Super Mario on 3DS will have more classic costumes besides the Tanooki Suit

In many ways, Super Mario on 3DS is all about the traditional, 8-bit Mario experience. Sure, it's got fancy 3D graphics and even fancier 3D to show the fancy 3D graphics, but in terms of movement, skillset and fundamentals, it's very much a traditional Mario game. So it comes as little surprise to hear that Nintendo isn't stopping at the iconic Tanooki Suit for Mario's new wardrobe. Apparently that's just the tip of the iceberg...

According to the game's director, Yoshiaki Koizumi, the game itself will dictate which suits make it into the game, not the other way round. Although with the retro ethos, it seems likely that old, famous suits will be recycled rather than new ones being added in. He told Official Nintendo Magazine:

I should point out that we don't necessarily decide on what number of famous Mario suits will appear in the game and proceed from there - we try to find interesting gameplay ideas and then try to settle on what to do in different places. But I can say that we will definitely have some more familiar suits than just the Tanooki Suit.

This is great news as far as we're concerned. While we love 10/10-scoring Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 dearly, there's just something special about SMB3-era Mario that's simply not present in his newer games, even 2D-styled New Super Mario Bros. While we're all up for seeing the Hammer suit make a reappearance, there's just one thing left to say, really. The campaign for the return of Kuribo's Shoe starts here!

Above: Cos shoe know it makes sense (fnar!)

04 July, 2011


  • WTeen8 - July 5, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    GIMME MY SHOE! Oh and Peguin suit without Ice flower. Because the ice flower makes the Penguin mostly useless. But yeah, SHOE!
  • philipshaw - July 5, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    I can get behind getting the shoe back
  • CitizenWolfie - July 5, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    Shoe knows it! Can we also have the frog suit please? Makes you feel like a boss when you complete a level using it anywhere other than underwater
  • Sticky - July 5, 2011 5:02 a.m.

    To help get the campaign well and trully underway, we net to get a celebrity involved. Get Will Schuester from Glee on the case.
  • MrGone1980 - July 5, 2011 2:54 a.m.

    One of my favorite things about SMBX is that they give you Kuribo's shoe fairly early. You can even have an ice flower while you're in's really too much, but in a good way.
  • VagueRaconteur - July 4, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    Nin10DOH - Yes, shoe did.
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 4, 2011 10:18 p.m.

    The Spring Mushroom, propeller suit and penguin suit better not be in it. **** those pieces of **** to the moon, man.
  • Nin10DOH - July 4, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    Shoe know it's a good idea. ...Kinda ripped you guys off there
  • GringoStar - July 4, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    The shoe is alright, but I would like to see the Lakitu cloud return, along with the frog suit and the multicolored Yoshi's. It would also be great to see the poison mushroom return, alongside the hammer bros. suit and the space ship from Super Mario Land.
  • Crimmy - July 4, 2011 6 p.m.

    Give us the shoe nao kthxbai.
  • tomthespesh - July 4, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    YES! The shoe must return!!!
  • rabidpotatochip - July 4, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    As a gamer, all I can say is that they need to improve everything without actually changing it because failure to meet either requirement will enrage me.
  • kluivertus - July 4, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    Kuribo's shoe is objectively awesome. Everyone knows this. Give me the Shoe and then the Hammer Suit.
  • Hydrohs - July 4, 2011 3:35 p.m.

    I couldn't agree more.
  • MattOfSteel - July 4, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    Yes bring back the shoe. And bring back everything. If everything isn't in every game everybody will be mad.
  • robertpopovic - July 4, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    Who throws a shoe? Honestly!
  • HankVenture - July 4, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    Wait, I thought everyone said the Tanooki Suit was basically pointless, that it didn't have the abilities it once had, so how can he say "we try to find interesting gameplay ideas and then try to settle on what to do in different places."?
  • Teve0rz - July 4, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    ohhhhh yes, BRING BACK THE SHOE!

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