This Fan Made Super Mario Odyssey Switch's Manual Is Glorious And Might Be Official

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Super Mario Odyssey may have been released almost four years ago (!), but people are still buying it and playing it.

In fact, it's still a Switch bestseller, selling over 20 million units and taking sixth place overall in lifetime Switch software sales. But it didn't come with a manual. Content creator Aurumonado is changing that.

Showing off their crafty sensibilities on YouTube, they've created a physical manual for Mario Odyssey that you can purchase from their Etsy store and pop into your Switch case. They go through every page and I have to say the detail is phenomenal.

Not only is it really informative, but the images and tutorial screens are spot on. There's a lot to digest in Mario Odyssey after all, and even things like the credit page and cute "customer service hotline" on the back are nice little homages to Nintendo's history. I wish this had come out when the game came out as I wish I had walked through it while the game was loading. Watching the "Press Start" screen with music playing in the background while my nose was stuck in a textbook was a ritual.

As a reminder, Nintendo fans have been creating their own little manuals for quite some time. Someone has created a 44-page Super Mario All-Stars instruction booklet that you can still buy, and this fan supergroup has designed themed manuals for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

There is a need, as even Nintendo's official digital manuals section is woefully inadequate.

HalcyonInkAndImage [Etsy via Nintendo Life]

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