The Sparks add a new layer of combat abilities. There are so many different types of Sparks that the game constantly tempts you into customising your top three picks. Luckily, you don’t have to stick to any particular character for the sake of the story. From setting enemies on fire to turning invisible, the choices for Sparks are plenty. The game lets you choose your heroes before entering a battle. You can even choose to swap or assign Sparks before the combat begins.
It also lets you see the combat arena before you choose your three heroes to drop in and vanquish evil. However, turn-based combat can either be a mindless activity or quickly turn challenging depending on the difficulty. On higher difficulty, the game offers plenty of noggin-scratching challenges if you don’t bring the right abilities to take out foes quickly. The Sparks bring elemental damage or buffs to your characters and enemies also can dish out elemental damage. So it’s only a matter of time before you lock into a game of rock, paper and scissors to take out enemies quickly.
Each hero also has different abilities. Mario has his dual pistols that can do a good amount of damage, meanwhile, Luigi has a single-shot sniper to take out enemies from afar. Princess Peach is primarily a protector but can also do area damage. Rabbid Mario is a bicep-kissing brawler with massive gauntlets for close combat area-based damage and a higher health reserve to take a beating as well.