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GF Rating
8.5

2225 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Too Much Fun

posted by yoshinetzero (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jul 19, 2012

Member since Jul 2011

the game is a joy to play, the second half of the game gets more challenging. Rent it, buy it, play it, love it.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great and Addicting Game for Everyone!!!!

posted by mariolover101 (WEST PEORIA, IL) Jun 30, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

This game is by far the best game I have every heard of, seen, or played! It is super addicting and fun for all ages! This game is very similar to the classic game Super Mario Bros., (which use to be my favorite game) but with a twist. It has 8 worlds and THEN 8 additional worlds (which are a lot more challenging!) This game also includes more enemies, new boomerang Mario, and it ALWAYS displays stunning 3D. Over all, if you are looking for a great, addicting, fun, exciting, 3D, Mario game, then this is the game for you!!!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Yep! That's more Mario.

posted by Daniel_Campbell (CARTERVILLE, IL) Jun 21, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

The game won't win any awards for originality, but it does Mario justice as a 3D platforming title for the Nintendo 3DS. There's no hub world and the game consists of a series of smaller worlds much like Mario Galaxy 2. The soundtrack and effects are what you’d expect from the series and do little to expand the boundaries of what audio can achieve. If you have itch for classic 3D Mario Gameplay, this is solid title that sticks to the formula you've come to expect.

The 3D is the hook of this particular version of Mario's exploits, and the game does an effective job of taking that concept and using it to its fullest potential. While the effect is aesthetically striking and unique, there are a few places in the game where the game plays better with the 3D turned off. These segments are often when jumping from one small platform to another where accuracy is key. While you'd think the 3D would HELP with this issue, it’s actually more difficult to make pinpoint landings and jumps with the 3D turned on.

The game is on par with the rest of the series in its quality and if you're hankering for a romp through the 3D mushroom kingdom, this is a game for you. Just don't expect anything to blow your socks off. This is a game you've played before. It's the same Mario, with the same mechanics, with the same narrative. While this isn’t a bad thing, those of you who've grown tired of Mario's exploits over the countless iterations may want to skip this one. It's simply more of the same.

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