As announced a few weeks back, there are no lives in Super Mario Odyssey. Instead, every time Mario dies he merely loses a few coins and respawns back in the level shortly afterwards. It’s an interesting system, and one that’s sort of a halfway house between the traditional Mario games and the Wario Land series.
However, the announcement also raised a few questions too.
Most notably… What happens if you don’t have any money? Is there actually a game over screen in Super Mario Odyssey?
Well as it turns out, no there isn’t. As YouTuber Mister Awesome found out, you merely respawn in the kingdom no worse for wear. Here’s a video if you want to see it for yourself:
So yeah, hope that answers everyone’s questions about the mechanic. You don’t see a game over screen or lose progress, you merely respawn back in the level if you die with no money.
There really are no long-term consequences for failure in this game.