GAMESCOM 2013 PREVIEW: SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD
Preview from our stay @ GamesCom 2013!
Posted by PlayDevil.com Staff on Aug 30, 2013 14:42 (228 days ago)
Written by: PlayDevil.com Staff
GamesCom 2013 Preview: Super Mario 3D World:
Super Mario 3D Land stands among my favourite Mario games of all time, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with both Galaxy and World in my affection.
But while Nintendo is always teased for not producing 'new' games it is rare for them to revisit their more conceptual Mario games, so to see them making a new version of the 3D series for Wii U was a very welcome move.
While on the Wii U the game does lack many of the wonderful 3D effects of the handheld version, the extra suits (with their respective powers) and multiplayer certainly seemed to make up for this in our short play.
The overhead perspective on the world continues to look fantastic too, with the fixed camera angles forcing you to look at the world from different perspectives, both literally and figuratively.
Super Mario 3D World was great fun, and will form part of a selection of Wii U titles that could change the narrative about Nintendo's struggling home console when it hits this December.