[Editor’s Note: This is a dual review from two Wii U Daily contributors, Matt Ferri and John Zaccari. Matt supplied the written portion of the review, while John supplied the video review. Watch and read them both to find out what we thought collectively of the game!] Whenever I play a new 3D Mario title, I am surprised at how the plumber in red continues to appeal after so many years. From Super Mario 64 to Galaxy, I’ve found that it’s Nintendo’s unique ability to combine the old with the new that keeps The Mushroom Kingdom aloft through each generation. Super Mario 3D World is no exception; and while I was skeptical at first, I’ve come to realise that Mario’s latest outing narrows the realm in which familiarity and ingenuity come together in perfect accord. Overview Before playing Super Mario 3D World, I all but shrugged at the concept of running around in the guise of a feline. Let’s be honest: a new power up isn’t quite as enthralling as, say, a shift in gravity. But once the disc was in, it took me all of three hours to stop chasing my own tail; meanwhile, my eyes were fixed in a perpetual state of wonder. It’s impossible not to appreciate the game’s superb level design. Each stage presents a new dynamic, and not one dynamic overstays its welcome. I was constantly reminded of games like Donkey Kong Country and Yoshi’s Island, in which every stage inspired a brand new challenge. Gameplay Levels were packed full of things to do. Within every stage are three hidden stars and a stamp to collect, which encouraged me to explore every nook and cranny on an otherwise linear path. While the levels were never so big that I could get lost, I still had, and wanted, to go out of my way to locate those harder-to-reach collectibles; and this was all before making the leap at level’s end to earn a golden flag pole. From cat onesie to raccoon tail, every element was introduced seamlessly, and all without need for any hand-holding. I learned as I went, and I was inspired to experiment with whatever tools the game threw at me. With such excellent gameplay, I felt undeserving of the wonderful visuals that came with it. 3D Mario looks brilliant in HD. In fact, Nintendo utilised their new hardware to improve their level design. Clever use of light and shadow turned a simple aesthetic into the theme of an entire stage; and beautiful rain effects added personality to a haunted shipwreck, complementing the foreboding soundtrack. The soundtrack, mind you, is as wonderful as the game itself. Each track adds just the right level of energy and tension to suit the theme of the stage. Great gameplay, art and music alone might have been enough to meet my expectations, but Nintendo added several new features as well, every one of which blends perfectly with what’s tried and true. “The Adventures of Captain Toad” was one of the more notable additions. Each of these stages is situated on a small island in which Captain Toad, who, unlike Mario, cannot jump, must collect five green stars while avoiding various obstacles. These puzzle-based stages were optional, but they were so delightful that I would’ve been insane to pass them up. Multiplayer The option to play with peers is another welcome feature. I completed the main quest on my own before playing again with a friend. I found that playing together added a lot of laughs, but also a dose of frustration. Suffice it to say that you need patience, both with each other and with the game’s camera. I can’t say which out of single-player or multiplayer I preferred; solo platforming is what I’m used to, but the option for multiplayer adds variety and a great deal of replayability to the game. Even when playing alone, I was still interacting with others thanks to Miiverse and the ghost Mii features. Posting to Miiverse at the end of a course was encouraged by the stamp collectibles, which enabled me to attach pictures to my posts. Whenever I wasn’t inspired to write my own post, I read others’ comments instead, most of which paid respect to a stage that was particularly challenging or unique. Replaying a level with ghost Miis alongside also invigorated a sense of social connectivity. On occasion, I played a level again in order to find a star that I’d missed, but the Miis of other players made a familiar stage feel new again by adding a competitive edge, which urged me to race to the finish line ahead of them. Super Mario 3D World is close to gaming perfection, but there is so much Nintendo did right that it makes the one flaw stand out like a bull in a China shop. I’m talking about the bosses. In my opinion, they were easy, repetitive and boring. By World Four, the enemy blockade stages, which I had to complete to progress any farther, had grown stale, and I found myself frustrated rather than excited when they emerged. Besides the final showdown, even the battles with Bowser induced yawns. It is a small complaint, but I found the bosses in Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 far more fun and interesting. Conclusion Complaint aside, I’m 24 years old, and I’ve never enjoyed a Mario game more in my life. Eighteen years ago I would have loved this game, and in eighteen years I’ll still love it. Super Mario 3D World is the game for everyone. Bar those pesky bosses, every element, both familiar and new, has been woven into an intricate tapestry that seems effortless in its construction. From gameplay to music, everything has been formed with such precision that if one seam were to be removed, the whole game would fall apart. Mario is 32 years old, and he’s never performed better. Video Review by John Zaccari Pros + Stunning level design + Excellent visuals and soundtrack + Multiplayer, online and Captain Toad features are skilfully employed + Loads of replay value Cons – Bland bosses Score: 9.8/10 local_offer Nintendo review super mario 3d world wii u stars Further Reading F-Zero X gets updated on Wii U to fix control New Zelda Breath of the Wild trailer and game Super Mario Maker Wii U vs 3DS comparison (vi Get Ocarina of Time on 3DS for only $14 New teaser site for Zelda: Breath of the Wild released How to track NES Classic Mini stock in time for Christmas Alexander Kleinwechter Wii U daily should make a review about Legend of zelda A link between worlds! Laud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL5AoPjwnmk This sums up my feelings about that game. fireheartis1 Ha ha ha ha ha ha, The rap part had me in stitches. This dude is very funny. Hope Nintendo has already whitelisted this guy to use this stuff. Tim van Broekhoven Lol dat rap XD jjbredesen The game was fantastic finished it 2 days ago and i am currently playing hero mode. The game feels new, even when it has the same world as a link to the past and it does not feel like a remake the painting thing is great and i can’t find anything negative to say about it, the temples where a bit to short though. Pick it up! If you don’t own a 3DS yet then now is the time! I will give it a 9,8 Javy G Same here! Hero Mode is tough. The quickness of Link’s movement, the availibility of items, and the self-filling energy gauge is soo satifying to the gameplay! The authenic music will have you engaged from the start! jjbredesen Yeah its a great game, only gameplay thing missing i rolling 😛 peeer I’ve beat it in normal mode and in Hero mode… Its so much a great game that I kinda want to play it more altho I have Super Mario 3D World that I still got left to finish lol. Tim van Broekhoven May I ask how much time you’ve put into the game? I ordered it today and was curious about how long the game is. jjbredesen I dont know how skilled you are in zelda games, but it is fairly short 20hours? Tim van Broekhoven Hmm that’s pretty short for a Zelda game indeed… Oh well, at least it is good 😀 And I still need to finish WWHD so I’ll have enough Zelda these holidays. jjbredesen Yeah i finished the game in 18 hours, but hero mode will take longer. Its loads harder. The story is not that fantastic, its good but not skywardsword, OOT or MM good. When i think about it its not really up there with the big ones. A great game, but not groundbreaking in anyway. So i guess il give it a new score of 9. Its fantastic for a handheld game though. I have got a lot of theories from the game, but not related to the main story. darkcreap I finished it a week ago or so. Absolutely recommendable. The best Zelda in ages. I hope that the next Zelda for WiiU goes in the same right direction. TheFinger And so it began Gameonfool Before it ends RyuNoHadouken Wii U, FTW!!!! yeah, yeah, yeah, carpe deez nuts…damn, i cant wait to quit this website!! D Moness well we are not stopping you , you are free to leave any time. Gregg Why wait. Do us all a favor. Rinslowe Again….what is wrong with you? There’s the door. All you have to do is step through it… Nintedward I absolutely love this game. I think 9.8/10 is what I would give it also as I don’t like it quite as much as I did the Galaxy games but its still a masterpiece in its own way! The graphics are beautiful and run at a locked 60FPS which makes some of my PS4 games look jarring by comparison (AC4 and NFSR)…. The sound and tight gameplay and replay value and overall awesomeness mean this is a game you simply should not miss. I laugh at those people who instead of playing this wonderful game, say something like ”It’s the same old Mario blah blah blah” how wrong they are. Magnus Eriksson Its a very good game. I would love to see more of Captain Toad too. Maybe grant him an own game with lengthier levels, or as part of party game/mini game collection. I think this game deserves a full score. Its the best Mario game in a very long time, and definitely the most fun Mario game out there. 100/100 LevenThumps I love the Captain Toad levels as well and would love to see more of them, but I think it would work better as DLC instead of his own game. Nintedward It is absolutely fucking incredible…. The only reason I would give it a 98/100 is because I preferred the galaxy games. This game is on the same level as the galaxy games don;t get me wrong! I was just blown away by the gravity mechanics and stuff more at the time, by galaxy than I was 3D world. 3D world is a game that EVERY single gamer on the planet should play. Why? Because its better than pretty much all of the other games that they would otherwise play. Magnus Eriksson A norwegian reviewer asked himself why he loved this game so much; “-Because it makes me a better person”, he answered. Everything is Mario-joyful at its best. Yeah, I agree that the gravity mechanics was awesome. And they should play on the same formula, and expand, if they make another Galaxy game. But this Mario game was extremely well done and incredibly. Not one level reminded me of another (a part from the obvious ones towards the end). Galaxy games deserves 100/100 too. Yoshi5081 SMB Guahiatt You know what I find funny? People saying that this is a game for kids only. The “secret” worlds after beating bowser really put your skills to a test! And I’m 27 and very confident about my gaming skills. One of the very few companies that still make hard games is Nintendo, the “kiddie” company. Jan It’s a common thought. A vast majority of “mature games” are in reality aiming for kids too, When I was 15 I though that blood and violence were the top in a videogame…now (I’m 30), I find it even more childish than a Kirby game 😉 I’m sincerely enjoying this Mario game and people really should try it and stop be ashamed to play something more cartoony than a “CoD”! fireheartis1 It’s funny because most of the so called “mature game players” are 15-18 years old. I like games like AC4, but too me a game that challenges me like Super Mario 3D World is amazing. I’m 33 and I don’t find blood and cuts all that mature either. As a matter of fact just like you I find it very immature and kidish to play a game such as Grand Theft Auto 5. It bored the holy crap out of me for some reason. That’s why the last GTA game I played was part 3. Arthur Jarret I’m 30 and I loved GTA V… especially when I switched to Trevor as he was driving on a scooter next to a guy on an identical scooter, while he was yelling: ‘hey, scooterbuddy!’, ‘where are we going, scooterbuddy?’. This goes on for as long as you chase the guy on your scooter. It was hilarious. Look it up on youtube! It’s kind of telling that my favorite GTA V moment has nothing to do with blood, violence or cursing… Nintedward Absolutely mate. I find this game much more challenging in terms of 100%-ing comoared to the majority of mainstream ”mature” games today. Ac4, for example is a cake walk compared to 3D world. William Cole And I concur… “how wrong they are”. RandroidRampage Ya know they never changed a lot of “hardcore” games. Only small touches like those new maps and dlc campaigns Metal_Man_v2 Great review! I also thought the boss battles were initially bland, but considering there is a solid number of them, I now think that the more creative bosses were spaced perfectly apart. My only negative point for this game is the camera. Not being able to fully rotate the camera in a 3d game is a disappointment, and in a few levels, an obvious flaw that results in poor depth perception and cheap deaths. Apart from that little gripe, it’s a very fun game that I’ve already poured several hours into. It’s definitely my personal game of the year! FoxMulder900 I love this game so much, but I do agree that there are bland bosses. They really need to get away from the whole “Hit this guy 3 times on the head to kill him” idea. Although there were some cool ones thrown in, like the guy that breaks apart into a bunch of bubbles that you have to pop (made easier using the cherry). Dell Goodman This game is really fun. Only downside to it is. A) The shared screen is alright, wished it was split screen. Feels limited when playing with a friend. Not gotten a chance to experience the game with more than myself and one other. B) There’s no online mode to play with 4 people, this would’ve made the game so much more fun. C) The levels are just too short. Some take 2-4 mins to complete, others take less than 30 seconds. This is a huge waste in design. D) Should add more mini games to this title. Throw in a few levels that demo over game mechanics coming out (Mario kart level, pikmin level etc). 8/10 for my own score, it is one of the more enjoyable titles on the Wii U, and I was at first worried that it would be a sucky title since it was another Mario, but I was really surprised on how this game turned out. Antar Rodríguez the game is awesome, the only 2 things i would have like it to have is online multiplayer and a more open world game but even so the game is one of the best of the console BarbieOnWeed Yeah, the 2 player online would relay kick ass. 🙂 Petri Besides the bland and overuse of same bosses, after second bonus world, they have started to to use same levels with tiny twists here and there. Main game felt little too short, and there’s not any modes to have fun with. But cant pass on final judgement, before I beat the bonus worlds too. Lusunup This games is worth the money I would give it a 10-10 I mean bland bosses? what do you expect. They get very challenging when Spoiler Alert! you play the histocrats and all the bosses at the end of World Crown. Spookoyo They were totally bland for experienced players, I haven’t even seen those two mini boss koopa’s Attack animations. But yeah, the double histrocrat fight was a fun twist but still really easy to knock out within 20 seconds. Jason I feel like they need to make a new Mario 64. This game was okay, I loved the style/graphics, but the game was mindbogglingly easy. Also even in the review, this is clearly someone that “loves” the game and he only played it for 3 hours on his first go. I probably played this game for 10 minutes on my first go, and I can guarantee you I’ll be playing the new Smash Bros for 10 hours the first day I get it haha. I’m not saying it’s a bad game either, it’s just I’ve went back and gotten all 120 stars on Mario 64 at least twenty times and I’ve gotten 150 stars on Mario 64 DS, it’s not just nostalgia either. I’ve played through Mario Galaxy twice and got all the stars as Mario and Luigi. Before you downvote can you guys at least give me some input, am I really the ONLY person that thinks this game isn’t that amazing? All these reviews are so high, but I’d honestly rather play Pikmin 3 or MH3U or WWHD or W101 on my Wii U at the moment (I bought SM3DW at the midnight release so it’s not that I’m just not a Mario fan). boynhisblobs I think it’s amazing, up there with Mario 64. A playthrough in single player is great. Yes, the first 6 – 8 worlds are fairly easy, but getting every star and stamp can be a challenge in some stages (i’ve only fully cleared worlds 1 – 5). But those bonus worlds are really tough! I got through them, but not even close to every star or stamp. Plus you can unlock one more world if you get them all, so there’s plenty to do and re-do. Also, you’re overlooking the multiplayer. If you play it through with 2 or more people, the game takes on a completely different feel closer to New Super Mario Bros. Each level is more like a race and the camera angles are sometimes different, wider and longer shots. Plus theres the addition of the Captain Toad levels and even secrets on the HUB map, I think it’s up there with the best of the Mario games. It’ll definitely get a second playthrough from me. C4 With NSMB you mean like the first NES SMB? 😛 That’s basically part of what he critisizes, I think the style and moveset of the game allows for more, a few levels are more open fields, some levels have multiple paths (where in MP each player can take a different route) and so on. In MP I think the more open levels and multiple parts are even something that works out very well, often better then the platforming on limited space and with limited time. Not that those levels are bad, there should be just more levels of the other type 🙂 Jason That is a problem though, I will take your word for it and play through the game to world 8 as well as play the bonus levels. However, be honest, if the only challenging levels are these bonus levels and last worlds there really isn’t much content is there? I’m thinking about getting Rayman Legends, have you played it? C4 Haven’t played RL yet. Levels get more challenging but I don’t like the flow of many levels, while some are great. However once you accept the style of those levels replayability is high if you like collecting all stars and stamps, in addition to the time limit proper platforming has to be executed with often little room for errors (or the right power up). I wish M64 had more secrets throughout the levels 🙂 Jason Just took your advice and gave SM3DW another shot. I started a new file and got all 380 stars today, it still is a little disappointing how easy the first 8 worlds are and the boss fights are veryyyy mediocre. However, the last 4 bonus worlds are very fun to speedrun some of the levels are pretty tricky to get all 3 green stars without a checkpoint. Anyway, the game is good overall, hopefully they put out some challenging DLC that’s all 100s levels like they did with Super Mario Bros U (don’t own the game just a fan of the whole Luigi U DLC thing). Pikachief I really like the game a lot, but I do not think its amazing. I also don’t think the stages are that easy, but I am nearing the end of the game and some of these stamps or stars are getting really frustrating. Not cuz its unfair, but cuz I apparently suck. lol (The beginning of the game is easy though) C4 “All these reviews are so high, but I’d honestly rather play Pikmin 3 or MH3U or WWHD or W101 on my Wii U at the moment” I can at least agree on this, give those a try and not just stick with Mario just because it’s Mario 🙂 Started a M64 playthrough a few days ago and tbh the first stars aren’t much better then what M3D World offers, except you can move more freely and get hidden stars (of course that itself is great combined with the stage design), the bosses are similar, once you have beaten them or figured out their pattern there is no challenge. But of course in M64 that’s just the start, while M3DW is in the “hmm this feels like the first world” for too long, and I’m not just talking about difficulty level. Ducked I imagine this is going to be the game that keeps me and all of my friends up on New Years Eve all night. Thank you Nintendo! 🙂 DarkLegacy I’ll be playing that on New Years Eve without trying to go bed. Oh and here’s something for you which sounds like bad news http://gamingbolt.com/final-fantasy-15-and-kingdom-hearts-3-absent-from-annual-japanese-anime-event Just wanted to let you know btw. Now I will go back to playing SM3DW Ducked Thanks for the news. Btw, I was wondering if you wanted to make a Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy website with me. DarkLegacy Sure. Do you have any plans for the new website? Ducked Yeah, a lot. We could list our favorite Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy games, put up news about Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMix, Kingdom Hearts III, and Final Fantasy XV. What do you want the site to be called? DarkLegacy That sounds awesome. And site name. How about Kingdom Fantasy? Ducked Sounds cool, or Fantasy Hearts? Which do you like? DarkLegacy I like both. You can choose which name you like, since it’s your website that you’re making Ducked Okay. I’ll make you an admin once you join, so you can write reviews, post blogs, news, etc. And finally, how would you like the pages labeled? DarkLegacy What do you mean by page labelling? Just asking lol, only because I haven’t done a website Ducked Like what each page says. lol The “Home” page will be the first page, then the others. Like say Kingdom Hearts page, Final Fantasy page, members page, reviews page, etc. DarkLegacy Oh yes, one that says Kingdom Hearts page with articles of Kingdom Hearts. And the same with Final Fantasy too. Need an Open Thread page? Incase there are people having an off-topic discussion on articles Ducked Yeah, I’ll have a Forums page where people can discuss things. Thanks! 😀 DarkLegacy You’re welcome ;). Now we need to see who we can invite on the website DarkLegacy Oh and Ducked, when do you want to make the website? BIG Franky “I’ve come to realise that Mario’s latest outing narrows the realm in which familiarity and ingenuity come together in perfect accord.” uuhhhhh…… WTF does that mean, exactly? LOL…. um, huh? this means nothing… boynhisblobs it means it feels familiar to the old games while still feeling new. It’s a perfect way to describe the game. Old and New together, perfectly. DarkLegacy I’ve played this game and it’s good. I doubt that I will stay up at night and keep playing it. And I give this a 9/10, because it’s fun game to play mojack411 It’s been so difficult for me to not run out and buy this game the past few weeks but I knew if I did my ability to study for finals would’ve gone down the drain. Just gotta get through Thursday then I can FINALLY get it! Guahiatt Good luck on your finals!! It was wise not to play this game becore them. cThreep I don’t own this game yet but there’s no doubt in my mind that I WILL own it sometime soon. Owning the mario games for my nintendo consoles is a given. Jacob D. Taylor There definitely weren’t enough bosses. I agree on the blockade levels though. I mean, was there even one that could be deemed challenging? The main bosses, I thought the second car battle with Bowser was fun but repetitive. I loved the snake King but again didn’t need to be repeated. Boss Blob was fun! But repeated yet again. I enjoyed the ‘bosses’ but were repetitive (see how I repeat myself?) but I did not the mini bosses. InterTreble Game of the Year. Ok, maybe not the #1, but surely among the first 3 or 4. And absolutely better than every “so called” next gen game, If only people were not so dazed by the ads… If only it were possible, Sony would release a bundle of PS4 with SM3DW. But people don’t care about games, it’s enough to say: “I have got my PS4”, and stop. What they are missing without SM3DW and they don’t even know… 😉 uPadWatcher 9.8 out of 10 is nothing to cry, complain, or sneeze about. If Ashley were to review this game, I assume the review is gonna differ. I’m glad that I had bought this game. HD graphics look beautiful, the characters’ moves being responsive no matter what controllers you’re using, the replay value are higher than the original 3D Land on the 3DS, and the overall fun is unlimited. In conclusion, Super Mario 3D World is truly one of the best titles ever made for the Wii U. If you don’t have one… GET ONE! Rinslowe Decent review. Agree, masterclass in gaming. Personally I liked the bosses… Especially the last one. 🙂 Simon Stevens Personally, my favourite Mario game so far 🙂 9.9/10, I knocked off 0.1 because of that stupid trapeze level!, I was so close to the flag and I died so many times, Nintendo were so trolly about it, what with the “too bad” when I died :'( verymetal I think this game is awesome! It’s a masterpiece of level design and gameplay. You know that saying “Never judge a book by its cover” well this game is exactly that. At first, I thought it was just a polished 3DS port, but that is definitely not the case. You have to play it to believe it. Yes, I have been very critical of Nintendo in the past, but this game (finally after 1 year of the Wii U being released) can be a system seller. Dylan Clark shoot I gotta admit this is the only game I like for my Wii u so far. I actually put down my XB1 to play this game 10/10 Zorpix Bosses always kinda disappoint in mario games, I’ve found :/ great review! Kevin Malone Two words: Vash12349 playthrough. Just show clips from that on an LCD anywhere you are advertising the game for people to know how laugh-out-loud fun multiplayer is. Also, I didn’t think the bosses were all that great either (though I really liked the giant chrome sparkly eyes guy who tries to stomp on you), but the final boss fight was actually quite fun. Mr. Berzerk Just bought this on lunch “Today”! SOOOoOOOOOOOOOoooOOoooOOOOOoo psyched. Have to wait 4 hours……grrr… DarkK Don’t you find it dumb that Nintendo thinks WII FREAKING SPORTS deserves to have online multiplayer, but Mario doesn’t? It bothers me to no end that Nintendo gave Wii Sports online, but they didn’t for 3 Mario games for the Wii U in a row! As for the game itself, it’s fantastic. The most fun I’ve had with a Mario game since Galaxy, and waaaay better than that horrible 2D game known as Super Mario “3D” Land. Sdudyoy Reviews can’t make me want this game more or less, I want this game so much that no matter what kind of review will change my opinion! but why in the video review did He say that the boss fights are fun and new but in the written review the other guy wrote Bland bosses, I guess It’s a slight preference change. Mario This game is not evolutionary or revolutionary. But it’s a game that reminds us of everything the Mario franchise did good. ilovegoogleglass I made you a mod on NintenScience Group & Community Start Up, can you say hello here…http://nintenscience2.weebly.com/ starwars360 It is my Christmas Day present. Cannot wait for it. Look forward this and Halo: Spartan Assault on Xbox One by Christmas Eve. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM YUMMMMMMY!!!! MARIO AND HALO is biggest FRANCHISES IN CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!! ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!!!! Dylan Clark Halo: Spartan Assault is a Windows 8 game starwars360 AGREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!! 98% mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Agent721 We asked, you delivered. Well done WiiuDaily! Mario John Zaccari, you are not alone. John Zaccari Thanks, Mario. catsby lol i think me and 3 friends played it 10 min tops. What are u guys smoking ? It is not THAT fun. Steven McDowell Loving this game. gamesplayswill They call it kiddie games because it is simplistic in some ways. They say it is stupid because it is innovative. They claim it is the same stuff repeated constantly when they bat an eye call of duty. Because there isn’t any gore, blood or even any words like “damn”: it suddenly is a “kid’s game” If it is a kid’s game, it is a very good one at that! It is rewarding, fun and innovative. Only true gamers could appreciate this. Only the ones that would willingly stay up hours at night, just to finish that ONE stage they couldn’t beat. The ones that would end up beating the game and then feel acomplishment inside. Unlike the other “gamers” who would exclaim at the TV if they lost a precious online match. You see, you can hate this game. But… why? is there anything actually wrong? I cannot see anything sh*t about it… so… trollers, U mad? Flawless Victory I’ve loved playing SM3DW from start to finish. Awesome job Nintendo. This Mario is going into my top 5 favorite Mario games ever. devmiles it’s a very good game but not the best or innovative mario game… C4 Level design fluctuates a bit IMHO, some levels work brilliantly in both SP and MP but others not so much and/or are too chaotic (many stages in World 7 for example) . That’s why I’d probably give it a 8 or 9 but in my book that are still good – great scores. I think the Mario 3D (Land and World) style hasn’t been perfected yet. But otherwise I can agree with the review 🙂 Some bosses are just too short, on many I didn’t even notice they attack… there should be 2 or 3 more hits and their pattern slightly change. StefanosGR This game “feels” different from other super Mario. You should play it!!!!!! MrSonyDelight This game is hard as fuck to 100%. Therefore, I have given up on that. 8/10.