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Super Mario Odyssey

One thing Mario games have historically done perfectly is capturing the fun/unique qualities of various cultures without degrading into offensive stereotypes. In Super Mario Odyssey we see Mario, an Italian plumber, travel to worlds that borrow aspects of Mexican, Japanese, New York, and a range of other cultures. 

Media and entertainment are not always successful at depicting various cultures without ending in some kind of stereotype. While Super Mario Odyssey does dip into some stereotypes of each culture, it is done in a way that never feels offensive. It is fun, enjoyable, and a perfect example to show students appropriate ways to have fun with culture.  

Developed by Nintendo

Available on Nintendo Switch

Rated: Everyone 10+