Super Mario 3D World

Game Summary

Work together with your friends or compete for the crown in the first multiplayer 3D Mario game for the Wii U console. In the Super Mario 3D World game, players finally get to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad for the first time since Super Mario 2 -- and this time, they can play as all of these characters together! Each character has unique abilities and play styles. For example, Princess Peach glides over gaps, while Luigi has his trademark extra-high jump. Make sure to use the best of each characters' abilities as you explore colorful 3D environments filled with obstacles and contraptions like transparent pipes and vertical conveyor belts, which add new puzzle elements. The new cat transformation allows players to run on all fours, pounce on enemies, attack in midair or use their claws to scamper up walls and goal poles. You can even use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touch screen to search for hidden blocks and freeze enemies in place.

Review Score (10/10)

Mario makes his 3D debut on Wii U, can it live up to the expectations?... (Read the Review)

GOTY Revisited - Part 1

January 2, 2015, 10:47 am | article | 1 comment(s)

[Before we announce 2014\'s GOTY, we take one last look back at an unheralded gem that missed out on last year\'s voting.] I admit it. I was part of the problem. When we tallied our votes for

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Super Mario 3D World Has One Of The Best Soundtracks in Years — Thanks To One Song

August 6, 2014, 1:06 pm | article | 8 comment(s)

Many people considered Super Mario 3D World to be one of the best games of 2013, if not the best game of 2013. The game has excellent level design, mechanics, multiplayer, and graphics,

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Super Mario 3D World Themed K\'NEX Sets Due This Fall

June 12, 2014, 2:06 pm | news | 8 comment(s)

In a bid to continue the expansion of their licensing opportunities, Nintendo and K\'NEX are continuing their partnership with a new series of Super Mario 3D World branded K\'NEX sets. There have

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Prima Releasing 3DS Player\'s Guide Pack, Features Five Games In One

June 4, 2014, 1:21 pm | news | 1 comment(s)

Prima Games, a division of Random House have revealed a brand new five in one 3DS Player\'s Guide Pack. This new pack features five of the 3DS\'s best-selling titles all in one book for easy

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Double Fine\'s Tim Shafer Loves Wii U\'s Super Mario 3D World

June 1, 2014, 1:53 pm | news | 10 comment(s)

Tim Shafer, co-founder and owner of Double Fine Productions, the team behind Psyconauts and Broken Age has revealed which games he really loves. In an interview with The Academy of Interactive Arts

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Only Wii U Software Represents Current-Gen Consoles in This Week\'s Japanese Sales Chart

May 21, 2014, 12:21 pm | news | 3 comment(s)

Wii U tails behind PlayStation 4 as console sales universally fall.

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Wii U: Is It Enough?

May 10, 2014, 2:27 pm | article | 23 comment(s)

Does the Wii U offer enough to make up for its shortcomings?

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Mario Party: Island Tour Joins Nintendo\'s Million-Sellers List, Mario 3D World & NSMBU Surpass Respectively 2M & 4M

May 8, 2014, 10:33 am | news | 3 comment(s)

Nintendo\'s games prove to still be evergreens.

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Two Wii U Games Have Attach Rates of Over 50%, Twelve Nintendo 3DS Games Between 1 & 13 Million Units Sold

May 7, 2014, 12:41 pm | news | 2 comment(s)

Six Wii U games sell over a million copies.

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Straight to Gameplay: A Defense of Linearity

April 25, 2014, 7:10 pm | article | 8 comment(s)

Calling a game linear shouldn\'t be an insult, and we need to stop treating it as one.

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Super Mario 3D World Contest Kicks Off With Art Academy: Sketchpad

April 25, 2014, 3:03 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Nintendo have announced a new drawing competition for Wii U eShop application Art Academy: Sketchpad. This new competition tasks entrants to take inspiration from the recent Super Mario 3D World\'s bonkers

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Captain Toad Minigame in Super Mario 3D World May Return in the Future

April 20, 2014, 7:03 pm | news | 23 comment(s)

Originally having had debuted in the Super Mario Galaxy series, Captain Toad returned for more adventure in a collections of Super Mario 3D World entitled The Adventures of Captain Toad. While only a

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It\'s Time for Confidence

April 15, 2014, 12:59 am | article | 57 comment(s)

Nintendo needs to change their ways, right? Maybe what they really need to change is their attitude. It\'s time for confidence!

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Super Mario 3D World Soundtrack Added to European Club Nintendo

April 10, 2014, 9:09 pm | news | 4 comment(s)

Nintendo of Europe have announced via Twitter a new and exciting addition to the Europea Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue. The item in question is a limited edition soundtrack to recent Wii U release, Super Mario

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Nintendo EAD Tokyo Confirms New Mario in Development

April 8, 2014, 9:48 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

In a recent interview with EDGE, EAD Tokyo\'s Yoshiaki Koizumi and Kenta Motokura revealed that the team had started development on a new mainline Mario game. “I can tell you, though,

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