Get over your Mario fatigue and play this game!
"Mario fatigue” is a term that has been thrown around in recent years in regards to the saturation of mainline Mario titles across Nintendo platforms. For many Nintendo fans, Mario games have even reached the point that the release of a new game is simply not exciting for them anymore. Despite some of the negativity that the series has been receiving, Nintendo pressed on and delivered Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, and has received nothing but praise for their latest platforming masterpiece.
Most gamers don’t play games in the Mario series for its narrative prowess. That is perfectly fine, as 3D World wows gamers with its precise controls and fantastic level design. On top of the standard platforming levels, Mystery Houses throw rapid, tense stages into the mix, while the Captain Toad levels require you to carefully make your way through each puzzle-based stage for more of those sweet Green Stars. All of this content, in addition to cool new power-ups like the Cat Suit and Double Cherry, make Super Mario 3D World stand out as one of the most enjoyable experiences on the Wii U.
One of the most obvious deviations from previous 3D Mario titles is the inclusion of four player co-op play. While it might be disparaged by some fans of the series, multiplayer in Super Mario 3D World adds a new layer of challenge to the experience. The mode practically requires players to communicate and work together to successfully complete levels. Simply put, it is a complete blast whether you are playing with the most seasoned Mario fan or a complete novice. Not everyone will have the chance to try out this feature, but if you have friends that live inexcusably close to you, this is a part of the game you should definitely sample.
Super Mario 3D World is a beautiful game that is extremely fun to play and stands as one of the best Mario titles released in recent years. It doesn’t matter if you’ve fallen victim to the dreaded “Mario fatigue” that’s been going around. If you have a Wii U, you simply need to have this game in your library.