Super Mario 3D World News

News: Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

"They’re part of the criterion used for proposals from everyone"

Shigeru Miyamoto is arguably one of the most famous games designers in the world, and it goes without saying that he has influenced countless other developers over the past few decades. He's taken more of a backseat role at the Nintendo of late, but thanks to the efforts of Super...

News: Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D World To Deliver The "NES" Experience

Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D World To Deliver The "NES" Experience

Keeping things local

Remember the days before online gaming when you used to huddle around the NES, SNES or N64 with friends and relatives for a competitive multiplayer session? Being able to test your skills against people all over the world is all well and good, but you can't beat the experience of playing someone who is within punching distance...

News: Super Mario 3D World Sells 57% of Its Initial Shipment in Japan

Super Mario 3D World Sells 57% of Its Initial Shipment in Japan

Roughly 175,000 copies shipped at launch

Last week we reported that Super Mario 3D World had sold 99,588 copies in its first week in Japan, making it the lowest debut for a 3D Mario platformer, although this does not take into account eShop download sales. The game came in at number 2 in the Japanese charts behind Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy...

Video: You'll Need Swift Feet To Conquer Super Mario 3D World's Pretty Plaza Panic

You'll Need Swift Feet To Conquer Super Mario 3D World's Pretty Plaza Panic

Watch the clock

If you're pushed for time, don't worry — today's Super Mario 3D World level is short and sweet, but just as exciting as any of the other stages we've covered so far. Pretty Plaza Panic gives you 100 seconds to make your way to the flagpole, but places plenty of distractions and challenges in your path. Super Mario 3D World...

Video: This Mario 3D World Level Has A Little Bit Of Zelda About It

This Mario 3D World Level Has A Little Bit Of Zelda About It

Top-down tomfoolery

We've already seen how Super Mario 3D World imitates Mario Kart in one of its levels, and it's only fitting that the game also tips its hat to another popular Nintendo franchise: The Legend of Zelda. World 7-2 — otherwise known as Switchback Ruins — adopts a top-down viewpoint and features loads of Zelda-style bonfires to...

Video: Getting Hands On With Super Mario 3D World's Hands-On Hall

Getting Hands On With Super Mario 3D World's Hands-On Hall

A level with a distinctly Japanese feel to it

The next in our gameplay videos from Super Mario 3D World has the taste of the Far East about it. World 6-3 — also known as Hands-On Hall — takes place in a Japanese castle, complete with sliding doors, deadly assassins and a moonlit, rooftop battle. Check out the footage below and let us know what...

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

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

Ghost ship

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...

Video: Prepare To Go Super Sized In Mario 3D World's Tricky Trapeze Theatre

Prepare To Go Super Sized In Mario 3D World's Tricky Trapeze Theatre

Plenty of acrobatics to be found here

Many North American Wii U owners will no doubt have gotten their hands on Super Mario 3D World when it launched in that region yesterday, and to mark the release of this amazing title we'll be running a video every day right up to the European street date — which is next week. Today, it's the high-flying...

Video: Super Mario 3D World's Chainlink Charge Level Will Test Your Skills

Super Mario 3D World's Chainlink Charge Level Will Test Your Skills

Make sure you grab the cat suit

Super Mario 3D World is almost with us — it launches in North America tomorrow — and to mark the occasion we're running a different video every day until the European launch, which is next Friday. Today it's World 3-2, otherwise known as Chainlink Charge. Considering how early on in the game this level appears,...

News: Super Mario 3D World Reaches Top Spot On Amazon's North American Best Sellers Chart

Super Mario 3D World Reaches Top Spot On Amazon's North American Best Sellers Chart

The buzz and hype clearly help

Yesterday saw an influx of very positive assessments of Super Mario 3D World, including our very own 10/10 review. These reviews seem to of had an impact on the game’s sales on Amazon, where the title is the number one best seller in the video game category in North America, at the time of writing. Considering the...

Review: Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

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 they’ve always been distinct experiences that often lead to a clear...

Parent Trap: Super Mario 3D World Is Another Family Classic From Nintendo

Super Mario 3D World Is Another Family Classic From Nintendo

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson is feline groovy

It’s been a while since I first stepped into the world of 3D with Mario. Super Mario 64 seems like an age ago, and my whole family of five has been created in the meantime. However, like any worthwhile creation, a multiplayer version of this three dimensional play-space was important to get right...