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Video: Get Your Feet Wet In Super Mario 3D World's Spooky Seasick Wreck

Posted by Damien McFerran

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North America got its hands on Mario's latest adventure last week, and Europe will be able to see what the fuss is about very soon indeed. As you'll know by now, we're running a video every day until the European release, and today it's World 6-2: a spooky trip across haunted seas in the Spooky Seasick Wreck.

Those of you who want your experience with Super Mario 3D World to be as fresh and as possible, look away now...

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SphericalCrusher

#1

SphericalCrusher said:

I have to admit, I played this game a lot this weekend. A lot. When I wasn't playing it alone, I was playing it with my four-year old, or with my wife, or with all three of us. This game is amazing. I have always been a huge fan of 2D Mario games, but just loved 3D ones a little more... and this is no exception. This game is so relaxing to play and I love everything about it. Thank you Nintendo... thank you.

Edit: I played it so much this weekend, I had to drive like a maniac to not be late to work on Monday... -_- I live 15 minutes away and got here in 8 minutes? I promise no one was hurt. O_O

idork99

#2

idork99 said:

I love the music!

I'm pretty far in the game now so going to take my time this week with the ending. I'm indulging in the game solo first then will attempt to go through the game again with multiplayer.

This game is tailored made for the new and old school 2D Mario lovers that are afraid to jump in to 3D. For as great as 64 and the Galaxy series were, they did divide some players because some could not get into the free roaming 3D. The 3D Land/World series is a 2D Mario game in 3D! No one gets lost and you get from point A to point B with ease. Well, in most cases. When the level is not too difficult :p.

In other words, this game is the best of both 2D and 3D Mario Worlds!

NintyMan

#3

NintyMan said:

This was a very cool stage. It's the first level with Bullies, which are fun to fight and they're some of my favorite enemies in the game. I think those ghost ships were once Bowser's airships. Also, the rain effect is very neat and the ghost music in this game is the best I've ever heard.

I've played this game so much over the weekend that I had to either take a break from being tired or my GamePad almost ran out of juice. It's extremely replayable, and I've only played it alone so far! This game is amazing and is one my favorite Mario games ever. It combines 2D and 3D even better than 3D Land did, and I'm bound to play this game for years to come. A true winner for sure.

Blue_Dread

#4

Blue_Dread said:

A serious question: Where would you rank this game in your top five 3D Mario games list?

Aran

#5

Aran said:

It's a wonderful game, I haven't played anything that isn't Mario since I got it. Had a crazy weekend with my friends. The visuals and the sound and music are awesome. I'm sure this is an example of what all of us who bought Wii U last year, were waiting for. I can say this is one of my favorite Mario games.

sinalefa

#6

sinalefa said:

Nice to see I am not alone in my weekend 3D World obsession.

The game truly is amazing. I played it mostly solo. Beat the game but I still need to beat several of the extra levels.

element187

#7

element187 said:

@Conellossus me personally I would hold it up near the Galaxy games.

It's a completely different Mario experience for me. While I loved the inventiveness with the Galaxy series, I find 3D World brings out the inner child much better... It's definitely a little more relaxing to play than the galaxy games. The first 5 worlds are fairly easy. World 6 you can noticeably tell the difficulty is starting to get ramped up. Whereas the Galaxy games were much more difficult after the first planetarium and ramped up from there (Galaxy 2 starts picking up the difficulty after world 2)

When I played singleplayer for the first 4 worlds, I took my time with each one looking for all the collectibles, it took me 7 or 8 hours to get half way through world 4...... Then my brother came over and we played some MP action and got to world 7 from the very beginning of a new save file in pretty short order (maybe 6 hours)

Multiplayer you just have a tendency to rip right through the game quickly because you race towards the goal as soon as possible, but singleplayer encourages exploration a bit more. Both experiences are really fun and so much different from each other it almost feels like two entirely different games.

Looking back, I should have finished the game singleplayer first before playing multiplayer, but both experiences seperately by far is the best thing on the Wii U to date. It's a must have.

If I ranked them:
1. Galaxy 2 (yes I thought the sequel was even better than the original, the game is near flawless best game of all time for me)
2. 3D World
3. Galaxy 1
4. 3D Land
5. Mario 64
6. Sunshine the goat

But all of the 3D Mario games on consoles were 10/10 for me when they released, 3D Land (9/10) and Sunshine (8.5/10)

element187

#8

element187 said:

@sinalefa I think everyone who owns a Wii U in North America was glued to the game the whole weekend. I never seen a Miiverse community grow so fast.... It will also pick up even more once Christmas rolls around.

My Wii U logs claims I played 3D World 31 hours since Thursday night/Friday morning. Truly is a delightful game. And a game Wii U needed this holiday..., I'm jealous of everyone who will play it for the first time Christmas morning. I couldn't wait that long (I had the Wii U since launch waiting for 3D Mario, no self control to wait another 32 days after waiting a full year)

sinalefa

#9

sinalefa said:

@element187

I dont have even half of that time logged in yet. And to be honest I completely agree with your top 3D Mario games, although maybe I would swap 3D Land with Mario 64.

Adding stamps was a great idea, because it is an useful collectible.

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