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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Review

Oct 27, 2022

In one of the most surprising and unlikely crossovers (and genre mashups) ever created, 2017’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle proved to be an exciting, fresh take on the turn-based tactics genre that was almost universally adored. It was one of those titles that felt like it was lucky to even exist, and that we were all lucky for having the opportunity to play. The story of how Mario + Rabbids came to be was certainly a long one, and nobody will forget the scene of the game’s director, Davide Soliani crying during its unveiling at E3 in 2017. So understandably, the prospect of a sequel to something so improbable is a tantalizing one, but does Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope deliver on its potential, or was Kingdom Battle just lightning in a bottle?