Mario takes a break from his New Super Mario Bros games and jumps back into the 3D world; and this time he’s back in a familiar title to original Gameboy owners. That’s right Mario makes his triumphant appearance on the 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land. Super Mario 3D Land is a combination of both 2D Mario gameplay with his modern home-console 3D world gameplay, or as game designer Shigeru Miyamoto says “a 3D Mario that plays as a 2D Mario game” (quote here). Playing Super Mario 3D Land is a fantastic experience especially for the elder Mario players who fondly remember his old 2D adventures. Super Mario 3D Land brings back many classic features from older Mario Bros games and integrates them into a way that makes them seem fresh and new so that all players can enjoy it.
Platform: 3DS/ Genre: Platformer
Developer: Nintendo/ Publisher: Nintendo
Everyone has a favorite game, heck even a favorite series but that doesn’t mean you’ll always replay that game. In fact few games ever get the replay treatment, only the best of the best. For starters, the replay treatment is different than replaying a game for the rest of the achievements or one thing you missed, NO MATTER HOW FAR you missed that one specific quest/item/whatever.
No, replaying a game yearly is only saved for the true wonders of a gamers heart. For me, considering I don’t buy that many new games per year, I have a very large list for replay games. For starters, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, and Goof Troop are all things I replay any chance I go to my grandmother’s house with the SNES plugged in. Paper Mario 64 is a classic I can never not play, along with Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga for the GBA. Fighting games, in my personal opinion, do not count although I have logged in some many hours at Marvel vs Capcom 2 it has basically turned into a daily fixture. Last, but not least, in my abundance of yearly replays is that of Ocarina of Time; and yes the N64, GCN, Master Quest and 3D version all count. The same goes for Sonic 3 & Knuckles, be it on my SEGA Genesis or Gamecube I have to replay the game. Funny, I feel more like I’m naming a greatest games all-time list rather than a yearly replay list, but that is what comes with these games; they are just the fantastic in so many ways.
Luigi, the most famous second-hand guy out there. We all know of him….as Mario’s brother but this guy’s popularity is more than some ‘main’ characters of other video game series! Since Nintendo has declared the year of 2013 to be the “Year of Luigi” and the fact that Luigi will be starring in many games this year ranging from Luigi Mansion 2 (release tomorrow), a new Mario & Luigi RPG game, and his own DLC pack for New Super Mario Bros U. (Nintendo Direct at it again!), I thought I might as well dip my hand into the hat. I think it is time for Luigi to get his own real game, outside his usual forte of higher-jump Mario in the Super Mario Bros series. Yes, yes we all know Luigi did have the Mario is Missing games and his most famous solo-adventure Luigi’s Mansion but I’m taking about a real Luigi adventure.
During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata detailed the multiplayer capabilities of Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS).
Nintendo have announced a new Mario Party game coming to the 3DS later this year in the Winter.
This time around, Mario Party will be featuring seven new boards as well as the standard board and minigame gameplay still being the core aspect of the game. These new boards will have a greater impact on each round.
That’s right! More information on everyone’s second favorite plumber is out, all about his DLC on the New Super Mario Bros U game: Super Luigi U. The first bit of news is, they’ve changed all the original 80 stages into almost a completely new game. Luigi will play differently from his brother Mario, adding his higher jump and less traction making the game a new experience, and one Luigi fans will love. Secondly, the stages for the DLC will be shorter, which in turn makes the time a lot shorter to complete them, thus adding a bit to the difficulty level.
If you remember the last Nintendo Direct, the 3DS announced a new entry into the Mario & Luigi series; now we have an official release date. For European gamers it will launch into stores on July 12th, while the United States will get the game a full month later on August 11th.
Retail giant Walmart has listed information regarding release dates and new information on previously announced Wii U titles.