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For the first time ever, Nintendo has created a four-player Mario game set in a 3D world.

The game, developed by the same team that created Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo 3DS and the Super Mario Galaxy games for Wii, lets up to four players play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad. Each character has his or her own unique characteristics, and people can play cooperatively or competitively. The new cat transformation turns characters into adorable felines that can scratch enemies and even scamper up the flagpole at the end of levels. Clear warp pipes add some new puzzle elements to game play.

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Posted by Thomas Whitehead

A purrfect blend

Super Mario 3D World is a brave release as it strives, without any hint of apology, to hit on a formula to satisfy the majority of 2D platforming fans and the smaller — but still sizeable — legion of 3D Mario devotees. Many enjoy both, of course, yet...

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Varia01

#1

Varia01 said:

Yes! Finally a new 3D Mario game coming for Wii U! I can't wait to check out its neat HD visuals and gamepad capabilities! This is a good preview! I hope other people are as excited as I am for this!

Musashi

#2

Musashi said:

AHhh I'm so beyond excited! Especially since it's the same team who brought us the Galaxy games.

AlbertoC

#3

AlbertoC said:

Better if this has an open HUB and vast worlds to explore, a la Mario 64 & Sunshine. While i really enjoyed the gameplay, I didn't like being somewhat limited on Galaxy.

Yoshis_VGM

#5

Yoshis_VGM said:

I am SO HYPED for this!!! If only I could go to E3 to play the demo...but anyway this is so amazing!!! I've been longing for a fresh new Mario game and Nintendo has FINALLY ANSWERED!!!

Varia01

#12

Varia01 said:

Hype, man, hype! This title is getting closer and closer to getting revealed! Yeah! :D

Varia01

#13

Varia01 said:

I'm a little disappointed that this didn't show up as a game similar to Galaxy, but now that I read more about this game, I'm now quite excited for it. It looks just as fun as Mario 3D Land (That is a lot of fun) and looks neat in HD. I guess the story for the game is this: Bowser is so mad of how Mario has beaten him several times an plots vengeance. He's so mad, that he's starts tearing apart the world. Peach gets word on this and realizes it is time she stands up for the Mushroom Kingdom. She helps Mario, Luigi, and Toad stop Bowser and his minions from destroying the world just to get to Mario. Just a guess. HYPE! :O

Johnny12

#14

Johnny12 said:

Clear pipes are good. Cat mario is in yellow 4 playable characters. Mario,Luigi,Peach and Toad!!:)

Johnny12

#15

Johnny12 said:

All Characters have different Abilitys. Mario~(All round player) Peach~(now a playable character) ( Can hover in the air) Luigi~(Can jump higher than anyone else) Toad~(Can run faster than mario,peach and luigi. Done!!:)

Johnny12

#16

Johnny12 said:

I want Super Mario 3D LAND (wich my antie hasn't gave me for my birthday 14/4 april) And i want a WII U,Mario Kart 8 and Super магíõ 3D WORLD!!

GearsOfWarU

#19

GearsOfWarU said:

This looks So Awesome!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get this... 4 Player Co Op is Amazing!!! This will be much better than the Mario Galaxy Series in my opinion... Because it looks to be a blend of 2 of my all time favorite Mario Games... Super Mario Bros 2 & Mario 64 : )

Vasilios

#21

Vasilios said:

At first i was dissapointed that we would not be seeing a new Mario galaxy... but this game looks just so great. if this game also has plenty of levels this will be so great. i just hope this game is longer than Mario 3d land.

SockoMario

#22

SockoMario said:

More innovation here than Galaxy 2. FACT!!! Well anyways, I'm really looking forward to this! I can't stand the people who call it a rehash. >_>

CthulhuBlooper

#24

CthulhuBlooper said:

Please bare with me when I say this, but whats the story in this game? for 30 years Mario and Luigi have been saving the same damsel in distress! Now that the blonde haired Nintendo eye candy is playable who is taking her place in the pink ribbon cage Bowser usually has her in?

Alundra-1998

#27

Alundra-1998 said:

@miletich3 I get the feeling that it may be called Super Mario 1080p World.
They went down that path for Super Mario "3D" Land" after all and it is Nintendo that we are talking about after all. xD

NintendoPro64

#28

NintendoPro64 said:

I see this game as a classic example of why you don't judge a game from it's FIRST trailer. Especially a NINTENDO game. I never doubted its potential and my expectations were STILL surpassed! :)

I am also surprised by how few comments are here. Especially after that 2nd trailer which gave us a taste of what this game is REALLY made of.

chigster69

#30

chigster69 said:

This game looks like the best mario game yet and in 4 players it is even going to be better. Hd mario and a gorgeous 3d world is awesome. Cant wait to get, Day 1 buy for me.

SockoMario

#33

SockoMario said:

Wow, are they SERIOUSLY reusing music from 3D Land for this game? I don't hate 3D Land's music, but why are they reusing tracks? They've reused the Retro Mario theme, the Boom Boom boss battle theme, the flag pole victory theme when you beat a castle, the victory theme when you beat a boss, the underground music (slightly remixed), castle theme (remixed, and it sounds great), and I also believe they reused the Starman theme as well. Reusing music bothers me A LOT (and sometimes SFX). Don't get me wrong, I'm still EXTREMELY excited for this game, it's just that I don't think this game is going to be new as we think it is.... But I still think this game will be more original than Galaxy 2.

NintendoPro64

#34

NintendoPro64 said:

@SockoMario

The reuse of certain songs was inevitable. The actual levels themselves look pretty fresh. And we should be thankful that they didn't LITERALLY rip the ENTIRE soundtrack from 3D Land like they did for NSMBU and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

luigi71

#35

luigi71 said:

I'll be hosting another Nintendo launch party as I'm the only one of my friends who has a Wii U, but we're all looking forward to this title. Day 1 purchase for me.

Pichubby

#40

Pichubby said:

So hyped!
Getting this as a "Present" for my bro (really, just wanted a good reason
to get it)
@MarioMan247 That would be cool. I'd wear them.

NintendoPro64

#41

NintendoPro64 said:

@Gold @SockoMario

There was also a remix of Super Mario World's boss theme when faced Reznor. The fact it was remix kinda takes away from even that.

But hey! At least it wasn't in NSMB! :P

Acampbell128

#46

Acampbell128 said:

I bought a wii u on release day last year, My library now includes super mario u, super luigi u, blops2, ac3, rayman, pikman 3, nl, scribblenauts unlimited. Im in NA so I picked up mario 3d world( and link between worlds) on friday. The reason im telling you this is before this game my wife wanted nothing to do with the WiiU. She loved the wii and was addicted to mario party, mario galaxy, and fortune street. Since friday she has almost completed mario 3d world... good job nintendo on making something people who are not loyal followers want to play again. That my friend is what sells consoles. Because now she will go back to work tomorrow and share her experiences with coworkers....

thePOTTYgamer

#48

thePOTTYgamer said:

Hey guys who thinks the creepy ghost from super mario 3d land will be back in this one?
Also...
#screwyoupeta

DJSmith99

#52

DJSmith99 said:

@SockoMario This game is underated or overated. It gets the praise it deserves. This game has critical acclaim. My only problem with the game was no online mode. Nintendo really needs to start doing that. It's almost 2014. I wonder what's they're thinking.

kyuubikid213

#53

kyuubikid213 said:

@DJSmith99 Personally, i think the Miiverse is enough. I played multiplayer with my brother and I feel that local multiplayer with Mario is still the way to go.

If Mario Kart 8 doesn't have online, then I'll complain, but SM3DW is perfect with local multiplayer and no online.

withoutdk

#54

withoutdk said:

great game.. but i really hate the pause when playing multiplayer.. and one of the others die, gets small or something..... often it makes me die or something myself...

other than that it is great.

DJSmith99

#55

DJSmith99 said:

I think it needs online. Not everybody lives next door. People live in different states, parts of a state, provinces, countries, and nations. How do you expect to play the game with them?

Shortie35003

#57

Shortie35003 said:

Wow, what can I say?? I have been playing Super Mario 3D world with my brother recently in the past week and it just gets better and better. The graphics, music, storyline, levels, items and characters are just all amazing. You should definately buy this game! Its well worth it! And there is a massive suprise for all of you at the "the end of the game!"

ElitePro688

#59

ElitePro688 said:

I hope that they add online features like teaming up with others and mini games like see who can get the most coins in a period of time, capture the crown and stuff like that

Goomba

#60

Goomba said:

I love that you can play from an overhead isometric perspective. This game is one of the main reasons why I plan to buy a WII U!

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