Though the Tanooki Suit is getting most of the press for Super Mario 3D Land, as the well-known tail keeps popping up everywhere, the game looks to be a celebration of suit-based power-ups in general, with a recent piece of leaked art confirming a new power will be added to Mario’s arsenal. The info is slim, but we now know Super Mario 3D Land has a Boomerang Mario power-up.

As hard as it is to believe, this is the first time Mario’s had any boomerang moves, unless you count some e-Reader shenanigans with Super Mario Bros 3 on Game Boy Advance. That’s not to say the red-hatted one doesn’t have a rich history of stealing koopa shells, with Mario 3’s Hammer Bros Suit and Shell Mario from New Super Mario Bros. This is looks like a cool addition (though no one knows how it plays), but we wonder if this is the end of new power-ups in 3D Land, or if more secrets await. While you ponder that one, why not look at the 75 new screens for the game we just received?

Oct 10, 2011


  • ZeldaBob - October 27, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    Check it. Nintendo Unleashed this weekend (28th-30th). Giving away loads of Zelda stuff and got first plays of unreleased games like Luigi’s Mansion 2 which is gonna be immense! You get to trial other games like Mario kart 7 and Super Mario3D Land too. More info here -
  • gopikmin - October 10, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    From the screenshots, i guessing the story is that Bowser takes the Princess and makes a storm from leaves of the tanooki tree. The leaves spread out through out worlds where every enemy can grab one. One leaf remains Also what do the white tanooki leaves do?
  • shawksta - October 10, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    Its the Opposite actually, one night, a hard storm blows all the leafs of the tanooki tree everywhere, the next day, peach checks to see what happens then Bowser snatches her. Mario and toads check it out only to find a letter showing an awesome 2D picture of Bowser and peach with a few leafs around them. There's a help system, (If you have enough lives that is before a gameover) lose 5 lives you have an option to use an "invincible Tanooku"(like getting a star) lose 10, you get a P wing that takes you to the goal, optional. Again, you need to have enough lives.
  • shawksta - October 10, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    I knew it, Not 1 mario game hasnt added a new gameplay mechanic and this didnt stop either. Awesome! I was wondering why Boomerang Bro. Got an artwork and not hammer and this is why! This is FREAKIN AWESOME! I wonder if Hammer suit is coming back with this here!
  • TAYREL713 - October 10, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    Hot dog, the very reason I am copping a 3DS!
  • gamebrain8505 - October 10, 2011 1:16 p.m.

    Holy mother of all that is right, you have once again given birth to a miracle child!

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