In this updated expansion of the 2013 original, the red-capped plumber’s perennial nemesis imperils a kingdom of fairy-like creatures, requiring Mario, his brother, Luigi, and his friends Peach and Toad to come to the rescue. The adventure that follows demonstrates that amicable teamwork will always save the day. A few new features aside, the basic experience remain unchanged. Players explore numerous three-dimensional levels filled to the brim with secret areas and items to uncover. A standalone add-on finds Mario travelling to a realm of cats where Bowser has been transformed into a Godzilla-sized version of himself. The artwork maintains its youthful vibrancy and the text-based dialogue is endearing. While the reading requirements may prove a hindrance to the youngest gamers, and bits of highly stylized mayhem may put this out of reach for the most sensitive small fry, it’s a safe choice for all others. Playable on Nintendo Switch. Cartoonish violence. The Catholic News Service classification is A-I — general patronage. The Entertainment Software Rating Board rating is E — everyone.