Thankfully, the talking flowers in Super Mario Bros. Wonder can be muted
Super Mario Bros. Wonder will apparently allow players to mute the peculiar new talking flower characters, which is good news for those of us who pref...
Super Mario Bros. Wonder will apparently allow players to mute the peculiar new talking flower characters, which is good news for those of us who prefer not to contemplate the potential taste of Goombas.
Since the unveiling of Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Nintendo has made it clear that it is not an ordinary 2D Mario game. From its more vibrant graphics to the psychedelic Wonder Seeds that significantly alter the levels once collected, Wonder is already shaping up to be one of the most distinctive Mario games of all time. As peculiar as Elephant Mario may be, there is, however, a new feature that stands out as the strangest of them all.
I am, of course, referring to the talking flowers that were first showcased in the reveal trailer of Super Mario Bros. Wonder and subsequently elaborated upon in a dedicated Direct presentation for the game. While it appears that Nintendo added the chatty plants to enhance the liveliness of the world, the reactions to them have been rather mixed. Some find them charming, while others simply find them bothersome.
For a series that typically strives to minimize dialogue, these talkative little plants stand out significantly, especially when they say things like "I wonder how Goombas taste" and "That trunk is really useful, isn't it?" This has made them quite a controversial topic among Mario fans.
If, like me, you find them a bit excessive in a Mario game, don't worry, as it seems that Wonder includes an option to completely mute the talking flowers. As reported by Nintendo Everything, a screenshot on the Japanese Nintendo website gives us a glimpse into some settings of Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Within these settings, there are two options for the talking flowers: one allows you to choose the language in which they speak, and another appears to completely disable their speech.
If you're hoping to completely remove the talking flowers from the game, it seems you may be out of luck, as the option apparently only removes their vocalization. It appears that even if you disable them in the settings, they will still appear in the levels and make comments about Mario, albeit without spoken dialogue.
So far, Nintendo has not fully clarified the actual purpose of the talking flowers, aside from making jokes and commenting on what's happening around them. A recently released tweet from Nintendo of America even seems to acknowledge this, stating: "You'll find talking flowers all over the Flower Kingdom. They talk a lot, but we promise they'll share helpful information... mostly."