Welcome back to another edition of Nintendo Showdown! This is a weekly series at Nintendo Enthusiast, and it requires some audience participation. Every week we’ll compare two (or more) Nintendo games and pit them against each other in a poll. Your votes decide the winner, so choose wisely. In the coming weeks, we’ll be matching up Nintendo favorites with indie games that drew inspiration from them. Does the original keep the crown, or did a newcomer do it better? This week, it’s Super Mario Sunshine vs. A Hat in Time!
The ’90s and early 2000s were the golden age of 3D platformers packed with collectibles. Super Mario Sunshine is just one good example of the genre at its height, but it’s the one we’re going with today. A Hat in Time is a modern attempt at capturing that nostalgic goodness through the power of Kickstarter. Do you prefer the classic or modern take on the genre? Help us decide the winner by casting your vote in the poll below!