Mario & Luigi Premium Wii U Pack & Bonus Videos
So it was my birthday on Wednesday, and I got one of these and a Wii U Pro controller, which was the best present I've had probably since the Super Mario World SNES bundle in 1991.
The premium pack comes with a 32GB Wii U Premium edition, and a single disc which includes both NEW SUPER MARIO BROS U and NEW SUPER LUIGI U, it also includes loads of videos of play throughs of both of those games, how to beat all the challenges with gold medals, how to do loads of cool tricks to get lots of 1-Up's, and some "SuperPlay" videos, which are basically videos a madskilled Nintendo guy playing through some levels, to make normal gamers feel inferior... impressive non the less.
So, why do you care? Well for anyone who got New Super Mario Bros U or New Super Luigi U when it came out all that time ago, there may have been some of the challenges which you weren't able to get gold medals on, some tricks you might not have know about etc, I am capturing all of the bonus videos in 1080P HD at the moment for you guys to check out on our YouTube channel - I've already added quite a few of them and you really should check them out, this is NEXT LEVEL gaming.
If you like the ones I've put up already you should consider subbing us, as I'll be adding the rest of the SuperPlay videos in full HD over the next few days, weeks. I'll also be putting up the New Super Luigi U ones straight after that.
A SuperPlay of some levels of Acorn Plains from New Super Mario Bros U on one of the bonus videos.
For anyone who has been considering a Wii U but not taken the plunge yet, this has to be the deal that converts you, you can now get this from Amazon, at the time of writing its priced £219.99, Mario & Luigi 32GB Wii U Premium Bundle, a pretty good deal for a Wii U 32gb with 2 first party Nintendo games I'd say!
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5 More Reasons to be excited for Super Mario 3D World
Time goes by so fast, but I was glad that my favourite Mario games were not left behind. As technology advances, the game developers have never stopped finding ways of creating new features to offer us. For several years of playing Super Mario and its game variants, I was used to the just imagining the world that Mario was in and how it felt being there. But Nintendo has made that a reality for me with its latest 3D offering for Wii U.
Being able to explore every corner of Mario's world has always been my dream. I can still remember how my impeccable joy while making my way around the island—transforming the world and making new paths, and then going back to see my progress. Super Mario 3D also adapts the same idea—a map-based scale and exploration—but with a twist. You can now freely visit one place after another while in-between stages. No need to level up first before you can move to the next location. The top-down three-dimensional angle map consisted of at least seven islands with shops, coins, levels and enemies just like any modern title should.
While giving us the joy of experiencing Mario's world in Super Mario 3D, the game did not deviate from the original structure of the game. In fact, I found some similarities of the 3D version to that of the older versions such as Super Mario Galaxy and Wii's 2007 hit. I missed the playing the old bit-sized Nintendo game, where I just have to play, being tossed into the middle of a wide and mysterious places, without seeing a finish line ahead and just roam around the area in whichever direction I chose. But still, I'm amazed at how 3D works.
Setting the nostalgia asides, there is an interesting level of the 3D called "Bowser's Bullet Bill Brigade," In this level, you will encounter tons of parading war tanks just like that of 8-1 of the old Super Mario Bros. 3, which had armed goombas, wood tanks and shrapnel that contributed to making that level pretty difficult to beat.
As much as I enjoyed the classic Super Mario games, Super Mario 3D World did not disappoint me either. The latest version of Super Mario game offered a lot of new tricks that would surprise every Classic Nintendo games player like me. One instance was a crazy fight I had with Bowser. I thought it would some kind of a face-to-face battle or something, but it turned out to be a car racing where I have to chase Bowser as he drove his purple Cadillac. It wasn't just an ordinary car racing. It was one hell of a fiery car racing as Bowser was spilling flaming oil and tossing bombs back at me. That was a bit scary, unexpected and yet it was more fun than the old sets of obstacles I had back then.
It was a surprise how Super Mario 3D World made use of shadows. One of which was for deception of character's size, such as a giant Piranha plant, which silhouette would look small on the wall when it's near to the source of light, making it easy to devour its prey. The character can also control its shadows during a 2D-view action, the shift of which brought shades of an indie Contrast—another product of Nintendo's intelligence and creativity.
Every Mario game is distinguished by its power-up features such as flying cap for Mario 64 and raccoon tail for Super Mario Bros. 3. Super Mario 3D World also has its signature power-ups—not one but many. One is the symbolic cat suit which was introduced in the E3 2013 trailer. The next one is a double cherry, a cherry fruit that enables you to make another copy of your character each time you encounter each piece of this fruit. The more cherries you stumble upon, the more clones you can create. At the end of each level, all five Luigi characters shout, jump and shot fireballs all together in appalling unison.
Aside from the two power-ups that I've mentioned, there is also a cannon that your character can wear to fire explosives to our enemies, and the sleeping Piranha Plant to eat all Bowser's underlings, not to mention the Goomba costume which Mario can wear to spy an enemy area without being caught. I'm not sure if all of the can be brought all the way to the next levels or just for a specific level or battle, but these are really cool features you can enjoy using to your heart's content.
Another amazing thing about 3D World is that you can play it with your friends because it has a multiplayer version. It records each player's achievements—from the number of coins collected to the number of enemies defeated—and computes each equivalent points. The biggest point can be achieved by and is given to whoever gets the highest spot on at the end of the stage where a flagpole is standing, while the rest will just have to do their best before their time is up. The points then will then be totalled for the final score. The highest scorer gets a crown as a reward which he can wear onto the next level. If you get first twice in a row, additional rewards will be given to you.
I never expected playing Super Mario 3D World multiplayer would give me that awesome feeling. As a matter of fact, playing with your friends, competing with each other to see who can get into the finish line, is more fun and exciting than playing alone. You will eventually realize that there is much more to see in every stage that you don't mind replaying over and over again—with the same set of friends or a different one. All in all, Super Mario 3D World is the most exciting and most fun of all Mario games!
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What the artwork from Super Mario 3D World has revealed so far
Nintendo's Super Mario 3D World would have not been that attractive at first sight if not because of its set of enthusiastically-created artwork pieces. So, what are these interesting artworks? Let`s us give you just the ten most interesting ones. (You`ll discover the rest when you play the game.)
It's called the New Worlds, but it looks like just the classic Mario worlds—21st Century version. In the artwork you can see the grass which filled the foreground, the sunken ship, and Big Bully standing on the snowy level. In the background we have the theme park, tropical island, volcano, etc. Over-all, the artworks portrays the picture of the “worlds” as the player goes from one place to another or play from one level to the next.
The Bullet Train
Did you miss Boom Boom and Pom Pom? Well, after appearing as airship bosses in Super Mario 3D Land, they're back on track for a level set on a train. This Bullet train could be one of the end levels which you have to run along as you pass that Thwomp to get to the end, where the boss is waiting.
The idea for this level was probably taken from Super Mario 64 or New Super Mario Bros. sunken airship. Talking about Super Mario 64, Plunder, The Sunken Ship in Jolly Roger Bay is a star challenge in which you had to go deep into the ocean to the shipwreck, remove the eel, get inside the boat and unlock each chest in correct order. When everything was done perfectly, the sunken ship will rise and you'll be rewarded with a star.
Green Star Bonus World
So in this world, your role is a toad, not Mario. And this Toad is similar to that which belongs to Toad Brigade from Super Mario Galaxy. If you have watched the trailer for Super Mario 3D World, you might saw him going around a pipe in the world map.
Head In The Clouds
Just like in grassy, snowy and lava levels, there are also bonus cloud stages. However, if you play multiplayer, there's only one prize in the end so you need to run the race in the clouds to get that precious prize. Exciting, isn't it?
Since it's a new version, we also expect new enemies. In the artwork, the first one you notice is the bird, wearing shades and preying a snail, which looks like just an obstacle rather than an enemy—just like Piranha Plants, which would just peck at you as you run past them. Another enemy is the bug. You've seen it in the trailer. Together with other bugs, it would attack you.
The boss in Lethal Lava Land from Super Mario 64 is back to attack! An old enemy in Super Mario World, Big Bully—or just one who looked like him—is now assigned in snow level. From lava to snow? Play the game and you`ll see how things work in 3D.
Cat Bullet Bills
From Tanooki Boos, Tanooki Bullet Bills and Tanooki Goomba from Super Mario 3D Land, and Cat Goom from Nintendo Direct artwork release, here comes Cat Bullet Bills. Can we expect another cat characters in Super Mario 3D World?
Kamek made his debut as Magikoopa in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and now he's part of Super Mario 3D World.
Super Mario Galaxy Comet Observatory?
Yeah, it looked like the Comet Observatory, a hub from Super Mario Galaxy. When you complete the game, Super Mario 3D Land had special worlds for you. I haven't completed the game yet, but I'd like to be the Comet Observatory. Would you?
So in summary what we have to look forward to is the return of classic characters, the modification (cat versions) of at least a few existing characters, the introduction of at least two new characters, the possible return of the Sunken Ship and other lands from past Mario titles and maybe even the Comet Observatory!
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Super Mario RPG Playthrough & More
Hey all, in this update I have to mention the following.
Our YouTube channel just hit 150 subscribers, and we are working really hard to make it the most epic Mario YouTube channel of all. We have loads planned to make this the biggest collection of Mario multimedia on the internet featuring anything from TV adverts, Playthroughs, trailers, guides, secrets from every game and how to do stuff, slide shows of our favourite funny Mario pics, fan made productions using Mario plush and soft toys and a whole lot more.
I have also just finished doing a playthrough of Super Mario RPG as well as most of the special features in the game like the second and third fights with Jinx, how to open Culex's door, challenge him and beat him, cameos from Link and Samus as well as references to Star Wing and F-Zero in Hinopio's shop.
We have passed 4500 Facebook likes since my last post too. So thank you to all of our YouTube and Facebook followers, we have some great stuff in store for you to come.
Stay tuned for more updates, I am currently doing an article featuring more info and news on Super Mario 3D World.
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