How Nintendo somehow keeps their lil' platforming plumbing mascot relevant and exciting decades later is a mystery, but there's no denying the company has delivered another Mario masterpiece for The Switch.
Sure, you won't find yourself blasting off headshots or shouting obscenities into headsets while playing Splatoon, but that's oddly refreshing and everything else is so rich and fun that you might not even notice.
"Every time Nintendo releases a new chapter in the mustache-sporting plumbers ongoing adventures, there's no denying that they find a new way to make the wheel seem exciting again even if the company wasn't able to reinvent it."
Mario Kart 8 remains one of the highlights of the franchise and while it would have been nice for The Switch to get a new title rather than a Deluxe repackage, this thing plays like a dream and is overflowing with content.
Super Smash Bros. For Wii U gives the franchise one hell of a technical facelift, plays like dream, and is sure to suck up dozens if not hundreds of hours of your life through endlessly addictive gameplay.