15 Best Mods & Skins For Super Mario Odyssey (All Free)

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Whether you’ve owned a Switch for a while or recently picked one up, Super Mario Odyssey should be somewhere towards the top of your list of must-have games.

Returning to the 3D platform play style of SM64, Super Mario Odyssey sees you traversing different themed worlds called “kingdoms” in an epic journey to save Princess Peach from the clutches of your arch nemesis, Bowser.

And some fans have discovered ways to add mods into the game, making for some really fun alterations.

Be warned, though, as Nintendo isn’t known for allowing mod support. Having these installed may affect your online accounts so it’s best to do some research before modding Odyssey for yourself.


15. Odyssey Mod Selector

Odyssey Mod Selector - Screenshot

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It’s always a good idea to grab a mod manager whenever there’s one available.

Thanks to modder notpiika, switching between Super Mario Odyssey mods should be a breeze with the Odyssey Mod Selector.

You’re going to want to have this installed before getting into any of the other mods you can try.


14. Samus Suit

Samus Suit Mod for Super Mario Odyssey

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With modding unlocked for Odyssey, one of the first things the community played around with was giving Mario makeovers.

Since the game’s launch back in 2017, there are now loads of different skins to choose from.

Though the game provides you with different unlockable outfits, the community takes it further. And this particular skin is a great example.

The Samus Suit lets you play the game as the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus from the popular Nintendo platformer Metroid. Classic.


13. Geno

Geno mod for Super Mario Odyssey

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This time we have a throwback skin of sorts, from one of the older Mario titles.

We’re going all the way back to 1996 with this one, bringing Geno to life in Super Mario Odyssey.

For those not familiar, Geno was actually a warrior who fought alongside Mario in the Square-Enix developed Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the SNES.

This is only the first of some cool little easter egg mods you’ll find on this list.


12. McDonalds Costume

McDonalds Costume skin for Super Mario Odyssey

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Other than throwback mods and skins, some modders just let their imaginations run wild, as seen here.

Modder KingBowser 183 actually gave Mario a McDonalds-themed makeover.

Which is something none of us probably thought we’d ever see in our lifetimes.

While it is a fun idea, the author explains that it’s a “joke costume” and was probably just made for the fun of it.

And with this mod, fun’s the name of the game. Imagine beating Odyssey in this thing.


11. Mario with no Stache

Mario with no Stache in Super Mario Odyssey

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder.

Modder Michele did the unthinkable and removed Mario’s mustache.

While users jokingly commented with sentiments like “new evil was brought into this world”, it’s still one of the most liked and most downloaded Mario Odyssey mods out there.

Hey, if you’re into it, go for it.


10. Pewdiepie’s Minecraft World

Minecraft World Mod in Super Mario Odyssey

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If you’re looking for a more unique gameplay experience instead of simply modding Mario’s appearance, you could explore the many different custom maps.

There are tons to play through, and while some bring back a few of the retro Mario levels, this one in particular takes you to a completely different world.

Pewdiepie has become one of the most popular video game streamers in the world, and a large part of that is his involvement in the Minecraft community.

KingBowser 183 takes a more serious approach to modding this time around, bringing Pewdiepie’s Minecraft world to Super Mario Odyssey.

Everything will stay the same, other than the world of course, taking on the signature blocky aesthetic that Minecraft is known for.


9. Dragon Roost Island (Wind Waker Map)

Dragon Roost Island in Super Mario Odyssey

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What would Nintendo be without Zelda?

Another custom map mod, this time paying tribute to another popular Nintendo franchise.

Who knew we’d ever get to play Zelda levels in a Super Mario game?

That’s right, this mod brings Dragon Roost Island to the world of Super Mario Odyssey. So you can enjoy all the memories from your previous Zelda playthroughs.


8. Throwback Galaxy / Whomp’s Fortress

Throwback Galaxy Mod in Super Mario Odyssey

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Next up we have another throwback map that pays tribute to the first time in history that Mario went 3D – Super Mario 64.

That in itself made SM64 one of the more memorable Mario titles, easily making it a favorite for fans. There’s a reason why SM64 has so many damn ROM hacks out there!

Well if you install this map mod, you’ll be able to play through Whomp’s Fortress from Super Mario 64. Get ready for a good nostalgia trip.


7. Bob-omb Battlefield Remake

Bob-omb Battlefield Remake Super Mario Odyssey mod

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Another remake of one of the more memorable SM64 levels, the Bob-omb Battlefield.

It’s easily recognizable as being the first level in Super Mario 64, and a cool addition to Odyssey.

Especially because Bob-ombs don’t really make an appearance in the base game.

Another cool feature of these throwback mods is that they’re recreated specifically for Odyssey, allowing the modders to leverage the more updated graphics and mechanics in the game.

That means you’ll be playing the same levels from 64, except way more updated.


6. Bowsers Castle

Bowsers Castle - Super Mario Odyssey mod

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Of course, any Mario game wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t eventually end up in Bowser’s Castle.

While the base game does take us to the outer parts of the castle, many Mario fans look forward to exploring the lava-filled interior towards the end game.

This mod takes a more classic approach to Bowser’s Castle, letting you play through a level similar to older Mario games.


5. Nirvana Drumset

Nirvana Drumset mod - Super Mario Odyssey

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While some people take their modding seriously, others just use it to do whatever they think is cool.

And that’s great! As modding should be about granting you the freedom to do whatever you want with your game.

Without spoiling too much, there’s a part in the base game where you’re tasked to find band members to play for an event.

As you find and hire each member around the level, they each end up in the concert hall playing their instruments.

Modder SmashyPlays added a neat little detail for the drummer so that his kick drums displays the Nirvana logo.

Another little easter egg mod that makes the game a bit cooler to run through.


4. A Picture of Satoru Iwata in the Odyssey

Picture of Satoru Iwata in Odyssey - Mod Screenshot

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Part of Super Mario Odyssey is restoring your ship (also named “Odyssey”) which allows you to explore the different kingdoms.

Other than bringing it back to working condition, the game allows you to collect little decorations from each kingdom to give your ship a bit more flair.

There are multiple stickers and little decorative items throughout the game, but modder EmpYoshi felt there was something missing.

As a tribute to former Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, you can now get a framed photo of him to proudly display on the Odyssey. Pretty neat!


3. Super Luigi Odyssey

Super Luigi Odyssey Mod

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While other Mario characters have gotten their own series, it definitely doesn’t hurt to be able to unlock them in Odyssey as well.

Of course, Mario’s partner-in-crime Luigi is probably the first character that comes to mind.

The Super Luigi Odyssey mod lets you do just that: play the entire game as Luigi instead of Mario.

What’s especially great about this mod is that the creators even went so far as to change everything from icons, text, and outfits to make everything Luigi-themed.


2. Super Yoshi Odyssey

Super Yoshi Odyssey Mod

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Why should other popular Mario characters be left out of the fun here?

If you don’t want to play as either of the plumber brothers, Super Yoshi Odyssey might be exactly what you need.

With this mod, Yoshi makes an appearance as well.

Basically completely replacing Mario for the entire duration of the game.

Besides the texture replacements, animations have also been modified as well, along with sound files to reflect Yoshi’s voice instead of Mario’s.


1. Super Mario Odyssey: The Lost Kingdoms

Super Mario Odyssey: The Lost Kingdoms Mod

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If you’re looking for a more expansive experience overall, Super Mario Odyssey: The Lost Kingdoms is the ultimate mod to check out.

This is probably the only overhaul mod for the game, completely changing everything including visuals, gameplay, and even sounds.

The mod also features new sub areas to explore, making for a completely new Odyssey experience.

Given that the base game doesn’t take that long to complete, this is a great way to get more out of the game and help it feel fresh again.

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