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|Super Mario Grand Quest|
|Developer(s)||Pixel Perfect Co.|
|Publisher(s)||Pixel Perfect Co.|
Super Mario Grand Quest is the latest installment in the Super Mario Bros. series, set to be released in the holiday season of 2013. The game will be a 3D platformer, with features much like Super Mario 64. Super Mario Grand Quest is under development by Pixel Perfect Co.
The game will play very similarly to that of Super Mario 64. It will feature standard Mario power-ups along with a Power Flower, which gives players different special abilities. Levels will be accessed mainly by entering doors inside the hub world, Peach's Castle. Certain worlds, however, can be accessed through paintings, warp pipes, and other things. Like Super Mario 64, players will have an eight-point life meter. Similar to Super Mario 64 DS, four characters are playable, each with a different control style. Boss levels aside, Super Mario Grand Quest consists of twelve levels, with seven missions. As with most 3D Mario platformers, the object of the game is to collect stars and save Princess Peach. Super Mario Grand Quest features Speed Run missions, where the player must replay a mission in a set amount of time, Daredevil Run missions, where the player must replay a mission (or more commonly, a boss battle) with only one health point, and Purple Coin missions, where the player has to collect 100 coins in a level, sometimes with a time allotment. After all 120 stars are earned, the player can go back and fight Bowser again. When defeated, a second, more difficult quest is opened. In this version of the quest, the health meter is cut down to 4. Likewise, damage is slightly decreased. What previously would deal 2 damage only deals 1, and what dealt 3 only deals 2. Also, all enemies are now faster than previously. When 120 stars are earned in the difficult version, the Mushroom Kingdom level is opened.
- A: Attack/Grab
- B: Jump
- Y: Run
- Left stick: Move
- Right stick: Adjust view
- L/R: Crouch
- L/R (in air): Ground Pound
By performing consecutive jumps, a player can perform a double or triple jump. If the player crouches and jumps, they can perform a backflip, or a long jump if they are in motion. If A is pressed three times in a row, the player can perform a kick. If the player attacks while running, they will slide. The player can perform a sliding kick by crouching and attacking while in motion.
|Name||Image||Skills||How to Unlock|
||Defeat King Boo|
||Defeat King Bob-omb|
|Peach||The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom is once again captured by Bowser. Its up to Mario and co. to save her again!|
Gives some advice, and will trade a star for 10 Shine Sprites.
|Bowser||Mario's archnemisis has kidnapped Peach... again. You'd think he'd learn his lesson by now.|
The game opens up with an invitation to Mario and Luigi. The invite is for a party that Princess Peach is throwing. Mario and Luigi are then shown heading to Peach's Castle, secretly being followed by Wario. Right in the middle of the party, however, Bowser crashes in. Mario and Luigi attempt to fight, but Bowser drops a large Bob-omb, knocking out everyone. But in the explosion, Mario is blasted far away...
After gaining 10 stars, Mario can fight King Boo. Upon defeating said boss, the player can access more of the castle, and play as Luigi. Once 20 stars have been found, a secret section of the castle can be opened up. This grants access to a secret level, where Goomboss can be fought. Upon defeating Goomboss, Toad becomes playable. After retrieving 35 stars, King Bob-omb can be fought. When he is beaten, the top floor of the castle can be accessed. When Mario and co. collect 60 stars, the final area of the castle can be entered where the warp to Bowser's Castle is, only able to be entered by Mario. After going through the many traps in the castle, Bowser himself is fought. After Mario defeats Bowser, the princess is saved.
Power Flower Abilities
|Metal Mario||Exclusive to Mario, Metal Mario cannot swim and is invincible. He will slowly sink into lava, however.||After 15 seconds have passed.|
|Invisible Luigi||Luigi will briefly turn invisible, allowing him to run through enemies and most walls.||After 15 seconds have passed.|
|Mega Toad||Causes Toad to turn giant, allowing him to destroy most enemies and objects.||After 15 seconds have passed.|
|Bomb Wario||Allows Wario to throw Bob-ombs that explode upon contact.||
Upon being hit
Boss levels excluded, Super Mario Grand Quest consists of 12 levels, containing 7 stars each.
|Name||Stars to Unlock||Missions|
|Deep Dark Cave||1 Star|
|High-Tide Beach||3 Stars|
|Chilly Glacier||3 Stars|
|King Boo's Manor||10 Stars|
|Wiggler's Woods||1 Green Star|
|Poison Pond||1 Green Star|
|Pyramid Plaza||15 Stars|
|Goomboss's Lair||20 Stars|
|Stratus Skies||25 Stars|
|King Bob-omb's Mine||35 Stars|
|Painful Plains||2 Green Stars|
|Magma Mountain||2 Green Stars|
|Pipe Place||45 Stars|
|Astounding Airship||55 Stars|
|Bowser's Castle||60 Stars|
|Mushroom Kingdom||120 Stars*|
*The player must have 120 stars in both the easy and difficult quests.
Castle Secret Stars
Peach's Castle consists of 25 secret stars, which go towards the goal of reaching 120 stars. 6 of the castle stars are trading Shine Sprites to Toadsworth.
References to Other Games
- Super Mario 64: Multiple elements from this game appear, including Power Stars, jumping through paintings to access levels, triple jumps, etc.
- Super Mario Sunshine: Shine Sprites originiate from this game, and their purpose is similar to what Blue Coins did in the same game.
- Super Mario Galaxy: Speed Runs, Daredevil Runs, and Purple Coin missions originated in this game. Also, the Freeze Mushroom has the same effect of the Ice Flower from this game.
- Super Mario Galaxy 2: The Rock Mushroom and Squizzard originate from this game.