Excerpt: For a franchise featuring a hero that constantly makes such spectacular leaps, the Mario series is surprisingly steadfast against such transitions. The two Mario formulae Nintendo has been perfecting over the last couple of generations - the classic sidescrolling Mario of yesteryear with a few new twists and the ever-exciting romps in 3D space - have, more or less, remained the same. And why would they change?
Excerpt: Super Mario 3D World is the newest release from publisher/developer Nintendo and gives fan exactly what they have been waiting for. There hasn't been a lot of noteworthy titles released for the Nintendo Wii U, and Super Mario 3D World offers gamers a combination of everything they loved from the classic Super Mario games mixed with all the benefits of next-gen technology.
Excerpt: There are certain games in the video game industry that I just inhale. I play level after level enjoying the experience from the beginning until the end. I look out for secrets, and find all of the stars that I can. Super Mario 3D World is one of those games. There is so much content in this Wii U game.
Conclusion: The first mistake you can make is to judge 'Super Mario 3D World' on what it's lacking than what it brings to the table. This is not 'Super Mario Galaxy 3,' but it doesn't need to be. Utilizing the more traditional geometry from 'Super Mario 3D Land,' Nintendo's designers have given themselves a pre-constructed canvas upon which to dispel their captivating ideas.
Excerpt: Super Mario 3D World comes at a time when the Wii U needs some system sellers to really give it the boost it needs in the face of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s incredibly fun, and supports up to four players simultaneously, so it’s a no-brainer if you have a Wii U, and if you don’t then 3D World is the best reason to get one.
Excerpt: I’ll be honest, when Super Mario 3D World was first revealed, I wasn’t impressed. Nintendo’s first mainline console Mario title since the Galaxy series turned out to be what looked like Super Mario 3D Land plus multiplayer and it just didn’t excite me. But as Nintendo showed more of the game, I started to see its potential. And now that I’ve played the game, I realize how much of a mistake it was to doubt Nintendo. The Big N delivered an absolute masterpiece.