Super Mario Odyssey Players Are Finding the Best Shortcuts and Secrets

By Patricia Hernandez on at

One of the most impressive things about Super Mario Odyssey are the tight controls: Nintendo’s mascot has a tonne of movement options. Players are using Cappy to skip entire portions before a Moon, or are using the hat to get into hard-to-reach areas. Better yet, Nintendo seems to have anticipated that fans would try to bend and break Odyssey.

Perhaps the most popular secret shared on social media is this one, obtained before facing off against Knucklotec in the Sand Kingdom:

After @optichob’s video went viral, a number of other players have attempted this jump as well. The hidden coins are now considered a testament to Nintendo’s playful design sensibilities.

Thanks to the Switch’s new video share capabilities, there’s all sorts of similar footage involving advanced Mario jumps floating around. Here are some of my favourites.

More Sand Kingdom Goodness

No passageways needed, ThatTuba says.

Zippin’ around in New Donk City


And here’s one more race that’s way too long to GIF.

Transformation shenanigans

General tomfoolery

Badassery by: Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurkey

WJMack shows us that actually, you don’t need frogs at all here.

Now, if you want to learn how to move like these people do, might I suggest reading up on our jumping guide? It’ll completely change the way you play Odyssey.