You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 is a challenging year, but for loyal Super Mario fans, it is an unforgettable thing. After months of rumors, Nintendo celebrated the 35th anniversary of the series in a dramatic way, which brought unlimited content. before that, Super Mario Maker 2 There was a major update in April, which added World Maker, and 3D All Star Bring us 64, sunlight with galaxy Installed on the switch in a single package.Oops, we are even Super Mario Bros. 35 For some reason, this does not even include derivative games.
Even if the last two games are Presumably The celebration is not over yet, only valid until March 31
For those who may not be able to keep up Every In the canon of plumbers, that game is Super Mario 3D Land, This is a strange entry in the history of Super Mario, which was released on 3DS in 2011. Super Mario Land As a sub-series, 3D Land became the first original 3D Super Mario game for handheld game consoles (not including the 64 DS remake), retaining the classic gameplay.
In addition to Galaxy 2, it is also one of the last 3D entries that have not yet switched to Switch. Of course, 3D Land gained attention during the 35th anniversary montage, which far surpassed our space sequel, but this exclusion has attracted the attention of loyal fans. We think this is a game worth reviewing on Switch, and it is one of them.
Like many platform-based mascots in the 90s, Mario transitioned from 2D to 3D games, and Super Mario 64 is still an iconic game to this day, laying the foundation for future entries.The series was launched in 1996 and did not return to its 2D roots until ten years later New Super Mario Bros Publish on DS. Since then, we have witnessed various 2D/3D entries running in parallel with each other. 3D Land lies between the two, and Shigeru Miyamoto best summarizes it: this is a “3D Mario, play like a 2D Mario game”, once you dive into the water, you will find a lot of things.
Shigeru Miyamoto summed it up best: This is a “3D Mario to play like a 2D Mario game”, once you dive into the water, you will find a lot of things.
The basic plot of 3D Land is not far from off the beaten track. From the dark and stormy nights, we did find a storm, raging near the Peach Castle, and a storm blowing all the super leaves on the nearby tail tree far away. Discovering this the next morning, Mario quickly received a flying letter stating that Princess Peach was kidnapped by Bowser again, and added that he also stole Super Leaf. Offering them to his minions to give them Tanooki’s power, we have to stop him again.
3D Land has eight new worlds and has drawn many clues from the 8-bit entries, especially Super Mario Bros. 3, This is beyond the return of Tanooki Mario.The battle of the bosses enveloped every world, some of them brought us to Bowser’s castle in a similar way Super Mario Bros, You need to press a switch to throw him into the lava below. Others took us back to the old airship environment. Although you can’t find any Koopalings here, they are occupied by Bowser’s faithful servant Boom Boom and his new female Pom Pom.
It is not very challenging and can be completed quickly, but it has to beat the reward world unlocked by the game with a higher difficulty. The timed stage has also been restored, some 3D items have been abandoned, and the iconic flagpole is waiting for us again. Although 3D Land attracted a large number of these early contestants, it represented the elements of every “Super Mario” game, and in some respects stood out like the “Best Mario” game.
Despite this, it still feels fresh, and we think it is an excellent game, even though its play is somewhat safe. Using names like “3D Land”, you will not be surprised to hear that it also uses the 3D effect of the console, although the result is somewhat confusing and confusing, which is a problem targeted by many critics. After the recent rebroadcast, we can say that the criticism still exists, but there is still a lot of love for 3D Land.
Listed a formula Super Mario 3D World It was successfully established on Wii U in 2013. It is a straightforward, extended sequel that aims to further unify 2D and 3D subtitle fans and provide high-definition paint. 3D World carries many elements of 3D Land, such as “Super Leaf”, the enemies who look back, and even the original soundtrack, have their own lives. Compared with Tanooki, it pays more attention to the ability of cats. It has a fully cooperative local multiplayer game that can accommodate four players, while previous games have very little support for this area. As the Switch port adds online multiplayer games and improves performance, this premise is being further improved, and we will have a lot of expectations in a few weeks from now.
Considering the love of Super Mario for Switch last year, there is no more suitable time to bring back to 3D Land than now. Of course, there are some game elements that need to be modified, but if Nintendo can do it through Galaxy, they can do it again here. In any case, it is not perfect, but in the history of Mario, it is still a near-unique experience, compared with its peers, its value is obviously insufficient. This is an adventure worthy of attention.