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Super Mario Odyssey: How to Use Assist Mode and What It Does

Using Assist Mode in Super Mario Odyssey

For series newcomers or players who might find Super Mario Odyssey to be a tad challenging, the game provides an Assist Mode that makes the game considerably easier. And the best part is, there doesn’t seem to be any downside or penalty to using it.

First off, the game offers you the choice to use Assist Mode when you boot it up for the first time. However, if you chose to progress through the game normally, you can still turn it on if you change your mind later. This can be done by pressing the + button on the Switch and accessing the Options menu from there. With this mode activated, Mario gets six health points by default, which means you can gain up to nine points if you find a heart power-up. In addition to that, you’ll never get lost, as the game will have an objective marker that always points you in the right direction.


When you fall off an edge that would otherwise lead you to your death and the loss of 10 coins, Assist Mode will bring you back from the death drop with only a penalty of one health point, and you won’t lose any coins.

Be sure to check our wiki for more information on Super Mario Odyssey.

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