Here's How Super Mario 3D Land's Gyroscope Controls Work
Posted by James Newton
The inclusion of gyroscope motion controls in Super Mario 3D Land raised some eyebrows, but until now we didn't really know what form they'd take. Now the game's Japanese website has been updated with some fresh details.
During certain levels, Mario will find a set of mounted binoculars: step up to them and he'll peer through them to let you have a look around the level using your 3DS console's built-in gyroscope. L and R will let you zoom in and out too, letting you get a better feel for the terrain ahead.
We'll be getting lengthy hands-on time with a new version of Super Mario 3D Land this week, so stay tuned for our upcoming preview.