Our hands-on session with Super Mario 3D World was very informative about how the co-op aspects worked, but we wanted much more time to experience all that the game has to offer. Luckily for us, a 6 minute long video of Super Mario 3D World was recently released by Nintendo, showing off many of the aspects we discussed in the article, but also some new elements we have yet to try ourselves.
First and foremost, they show off all four playable characters (Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad) in action and how their individual powers can help the group succeed. Just how much higher does Luigi jump, or how much faster does Toad sprint than Mario? Next, tons of power-ups are shown, both from older and newer games in the series. The sheer number and variety of powers at the player’s disposal should make for some interesting playthroughs. Take, for example, the Koopa shell, sliding around levels and even into Warp Pipes, or the Shiny Tanooki Suit, which gives new players to the game a chance to blow through obstacles to the next stage. The possibilities are plentiful and definitely look to add replay value. One of the more interesting power-ups revealed, a Double Cherry, doubles or even triples your character simultaneously!
Of course, the cat transformation is shown too, but we’ll just let you watch it here since we’ve discussed it to great length already. But enough of me talking; now's the time break from your daily duties and check out what we’ve been talking about for weeks. Please be aware that only the Nintendo Japan's version of this trailer allowed embedding, so please click here for the English version:
It is a shame, however, that Nintendo won’t be bundling this game instead of New Super Mario Bros. U/Luigi U into the recently announced Wii U Deluxe bundle, but we digress. Gamers will still be able to purchase Super Mario 3D World soon enough, coming this November 22nd.