|Super Mario 3D: Magic Orb Legacy|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo Wii U|
|Single-Player, Multiplayer, Level Editor, Enemy Log|
|Genre(s)||Platformer, Level Editor|
|Series||Super Mario 3D Series (spin-off)|
|Predecessor||Super Mario 3D World|
|Media Included||Coming soon!|
Super Mario 3D: Magic Orb Legacy is a Super Mario 3D game released for the Nintendo Wii U. It is a platformer, like the other Super Mario 3D games, but also features a level editor.
In this game, the story revolves around Bowser trying to take the Magic Orbs of the Mushroom Kingdom, which are currently owned by Peach, therefore altering the kingdom to become hers. He has given 10 of the orbs to his Koopaling children, and kept the most powerful one for himself. He is now having Kamek help him alter the kingdom, and the player must defeat him before the Mushroom Kingdom is altered forever.
One day, at Peach's castle, Toad and Peach are up early making breakfast for them and the Mario Bros. Then, of course, Bowser comes in out of nowhere, with 14 of his Koopalings. He tries to kidnap Peach, but Mario comes just in time and transforms into Diamond Mario. Using his powerful diamond boots, he jumps on Bowser's head and knocks him into a coma. The Koopalings, angered, state how much they hate Mario and say that he'll regret his choices when they steal the Magic Orbs of the Mushroom Kingdom. Peach and Mario have doubts, considering that the cave containing them is heavily guarded, but Luigi, who just woke up to hearing all of the chaos, is worried.
About a week or two later, Bowser crashes his airship into Peach's house with 13 Magic Orbs in his hand. Peach and Mario notice, and Mario attempts to power-up, but Bowser gets away in time, yelling at Peach (international version), or cursing at her (japanese version). He then runs off, and a cutscene is shown showing him giving the orbs to 10 of his Koopalings and working with Kamek to unleash the final one's inner ability.
Toadsworth then explains to Mario the Magic Orbs' history. He says that long ago, before the Mushroom Kingdom was founded, 11 orbs guarding the area from evil were grown in the ground. He explains that the 13 orbs, which all wielded different elemental abilities, were very powerful and could defeat evil with the right forces. He then says that about 1.2 million years later, Peach found them, and, absorbing her nature, became adjusted to be owned by her, therefore making the Mushroom Kingdom hers.
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This game's gameplay is quite similar to Super Mario 3D World's. It is a 3D game, so it works in a 3D format, and multiplayer mode is supported. It works the same as Super Mario 3D World's, using up to 4 players at a time. Also, similar to New Super Mario Bros. U, when using multiplayer mode, the GamePad can be used as Boost Mode, although some abilities of Boost Mode can be used without being in the mode. Also, unlike New Super Mario Bros. U, whether to use Boost Mode or not can be customized.
In this game, multiple abilities used throughout the series are available. Of course, standard abilities such as running and jumping are available, but more complex abilities such as back-fliping, somersaulting, wall-jumping, and much more are also available.
Yoshis also appear in this game, marking their 2nd appearance in a 3D Mario game as a rideable steed (first was Super Mario Galaxy 2). However, this is their first time being used in a 3D game supporting a full multiplayer mode. In this game, multiple Yoshis are given to the players in multiplayer mode (similar to the NSMB series), but unlike the NSMB series, each Yoshi is the same color, to avoid unfairness between Yoshi abilities. Also, like in Super Mario World, there are different colored Yoshis woth different abilities. There are special fruits that give Yoshi abilities, like in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Lastly, Baby Yoshis appear as well, but act more similar to how they did in Super Mario World.
The Magic Orbs, which are a major part of the story, also appear as usable items. There are special tiles on the ground in certain levels that have the symbol of the Magic Orb it rleases. When Ground Pounded, it releases up to 4 orbs (based off the amount of people playing) , and those orbs can be collected to give the player special abilities. that can be used to complete the level. The tile for the Magic Orb will not activate if the user has collected the orb already.
There is also a Level Editor in this game, which allows you to create levels for other players to play, and to play other people's levels, although the two just mentioned require not only Internet, but a Nintendo Network ID as well. For more information on it, click this link.
|World Number||World Name||Description||Mini-Boss||Castle Boss||Fortress/Final Boss||Enemy Course|
|1||Grassy Hills||A hilly, grassy area filled with easy-to-beat enemies. It is fairly simple, and is easy for even beginners to play.|
|2||Crystalline Mine||An underground mine filled with crystals of all types. Diamond Mario is first encountered here.||N/A|
|3||Creamy Desert||A candy-themed desert with many giant sweets as objects on the map.|
|4||Sparkling Beach||A beach nearby water. At the end of it is the entrance to the next world, which is under the ocean. A secret entrance in one level leads to two secret levels, which then leads to City Metropolis.||N/A|
|A||City Metropolis||A huge city inhabited by Bowser's troops. Neo Bowser City is inside of this huge area. It can only be accessed by taking a secret path from City Metropolis.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|5||Blooper Bay||An underwater area right by Sparkling Beach. It is filled with many water enemies (most notably Bloopers) as well as a sunken airship.|
|6||Fallen Ruins||A jungle area that seems to be the remains of some ruins of some sort.||N/A|
|7||Abandoned Village||A village that has been abandoned and infested with ghosts of all kinds.|
|B||Heated Core||An underground chamber deep underground. It can only be accessed by taking a secret path in Abandoned Village.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|8||Beanstalk Skies||A cloudy sky that can be accessed by climbing huge sprouted vines. It features many cloud enemies, like Fwooshes and Lakitus. It, like the previous world, has a secret path that leads to a secret world.||N/A|
|C||Sky Land||Back from Super Mario Bros. 3, Sky Land is even harder than before! It can only be accessed by taking a secret path in Beanstalk Skies.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|9||Volcanic Dreadlands||A huge volcanic field with volcanoes and LOTS of lava. It is where Bowser's Castle is, along with a lot more mini-castles.|
|10||Bowser City||A short world with only 6 levels, 4 of which are boss levels. It is where the final boss battle takes place.||N/A|
|World Mushroom||A special world that can only be accessed by completing Bowser City.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|20px||World Flower||A special world that can only be accessed by completing World Mushroom.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|World Star||A special world that can only be accessed by completing World Flower and unlocking it with 100 Star Coins.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|World Crown||A special world that can only be accessed by completing World Star and collecting all of the Star Coins, Stamps, Puzzle Pieces, and Gold Flags in the game besides its own.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Palette Swaps for Toad can be unlocked by winning a certain amount of levels with him. Winning 20 levels gains him the Yellow Toad palette swap, while winning 50 levels gains him the Red Toad palette swap.
Similar to Super Mario 3D World, stamps can be found in hard-to-reach areas of levels. When collected, a stamp of something (usually something that relates to the level it was collected in) will be added to the player's stamp list. Any stamps the player has collected can be used in Miiverse posts. Having all non-World Crown Stamps are also necessary to unlock World Crown.
The Level Editor is a feature in the game that allows the player to create their own levels using objects in the game. For more info, click the link above.
This game is compatible with Amiibo. However, only 4 types of Amiibo work with it. They all work to affect gameplay positively.
These are the effects Amiibo can give on the game:
- Mario: Adds to the stat amount of every character by 15%.
- Luigi: Adds to every character's jump height by 18%.
- Peach: Adds to every character's sprint stat by 18%.
- Toad: Adds to every character's speed stat by 18%.
This game is compatible with both the Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Mario versions of the Amiibo.
- This is Daisy, Wario, Waluigi, and Mallow's first playable appearances in a mainstream Mario game.
- This is the second Mario series-related game to be related to D.I.Y somehow: the first being WarioWare D.I.Y.
- This game's Level Editor system is similar to the Steam/Mobile game Geometry Dash's system. Both use a system to upload your levels to an online community of editor-made levels, and Internet, as well as a Nintendo Network ID (in this game), are required to do so. They both use a "Featured" system, which contains popular and well-made levels that are generally liked by the community. It also contains a leaderboard system for creators in both games.
- This game, for some reason, calls Invincible Mario Rainbow Mario instead, despite using a Starman. Something similar happened with Tanooki Mario and the Super Leaf in Super Mario 3D Land. It is unknown if this concept will continue to be used, like Super Mario 3D Land's was.
- Each Koopaling's stamp resembles their artwork from Super Mario World, but updated to use their current appearance. As for the new Koopalings, they got their own artwork similar to some other Koopalings' artwork. Something similar happened in Super Mario Crystalline World, which used Super Mario Bros. 3-like artwork for the Koopalings' stamps.
- Prongos appear in this game as enemy course enemies, but their masks do not make an appearance.
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