Super Mario 3D World

  • Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka (general producer )
  • Yoshiaki Koizumi (producer)
  • Koichi Hayashida, Kenta Motokura (Director)

Super Mario 3D World is a 3D Jump 'n' run game, which was released in late November 2013 for the Wii U home console. It was developed by the Nintendo EAD, headed by Yoshiaki Koizumi, Koichi Hayashida and Kenta Motokura.

The game is the sequel to the 2011 released Super Mario 3D Land, on which it is based. As the first 3D game of the series provides 3D World a multiplayer mode where Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach are available.

Super Mario 3D World has received very positive reviews.


Super Mario, his brother Luigi, Princess Peach and Blue Toad go on an evening walk with starlight and fireworks, as they suddenly find a transparent tube. Suddenly the Sprixie Queen Grina panic flies out of her, and tells her sisters that Bowser has kidnapped to conquer their kingdom. However, Mario's nemesis Bowser catches it, it takes in a bottle caught and fled back through the tube. Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad also jump into the tube before it disappears, go to the fairy land and see it as their duty to free the Queen and her sisters and save the fairy-land before Bowser. They are accompanied by the species living there, the Sprixies, as well as from the plesiosaur " Plessie " and the Toad - captain in the country. As an additional task Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Toad Plessie and the captain have to look green stars in each level to unlock more levels. As the game is the hero joins the star guard Rosalina.


The basic gameplay is very similar to that of Super Mario 3D Land. One particular difference is the multiplayer aspect. Up to four players can as Mario, Luigi, Toad or Peach play. Each of these figures has this slightly different ways, so Toad runs the fastest, while Luigi further and higher jumps thanks to his flutter jump and Peach floats for a short time in the air. New to the game is the Cat Verwandelung that caused by a golden bell, the character transforms into a cat, so this race, for example, on all fours, climb slopes and opponents can attack the jump. The Wii U GamePad comes in the game, among other things used to be hidden blocks appear or opponents briefly stopped.

Unlike Super Mario 3D Land, the game features a walk-through upper world, of which the level can be selected. 3D World contains besides the cat suit more new items, such as double - cherry, which doubles the character or the gun box, which can use up Mario colored balls, which turn off enemies and to destroy the brittle walls and blocks. In addition, from the predecessors dive known power-ups like the Tanuki suit, the propeller box, the Fire Flower, and the boomerang suit on again.


Super Mario 3D World was developed from the Tokyo Software Development Department 2 of the Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development Studios ( EAD). As producers of the EAD manager and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Yoshiaki Koizumi department manager were involved. The development led the Director Koichi Hayashida, the development of the previous 3D Super Mario title already initiated, and Kenta Motokura, who previously led the design of some Mario games. Assistance was provided by 1 -UP Studio.

The soundtrack is from the pen of Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo, who composed this for the Super Mario Galaxy games. Yokota acted as senior composer. He confirmed that some pieces were played from the soundtrack for Super Mario 3D World by an orchestra. The other composers were involved Toru Minegishi and Yasuaki Iwata.

Yoshiaki Koizumi confirmed for the first time in mid-2011 to develop a new 3D Mario for the Wii U. The game located but still in an early stage, he said.

In a Nintendo Direct broadcast on January 23, 2013 Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that it will unveil a new 3D Super Mario at the E ³ video game trade show in June 2013. The game will 3D Land developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development Tokyo, the creators of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario. Further details were not disclosed at that time.

On June 11, 2013 revealed Nintendo Super Mario 3D World in association with a Nintendo Direct broadcast to E ³. Immediately after the game at the fair visitors will be playable; in the U.S. it will be able to be played in some branches of the chain Best Buy.

As part of a Nintendo Direct presentation on October 1, 2013, the second trailer was released on 3D World. In addition, Nintendo announced the final release date, which was previously not provided with December 2013.


The financial importance of

How the Nintendo president Satoru Iwata had announced at an investor conference in late October 2013, sales of the Wii U fell out worse than expected. To counteract this, Nintendo will release a number of new in-house Wii U games from the end of 2013. Super Mario 3D World should serve as a mainstay for improving sales, as it anspreche a very broad group of buyers, explained Iwata.


During the first week of sales in the Japanese market went from Super Mario 3D World about 100,000 copies on the counters, so the game took second place on the weekly charts games. It was the worst selling debut of a 3D Super Mario game on the Japanese market.

According to the NPD Group, about 215,000 copies of the game were sold in North America in November 2013.

Rating levels

Super Mario 3D World has an average rating of 94 /100 at Metacritic. At Game Rankings scoring average is 94.84 %, after which it is underground and cross-platform is the fünftbestbewertete Game of the Year 2013 by the hitherto highest rated Wii. (Updated: November 22, 2013)