Bells and lighthouses. Every few minutes, he emerges from the Fury Sun and begin rampaging, only taking damage if Mario collects a Cat Shine. However, Giga Cat Mario is able to battle him directly, as they are both at a similar size. Defeating Fury Bowser in direct combat gradually reveals new islands of Lake Lapcat to explore. Going between Fury Bowser's legs while he is active rewards the player with a Super Bell.
Cat Boom Boom in Bowser's Fury
Cat Boom Boom
A miniboss that appears in Clawswipe Colosseum, during the "Clash with Cat Boom Boom" mission. He spins around in a closed battle arena, and retreats into his shell when jumped on. After being jumped on three times, being struck five times by Bowser Jr.'s Magic Paintbrush or Boomerang Mario's Boomerangs, or getting hit by 15 fireballs from Fire Mario, he is defeated, and yields a Cat Shine as a reward. He reappears during the "Final Bout with Cat Boom Boom" mission in the same arena, now with alternating Spike Traps in place of the ground, and yields an additional Cat Shine when defeated again.
Cat Pom Pom in Bowser's Fury
Cat Pom Pom
A miniboss that appears in Clawswipe Colosseum, during the "Cat Pom Pom's Counterattack" mission. She creates clones of herself, then throws shurikens at Mario, who must find and attack the real Pom Pom. After being jumped on three times, being struck five times by Bowser Jr.'s Magic Paintbrush or Boomerang Mario's Boomerangs, or getting hit by 15 fireballs from Fire Mario, she is defeated, and yields a Cat Shine as a reward.
Cat Prince Bully in Bowser's Fury.
Cat Prince Bully
A miniboss that appears in Mount Magmeow, during the "Back Off, Cat Prince Bully!" mission. He breathes fire and charges at Mario, who must knock him into one of the Clear Pipes surrounding his battle arena to leave him vulnerable to kicks. After being hit three times, he is defeated, and yields a Cat Shine as a reward.
The final boss of Bowser's Fury.
Giant Bowser
A gigantic form of Bowser that he transforms into after Giga Cat Mario defeats Fury Bowser for the fifth time. He retains the ability to shoot fury blasts, fireballs, and Fury Spikes. Mario must ride Plessie to damage and break the crystal ball Giant Bowser is protecting, which contains the three Giga Bells in Lake Lapcat. Upon hitting this ball four times, Mario and Plessie break it, collect the three Giga Bells, and defeat Giant Bowser, ending the main story of the campaign.

Locations[edit]

Lake Lapcat is split into three main regions, each represented by a Giga Bell. Each region contains four major islands, and each island has a lighthouse covered in black goop. By collecting a Cat Shine on any island, its power removes this goop. If Mario collects a Cat Shine, leaves the island, and returns at a later point, the layout of platforms and enemies will often be slightly changed to accommodate a newly available mission. However, upon returning, the goop on that island's lighthouse also returns, and does not permanently disappear from a lighthouse until all five Cat Shines have been collected on its island. When this occurs, a Spring Pole appears atop that island's lighthouse, with a cat variation of Mario's Goal Pole flag attached to it.

There are a total of one hundred Cat Shines in the campaign, some of which can only be collected after completing the main story. Sixty Cat Shines are earned from the five different missions on each of the twelve major islands. Each island always contains a mission where five Cat Shine Shards must be collected, and a mission where Fury Bowser must break Fury Blocks with a fury blast. Other missions reappear throughout multiple islands, such as collecting Blue Coins from a P-Switch, or using a key to open a Neko Kago. Thirty-five Cat Shines are earned throughout Lake Lapcat, which contains many individual Cat Shines not based in any island. Five Cat Shines are earned from a special golden island called the Lucky Isle, which only begins to appear after the main story is completed. It appears in one of five set locations during Fury Bowser's rampages, and disappears when he stops rampaging. Mario must visit each of the five locations to obtain one Cat Shine each time.

Fury Bowser must be battled a total of five times to complete the story. To do so, Mario must collect enough Cat Shines to activate the Giga Bells he currently has access to. Each time Fury Bowser is defeated, the number of Cat Shines needed to activate the Giga Bells increases, from 5 initially to 15 to 20 to 40 and finally to 50 Cat Shines. However, to make collecting more Cat Shines easier, more islands rise out of the water and become available to explore upon defeating Fury Bowser for the first and third times.

While Fur Step Island is the first location visited in the campaign, only the first Cat Shine can be obtained before completing the main story. A large amount of black goop surrounds the area before this point, and an invisible barrier is present to prevent any attempt to bypass the goop. After the main story is completed and the player opens the save file again from the title screen, gameplay resumes on Fur Step Island, which is now clear of goop.

Table of locations[edit]

* indicates that a Cat Shine is only available after seeing the credits once.

Region Islands Island Cat Shines Other Cat Shines
The Lakeside Giga Bell in Bowser's Fury
Lakeside Giga Bell
Fur Step Island in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Fur Step Island
Scamper Shores in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Scamper Shores
  • Make the Lighthouse Shine
  • Fury Shadow by the Shore
  • Key to the Cat Shine
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
Pounce Bounce Isle in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Pounce Bounce Isle
  • Make the Lighthouse Shine
  • Hurry! Jump High, Jump Fast!
  • Key to the Cat Shine
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
Fort Flaptrap in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Fort Flaptrap
The Ruins Giga Bell in Bowser's Fury.
Ruins Giga Bell
Slipskate Slope in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Slipskate Slope
  • Make the Lighthouse Shine
  • Blue Coin Bustle
  • Key to the Cat Shine
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
  • Ruins Rabbit Plays Tag
  • Go with the Floe
  • Hurry! Slide through the Sky!
  • Dash and Smash in the Clouds
  • Slippery Skirmish
  • Gazing Down at the Islands
  • Hurry! Swim and Slide!
  • Cold Cove Combat
  • Lost Kittens near the Ruins
  • Lake Rabbit Plays Tag*
  • Toad Brigade: Stuck under the Slope*
  • Toad Brigade: Cuddly Castaway*
  • Plessie Medal Mania*
Clawswipe Colosseum in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Clawswipe Colosseum
  • Clash with Cat Boom Boom
  • Cat Pom Pom's Counterattack
  • Final Bout with Cat Boom Boom
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
Trickity Tower in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Trickity Tower
  • So Close Yet So Far
  • Blue Coin Bustle
  • Hurry! Watch Your Step!
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
Crisp Climb Castle in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Crisp Climb Castle
  • Make the Lighthouse Shine
  • Hurry! Fly through the Frost!
  • Fury Shadow on Ice
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
The Wasteland Giga Bell in Bowser's Fury.
Wasteland Giga Bell
Risky Whisker Island in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Risky Whisker Island
  • Fury Shadow Hops to It
  • Feasting on Fuzzies
  • Hurry! Hop behind the Wall!
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
  • Footprint Free-for-all
  • Spin, Scramble, Shine
  • On the Floodgate's Edge
  • Hurry! Climb the Falls!
  • Gazing Over the Falls
  • Surprise Prizefight
  • Jump and Thump in the Clouds
  • Lost Kittens in the Wasteland
  • Wasteland Rabbit Plays Tag*
  • Shining on a Hidden Isle*
  • Hurry! Slip to the Shine!*
  • Gazing Down at Lava*
  • Toad Brigade: Hot Pursuit*
  • Plessie Medal Master*
Pipe Path Tower in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Pipe Path Tower
  • Make the Lighthouse Shine
  • Blue Coin Bustle
  • Key to the Cat Shine
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
Roiling Roller Isle in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Roiling Roller Isle
  • Make the Lighthouse Shine
  • Hurry! Hot Cross Run!
  • Key to the Cat Shine
  • Five Cat Shine Shards
  • Blast the Fury Blocks
Mount Magmeow in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Mount Magmeow
None Lucky Isle in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Lucky Isle
  • First Lucky Shine*
  • Second Lucky Shine*
  • Third Lucky Shine*
  • Fourth Lucky Shine*
  • Fifth Lucky Shine*

Items[edit]

Power-ups[edit]

Image Transformation Description
New
Art of the Giga Bell from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Giga Bell
Art of Giga Cat Mario from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Giga Cat Mario
Three Giga Bells (giant versions of Super Bells) are present in each region of Lake Lapcat. They are initially covered in goop, and require a certain amount of Cat Shines to uncorrupt them and use them. When used, Mario transforms into Giga Cat Mario, a giant version of Cat Mario that resembles a komainu. This giant form enables him to fight Fury Bowser directly and also grants immunity to goop.

When all 100 Cat Shines are collected and Giant Bowser is then defeated again, the appearance of Cat Mario changes to resemble Giga Cat Mario, though this is merely aesthetic and does not change Cat Mario's abilities. This change does not appear in Super Mario 3D World.

Screenshot of a white variant of the Super Bell from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.
Invincibility Bell
White Cat Mario in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
White Cat Mario
The Invincibility Bell also appears in the Bowser's Fury campaign, but still can only be accessed by scanning the Cat Mario or Cat Peach amiibo. It functions identically in both campaigns.
Returning
N/A Artwork of Small Mario from Super Mario 3D World.
Small Mario
The weakest form of Mario. Small Mario is defeated after taking a single hit, and cannot break Brick Blocks. He also lacks his cap.

During battles with Fury Bowser, if Giga Cat Mario takes damage twice, he reverts to Small Mario, although he remains giant.

Artwork of a Super Mushroom from Super Mario 3D World.
Super Mushroom
Solo artwork of Mario from Super Mario 3D World.
Super Mario
A red mushroom with white spots that transforms Small Mario into Super Mario, making him grow in size. This allows him to break Brick Blocks, take a hit from an enemy without immediately being defeated, and find higher-tiered power-ups in blocks. This is the default form of Mario.

As of the 1.1.0. patch of the game, if Mario collects 100 coins before leaving Fur Step Island, only Super Mushrooms are rewarded, rather than any power-up.

If Giga Cat Mario takes damage once while battling Fury Bowser, he reverts to Super Mario, but keeps his gigantic size. This state is similar to Mega Mario.

Super Bell Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
Super Bell
Artwork of Cat Mario from Super Mario 3D World.
Cat Mario
A golden bell that transforms Mario into Cat Mario, allowing him to climb walls, pounce at enemies, and swipe at enemies near him. This also allows him to attract kittens rather than scare them.
A Lucky Bell from Super Mario 3D World.
Lucky Bell
Lucky Cat Mario
Lucky Cat Mario
A bronze bell that transforms Mario into a special variation of Cat Mario with a red collar and a bronze bell resembling the Lucky Bell. This allows him to turn into an invincible golden statue called Lucky Cat Mario when Ground Pounding, which is similar to Tanooki Mario's Statue form. In this state, he collects coins while falling, and defeats most enemies that cannot otherwise be defeated.
Artwork of a Fire Flower from Super Mario 3D World.
Fire Flower
Artwork of Fire Mario from Super Mario 3D World.
Fire Mario
A flower that transforms Mario into Fire Mario. This allows him to throw fireballs to defeat enemies.
Artwork of a Boomerang Flower from Super Mario 3D World.
Boomerang Flower
Artwork of Boomerang Mario from Super Mario 3D World.
Boomerang Mario
A boomerang-shaped flower that turns Mario into Boomerang Mario, which lets him throw boomerangs to collect items or defeat enemies. The form strongly resembles Boomerang Bros., but the colors of its boomerangs are inverted (red with a white stripe rather than white with a red stripe).
Artwork of a Super Leaf from Super Mario 3D World.
Super Leaf
Artwork of Tanooki Mario from Super Mario 3D World.
Tanooki Mario
A brown leaf that makes Mario become Tanooki Mario, allowing him to float through the air for a short time and whip enemies with his tail.
Artwork of an Invincibility Leaf from Super Mario 3D World.
Invincibility Leaf
White Tanooki Mario
White Tanooki Mario
A white and yellow striped leaf that makes Mario become White Tanooki Mario, which gives him the abilities of Tanooki Mario and permanent invincibility (except to black goop). Due to no Assist Blocks appearing in Bowser's Fury, no Invincibility Leaves can be found naturally in Lake Lapcat. However, if the player scans the Cat Peach amiibo, an Invincibility Leaf sometimes appears.
Artwork of a Super Star from Super Mario 3D World.
Super Star
Invincible Mario in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Invincible Mario
When Mario collects a Super Star, he becomes Invincible Mario, and cannot be defeated by any enemy or object (except black goop). He also runs faster for a short time and defeats most enemies he touches. The only Super Stars found naturally in Lake Lapcat are in Coin Heavens and Fort Flaptrap, but additional Super Stars can be produced anywhere by scanning an amiibo of a Super Mario character.

Support items[edit]

Image Description
Artwork of a Green Shell, from Super Mario 3D World. Mario in a Green Shell in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Green Shell
Shells originally from Cat Koopa Troopas. If Mario crouches while holding one, he will enter the shell and can slide around for a few seconds, defeating enemies and bouncing off walls. The shell also changes color to match Mario.
Artwork from Super Mario 3D World. Mario in an Ice Skate in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Ice Skate
Items based on Goomba's Shoes. After defeating the Goomba riding it, Mario can ride the Ice Skate found at the beginning of Slipskate Slope. He can also immediately ride other Ice Skates found throughout the island by coming into contact with them. While riding an Ice Skate, Mario moves faster and can defeat most enemies by coming into contact with them, but at the expense of poor movement control and the inability to stop until collding with a wall.
A Cat potted Piranha Plant in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Mario holding a cat Piranha Plant in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Cat Piranha Plant
Cat versions of potted Piranha Plants that Mario can hold. They eat enemies they come in contact with.
Artwork of a Propeller Box from Super Mario 3D World. Artwork of Mario jumping within a Propeller Box, from Super Mario 3D Land.
Propeller Box
Some ? Blocks turn into Propeller Boxes when hit, which can be worn by Mario and allow him to fly for a short time.
Artwork of a ? Box from Super Mario 3D World Mario wearing a Coin Box in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Coin Box
If a ? Block on top of a Fury Spike contains coins, Mario can hit it several times to turn it into a Coin Box. Jumping into it allows Mario to gain up to 100 coins while running until it disappears or he takes damage.

Collectibles[edit]

Image Description
New
A closeup of the Cat Shine in Bowser's Fury
Cat Shine
A sun-shaped object with a cat's face on it, similar to Power Stars, Shine Sprites, and Power Moons. They are used to uncorrupt the lighthouses and Giga Bells found across Lake Lapcat, and can send Fury Bowser back into slumber if he is active.
A Cat Shine Shard in Bowser's Fury
Cat Shine Shard
A piece of a Cat Shine shaped like a cat's head. On each of the twelve major islands, five of them must be collected to make a Cat Shine appear.
A Plessie Medal in Bowser's Fury.
Plessie Medal
Medals with Plessie's face on them. They are found across the waters of Lake Lapcat. If they are collected, they start timed challenges that, when completed, make a Cat Shine appear.
Returning
A Blue Coin from Super Mario 3D World.
Blue Coin
Coins generated from P-Switches, four of which are found during four different missions titled "Blue Coin Bustle". After one set of them is collected, another set appears, and once all sets are collected, a Cat Shine appears.
Artwork of a Coin from Super Mario 3D World.
Coin
Collecting 100 coins grants the player a random power-up, unless they have not yet left Fur Step Island for the first time, in which case it always grants a Super Mushroom instead. Prior to the 1.1.0 update of the game, a random power-up would always be generated upon collecting 100 coins, even during this section.
A Coin Ring from Super Mario 3D World.
Coin Ring
Coin Rings give the player three coins when passed through. They are mostly found in areas where riding Plessie is required.
Artwork of a Coin Stack, from Super Mario 3D World.
Coin Stack
Coin Stacks give the player several coins at once. Three of them are found near each Giga Bell.

Objects[edit]

Image Description
Trigger objects
A Cat Wheel from Super Mario 3D World.
Cat Wheel
Wheels that spin when clawed by Cat Mario, similarly to Tail Wheels. They allow Mario to reach Cat Shines that are too high up for him to jump to.
A Ground Pound Switch in Bowser's Fury
Ground-Pound Switch
Switches that must be Ground Pounded by Mario to activate. When activated, they temporarily reveal a path leading to a Cat Shine, which must be collected before the time limit (usually 20 seconds) expires. They may also create a battle arena surrounding them, where Mario and Bowser Jr. must defeat every enemy for a Cat Shine.
Screenshot of a Jump Panel from Super Mario 3D World.
Jump Panel
Panels that allow Mario to jump higher than normal. Their red counterparts launch Mario much higher.
A Cat Key in Bowser's Fury
Key
Keys that have cat ears and can be carried by Mario and used to open the locks on caged Cat Shines.
A Mega ? Block in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Mega ? Block
Giant versions of ? Blocks that temporarily release giant Empty Blocks when hit, allowing Mario to cross an area with an incomplete path or go up high, much like ! Blocks in Super Mario Maker 2.
A Neko Kago in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Neko Kago
Cages that protect Cat Shines. Five of these are found on different islands, and can only be opened using the key hidden somewhere on that island. Opening the Neko Kago allows Mario to obtain its Cat Shine and complete its respective mission.
Screenshot of a Plessie Ring in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Plessie Ring
Large rings with Plessie's face on them that, when passed through while riding Plessie, start timed swimming challenges with a Cat Shine at the end of an obstacle course.
A P Switch from Super Mario 3D World.
P-Switch
Switches that, when pressed, generate Blue Coins for a limited time. Unlike in Super Mario 3D World, the switch can be re-pressed to retry the challenge if not all Blue Coins are collected before time runs out.
A red Jump Panel in Bowser's Fury
Red Jump Panel
Giant, red versions of Jump Panels. They launch Mario much higher than their orange counterparts.
Blocks and platforms
Artwork of a ? Block, from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork of a long ? Block from Super Mario 3D World.
? Block
Blocks that contain power-ups or coins, which are released when they are hit, attacked, or Ground Pounded. There are two kinds of ? Blocks: those that are cube-shaped and those that are box-shaped. Plessie destroys them upon ramming into them.
A Baddie Box from Super Mario 3D World.
Baddie Box
When Mario is nearby, the Bowser emblem on Baddie Boxes glow red, and they release a Cat Bob-omb. Unlike in Super Mario 3D World, only one is produced at a time.
Brick Block artwork from Super Mario 3D World.
Brick Block
Blocks that Mario can destroy if he is not Small Mario. They are usually empty, but sometimes contain items.
A Chain Link in Super Mario 3D World.
Chain-Link
Moving fence-like walls that Cat Mario can climb. They appear in Scamper Shores.
A Cloud Lift in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Cloud Lift
Cloud-like lifts that Mario can jump through, found in high places. Some are invisible, and can only be seen if Mario walks on or Ground Pounds them.
A Crate from Super Mario 3D World.
Crate
Wooden boxes that act as obstacles, which can be broken by being attacked. Some of them contain coins or power-ups.
A Dash Panel from Super Mario 3D World.
Dash Panel
Panels that allow Mario to briefly run faster, and also run on water for a brief period of time. Platforms with Dash Panels rise from the water when Fury Bowser begins rampaging.
A Donut Block from Super Mario 3D World.
Donut Block
Platforms that, when stepped on, change from orange to red, slowly fall, and disappear.
Artwork of an Empty Block, from Super Mario 3D World.
Empty Block
? Blocks after releasing power-ups or coins. If Mario leaves an area with Empty Blocks and returns, they become ? Blocks again.
A Bowser block in Bowser's Fury
Fury Block
Blocks with Bowser's emblem on them. Found in groups on each island, they can only be broken by Fury Bowser's fury blasts. Once broken, they may reveal a Cat Shine or other object, and do not reappear.
A Fury Bowser platform in Bowser's Fury

A golden rock in Bowser's Fury
Fury Spike
Large platforms created by Fury Bowser during his rampages and plunged into either the ground or walls. Various objects such as Mushroom Trampolines may be on them, and they can sometimes help Mario traverse the area more quickly. They vanish when Fury Bowser stops rampaging. Giant versions of Fury Spikes are created during the fight with Fury Bowser. Giga Cat Mario can pick these up and use them to damage Fury Bowser, while Giant Bowser launches them as attacks. The golden variations, which resemble Moon Rocks, produce several coins when broken.
Hidden Block icon in Super Mario Maker 2 (Super Mario 3D World style)
Hidden Block
Invisible ? Blocks that briefly become visible (but colorless) if Mario ground-pounds next to them.
A Mushroom Trampoline from Super Mario 3D World.
Mushroom Trampoline
Trampolines that instantly propel Mario high up in the air upon contact, similarly to Jump Panels. They are only found on top of Fury Spikes.
Artwork of a POW Block from Super Mario 3D World.
POW Block
Blocks that create a red shockwave when hit that destroys any nearby enemies and most items.
A Red-Blue Panel from Super Mario 3D World.
Red-Blue Panel
Panels that change position whenever Mario jumps.
A Rock Block from Super Mario 3D World.
Rock Block
Big versions of Gray Blocks that can only be destroyed by Cat Bullet Bills, bombs, or Green Shells.
A Roulette Block from Super Mario 3D World.
Roulette Block
Blocks that constantly scroll through items and release the last one that appeared prior to the block being hit.
A Spike Trap in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Spike Trap
Platforms that release and retract metal spikes from their holes after a set time. They are only found during the "Final Bout with Cat Boom Boom" mission, where twenty-five of them cover Cat Boom Boom's battle arena and release their spikes in columns.
A Switch Block in Super Mario 3D World.
Switch Block
Blocks that change the direction of Switchboards, or reveal new paths for them to take.
A Switchboard from Super Mario 3D World.
Switchboard
Platforms that move along rails in a different direction depending on the arrow Mario is standing on.
Screenshot of a Turning Floor in Bowser's Fury
Turning Floor
Rotating cylindrical floors that appear in the tunnels of Slipskate Slope, and rotate in different directions to attempt to make Mario fall off or run into a wall of spikes.
Throwable and kickable objects
Artwork of a Baseball from Super Mario 3D World.
Baseball
Baseballs can be thrown to defeat enemies. Some kittens can be seen playing with them.
A Bomb from Super Mario 3D World.
Bomb
Inactive Cat Bob-ombs that light their fuses when picked up. They can be used to destroy objects.
A Gold Shell from Super Mario 3D World.
Gold Shell
Golden Cat Koopa Troopa shells that give coins when they move, similar to ? Boxes. After moving for a short time, they break.
A Kick Bomb from Super Mario 3D World.
Screenshot of a Kick Bomb summoned by Fury Bowser in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Kick Bomb
Bombs that bounce parabolically before exploding on contact with a solid object. They appear in Risky Whisker Island, where they are featured in the "Hurry! Hop behind the Wall!" mission to obtain a Cat Shine. Giant versions are summoned by Fury Bowser in later battles against him, and damage Mario upon contact.
Close-up of a Snowball from Super Mario 3D World.
Snowball
Snowballs can be thrown to defeat enemies.
Transportation objects
Artwork of a Clear Pipe from Super Mario 3D World
Clear Pipe
Transparent Warp Pipes that Mario can enter to move quickly from place to place.
A Clear Pipe Cannon in Super Mario 3D World
Clear Pipe Cannon
Clear Pipes with a cannon attached to them that shoot Mario to another area. Some are seen hiding in Fury Blocks.
A Cloud Cannon from Super Mario 3D World.
Cloud Cannon
Clouds that grow cannons on their heads when entered that automatically shoot Mario to a Coin Heaven.
Artwork of a Warp Pipe, from Super Mario 3D World.
Warp Pipe
When entered, Warp Pipes teleport Mario to another area. Golden versions appear when Bowser Jr. paints graffiti of them, which take Mario to a coin-filled bonus room.
Other objects
An Arrow Sign with cat ears in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Arrow Sign
Signs with arrows that guide Mario throughout the different islands, usually pointing towards the end of an obstacle course, where a Cat Shine may await.
A Bill Blaster in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Bill Blaster
Bill Blasters shoot Cat Bullet Bills at Mario. They appear in Pounce Bounce Isle after the island's third Cat Shine becomes available.
A bubble with a Super Bell inside it in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Bubble
Bubbles encasing Super Bells can be found in areas above the water in Lake Lapcat.
A Fire Bar in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Fire Bar
Bars of rotating fireballs fixed to ? Blocks or Brick Blocks that are found in Mount Magmeow.
A Spike Ball in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Floating Mine
Floating Mines are found in the Clear Pipes of Pipe Path Tower and damage Mario upon contact with them. They can be destroyed by hitting nearby POW Blocks, or by using the Fire Flower, Boomerang Flower, or any form of invincibility.
The Fury Sun in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Fury Sun
A gigantic, spiky blob of black goop resembling Bowser's Spike Ball form that Fury Bowser rests in when he is not active. It sits in the middle of Lake Lapcat, and slowly rises up and begins to spin to signify that Fury Bowser is about to burst out of it and begin rampaging.
A graffiti spot in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Graffiti
Spots on walls or floors where Bowser Jr. can use his Magic Paintbrush to create art, denoted by ? marks. The finished art can have various effects, but usually produces a power-up to be added to the Item Storage.
An activated lighthouse in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Lighthouse
Tall towers found on each of the twelve major islands, typically at the end of an obstacle course. When a Cat Shine is collected on an island, it activates or powers the nearby lighthouse. The power of the light it emits can force Fury Bowser to retreat from a rampage.
A Cat Spike in Bowser's Fury
Spiked roller
Spiked rollers are generated from Cat Spikes' mouths and roll down slopes or across floors towards Mario. They can only be destroyed if he is invincible.
The spring launcher in Bowser's Fury

A Cat Flag in Bowser's Fury.
Spring Pole
Poles that Mario can climb and handstand atop, before aiming and bouncing off a long distance. If he lands on ground after this bounce, then he automatically begins dashing. After all five of the Cat Shines on an island are collected, one of these appears atop that island's lighthouse, complete with a golden flag resembling a Goal Pole flag.
A Tree with cat ears in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

A Super Bell-shaped Tree in the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Tree
Trees with cat ears appear throughout Lake Lapcat, and may produce coins or power-ups if Mario handstands on their tops. Three Super Bell-shaped trees also appear near the Ruins Giga Bell, and produce exclusively Super Bells if Mario climbs to their tops.

Differences from Super Mario 3D World[edit]

  • Bowser's Fury runs at a variable resolution in TV mode, which can drop to as low as 1280x720.
    • In handheld mode, gameplay runs at 30 frames per second.
  • There are no lives in this campaign. Instead, a random power-up is given for every 100 coins collected. The player loses 50 coins upon dying, similarly to Super Mario Odyssey.
  • The HUD for the coin count is placed in the bottom-left corner of the screen rather than the top-left.
  • Instead of the Item Storage holding a number of items corresponding to the number of players, the player can store a maximum of five Super Mushrooms, five Super Bells, five Fire Flowers, five Super Leaves, five Boomerang Flowers, and five Lucky Bells. The Lucky Bell icon does not appear in the Item Storage until the player has stored at least one.
  • The camera is fully controllable by the player.
  • Only 1-2 players are supported instead of 1-4 players, and does not support online or local wireless play.
  • Mario is the only playable character in single-player. In multiplayer, the first player must play as Mario and the second must play as Bowser Jr., who appears exclusively in the Bowser's Fury campaign.
  • Mario has full 360-degree movement, instead of being restricted to eight directions.
  • Plessie can turn around or stop moving, and can be dismounted at any time.
  • Plessie has the ability to dive underwater before jumping. There are also new visual effects for its high jump, which can be performed in single-player instead of requiring multiple players to jump simultaneously.

amiibo[edit]

Cat Mario amiibo Cat Peach amiibo

Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury features amiibo support for all amiibo figures, with Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo figures launching alongside the game. Notably, it is the first Mario game that originated on the Wii U to have amiibo support exclusively for a Nintendo Switch port.

The player is granted a different item depending on which amiibo is scanned:

Promotion[edit]

Various pre-order bonuses, promotional merchandise, and special events became available with the game's worldwide release. More images of them can be viewed in the game's gallery.

The reusable water bottle promotion at Target
Both promotional GameStop posters
  • In anticipation of the game's release, the NintendoUK Twitter account changed their display name to "Nintendo UK + Bowser's Fury".[14]
  • Nintendo UK offered a collectible SteelBook and a Sticker Sheet as a pre-order bonus, and those who pre-ordered the game were also entered into a prize draw to win a Lucky Cat Mario figurine from First 4 Figures.[15]
  • Nintendo Hong Kong offered a small magnet with the four main playable characters as a pre-order bonus.[16]
  • American retailer Target Corporation launched a promotion where customers who purchase the game at their retail stores received a free, limited-edition reusable water bottle featuring the game's playable characters in their Cat forms.[17]
  • GameStop offered two posters for purchasing the game in their stores; one is of Plessie with the main playable characters, and the other is the key artwork for Bowser's Fury.[18]
  • South Korean retailer Shinsegae offered SteelBooks as a pre-order bonus, with a different design than those from Nintendo UK.[19]
  • Best Buy sold a bundle package of the game with a Phone & Tech Badge accessory of Cat Mario.[20]
  • EB Games included a double-sided themed coin with pre-orders of the game from its stores.[21]
  • Starting March 7, 2021 to coincide with Mar10 Day, Walmart sold an exclusive bundle package of the game with two pairs of Mario-themed socks.[22]
  • The German website for online retailer Amazon sold a similar bundle of the game and a shirt depicting Fury Bowser.[23]
  • Jakks Pacific created 4-inch figurines of Cat Mario, Cat Luigi, and Cat Peach, along with a small Super Bell accessory.[24]
  • The American My Nintendo website offered a Cat Mario keychain using his Stamp art.[25]The European website offered a set of five lenticular magnets, and the Japanese website offered several items, including two clear file folders and a reflector key holder.
  • The Play Nintendo website features a personality quiz and a skill quiz centered on the game's power-up items.
  • The official website for the game added a page called the Cat Transformation Center, where users can take or upload images and decorate them with art and borders based on the game.[26]
  • In Tetris 99, the 20th MAXIMUS CUP event, which ran from March 4, 2021 to March 8, 2021, featured an in-game theme based on Bowser's Fury.[27]
  • In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a spirit event featuring spirits of kittens, Fury Bowser, and Giga Cat Mario began on April 9, 2021 and lasted five days.[28]

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Initial box art[edit]

The pre-release version of the North American boxart

Because Bowser Jr. and Fury Bowser had not yet been confirmed to appear in Bowser's Fury, the Bowser's Fury section of the box art initially only contained the logo, while the section also took up a smaller portion of the box. Because of that, Cat Luigi appears on the pre-release box, but not on the final box.

Giga Mushroom[edit]

The Giga Mushroom's model

An unused power-up can be found in the game's data, named KinokoGiga, which translates to Giga Mushroom. It is an angry and larger variation of the Mega Mushroom, with a color-inverted cap. As no major changes or new power-ups were added to Super Mario 3D World alone, the Giga Mushroom was most likely intended for Bowser's Fury.[29]

Though its specific purpose is not clear, it transforms Mario into a gigantic version of Super Mario, an identical state to when Giga Cat Mario takes damage. However, the Giga Mushroom's effect is under a time limit. While it may appear to be a more extreme version of the Mega Mushroom, one key difference is that Mario can still use other power-ups while in this form.[30]

Update history[edit]

Version 1.1.0[edit]

Release date: February 11, 2021

  • Fixed various issues to improve the overall gameplay experience.
Specific/unlisted changes

Glitches[edit]

Main article: List of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury glitches

In Bowser's Fury, some Spring Poles allow Mario to handstand on them from far below their actual model.

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury staff

Although the credits list the staff in alphabetical order without specifying their roles, as in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World, the list includes several staff members from Nintendo Software Technology Corporation, the developer of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Critical reception of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury was mostly positive, with praise for the gameplay and creativity of both the original campaign and Bowser's Fury, but criticism towards the stability of online multiplayer, the repetition of Fury Bowser's appearances and battles, and the performance of Bowser's Fury in handheld mode.

Cam Shea of IGN rated the game 7/10, noting that Super Mario 3D World retained "the entertainment value from the fact that each level is typically built around a unique gameplay twist", but said that "the gameplay actually feels like a bit of an awkward fit for the presentation". They also called multiplayer "chaotic and fun, but also haphazard", and said that "3D World's levels feel much more appropriate for one – or possibly two – players". When discussing Bowser's Fury, they stated it was "quite cool seeing how the world is reinvented whenever Bowser blows his top", but they "did get a little tired of the constant interruptions", saying that "it quickly becomes apparent that fighting Bowser is an extremely repetitive way to restore the world".

Chris Scullion of Nintendo Life gave it a 10/10, saying the main campaign was "absolutely packed with ideas", but had issues with online multiplayer, explaining that "at the best of times there was some subtle lag (nothing major but enough to mess up the timing of some jumps) and at the worst of times there was more stuttering". They described Bowser's Fury as "sort of like what you'd get if you took a Super Mario 64 or Odyssey, shrunk its worlds down to tiny islands and put them all in a single large area, with no loading times or 'hub world' to separate them". They called the addition a "fun little side adventure", but noted that "there isn't enough variety in the Shine missions" and that "the performance... also leaves a bit to be desired".

Steve Watts of GameSpot rated the game 9/10, calling both campaigns "a candy confection of fine-tuned platforming that marries some of the best elements of 2D and 3D Mario in two very different ways". They stated that online multiplayer was "a nice but not strictly necessary addition to the core game" that had "only the occasional moment of stutter". They called Bowser's Fury "the [Mario] series at its most experimental", but questioned "if this is the kind of experiment that would work outside the narrow parameters of Bowser's Fury and live on in other Mario games". Despite "occasional frustrations", they concluded that it was "a short-but-sweet and extremely zany curiosity".

Reviews
Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Nintendo Switch Cam Shea, IGN 7/10 "Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury packs a tonne of engaging gameplay, but neither component comes together as elegantly as it might have done. This is a solid option if you're craving more Super Mario for your Switch, but it’s not the moustachioed must-play I was hoping for."
Nintendo Switch Chris Scullion, Nintendo Life 10/10 "Super Mario 3D World remains one of the better linear Mario games, and anyone playing it for the first time is in for an absolute treat. Add to that the curious bonus adventure that is Bowser's Fury and you've got a package that provides great value for money. It isn't without its flaws, but most of these (online multiplayer, repetitive missions in Bowser's Fury) relate to the new additions; the main game itself remains as pure and perfect as it was seven years ago. Had it just been Super Mario 3D World on its own, we'd be thoroughly recommending it anyway; Bowser's Fury is just the cherry on top."
Nintendo Switch Steve Watts, GameSpot 9/10 "Put together, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is a spectacular package. Super Mario 3D World is an absolute joy of classic platforming excellence, and this is the best version of it thanks to some well-calibrated improvements. Bowser's Fury is peculiar and less polished, but it dares to poke fun at its own oddities and it has a wild creative streak. The two share thematic similarities, but more importantly, they work hand-in-hand to show the full extent of versatility in what a Mario game can be."
Aggregators
Compiler Score
Metacritic 89

Sales[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the launch sales of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury were more than three times the size of the Wii U version's launch.[31] In the United States, physical sales alone made it the best-selling game of February 2021.[32] In Japan, the game sold more than 250,000 copies in its opening week.[33] The game sold over 4 million units worldwide in the first 6 weeks of its release. By March 31, 2021, it had sold 5.59 million units worldwide, nearly exceeding the original version's lifetime sales.[34]

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

References to other games[edit]

  • Super Mario Bros.: In Bowser's Fury, the loading screen features Super Mario Bros.-styled sprites of Small Mario (in his modern colors), Bowser Jr., Fury Bowser, and Plessie.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2: A portion of the music of Scamper Shores references the start of this game's overworld theme.
  • Super Mario World: The music that plays when Bowser emerges from the Fury Sun is an arrangement of Bowser's intro in this game's final battle. Plessie Medals slightly resemble Dragon Coins.
  • Super Mario 64: The mission "Bully the Cat Bullies" is a reference to the mission "Bully the Bullies" in both the title and the theme of knocking Bullies into lava. There are also missions where Mario must return calico kittens to their parents, similar to the mission "Li'l Penguin Lost". Bowser laughs when Mario dies, just like in this game.
  • Super Mario Sunshine: Bowser Jr. is seen wielding his Magic Paintbrush from this game. Mario encounters Shadow Mario's M graffiti on the ground during the intro cutscene. The way Mario chases the Fury Shadows to get a Cat Shine is similar to how he has to chase Shadow Mario to get a Shine Sprite in this game. Likewise, Cat Shines themselves seem to reference Shine Sprites in name and function.
  • Super Mario Galaxy: Part of the ending theme of Bowser's Fury includes a short excerpt from "Enter Bowser Jr.!".
  • Super Mario 3D Land: Cat Boom Boom's second fight is similar to Boom Boom's fight in Special 4-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii., as they both take place on top of retractable spikes.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: Hint Toad, Banktoad, and Yellow Toad are extra characters in the Captain Toad levels, wearing their outfits from this game. Additionally, their level clear animation is similar to their level clear animation from the Toad Brigade levels in the Bonus Episode. Toadette also appears in Bowser's Fury using her appearance from this game.
  • Super Mario Odyssey: The structure of Bowser's Fury greatly resembles that of this game. Snapshot Mode and the map feature return from this game, and characters can Ground Pound through upright pipes and roll into sideways pipes to enter them faster, with the resulting sped-up warp noise being reused from this game. Saving and loading games work the same way as in this game. Mario's animation when he collects a Cat Shine resembles the animation when he collects a non-story-related Power Moon in this game. Rolling in midair is similar to the dive. When Mario is defeated in the Bowser's Fury campaign, he loses coins similar to in this game (albeit instead of losing 10 coins, they lose 50 coins). Mario's voice clips for when he falls into different kingdoms are reused for when he is transported through a portal to Lake Lapcat in this game's opening cutscene. After this cutscene, the way the player must press the jump button to gain control of Mario is similar to scenes when entering the Cap, Lost, and Ruined Kingdoms for the first time.

References in other games[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーマリオ 3Dワールド + フューリーワールド
Sūpā Mario 3D Wārudo + Fyūrī Wārudo
Super Mario 3D World + Fury World
Chinese (Simplified) 超级马力欧 3D世界 + 狂怒世界
Chāojí Mǎlì'ōu 3D Shìjiè + Kuángnù Shìjiè
Super Mario 3D World + Fury World
Chinese (Traditional) 超級瑪利歐 3D世界 + 狂怒世界
Chāojí Mǎlì'ōu 3D Shìjiè + Kuángnù Shìjiè
Super Mario 3D World + Fury World
Korean 슈퍼 마리오 3D 월드 + 퓨리 월드
Syupeo Mario 3D Woldeu + Pyuri Woldeu
Super Mario 3D World + Fury World

External links[edit]

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