news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Multiple Old School Power-Ups Returning in Super Mario 3D


I've always been a huge fan of the Tanooki Suit in Super Mario Bros. 3. I like that Mario can fly using his raccoon tail. I really dig that he can turn into a statue and be ignored by passing enemies. And I can't say enough how adorable the actual costume looks.

When we saw the raccoon tail adorning the Super Mario 3D logo prior to the game's reveal, I'm certain most Mario fans were stoked about the possible return of the Tanooki Suit. Then, when Nintendo unveiled the game and confirmed that the classic power-up was indeed returning, gamers were even more excited. It seems the raccoon costume we all know and adore won't be the only classic outfit the notorious plumber dons in his upcoming 3DS platform quest.

Super Mario director Yoshiaki Koizumi recently told The Official Nintendo Magazine that gamers could definitely expect to see more than just one familiar suit in the upcoming 3D platformer. "I can't reveal the actual number of power-ups in the game right now, but suffice to say that we do try to include enough so that people can have a variety of different kinds of play experiences in the title," stated Koizumi. "Also, 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 here---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 all sounds like excellent and exciting news, and the opportunity to see and use some of the classic power-ups that made Mario such a powerful force back in the day is sure to get 3DS owners pumped for the release of Super Mario 3D. Here's hoping the Frog Suit and Hammer Suit make an appearance in the game. And we can't forget about the legendary Kuribo's Shoe!

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