Super Mario 3DS: Three Reasons We're Excited
There's a lot to love about the plumber's 3DS adventure.
Nintendo's 3DS has some high profile video games, none bigger than Super Mario 3DS.
The plumber's newest adventure, set to release before the end of the year, should capture the hearts of millions while helping the publisher boost the number of systems sold through the holidays and beyond.
We managed to play this charming game a couple of weeks ago and were instantly smitten by it. Not only has Nintendo put some of the 3DS' best features to great use, but the developers also retained the user-friendly feel of your classic Mario title, complete with mainstays such as gold coins, magic mushrooms and goombas...lots of goombas.
On that note, we strongly suggest (if you haven't already) putting Super Mario 3DS on your must have list. Here's why.
It feels like the spiritual successor to Super Mario Bros. 3
There are some excellent similarities to Mario's third and universally beloved NES adventure. For starters, the Tanooki suit makes a triumphant return, allowing the hero to attack/smash bricks with his tail and hover for brief periods.
In addition, he'll square off against Bowser's Koopalings, navigate his way through dangerous airships and bounce off musical note blocks. All of these elements appeared in the critically acclaimed 8-bit title, and there could be more surprises on the way.
Glasses free 3D
Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, was quick to discuss the special 3D effects and the impact on the game. After experiencing it firsthand, he definitely has a point. The 3D made it easier to judge distances between platforms and the location of projectiles. Expect plenty of tricks in the final version.
It looks phenomenal
Super Mario 3DS was built from the ground up on 3DS and Nintendo has thus far done a wonderful job with the colorful graphics. Piranha Plants spit black ink onto the screen, Mario explores a haunted mansion and braves the cold in the icy environment. Even better, everything runs without a hitch.