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