Top 10 Best Super Mario Odyssey Kingdoms (updated)
October 22, 2018 Super Mario
If you’re playing Super Mario Odyssey and a fan of the game, then you know the best thing about it is its different awesome kingdoms. From country-looking and seaside regions to whimsical and metropolitan ones, this game offers well-designed kingdoms that you’ll just love to explore.
That said, here are the top 10 kingdoms to see in Super Mario Odyssey.
Located south of the Lake Kingdom, the Wooded Kingdom is the fourth, and sometimes the fifth, location visited by players. It is known to be the home to the Steam Gardens, a big forest containing several iron structures and surrounded by large mountains. The Wooded Kingdom not only has the best music, it also features a weird clash of feelings and themes. Part natural and part mechanical, you’ll find yourself navigating beams and steel platforms all the while flower petals rain down around you in an endless white shower. So this particular kingdom is basically restful and stressful at the same time.
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The fourteenth kingdom accessed in the game, the Moon Kingdom is the greater location of Honeylune Ridge. Which is the place set to hold Bowser and Princess Peach’s wedding – as it houses a large and popular wedding chapel – and the final destination of Mario and Cappy in the main game. For the most part, the Moon Kingdom is a quiet, restful and peaceful land since it’s devoid of people. The jangling of wedding bells upon arrival even gives the kingdom a haunted feel. There are 38 total Power Moons and 50 Purple Coins in the Moon Kingdom.
The second kingdom in the game, the Cascade Kingdom is the home to Fossil Falls. Which is a prehistoric dinosaur-themed area. It features a waterfall flowing down from the skeleton of a Triceratops. Located west of the Sand Kingdom and east of the Cap Kingdom, this region is one of the few that doesn’t have any known residents. The Cascade Kingdom may seem pretty laid-back. But it’s really your first real challenge in the game, as it is the home to the Chain Chomps – one of the most dangerous enemies in the Mario universe.
The Seaside Kingdom, which is also known as Where The Sea meets the Sun, houses Bubblaine – its most notable city, a cliffside beach resort area. The city serves as the main playable area in the game. Either the ninth or tenth kingdom visited, the Seaside Kingdom share some similarities with the Lake Kingdom. You can dive down into the kingdom’s deepest trenches or jet across the ocean’s surface. For a water-lover, this region can be a lot of fun.
Called a “Well-Defended Castle Floating Among the Glowing Clouds,” Bowser’s Kingdom is the thirteenth visited kingdom and the home to his castle – Bowser’s Castle. It is a traditional Japanese castle with moats filled with Poisoned Water. Bowser’s Kingdom has an interesting look. His castle isn’t the only thing Japanese-inspired. The enemies are also heavily inspired by Japanese myth and culture. What’s more, there are also statues of Bowser depicting him as the god of wind and thunder.
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The third visited kingdom by players, the Sand Kingdom is also known as the Kingdom of Red Sands and Lively Locals. Its main playable area is Tostarena, which also happens to be its most notable city. It’s basically a vast real in the form of a constantly expanding desert town. The Sand Kingdom is primarily inhabited by Tostarenans and uses the currency of Pyramid Coins. As it’s one of the bigger areas in the game, it’s best to play it with the help of a friend. You can find Glydon, capture the flying lizard or hail a Jaxi.
The Mushroom Kingdom is the fifteenth kingdom visited in Super Mario Odyssey and the greater location of Peach’s Castle. It shares a similar layout with Super Mario 64, with the kingdom containing multiple references to the game. Like the fact that the region itself is a high-resolution echo of Peach’s courtyard from 64. An unlockable region, the Mushroom Kingdom can only be unlocked after completing the main story and it can be visited as a post-game reward. If anything, the greenery gives a nostalgic vibe.
Located north of the Wooded Kingdom, the Lake Kingdom is known as The Land of Beauty and Clear Water. It is in the form of a lake and its most notable city is Lake Lamode, serving as the kingdom’s main playable area in the game. Primarily inhabited by Lochladies, it’s renowned for its fashion designers and clothes. Like the Seaside Kingdom, the Lake Kingdom is a fun region for water-lovers as it takes place in an underwater city with air-domes. As a bonus, you can enjoy diving with Cheep-Cheeps.
Known as “Home of Tradition, Propriety, and Hats,” the Cap Kingdom houses the town of Bonneton. It is a vast realm designed as a top hat. Bonneton is its most notable city. Primarily inhabited by Bonneters – arguably the cutest race in the Mario series – it is the hometown of Cappy and Tiara. The Cap Kingdom features gentle rolling hills and fog-shrouded streets with ghostly buildings, bathed in the light of a huge full moon. You can easily explore this kingdom and at the same time capture Paragoombas.
Topping the list is none other than Metro Kingdom. Known as “Modern Commerce Center and Urban Playground,” the Metro Kingdom is home to New Donk City. It is the eighth kingdom visited in the game and largely based off the real world location of New York City. Proof of that are the tall buildings and skyscrapers making up the city. And the fact that it is primarily inhabited by humans, also known as New Donkers. The Metro Kingdom is a favorite among Super Mario Odyssey players. It’s a fun kingdom to explore and its lively streets are filled with lots of things to see and do. There are 81 total Power Moons and 100 Purple Coins in the Metro Kingdom.
Our final thoughts
These are just some of the kingdoms found in Super Mario Odyssey. There are more, of course, but these are no doubt the best ones in the game. So what are you waiting for? Go and explore them now.