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A New Glitch Lets You Completely Skip Super Mario Odyssey’s Toughest Level!

In Super Mario Odyssey, there are various postgame kingdoms and areas you can explore for extra Moons. These include the Mushroom Kingdom and its Mario 64 shout outs, the Dark Side of the Moon and its boss rush plus numerous extra ‘Moon Pipe’ secret courses added throughout the game worlds once you break the Moon Rocks.

However, the toughest (and final) one in the game is the Darker Side of the Moon. Set in Culmina Crater, this level is a brutal test of everything you’ve learnt throughout the adventure, with tons of long sections based around every transformation and gimmick in the game. It’s like the Grandmaster Galaxy, World S Crown or Champion’s Road of Odyssey.

But what if you’re not good enough for that? Or just can’t be bothered to go through the 13-section gauntlet for a single Multi Moon?

Well as it turns out, you’re in luck. Because there’s a handy glitch in the game that lets you skip the entire level! Here’s a video showing how it works from our YouTube channel:

As you can tell, the method to pull it off is as follows:

  1. Capture a frog near the start, and jump into the air
  2. Then ‘uncapture’ the animal at the height of its jump, and jump over the second frog
  3. Land on the frog and capture it immediately after

If done right (aka within a few frames), you’ll somehow end up swimming in the air. Once that’s a thing… well, you can guess what to do. Just swim over to the building at the end and hey presto, the level is done.

It really is that simple.

And it turns the equivalent of Champion’s Road into a complete and utter joke. It’s not the only way either.
Oh no, you can also use Dorrie to do the same thing if you’re careful:

So yeah, if you’ve got slow reflexes, that way might work better for you. Either way, the results are the same. One tough level, made completely trivial in a matter of minutes.

It’s definitely one to try for you Super Mario Odyssey fans out there!

Misango Has Been Added to ARMS in Version 4.0

As you likely know, every major version update for ARMS has contained at least one new playable character. There was Max Brass in version 2.0, Lola Pop in version 3, and now with version 4, Misango has joined the cast too. A tribal warrior type who fights alongside a spirit buddy in battle, he can merge with said ghost to change to one of three different masks. These in turn add new abilities or change his attributes in battle, acting like Shulk’s stance change in Super Smash Bros for Wii U.

It’s an interesting system, and one that works very well in ARMS. Here’s a trailer if you need to see him in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzH6wtGeaBM

As you can tell, it works well overall.

But Misango’s stance change isn’t the only extra system that’s been added here. Oh no, Misango also has another trick up his sleeve too.

Poison.

Yup, as announced a few days prior, poison type ARMS have been added to ARMS as well. And with many of Misango’s default ones using this attribute, it means he’s the perfect character to test out those mechanics too. As you can imagine, it’s pretty much like how poison works in anything else; you hit the opponent, they take small amounts of damage over time. Like in Pokémon or the Mario & Luigi series.

Still, it works well here, and adds a nice extra alongside Electric, Fire and Ice attributes too.

Finally, we get the new arena for Misango, Temple Grounds. There’s not many details about it available, but from what we can tell it’s pretty much just a quiet jungle clearing with various breakable columns littered about. There’s nothing too annoying here. Just a nice fun stage to mess around with.

So yeah, that’s the latest update for ARMS. If you own the game and want to check it out, go and update now. It’s definitely worth it.

Nintendo Upping Switch Production

Having trouble finding a Nintendo Switch at market price? Sure you are and Nintendo hears your cries, as they have plans to up production on their hit hybrid console, Switch.

At the start of their next fiscal year which starts in April, Nintendo plans on to make between 25 and 30 million Switch consoles in 2018.

 

Hopefully this is good news for those wanting a Switch but does this mean they have some big titles coming out next year? Let us know in the comments below or on the GL forum!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct

Looks like Nintendo will close out the year with one more Direct focusing on their upcoming massive RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The direct will focus only on this game and will offer a deep dive of info on the world of Alrest.

The Nintendo Direct begins at 6 AM PT/9 AM ET for those in North America and 2 PM GMT for UK viewers on November 7th 2017. You can watch it here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 releases exclusively for Switch on December 1st 2017 with it releasing in both a standard and special edition. The special edition includes a soundtrack CD, a 220-page art book, and a special steel book case for $100 USD.

 

 

November’s PlayStation Plus Lineup

Welcome to a new month GR readers, as such Sony is giving its PlayStation users some free games if you have their PSN+ service. So if you do and one of the following consoles, then see what you’re getting this month:

PlayStation 4:

  • Worms Battlegrounds
  • Bound

PlayStation 3:

  • R-Type Dimensions
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic

PlayStation Vita:

  • Dungeon Punks, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Episodes 1 & 2), PS Vita