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I think it's pretty great, and definitely better than NSMBU which you've mentioned a few times here. It is of course more similar to the 2D entries than the other 3D games, but the level design, despite being more linear, feels like what you'd expect from 3D Mario in terms of its creativity and variety. It also feels wonderful to play and move around, and has two of my absolute favorite Mario powerups ever. (the cat suit is shockingly fun to use) It's definitely more fun in multiplayer due to the nature of it, and if you have the opportunity to play it that way, I do recommend it, the Switch version has online multiplayer. If not, it's still very good in single player as well, but I do think maybe slightly less so. Bowser's Fury looks like it may be a really cool single player addition though, based on what they teased of it.



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3D World is a great game. If you like 2D Mario it is a real easy recommend.



If you didn't get the Wii U version, I'd recommend it. It was pretty good. My only complaint was the odd difficulty curve. It starts off really easily, but quickly gets a lot more difficult about halfway through. Mario games getting tougher in later levels is normal, but this felt less like a smooth transition across the whole game and more like a sudden shift. Other than that, though, it does some interesting things that differentiate it from both 2D Mario and your average 3D Mario. Like others said, it feels like they tried to take 2D Mario design elements and put them in a 3D environment.



I beat it on the Wii U, it was fun but nothing I need to play again for a console generation or two. But I think its worth playing through for a first time. As far as holding up its better than both 64 and Sunshine.



It's a great game, I did slightly prefer 3D Land for some reason



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Super Mario 3D World is even more fun in local multiplayer than NSMBU. You have a level map and a 500 seconds timer, so in this case it's more comparable with Super Mario World, but you are moving in 3D. The music, level design and graphics are way better than NSMBU. I would give it a try. It's a nice addition to 3D All-Stars, Odyssey and NSMBU and unique enough.



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3D world is a 3D Mario game that plays like a 2D Mario game, rather than a collectathon.

It is not a side game, and is a true Mario game.  Yes it is worth it.



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Got it digital on Wii U like two weeks ago by just 20 bucks, awesome game, nice level design, full of charm, but I rather get it on Wii U than on Switch. However, for those interested in the Bowser's Fury thing, the Switch port is a good idea.



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It's a great game, I did slightly prefer 3D Land for some reason

3D Land is underrated. World has generally more creative level design, but the shorter levels in 3D Land work better especially if you're in the mood for something to pick up and play. Also, it was designed strictly for single player. Some of World's levels feel a little bigger than they need to be to accommodate multiple players. I think world is better overall, but there are some areas where 3D Land beats it.