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Masahiro Sakurai Takes Us Through the Multifaceted Super Mario 3D Land Stage for Super Smash Bros.

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

It's quite a tour

The daily Miiverse posts from Masahiro Sakurai for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS remain a highlight, as even on days without major reveals there are often some tasty details for fans to enjoy. Today's post goes above and beyond, however, as Sakurai-san gives us a tour of what promises to be a particularly dynamic stage in the 3DS version.

Through a series of posts it's shown how the Super Mario 3D Land stage on 3DS will set off on a two minute adventure through a level, with the fighting environment changing and evolving as the brawl progresses. We'll leave Sakurai-san to explain it fully.

Pic of the day. Here's some info on the Nintendo 3DS stage called Super Mario 3D Land! First, it advances by side-scrolling…

Then you continue into the valley — it's in 3D Land, after all. The protruding stone blocks change the angles of the platforms.

After that, back to side-scrolling. Now it gets you moving — you'll have to trot downhill here.

And finally, you get back on rails to go farther into the stage. It takes roughly two minutes to complete a lap, and at the end you go into a giant pipe that takes you back to the beginning. …I know this sequence goes above and beyond a traditional Pic of the Day, so consider this a little something extra on the side from me.

We certainly like the look of this, let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Mus1cLov3r said:

This is amazing!! Good thing I'm planning on getting the 3DS version.

Use the edit button next time -Lz



NintyMan said:

Sakurai is generous, even in the face of people calling him a troll. Admirable.



Nintendude789 said:

This game is going to be jam packed for a 3DS game! People crying that 3DS version is going to suck. Look at it, it looks amazing! I'm so pre ordering this game!



Jock_Nerd said:

Likely won't be a tournament-approved stage but still looks good. Getting excited.



Blast said:

I still have mixed feelings on this version but this is still cool.



Ernest_The_Crab said:

The characters look really small in the pictures. I guess this is the reason why they have outlines.

The stage looks nice though.



Sir_JBizzle said:

There are times I think Nintendo doesn't want any of my money, then I see stuff like this and it convinces me they want it all!!! Hopefully Ninty takes it easy on my wallet and offers a bundle discount for both versions. If not, I'm just going to have to bite the Bullet Bill and get both anyways!



LtAldoRaine said:

I always like the idea of these stages,but they're always really annoying to fight on due to the auto-scrolling. I tried to like Mushroomy Kingdom on Brawl,the idea of a ruined Mushroom Kingdom was awesome,but the auto-scroll kills it for me. But I am glad it's on the game,especially if there are many other good stages.



DanielRMuriel said:

Looks like a game I will actually pay money for eventually. Hope Nintendo doesn't go out of business before I get to buy it.



FriedSquid said:

This looks like a fun stage to play on, yet annoying at the same time! (like Rainbow Cruise)



KeithTheGeek said:

I like how this stage looks but I'm a bit worried we're going to get too many of these stages that scroll or otherwise have some sort of obtrusive gimmick. They're fun every now and then, but I'd also like some more stages along the lines of Battlefield. Or really, the 64 Dream Land stage- it HAS a hazard, but it doesn't completely change the flow of the match.



marko said:

Hahaha, the secret is to get the wife to play video games with you but be warned lest she takes over the wii u and you be the one cooking and cleaning.



Melkac said:

@Nintendude789 Well, it will "suck" in comparison to the Wii U version

GameXplain actually guessed this sequence correctly a few months ago. I kinda wanted the stage to end on a pitfall to see who DOESN'T fall first



C-Olimar said:

Definitely getting both versions. I'm a little worried that the 3DS online has a chance of being laggy due to the system's weak processor. Maybe Sakurai will turn the 3D off? That's what happened with Tekken 3DS... (also a Namco game!)



yuwarite said:

This will probably be the biggest selling 3DS game in Japan, or at least top 3.



Ralizah said:

Excellent. I don't see the Wii U version really selling that console, though. Why buy a new device you don't yet own when you can play essentially the same game on a device you already own?

I haven't pre-ordered any first-party Nintendo games since Kid Icarus: Uprising back in 2012, but I will definitely be putting money down on this as soon as a release date is given for the 3DS version. A portable Smash Bros... if it runs well and has solid online and local multiplayer, it'll be the greatest release on the machine yet!



SCAR said:

I don't get the idea about a version rivalry... I'm getting both.



KeatonTS said:

Dammmittttt, I want both, but I have to get the second for my brother, since he only has a 3ds and I keep the Wii U with me in my dorm..... but then My 3ds wont be able to experience the glory... ):



Ichiban said:

Looks a bit bland to me. I thought it looked like a Kirby stage more in parts.



mastersworddude said:

Not really hyped for the 3DS version because the best part about Smash Bros for me is playing in front of a TV with family and friends. With the 3DS you have to find someone with a 3DS or online. meh.



Aceboss100 said:

I feel that both versions will have incredible online multiplayer. I mean did anyone get a chance to play Kid Icarus online? was amazing!



thesilverbrick said:

I'll definitely be getting both versions, but the 3DS version is clearly not the definitive one. You'll need four systems to do proper multiplayer and there's no way my circle pad is going to like being used for thousands of aggressive smash attacks...



Ralizah said:


That's the main reason I feel confident that this game will have good online multiplayer. Uprising's online multiplayer was a pretty smooth experience, and SSB is Sakurai's baby. No way this thing isn't getting a top-class multiplayer support for both versions.



AshFoxX said:

I never noticed but I really like the design of the characters on the 3DS version. They seem almost like pixel art in these screens. This game is gonna be expensive for me, now I'm sold on both versions.

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