[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Super Mario 3D World's Double Mario power was an accident

4:45 PM on 11.14.2013·  2 minute read   ·  Jordan Devore@DtoidJordan
0

And other tidbits from the development team

The end of the recent Iwata Asks about Super Mario 3D World made it clear that more Super Mario Galaxy is a definite possibility, which was probably the biggest news of the piece -- but there are other behind-the-scenes tidbits worth highlighting. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Before the Cat Mario power-up was fully realized, characters would run around on all fours in their normal costumes. "I became really worried when I saw that," said producer Yoshiaki Koizumi. "I couldn't keep my eyes on Princess Peach! It was like a scene from a horror movie."
  • The Double Mario concept was a happy accident. The team had previously thought that controlling multiple characters at once would prove too challenging for players, but when "a staff member made a mistake with the placement tool and put in two player Marios," the end result turned out to be surprisingly great.
  • Talking about how cute Cat Toad is compared to his normal plain-looking self, Nintendo president Shigeru Iwata said "Yeah. It may be rude to his fans to say it like this, but Toad is a surprisingly popular character." Poor Toad.
  • We already knew that Super Mario Galaxy's Rosalina is an unlockable character, but apparently she can turn into a black cat using the cat power-up.
  • The Luigi Bros. arcade game can be unlocked immediately for players with New Super Luigi U save data. Also, there are hidden pixel Luigis running around 3D World.
  • There's been a desire to have Mario and Luigi together in a 3D game like this since Super Mario 64. When we made the first prototype, Mario and Luigi were on a flat field," explained Koizumi. "We ran it that way, but when we made the landforms, because of hardware limitations we had a choice between cutting Luigi or making more elaborate landforms. Then, in tears, we had to ask Luigi to leave."

Above all else, I think director Kenta Motokura's policy of "Let's put everything in" best sums up why Super Mario 3D World looks like such a return to form. Only a week to go.

Iwata Asks [Nintendo]

\ We've blogged about this before: read (15) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Developer stuff #Mario #Nintendo #Platform games #Shigeru Miyamoto #Wii U
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jordan DevoreManaging Editor, Co-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10206Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers283

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

HoneyBadgersWetDream
HoneyBadgersWetDream


Since 8:26 AM on 11.15.2011

TheAnaCHris
TheAnaCHris


Since 10:12 AM on 04.29.2016

meyerkn
meyerkn


Since 3:22 PM on 12.12.2013

User Avatar
jtpalmer


Since 7:45 PM on 09.06.2013

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!