Super Mario Odyssey guide: everything you need to know to save Princess Peach

Are you ready to accompany Mario on his biggest adventure yet in Super Mario Odyssey? Sure you are! It's time to leap into Kingdoms unknown, meet Mario's brand new hat friend and fly around the world in your very own airship - The Odyssey.

We've already been around the world - several times - with Mario and co, eeking out all the secret areas, working out all the puzzles and collecting so many Moons that we've now got a nervous tick. So here's all our tips and tricks for saving Peach, beating Bowser, and other specific missions and collectibles.

Super Mario Odyssey guides

If you're looking for help with Super Mario Odyssey then you've come to the right place. We've sunk hundreds of hours into the game, to bring you tips and tricks, collectibles locations, and additional guidance to make sure you get the most out of your adventures in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Tips

Super Mario Odyssey is massive, and you could easily spend days just exploring its many Kingdoms. Don't let the scope of it worry you though, as we have a selection tips and tricks to help you on your way in 17 things I wish I knew before playing Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Hidden Mechanics

From secret health to extra motion control moves, there are plenty of secrets to discover as you explore. We've rounded up the most useful ones in 15 hidden mechanics Super Mario Odyssey never tells you about.

Super Mario Odyssey Gold Coins

Money makes the world go around, and if you want to buy extra hearts, Moons, or outfits in Super Mario Odyssey then you'll need to get you hands on some gold coins. If you want to make bank as quickly as possible, follow our guide on how to get gold coins fast in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Power Moons

You won't be able to gather many of them early in the game, but as you progress you'll want to rack up as many Power Moons as you can to unlock new areas for exploration. Get your collection on track by using our guide on how to get Power Moons fast in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Captain Toads

A familiar face from the series, Captain Toad can be found hiding in most of Super Mario Odyssey's Kingdoms. He's pretty elusive and turns up in some unusual places, but we've tracked him down to show you where to find all 14 Captain Toads in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Musical Toads

As well as Captain Toad the explorer, you can also encounter Musical Toad on your adventures, bopping away with his headphones on. To get his Power Moons you'll need to track him down and play a particular tune, and here's where to find the Musical Toads in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Portrait Warp Holes

Seen a platform that's out of your reach? A Moon you just can't get to? Chances are you'll need to access them through one of Super Mario Odyssey's portrait warp holes. We've tracked down all of these teleporting pictures, and this is where to find all the hidden portrait warp holes in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Big Metal Blocks

Have you spotted a big metal block sat in a Kingdom and wondered how to break it apart? The answer is quite spoilery, as it ties into story and end-game content, but if you need the answer then this is how to smash the big metal blocks in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Hint Art Locations and Solutions

Scattered around the many stunning kingdoms Odyssey has to offer are pieces of hint art. When you gaze at them you'll realise they're not meant to be hung in a museum, but instead hold a clue about where you can find a Power Moon. Only thing is, deciphering those hints can be tricksy - so here's where to find Super Mario Odyssey’s hint art and how to solve them.

Super Mario Odyssey Goombettes

If you've ever wanted to woo a lady Goomba, then now's your time to shine. Lurking across the Kingdoms are five Goombettes looking for love, and we'll show you where to find every hidden Goombette in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Secret Kingdoms

Finished the main story of Super Mario Odyssey and think you've seen everything? Think again my friend, as there are not one but two secret Kingdoms to discover. If you want to find this additional content then here's how to access the two secret Kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey and what happens when you get there.

Super Mario Odyssey Dark Side Bosses

When you start exploring the secret Kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey (see above) you'll encounter a set of tough bosses that you have to defeat... in one life! For the best techniques for defeating them, here's how to beat the Dark Side bosses in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Darker Side Challenge

Done with Dark Side? Good news, the second secret world is actually a walk in the park. Wait - that's a lie. Comprised of 14 different sections, 3 lives, and a hell of a lot of rage, it's the ultimate test of your abilities. But you might need some help, so here's how to beat the Darker Side challenge in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Desert Wanderer

The jet-setting Desert Wanderer likes to travel all over Super Mario Odyssey's Kingdoms, once you've freed up their frozen taxi. If you want to know how to get started and where they need to go, here's where to find the Desert Wanderer in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Yoshi

Have you been missing your little green pal Yoshi in Super Mario Odyssey? Well fear not, because he's actually there if you know where to look - here's how to find Yoshi in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Princess Peach

It wouldn't be a Mario game without Princess Peach, though rescuing her doesn't end her story. She's off on an adventure around the Kingdoms, and if you want to see what she's up to then here's how to find Princess Peach in every Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey Pauline's Quiz

Pauline is hanging out at New Donk City Plaza, and to progress her story you'll need to answer some of her questions correctly before finding her a present. For the answers and gift location, check out how to answer Pauline’s quiz in Super Mario Odyssey.

Iain Wilson
Guides Editor

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 550 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.