Super Mario 3D World, which is available now for the Nintendo Switch, is an open-world action-adventure game developed and released by Nintendo for the first-ever Wii U console. It is like the Mario Bros., with a much bigger difference: the places visited, the enemies to fight, and the upgrades to get are all taken into consideration in Super Mario 3D World. The game brings back the fun of the classic Mario games while making it easier to use the Wii Remotes for more than just pointing and playing.
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As far as mechanics are concerned, there’s not much to talk about. You run around the world, do some quests, fight some bosses, buy weapons or items and continue on your journey. The combat is quite varied, and you can see some similarities with older Mario games, but it’s not an exact recreation, and it doesn’t try to be. It’s just a fun game with great visuals. One interesting thing I noticed was that, like Super Mario World, the background music changes depending on what stage you’re currently on. There’s even an option to switch back and forth between 2 very different music types.
I won’t go into details, except to say that the graphics are a lot more detailed than usual. The enemies, including the final boss, are very well drawn and have that old school style effect. It makes me feel like I’m really in the picture. The music, once again, is quite different but fits the theme quite well. It’s fun and adds a nice touch to the experience.
One thing I thought the game lacked was a mini-map. It’s rare to find a game with such limited exploration. Still, it’s not enough to ruin the experience. It’s easily fixed with a simple patch. There are several different worlds to explore, and each one is loaded with something different.
It also has several play modes. It’s fun to jump right into the more traditional 2D style game. But there’s also a quick play mode that’s very similar to the vintage Mario. It takes up only a few minutes to play. There’s also a time trial mode, which pits you against a pre-determined amount of time. Playing versus the computer is the easiest way to play, but it can become frustrating if you get lost or if the difficulty spikes up very quickly.
If you enjoy multiplayer games, then Super Mario 3D World will entertain you. There are several challenges to face and a wide variety of powers and weapons at your disposal. Even better, the levels tend to change every so often, meaning you never know what you’re going to see next. It makes playing the co-op mode even more interesting.
You also have an exciting adventure to go through as Mario. He must save his beloved Princess Toadstool from a group of kidnapped castle dwellers, who intend to rule the kingdom by taking her away to their fortress. The different paths in each level let Mario progress to the area that holds the goal item, the Mushroom Power. The power allows Mario to scale any object in the game, including wooden structures and those giant statues you see occasionally in the background.
The graphics aren’t the best. They aren’t anywhere near as detailed or colourful as they could be, but it doesn’t matter much. The fun parts of the game far outweigh any minor problems. Super Mario 3D World is definitely worth playing.
Online play is easy to find. A quick search on Google should point you in the right direction. There are even some forums dedicated to the game, where players can discuss various levels and items, and maybe even share tips and tricks for having the most fun possible with Super Mario 3D World. The game comes complete with some well-regarded fan sites, like Nintendo DK Forum. If you want to chat with other people who like the same games you do, you can too.
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The game is very much like the classic Super Mario series. However, it adds some improvements that make things a lot easier to handle. The overall physics engine used for the game is far more realistic and believable. You can swing your arms and legs, climb walls, and toss items with a lot more confidence than you could have felt in the old Super Mario games. This enhanced control also means that you’ll spend more time trying to get to the finish line, rather than being frustrated by a frustrating obstacle.
Overall, Super Mario 3D World is a fun game to play. It doesn’t offer the same level of challenges that you would find in the original Super Mario game, but it’s still fun for anyone to play regardless of their skill level. If you enjoy playing first-person shooters, this version may not be what you’re looking for, but it is a fun game nonetheless. It’s one of the better Mario games in terms of graphics and overall quality. It’s definitely worth checking out if you have a Wii console.