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Every fight in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a delightful mini-puzzle-Newshubweek

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope characters
Written by Arindam

Sometimes very good things in the same category are absolutely nothing alike – grape jelly and mustard, for instance. But just as barbecue sauce is a wonderful sum of disparate components, the bizarre pairing of Mario and Rabbids by Nintendo and Ubisoft worked well in 2017’s Kingdom Battle.

I got a chance to find out where that union is headed, with a hands-on preview of the upcoming sequel: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, which releases on Nintendo Switch on October 20. 

As a veteran of tactical RPGs I had some reservations about a simpler strategy game, worrying it would leave me too little meat to dig into. But after a few hours with Sparks of Hope, I had a good sense of what it was putting down, and found that I quite literally didn’t want to put it down myself. 

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope screenshot

(Image credit: Nintendo / Ubisoft)

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