While I can't wait to get some of that sweet tanuki tail later this fall, one neat factoid that Nintendo announced during their 3DS press conference about Super Mario 3D Land is its incorporation of gyroscopic controls. Using the gyro, players will be able to scout levels and find secrets before actually diving in.
No video was shown of the new feature in action, so I can only imagine what it will be like. I'm hoping for a cross between the mini games in Super Mario Bros. 3 and Professor Layton to stock up on some shrooms. Though something tells me that may be asking for a little too much.
Thankfully TGS is just a few days away, so lets hope we don't have to wait till November 13 to find out.
|10:00 AM on 12.01.2011|
No Mario Galaxy 2 on 3DS because Mario would be a 'speck'
Nintendo has revealed that it tested the possibility of releasing Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the 3DS, but had to nix any potential plans due to it being far too difficult to enjoy. According to the company, Galaxy 2's graphics m...more
|1:00 PM on 11.09.2011|
Super Mario 3D Land sells a metric buttload in Japan
Super Mario 3D Land has debuted at number one in the Japanese charts, and to say it is performing well is putting it lightly. In fact, we're looking at the best 3D Mario debut in history, despite 3DS' documented run of b...more
|12:00 PM on 11.09.2011|
Review: Super Mario 3D Land
Always bet on Mario. It's a given that Nintendo rarely fails when dealing with its mustachioed mascot, and there's no denying that when a Nintendo system is in trouble, everybody's favorite plumber can bail it out. The ...more
|11:00 PM on 11.07.2011|
Video how-to: Infinite 1UPs in Super Mario 3D Land
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|4:15 PM on 10.20.2011|
Boomerang action in Super Mario 3D Land
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|11:00 AM on 10.09.2011|
Super Mario 3D Land booms all up on your rang
Like diehard football fans who love watching the draft just as much as as the Superbowl, I love watching the release of high profile videogames to see how well they sell. Case in point: Super Mario 3D Land. Of course, it's un...more
|2:00 PM on 10.06.2011|
Tanooki tails are all the rage in Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D Land is a hybrid sort of affair that has beautifully merged the gameplay style of a 3D Mario game into the style of an old school Mario-like adventure. The levels are open, open enough to make it see...more
|11:45 AM on 09.27.2011|
Tanooki keychain: Pre-order bonus for Super Mario 3D Land
GameStop is giving those that pre-order 3DS title Super Mario 3D Land an exclusive bonus, a Tanooki Mario keychain. It's super cute with its ass-out pose. You were going to buy SM3DL anyway, right? Just get it here. GameStop ...more
|6:30 PM on 09.24.2011|
Super Mario 3D Land brings back the P-Wing?
Super Mario 3D Land brings back the Tanooki Suit? Pfffft, whatev. It's a gimped version that doesn't let you turn into a statue or even fly. What's this about the P-Wing, though? According to the back of the Japanese game pac...more
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Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies physical release possible
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|2:00 PM on 06.18.2013|
Smash Bros. director talks stress of character selection
Speaking to Polygon about what it's like to choose which characters make the cut for Nintendo's popular fighting franchise, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai said that "The amount of stress I feel, it's almost to th...more
|9:00 PM on 06.17.2013|
Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling console in May
The Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling piece of gaming hardware in the United States during May, according to the NPD's monthly report. Nintendo attributes the achievement to the platform's strong software sales, which have in...more