Super Mario Splashers is a third-person Mario shooter developed with the assistance of Nightcap Devs. for the Nintendo Switch. This game is inspired by the Splatoon series.
It's a very hot day in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and co. can be seen relaxing and trying to find ways to cool themselves off. They then receive an invitation from Princess Peach. On the invitation, it says that Mario and co. are invited to a tournament Princess Peach is organizing. Mario and friends waste no time heading to the address if the letter.
Once they arrive there,they see Peach and Toadsworth in front of the stadium where the tournament is being held. Mario and co. then head to the lockers and change into their swimming outfits. Before the tournament can start however, Bowser hovers over the stadium with his airship and starts shooting water balls at them.
Bowser and his minions jump out of the airship and land in front of Mario and co. Bowser is mad that he and his minions weren't invited to the tournament. He pulls out his water gun and aims it at Mario. Mario then pulls out F.L.U.D.D. and aims it at Bowser. The two of them splash each other before cutting to the logo of the game.
This game is heavily inspired by the Splatoon series, since it was originally planned to be a Mario game. Every character comes equipped with their own water weapon to attack their enemies. There can be two teams of four members on the battlefield at once. In each team, there can be one Captain Character and three Teammates. A captain can use a normal weapon,a sub-weapon and a special attack. The special attack guage can be filled with coins,wich are scattered all across the battlefields.
Using your normal weapons and sub-weapons will drain your water supply. If you run out of water,You're supply will slowly fill back up. But if you want to fill it faster,you'll need to either mash the button to refill or jump into a body of water.
Like Splatoon, if you take too much damage from the opposite team, you will be splashed and will return to the spawn point after a few seconds. Unlike Splatoon,If you get hit by something,you'll lose HP and need to use an item to recover it.
These are the characters that you will usually control during matches. There are currently 30 Captains.
|Mario: The famous plumber hero of the Mushroom Kingdom decides to join the tournament to cool off and have fun. Mario is a balanced character and is recommended to those that are new to the game. Mario also has a wall jump that he can use to reach new heights.
||Luigi: Everyone's favorite P2. Luigi is very cowardly, but he doesn't let that get in the way of winning this tournament. He has a bit more speed than his brother, but he has less defense and as such, can go down very easily. He can also jump very high,making it easy for him to reach high ground.
||Peach: The ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and the host of the tournament decides to join the fun as well. Peach is one of the slow characters and she doesn't have a lot of defense, but her weapon has a lot of range and power. Peach also has the ability to float for a limited time.
|Daisy: The sporty, tomboyish, and energetic ruler of Sarasaland joins the fun. Daisy has a lot of range with her attacks and can move around the battle field very quickly, but at the cost of having poor defense. Daisy has a double jump that can make it easy for her to reach high ground.
||Azalea: A sporty relative of Daisy. Unlike Daisy,she rarely gets in on the action. Once she heard about the tournament,she decided to join in after being bored for too long. She plays similiar to Daisy,But she has more defense at the cost of speed.
||Rosalina: The calm and soft-spoken mother of the Lumas joins the tournament as well. She uses her wand to shoot water Star Bits forward. Most of her stats a balanced. Her jumps are very floaty,making it easy for her to position herself when jumping on platforms.
|Wario: The greedy, yellow rival of our beloved plumber joins the tournament in hopes of winning the prize that awaits him. Wario is very slow, but has a lot of defense and his attacks can deal a lot of damage.
||Waluigi: Wario's partner and Luigi's purple rival. Like Wario, he joined the tournament with the intent of taking home the price. Thanks to his lean figure, he can move around the battlefield at high speed, but at the cost of lacking defense. He's also one of the best swimmers in the game. so if he enters a body of water,he can swim out of it with ease.
||Mona: An employee of WarioWare Inc....and a bunch of other jobs. She decided to join the tournament. Either to support and have fun with her boss or to claim the prize since she doesn't get paid enough by him. Her stats are pretty balanced.
|Metal Mario: Not much is known about this metalic clone of Mario, and his motives for joining the tournament are just as unknown. Because of his cocky personality, most people assume that he's doing it to show off. Metal Mario is a heavyweight that can take a lot of hits, but at the cost of being slow and having difficulty with getting out of bodies of water.
||Yoshi: Mario's trusty steed joins the tournament in order to freshen up. Most of his stats are balanced. He can also perform his trademark flutter jump, Making it easy for him to slow his decent a bit and reach high ground.
||Bowser: The king of Koopas and long-time nemesis of the Mario Bros. Enraged because he wasn't invited to the tournament, he decides to take his anger out on the field. Bowser is a slow, but powerful team captain. If he needs a little bit of speed,he can retreat in his shell and spin forward.
|Shadow Mario: The famous plumber hero of the Mushroom Kingdom decides to join the tournament to cause trouble and help his dad... wait what? That's actually Bowser Jr.? Err... anyways... unlike the regular Mario, Shadow Mario is a bit more quick at the cost of lacking some defense.
||Wart: This king has has escaped from subcon and decided to join the tournament in order to get revenge on Mario. Wart is a heavyweight with a lot of defense,but he doesn't pack a lot of speed.
||King Boo: The ruler of Boos decides to join the tournament to have fun scaring his opponents. He's a slow and floaty character that doesn't have a lot of defense, but he makes up for it with powerful attacks. He can also hover in the air for a bit,allowing him to reach a couple of platforms easily.
|Petey Piranha: The big flying Piranha Plant has decided to join the fun as well. He's a heavy characters with a lot of defense and he can also take flight for a few seconds, but attacks have very short range and use up a lot of water.
||Donkey Kong: He's the leader of the bunch, you know him well. He's finally back, to splash his opponents! Donkey Kong has a lot of defense and he can move around the arena at a pretty decent speed. But his attacks don't have a lot of range. He can also roll around in order to move a bit quicker and dodge attacks.
||Diddy Kong: DK's energetic partner joins the tournament. And he's sporting a diving suit made by Funky Kong. He's very quick on his feet and can jump very high, but he doesn't have a lot of power and defense. He can also briefly climb up walls in order to reach high ground easily.
|Dixie Kong: Diddy Kongs girlfriend who decided to tag along with him. Her stats are pretty balanced,But she can also use her hair to fly for a short time.
||Funky Kong: A friend of Donkey Kong that has decided to join the tournament to have fun and to promote his shop. Unlike DK, His attacks have a lot of range and are capable of splashing opponents with ease. But he drains his water supply much faster than DK does.
||King K. Rool: The King of Kremlings and Donkey Kong's Long time nemesis has joined the frey to beat Donkey Kong. He is very slow and can't jump very high,But his attacks are pretty powerful and he has a lot of defense.
|Pauline: The mayor of New Donk City and Mario's Ex-girlfriend decides to join the tournament in order to have some fun. She has a decent amount of defense,But she moves rather slow due to the barrel weighin her down.
||Stanley: A long-time nemesis of Donkey Kong. He is very fast,can jump almost as high as Mario and has the ability to roll. But he doesn't have a lot of defense.
||Foreman Spike: An old rival of Mario that likes to wreck stuff. He has a lot of power and defense,but he's very slow and his attacks don't have a lot of range.
|Aqualea: A mermaid that has had a grudge against a certain toad for a while now. She decided to join the tournament in order to prove to win that she can beat them all. Being a mermaid,she is an excellent swimmer and she can also jump very high. But on the ground,she's a bit on the slow side.
||Professor E. Gadd: The owner of Gadd Sciece, Inc. has come to the tournament to test out his weapon. Thanks to his version of the Poltergust, he can travel around the arena at high speed. However, he doesn't have a lot of defense.
||Gooigi: Professor E.Gadd has decided to bring this clone of Luigi with him to have fun. He can take a lot of attacks when on land,But his ability to get out of bodies of water is rather subpar and he moves a bit slower than his original counterpart. He carries a Gooey version of the Poltergust.
|Baby Mario: An infant version of our beloved super star. He is faster than his older self,but his defense is very poor.
||Baby Luigi: An infant version of our beloved Player 2. He is a bit slower than his bro,but his jumps are high and floatier.
||Cappy: Mario's Bonneter companion. He decided to capture a Gushen in order to join the tournament. Thanks to the Gushen, he can fire some powerful, long-ranged streams of water, but the Gushen isn't very fast.
These are the other three characters you can have in your team and they're usually controlled by a CPU. They have flags on their backs and often come in different colors to reflect their captain.
|Toad: Toads are well-rounded teammates that will gladly teach you how to get the hang of the game. They're decently powerful, can take a couple of attacks before being splashed and can move around the field at a normal speed.
|Goomba: Goombas are the most common troopers of Bowser's empire. Their have very poor defense, but they make up for it with their great speed.
|Koopa Troopa: One of the most common troopers in Bowser's army. Thanks to their shell, they can take a couple of hits before getting splashed.
|Water Bro: A sub-species of Hammer Bros. that, as their name implies, shoot water. These guys have a lot of defense and can move around the field very fast, but their attacks don't do a lot of damage
|Lakitu: Flying Koopas that wear snorkel masks. They will always hover in the air and as such they can easily dodge some attacks. But they don't have a lot of defense,so it usually takes very few hits to take them out.
|Water Bloooper: These Bloopers have the ability to shoot water instead of ink. They have decent stats.
|Splash Guy: These Shy Guys wear a special mask designed for water levels. They can move around the battlefield very fast thanks to the wheels on their cannons.
|Birdo: This Birdo has the ability to spit water eggs. She has very balanced stats.
|Boo: Boos are servants of King Boo and they wear a weaker version of his crown. Like their ruler, they can deal a lot of damage at the cost of their defense.
|Dry Bones: Undead versions of the Koopa Troopas. They have more defense than Koopa Troopas, but at the cost of their speed.
|Chain Chomp: The same Chain Chomp that joined Mario and Co. for a match of tennis has decided to join the tournament. He has a lot of defense,But he is very slow.
|Rocky Wrench: These moles that usually hide under manholes have decides to jump out and join the tournament. They're very fast,but they don't have a lot of defense.
|Spike: These spikes have the ability to spit out watery spiked balls. They can move pretty fast around the battlefield,but they're pretty easy to get rid off.
|Wiggler: These happy minions with a very short temper can move around the battlefield pretty quickly and they have a decent amount of defense. But their size makes them easy to hit and their attacks aren't packing a lot of power.
|Kritter: The most common members of the Kremling Krew. They have a lot of defense,But are pretty slow.
|Shiverian: These bulky and fluffy teammates hail from Shiveria,located in the Snow Kingdom. They can take a lot of hits and they can move fast around the area by rolling around.
|Volbonan: These guys reside in the Luncheon Kingdom. Their balanced stats should be a good recipe for victory.
|Item Box: These boxes will contain items that can give you an edge during battle.||Coin: Coins are scattered all across the battlefield and can be used to fill up your Special Meter. Once the meter is filled,you'll be able to perform a Special Attack. The fastest way to earn coins and fill the meter is to splash your opponents.|
|Mushroom: These can be used to recover all of your HP (Health Points).||Liquid Mushroom: These are almost as rare as a Power Star. They will give you an unlimited water supply for a short time.|
|Green Koopa Shell: These can be thrown forward. Whoever gets hit by it will be stunned. These can bounce off walls and solid objects.||Triple Green Shells: These will allow you to throw three Green Shells forward.|
|Red Koopa Shell: These can be thrown forward and home in on the nearest opposite teammate. However gets hit by it will be stunned. Unlike Green Shells, these will break upon colliding with walls or other solid objects||Triple Red Shells: These will allow you to throw three Red Shells forward.|
|Blooper: These guys will splash everyone in the opposing team with ink, making it difficult for them to see and aim their shots.||Rocket Flower: This flower will give you a temporary boost of speed.|
|Triple Rocket Flower: Allows you to use a Rocket Flower 3 times.||Power Star: These will make you invincible for a short time. It will also give you a speed boost and allow you to splash opponents upon contact.|
|Splashroom Stadium: The tutorial arena. There are a lot of spots to take cover, some high ground and a few bodies of water for you to refill your water supply.|
|Bubblaine Field: This is one of the more open battlefields in the game. The Lighthouse and the Glass Tower are the highest points of the field and while they're difficult to get to, they can give you a great edge. There's also a big body of water in the middle of the battlefield. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of cover in this arena.|
|Lamode Arena: An arena with a lot of high ground. There's a big body of Water below the arena,but you decide to jump in it,getting back on the battlefield can be difficult. There's a good amount of spots you can take cover behind in this arena.|
|Rosario River: This place is known for many things, one of them being the red river. This river can be used to refill your water supply. There isn't a lot of cover in this arena, nor is there a lot of high ground. You can hide in the trees with roses around them, but they don't act like covers, so you'll still be vulnerable if you decide to hide in them.|
|Splashlight Lane: A very foggy arena with invisible pathways. There are a couple of high areas that are invisible and there's also plenty of cover in this area. These covers are also invisible and can catch some of your opponents off-guard you 'hide' behind them.|
|Delfino Field: A field located on Isle Delfino. There are a couple of towers that are hard to reach, but will give you a big advantage if you have use a character with long ranged attacks. There are a bunch of crates that can be used as covers, but they will break after a few attacks.|
|Bullet Bill Rails: A field filled with train rails. One these rails,there are minecarts that will move side to side. These minecarts can be used as cover as long as you keep moving with them. There are a couple of Bullet Bull trains that are just standing still. You can get on these trains in order to have some high ground. Unfortunately,there are very few bodies of water in this field.|
|Luigi's Backyard: The backyard of a mansion filled with ghosts. There isn't a lot of high ground,but there's a lot of cover that can be used. However,these covers can also be illusions made by the boos.|
|Subcon Falls: A river that looks like it came from a dream. There are whales swimming around that you can stand on and they can also spray water to refill your supply. There are also a bunch of high platforms,but they can be difficult to get to.|
|Hazy Maze Cave: A cavern where Dorries reside. You can stand on their backs and even on their heads for some high ground. There's plenty of high ground,but there isn't a lot of cover.|
|Jolly Roger Bay: A bay where a bunch of dangerous creatures reside in the water. These creatures can make swimming in the water dangerous. A good chunk of the stage takes place on the ship,wich has boxes that can be used as cover. But the boxes break after a certain amount of attacks.|
|Wet-Dry Town: A town that is prone to getting fludded a lot. The buildings can be used as high ground and the water level will occasionally rise. There isn't a lot of cover in the town unfortunately.|
In Splash Battles, you and your team need to splash as many opponents as possible within a chosen time limit. If you get splashed, you'll lose a point and will have to wait a few seconds before respawning. If you score more points than the opposing team before time runs out, you'll win. If time runs out and both teams have the same amount of points, the match will go into overtime until someone gets splashed.
This mode is similar to a regular Splash Battle. In Balloon Splash however, everyone has three balloons above their head. If you get splashed, you'll lose a balloon and this balloon will go to the character that splashed you. If all thee balloons are stolen from someone, said person will be out of the game. If you steal the balloons from everyone before time runs out or if time runs out and your team has more balloons than the opposing team, you'll win. If time runs out and both teams have the same amount of balloons, the match will go into overtime until a balloon is stolen.
Cheep Cheep Leader
In this mode, there will be Cheep Cheeps all over the battlefield. If you walk up to them or shoot water at them, they will start following you. The goal is to bring these Cheep Cheeps to the nests that can be found all over the battlefield. You'll score one point for every Cheep Cheep that you bring back to your nest and you can have up to six of them following you. If you get splashed, your Cheep Cheeps will stay on the spot you were splashed and be free for the picking. The team that has brought the most Cheep Cheeps before time runs out will win. If time runs out and both teams have the same amount of points, the match will go into overtime until one more Cheep Cheep is brought to a nest.
Shine Sprite Chase
In this mode, a Shine Sprite will spawn in the middle of the battlefield. This Shine Sprite will be protected by a barrier that needs to be splashed. Once the barrier is destroyed, you need to grab the Shine Sprite and hold onto it for as long as possible. If you get splashed while holding the Shine Sprite, you will drop it. When the Shine Sprite is dropped, the barrier will appear around it and it needs to be splashed again. The team that manages to hold on to the Shine Sprite the longest before time runs out will win.
In this mode, there's a platform with four fans on it located in the middle of the battlefield. To move this platform, you'll need to splash one of the fans. The direction the platform goes depends on which fan you're splashing. You need to guide the platform to the enemy base in order to win the match. If time runs out and the platforms hasn't been brought to any of the enemy bases, the team that has spend the most time on the platform will win.
In this mode,You'll fight against the boss of the stage you selected. The team that lands the most hits on the boss will win the match.
|Power Piranha Plant: The boss of the Splashroom Stadium. This plant attacks by letting out waves of electricity. It's best to stay out of bodies of water whenever he performs these attacks.|
|Mollusque-Lanceur III: The boss of Bubblaine Field. He'll attack my floating around and shooting mollusk shells at the teams. He'll also perform a spin attack in order to move fast around the battlefield.|
|Bridal Cheep Cheep: The boss of Lamode Arena. It'll attack by jumping around twirling and bouncing around. It'll also ocassionally spew water while twirling. It'll flap its fins in order to send wind forward that'll push you back.|
|Mollusque Lanceur II: The boss of Rosario River. He'll float around and spit bubbles that will bounce around before exploding. He'll can spit lava forward that needs to be cleared with the water. He will also spin around and throw Koopa Shells around that will bounce off walls.|
|Splashlight Thwomp: The boss of Splashlight Lane. It'll hop around and stomp on the ground to create waves of water. It'll also summon rocks that fall from the sky. During most of the fight,he's invisible and needs to be splashed with water in order to make him visible.|
|Polluted Piranha Plant Army: The bosses of Delfino Field. They will try to snap at you if you get close to them. They will also spit goo forward that will damage whoever is caught in them.|
|Splashing Bullet Train: The bosses of the Bullet Bill Rails. This train can fly and is capable of shooting missiles from the cannon behind him and from his chimney. It will also try to run those near it over.|
|Ecto-Boo Army: The bosses of Luigi's Backyard. They leave ectoplasm behind that will harm you if you step on them. They will also spit ectoplasm at you that'll get you stuck if you don't move out of the way in time.|
|Tryclyde: The boss(es) of the Subcon Falls. They will spit fireballs at you and slide towards you with their mouths open. They will also summon Cobrats to slow you down.|
Every Multiplayer Mode can be played online with friends or with other players across the world. There are two ways these modes can be played.
- 2 Player Battles: These work like offline multiplayer. Both you and your opponent fight against each other with two teams of one captain and three teammates.
- 8 Player Battles: You can play against seven other online players in teams of four captains.
After selecting a mode, you will join a room and wait for the other players. Then you and those players can vote on which stage the match will take place. The stage with the most votes will be selected.
Everytime you win a match, you'll earn 20 SP and each time you lose you'll lose 10SP. If you earn 100 SP,you'll get a new Rank. The opponents you fight online depends on their rank.
ShroomTubeShroomTube is a service that allows you to save replays. The amount of replays you can save depends on the amount of space on your SD card. These replays can be uploaded online for the world to see and you can even upload them to your social media like Twitter and Facebook. You can also download and save replays from other players.
This pack contains Characters and Stages from the Splatoon Franchise.
|Inklings: The inhabitans of Inkopolis. They're known for spending their time playing Turf Wars and have decided to join this tournament in order to try something different. Inklings use ink to attack instead of water and they can swim in this ink to refill their ink tank just like in turf wars. However,they're very weak to water and cannot swim in the bodies of water that can be found in most of the battlefields.
|Octolings: These soldiers recently managed to reach inkopolis to live with the inklings. Like Inklings,they use ink to attack instead of water and they can swim in this ink to refill their ink tank just like in turf wars. And like Inklings,they're very weak to water and cannot swim in the bodies of water.
|Callie: The optimistic and energetic member of the Squid Sisters. She can swim in ink to refill her ink tank just like the normal Inklings. And like normal Inklings,she is very weak to water.
|Marie : The calm and snarky member of the Squid Sisters. She can swim in ink to refill her ink tank just like the normal Inklings. And like normal Inklings,she is very weak to water.
|Urchin Underpass: The most common place for Turf Wars. The park has been modified a bit to have bodies of water to make the match a bit more fair for the other competitors. There's plenty of cover and high ground in the stage as well.|
|Blackbelly Skatepark: A famous skatepark in inkopolis and a very common place for Turf Wars. There's a lot of cover,but not a lot of bodies of water. The center of the skatepark will give players with long range the advantage.|
|Bluefin Depot: An area in inkopolis filed with rusty,old metal. There's a body of water below the stage for if you need a quick refill and there's plenty of high ground and cover.|
|Camp Triggerfish: A camping site for squids all ages. There's water below the stage and while the totem poles are difficult to get on,they make for excellent high ground. During the final minutes of the match,the floodgates will open,allowing you to reach the enemy base with ease.|
|Mahi-Mahi Resort: A resort located in inkopolis. The arena is located inside a giant pool and there's a lot of high ground,But not a lot of cover. During the final minutes of the match,the water level will lower and raise more high ground and cover.|
- This game is based of the fact that Splatoon was originally going to be a Mario game.
- The game is also inspired by Super Mario Spikers.