Super Mario 3D World is a game for the Wii U. It is is a direct evolution of Super Mario 3D Land on the Nintendo 3DS. Released on November 21, 2013 in North America, the game offers four-player co-op in addition to new suits and powers.
The player can play as the full roster of characters from Super Mario Bros. 2, including Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach, each with all their unique quirks intact. All four characters can be used in single-player mode or together as a team in co-op multiplayer.
Super Mario 3D World also offers new power-ups. One is the Cat Suit, which turns its wearer into a cat-like acrobat who can run up walls and pounce around. Another is a special cherry that can make a clone of the character.
The GamePad is also used to investigate the environment for invisible blocks and coins by touching the screen on suspicious places in the game world. Super Mario 3D World also features direct camera control via the GamePad's gyro sensor.
Super Mario 3D World features a variety of power ups ranging from permanent ones like suits and temporary ones like blocks that get stuck on the characters head for a short amount of time.
The Cat Suit is this game's main new power up. It gets activated by collecting a super bell in the level which causes the character to go from walking upright to crawling on all fours. This suit greatly enhances the move set by allowing players to climb up obstacles, do a pounce attack and various other little things that greatly influence the way in which they can approach a level.
The Bullet Block is hidden inside a regular block that gets stuck on the player character's head after which they can then shoot bullets in the direction they're looking.
The Double Cherry is yet another homage to Super Mario Bros. 2 as the cherries were a collectible item in that game. However, in Super Mario 3D World, the Double Cherry lets the players clone themselves. It is unclear what the max amount of clones is but in multiplayer, every character will be able to have at least one clone making the minimum amount eight player characters on screen. The clones mirror the player movements and abilities 1:1 so that when they pick up a power up, all clones of that character will also receive that power up.
This is an enhanced version of the Super Bell found after the main story that gives the cat suit a red collar and bell. This version, in a similar vein to the Super Mario Bros. 3 version of the Tanooki Suit, allows the player to transform into a statue for a few seconds that is invincible. This version changes the character into a maneki-neko, and will gain coins based on how far from the ground the player transforms.
Goomba Power Up
Potted Piranha Plant
Returning Power Ups
Super Mario 3D World features a fully explorable world map that is based on those world maps found in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and 2 but let's players roam the entire space of the map without being bound by paths. The map even hides secret areas that have to be uncovered by exploring it like a regular Mario-level.
File Size: 1.6GB