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3D & Mario
on November 27, 2011
There is no question that when it has came down to Nintendo, they have been the most dominant and driven video game companies of all time. For the past 30 years, they have definitely changed and influenced the way we play video games from start to finish. From the classic Super Mario Brothers, to the first time we've seen the vulgar and then fun-loving ape Donkey Kong, all the way to us dethroning Ganon from the clutches of his reign against Zelda in Hyrule. Nintendo has definitely shown that it has done it all. While other companies have tried from Sega, and Sony, none of them have had the long-lasting influence that keeps Nintendo going. With all the hype around what Nintendo has done with the 3DS this past Spring, they have finally brought gamers into the 3rd dimension, and it is definitely worth it.
The new Nintendo 3DS Super Mario 3D Land pack, includes Nintendo's 3DS system in a shiny crimson red, that is bold as the colors Mario wears in his bouts with Bowser. The game system is fresh and vibrant as you could expect. Not only can you download great games from the Nintendo through the E-shop like Excitebike, and DSiware greats like Art Style: Base 10 and Asphalt 4: Extreme Racing, but you can play your favorite Nintendo DS titles like Meteos, New Super Mario Brothers and Brain Age. The system also shows a brilliant display of great graphics with new titles like Starfox 64 3D and The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D which you can play with the control at your fingertips, as well as the bulit-in gyro sensor where you can simply move the 3DS and try to shoot down your enemies, or take a stunning photo of your friends with the 3DS camera.
The bundle pack also includes Nintendo's latest gem for the 3DS, Super Mario 3D Land, a game of stunning display as Mario tries to save Princess Toadstool (also known as Peach) from the rule of Bowser, as he attempts to steal the tree which holds the tanooki leaves in bloom. It is then up to Mario to save the princess and defeat foes like the inky piranha, tanooki bullet bills, and the return of Boom Boom from Super Mario Brothers 3. The gameplay is absolutely fierce, but also includes a lot of challenge in Mario's quest. Graphically, the game stands out beautifully, and is definitely Nintendo's best game so far for the Nintendo 3DS, while the control is strong and easy to maintain throughout each level and warp pipe. The sound is classic just like Mario's games from before by mixing in a bit of old and classic platforming with the new technology, and the gameplay is overall a incredible and fun masterpiece.
If there is ever a reason to get the Nintendo 3DS, this is definitely it right here. The Nintendo 3DS Super Mario 3D Land bundle pack is definitely worth the money. It is a great buy for any gamer top to bottom, and shows in a nutshell what Mario has been able to do all this time that has never been forgotten. While so many people did overlook the system at launch, it certainly is unavoidable. This is a definitely great buy, and at a affordable price, just like the warp zones you and Mario have gone through for the past 26 years.
Nintendo 3DS system: A-
Super Mario 3D Land: A-
Sound: A 1/2-
Fun & Enjoyment: A-