Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World was due to open in Japan this week delayed indefinitely due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. That said, people who recently had the chance to visit the park during a special preview day are apparently still allowed to share footage from their experience, which gives us some nice first-person videos that we can enjoy, even when no one can be in person for the grand opening.
Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge is the main attraction at Super Nintendo World for a reason. Similar to last year Mario Kart Live: home trackThe mixture of real obstacles and gimmicks with alternative reality puts the driver in the middle of one of the legendary go-kart races of the series, only on a much larger scale.
While unfortunately you have to wear special glasses to fully enjoy the ride, Universal Parks News today did its best to show what it looks like through a camera lens. It’s a little awkward, but it gets the job done.
The channel also delivered a video without the use of the AR glasses, which is far less impressive, but also likely less prone to motion sickness.
The other ride on Super Nintendo World is currently Yoshi’s Adventure. It is what it promises: an adventure through Yoshi’s island. Don’t get me wrong, I love her, but there is something about seeing a Yoshi up close and personal seems very scared. They are much bigger than I imagined. Baby Mario too.
Universal Parks News today also documented his time with the Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown, which serves as the climax of a park-wide treasure hunt.
And as a huge one Pikmin Fan, I can’t help but be excited to find out dozens of the plant creatures of the same name are hidden in Super Nintendo World.
Super Nintendo World is currently available exclusively for Universal Studios Japan. Similar attractions, however, are planned for Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort, and Universal Studios Singapore (there’s no telling when the locations will actually open, of course). For more information on preview, see Universal Parks News today.