Super Mario 3D World went from “meh” to “must have”


Like much of the world, I wasn’t particularly enamoured with Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U when it was first shown at E3 this year. Most gamers were expecting something really fresh and intriguing; something to match up to the frankly fantastic Super Mario Galaxy. Instead, we got something that looked very much like the 3DS’ Super Mario 3D Land. With cats. In some new footage from yesterday’s Nintendo direct, Nintendo showed that yes, Super Mario 3D World is probably going to be incredible.

Here it is.

Honestly, this just looks like it’ll be an absolute joy to play, and a little more indicative of the sort of wonder we few Wii U owners might be privy to in the future. and say what you like about Mario, and the sheer number of titles bearing his name; just about every single one of them contains the spark of genuine magic.

I wasn’t very excited for Super Mario 3D World at all, but that’s very much changed. the only issue is that’s it’s coming this year on November 29…which is just two weeks after the release of the PS4.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • Gerhard Davids

    I am pricy to many things, but mario aint one.

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      fixed, thanks. You jerk. ;P

      • TiMsTeR1033

        I know how you feel Geoff!

      • Gerhard Davids


  • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    “Most gamer were expecting something really fresh and intriguing; something to match up to the frankly fantastic Super Mario Galaxy. Instead, we got something that looked very much like he 3DS’ Super Mario 3D Land.”

    [t]he 3DS

    Were you all up playing GTA V Online all night and thus didn’t acquire much in the way of sleep? ;)

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      No, but I am sporting a massive…headache.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Take a Granpa for that.

  • Seraphim

    Looks pretty interesting.
    Pity I don’t have any plans of getting a Wii U.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    I must say it looks FLIPPING AWESOME!!

  • Her Highness the Hipster

    looks so awesome! need this!

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Times like these wish I got a Wii U! I never thought id say that.. 0_0

  • CypherGate

    That looks awesome. Good stuff for the WiiU owners!

  • Kromas

    I still believe the Wii U will come out swinging once it gets games.

  • Grant Hancock

    Cool ! .. looks like lot of fun :)

  • Jeffrey Lu

    Flipping awesome balls~

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim


  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    One thing I am rather irritated with is the online shop… The design isn’t done very well and I swear I still can’t find where to buy that damn LuigiU thing…

    That said I can’t wait to get this, Mario Kart WiiU and Super Smash Bros WiiU

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Luigi U needs to be purchased from within NSMBU; there’s a patch that enabled DLC purchases.

      Also, Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U is absolutely beautiful. 60fps, and magical.

    • Cesar Barroso

      or you can hit the search bar

  • hairyknees

    Wow… looks freaking awesome :D

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