See Super Mario 3D Land’s Boomerangs and StreetPass features in new video

In what was no doubt our last hands-on with Super Mario 3D Land before we review the title, we got to take Mario’s new Boomerang power-up for a spin, and play one of the later, more challenging levels. Though the screens Nintendo provided us were nice, now you can see what we experienced in motion by watching this new trailer. And you might just learn about 3D Land’s StreetPass features too.

At the start of the above trailer you’ll see the impressive but challenging buzz saw-filled level, and midway through you’ll see boomerang-tossing, but what about that StreetPass stuff? Apparently you’ll exchange Mystery Rooms, cramped cubes containing short challenges where Mario can earn items, 1-ups or Star Medals for his collection. You’ll trade those with other players that leave 3D Land in StreetPass mode. It’s a nice addition and one we’ll certainly use around the office, but is that an interesting hook to our readers not surrounded all day by other 3DS players?

Oct 24, 2011


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  • Nintendophile - October 25, 2011 6:47 a.m.

    I'm loving boomerang Mario, but I'm still not digging Street Pass. It's a neat concept, and something that should be implemented, certainly. But when there's certain things in a game you can ONLY access through Street Pass, (like these levels, it seems), it makes me feel like I'm not getting the full gaming experience if I happen to live in an area without an abundance of 3DS's. Sure, make levels accessible through Street Pass, but also maybe make them accessible if I meet a certain goal or criteria within gameplay itself.
  • Rezindez - October 26, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    They aren't full levels, just little "Mystery Rooms" filled with Power-ups, 1-Up mushrooms, Star Coins and the like. Watch the trailer again.
  • Thequestion 121 - October 24, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    Instantly brought a smile to my face. Cannot wait for this game to come out!

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