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How Long Does It Take To Beat Mario + Rabbids: Sparks Of Hope?

So far, reviews of "Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope" have been nothing short of great. Critics are raving about the sequel to 2017's surprise hit "Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle," with particular praise leveled at the way the game retains what made its predecessor great, all while adding its own unique innovations. But players may still have questions about the amount of content that is contained in the game.

"Kingdom Battle" was chock-full of content, after all. Should one want to complete just the main story in the game, players can expect to spend over 21 hours with it, while completing side content would bring the overall experience up to over 30 hours (via HowLongToBeat). For completionists, even more hours can be squeezed out of the experience. But when it comes to "Sparks of Hope," how long can gamers reasonably expect the experience to last? Here's what reviews of the game are saying.

Sparks of Hope offers over 30 hours worth of content

Luckily for fans of longer gaming experiences, "Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope" seems to be a lengthy, enjoyable experience that offers players plenty of activities and side content. Dan Stapleton of IGN said that after 30 hours of play time, he hadn't come close to completing every piece of content the game had to offer. Stapleton did, however, question whether or not the content — more specifically the puzzles — was worth a second playthrough. Similar comments were made by Lowell Bell of Nintendo Life who said that they completed the main story after 30 hours of play.

While Christian Donlan of Eurogamer didn't disclose how much time he had spent playing "Mario + Rabbid: Sparks of Hope," he did say that he still had much more to do in the game. "I've finished the campaign but I'm still ploughing through side quests, the best of which give you a really interesting battlefield encounter to pick away at," Donlan said. "I imagine I'll be playing 'Sparks of Hope' over the next few months the way I still play 'XCOM,' which is to say I treat it something like the daily 'Wordle' – a quick battle here and there as I wait for the oven to heat or the bath to run." 

In other words, players may finish the story in roughly 30 hours, but some will find its addicting gameplay loop worth continued exploration.