Mario Rabbids challenges are puzzle-style missions that unlock each time you clear a world and defeat its boss.
Completing them grants you additional rewards, including valuable Power Orbs, as well as a dose of coins, which can be used to upgrade your party.
Although completely optional, the challenges are worth investigating to help you get a head start on the main set of story missions. So if you’re stuck, play some challenges as a break and as a way to get stronger.
How to unlock Mario Rabbids challenges
Once you have completed a world and defeated its boss, you will have the opportunity to play Challenges in that world.
To find them, go to the center of Peach’s Castle and head to the cannon that takes you back to the beginning of that world (there’s one in every corner). Once in that world, you must return through it, retracing the same steps as before.
However, the battles you faced the first time are gone and instead replaced by a Toad Rabbid waving a flag and offering you these challenges.
Although this seems long, there is the added benefit of using the new exploration skills you gained as part of the story, such as pushing boxes, to unlock chests that you couldn’t reach the first time.
While there are some general tips on how to prepare and deal with challenges in general, which we’ll explain below, here are solutions for a couple of specific challenges early in the game.
For the previous two, remember that you must unlock the challenges for that world by first defeating Rabbid Kong.
What else do you need to know about Mario Rabbid challenges?
While all challenges differ, there are some best practices and preparations you can make to help you deal with them.
- Since each challenge pits you against different objectives and enemies, don’t be afraid to respect your party to suit your needs. You can freely reset all your skill points and spend them elsewhere at any time, allowing you to prioritize offense, defense, or movement.
- If the challenge involves a turn, remember that it also includes a turn for the enemy, allowing you to make use of more “passive” abilities like Steely Stare, which work outside of your turn, allowing you to do a little more damage to finish them off. the enemies.
- Consider your full repertoire of moves and attacks (shooting, close-quarters melee attacks, dashes, bouncing off team members, status effects) to help you best achieve your goal.
- If you’re stuck, try another challenge as a break or consider coming back later in the story when you have more skills and better weapons unlocked. There’s no rush to complete them, and choosing to play a few worlds later means you can get through the game’s early challenges much quicker. That said, some challenges, like 1-3 Quantum Leap, require specific strategies that not even an overpowered group can implement by brute force.
- Once you’re done with the game, in addition to the final world challenges, there are ultimate challenges to play in each world. They are accessed near the canon of each world in the center of Peach’s Castle and offer some of the most difficult tests in the game. Good luck!
- In addition to the in-game challenges mentioned above, you can play more as part of the Ultra Challenge Pack, which is available as part of the season pass and as a separate purchase. These very difficult challenges can be found in each of the secret areas of the world.