Super Nintendo World may not be open to visitors until next month, but fans can now get a sneak peek.
Universal Studios Japan launched a virtual tour of its new theme park in Osaka, Japan, last week.
The amusement park “high theme and immersive” opens with two interactive rides, several other interactive games, restaurants and gift shops.
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The virtual tour begins with showing fans Bowser’s castle where Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge is.
According to a press release from Universal Studios Japan, guests wear headsets to ride on the “life-size Mario Kart experience” and can throw virtual shells to take opponents out and advance on some of the iconic tracks from the Mario Kart game series.
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The tour also shows the second interactive tour, Yoshi’s Adventure, at Mount Beanpole.
“Stay with Yoshi while you search for Captain Toad on a treasure hunt!” says the virtual tour. “Get spectacular views of the Mushroom Kingdom from Beanpole Mount while having fun on this trip that is perfect for the whole family.”
According to the release, guests ride on Yoshi’s back on a “treasure hunt adventure” led by Captain Toad and must find three colored eggs.
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Aside from Yoshi’s Adventure and Mario Kart, Super Nintendo World also offers even more immersive experiences, including a challenge to “infiltrate Bowser Jr.’s hole” and join other guests to “take him along,” the virtual tour says.
According to the press release, some of the interactive parts of the park – including the collection of virtual coins and stamps – require a Power-Up Band, which costs ¥ 3,200 (approximately $ 39 USD).
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Finally, the tour shows fans the theme park’s restaurants – Kinopio’s Cafe, Yoshi’s Snack Island and Pit Stop Popcorn – and the theme park’s gift shops – Mario Motors and 1UP Factory.
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Super Nintendo World’s grand opening is scheduled for February 4, coinciding with Universal Studio Japan’s 20th anniversary.
Universal Studios Japan – owned by NBCUniversal’s parent company, Comcast – follows strict coronavirus health and safety protocols, the release said.