In another bizarre move for the year 2021, we now have a Mario-skinned reboot of the 1980’s tile-moving-maze board game Labyrinth, not to be confused with the beloved Jim Henson Bowie Puppet film of the same name.
For those unfamiliar, Labyrinth was originally a 1986 board game for 2-4 players. The objective was to collect treasures within the labyrinth board, which was comprised of fixed and moving pieces. The player could only win when returning to their starting position, prompting other players to try and strategically block off their opponent’s paths and trap them in dead ends.
Now the classic game is back with a full Super Mario coat of paint. While to some this may seem like a rather random product, this new edition of the game is hitting stores in order to celebrate the 35th anniversary of both Labyrinth and Super Mario! While it has nowhere near the same expansive legacy as Mario, it’s charming nonetheless that these two properties are combining to celebrate one big birthday.
Those living in Europe are in luck as the game is already available to buy for £23.99! The game will come out in North America on the 8th of September for $34.99 and is now available to pre-order for American buyers!
What do you make of this Mario-infused rendition of the board game classic? Will you be picking it up? Let us know in the comments!