Mario is who he is because of his mobility. The worlds he explores are always colorful, charming, and challenging, but they wouldn't mean a thing if traversing them didn't convey a sense of momentum and flow, of controlling a character who moves with palpable weight and inertia. It's something you feel within seconds of starting the original Super Mario Bros., and Nintendo has preserved and polished the magic formula of Mario's movement ever since, miraculously translating Mario's distinct 2D handling into the gold standard of 3D platforming. That ideal sensation of total control has yet to be topped - even by Nintendo itself. But it looks like Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch could change all that, reinventing the immaculate wheel that is Super Mario 64's movement.