Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World (NA)
Nintendo EAD
Super Mario Series
Release Date(s)
NA November 22, 2013
JP November 21, 2013
EU November 29, 2013
AU November 30, 2013
Single-player, Multiplayer
Wii U GamePad
Up to four Wiimotes
Wii Remote and Nunchuck
Wii Classic Controller
Wii U Pro Controller
PEGI: 3 Years and older
Super Mario 3D World is a 3D platform game for the Wii U developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo. It is the sixth original 3D Mario title, and a direct sequel to the 2011 Nintendo 3DS game, Super Mario 3D Land. It was released on November 21, 2013 in Japan, November 22, 2013 in North America, November 29, 2013 in Europe, and November 30, 2013 in Australia. 


The gameplay in Super Mario 3D World is similar to Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS. which combines the free-roaming gameplay of 3D Mario titles with the mechanics of 2D side-scrolling platforming games in the series. For the first time in a 3D Super Mario title, the game supports up to four player simultaneous multiplayer, allowing players to control Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad. Each character has different abilities, much like they had in Super Mario Bros. 2. Additionally, Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy appears as an unlockable fifth character. She is able to use the spin attack move as seen in the Super Mario Galaxy titles.


The soundtrack in this game is performed by the Mario 3D World Big Band and is composed by Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata, and Koji Kondo. An official soundtrack is available for Club Nintendo members in Japan featuring 77 songs from the game itself on two CDs.


Whilst exploring the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad come across a strange clear pipe, which a curious green fairy-like creature, called a Sprixie, pops out of. Suddenly, Bowser appears and captures the fairy before escaping through the pipe. Thus, Mario and friends enter the pipe to pursue Bowser, and find themselves in the strange new Sprixie Kingdom as they search for the Sprixie, along with some of her other companions. After rescuing the final Sprixie, Mario and co. get ambushed by a supposedly defeated Bowser, who re-captures all seven Sprixies again, and retreats to his final castle. After powering up with the game's two new power-ups, Bowser engages the heroes in a final battle as "Meowser", but is defeated at the top of his own skyscraper. All dressed in their Cat Suits, the four heroes leave the Sprixie Kingdom as the citizens wave goodbye. Meanwhile, Bowser is now trapped in a bottle as punishment.


  • This is the first Mario game where we see Mario and Luigi actually fix a pipe on-screen.

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