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Super Mario 3D World given rough 8-hour completion time, but there’s more to see and do

Some information has surfaced about Super Mario 3D World's play time.

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ZodTheRipper988d ago

I've expected more to be honest. Even if there is more content, 8 hours isn't that long for a 3D Mario game.

wiiuniverse988d ago

the 8 additional challenge worlds will do more than double that, as will the 3 stars per level.

ZodTheRipper988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

I guess you're right. This will be my first Wii U game soon (trade PS3 in, get Wii U) and my first Mario gamer since Mario Galaxy so I just hope it will be much longer than 8 hours and also be a worthy Mario game overall.
This news certainly won't affect my purchase ;)

Misaka_x_Touma987d ago

there 90 levels base off amount of stamps, online ghost mii, collecting all stars and playing with others.

Realplaya987d ago

You didn't read the article I bet.
Here is what he clarified.

It’s a lot longer than 8 hours, folks. I can’t really say much more than that, but don’t worry.

kB0988d ago

8 hours? :S I think it took me like months to took me weeks to complete Super mario world and months to 100%.

Mario 3D Land took me about 15-16 hours to finish, but I think my total time is like 130 hours, I dunno why I like that game so much LOL.

Still i really want this game:( I wish I had a Wii.U just to beat this!

live2play988d ago

This same guy said 3dland took 6 hours to beat.
He rushes through them to review it

kB0988d ago

Then I'm not worried:D lol.

:) Any want to rent me a Wii.u? :D lool

SweetDangos988d ago

Platformers aren't that long. I've completed mario world in little under 4 hours.
What did you expect? 50 hours?

kB0988d ago

Why do people automatically jump to a fight with 50 HOURS,

I'm just saying with mario games I use to put in hours to complete, I didn't really know he simply RAN through it. I just wanted as much as mario 3D land, 15-16 hours.

Lighten up!

admiralvic988d ago

This is very true. I beat Rayman Legends in 9 hours I think.

@ kB0

It's half way to 100 and not unheard of for an RPG, so it's sort of the "opposite end of the spectrum" response.

-Foxtrot988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

Remember how long it took you to complete Super Mario Galaxy....that was lengthy.

It seems like Nintendo's main games get shorter and shorter. They are pretty to look at, well crafted and even has some good music but I feel at times it masks the fact that the length of these games are getting shorter and shorter

It took me ages to complete Super Mario 64, took me a while to complete Sunshine and even Galaxy was a bit of a challenge so I'm still kind of hoping this isn't part of those Mario games and the next one is the open world Mario game they were talking about. It's the only next logical step after Galaxy.

Concertoine988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

the reason sunshine and 64 are so long is mainly the repeated worlds and occasionally laborious missions. also 64 required a ton of stars to beat the game, the others not so much. galaxy required like 60 stars which is nothing, that's half the game. for all we know this game is much bigger and these people took the quickest way out. like 3d land there's probably a second set of 8 worlds which are more challenging and thus take an additional 8+ hours. maybe i'm wrong and this game isn't long, but i'm willing to bet with the addtional 8 worlds this is over 15 hours AT LEAST, putting it right in line with the previous 3d marios according to HLTB:
sunshine: 19.5 hours
galaxy: 15.5
galaxy 2: 13.5
mario 64: 13
i predict mario 3d world will be longer to BEAT all 16 worlds, but significantly shorter to 100% unless there's more than 3 collectibles per level.
as for nintendo's games in general getting shorter, this i flat out disagree with.

wiiuniverse988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

donkey kong country - significantly longer
metroid - VERY significantly longer
zelda - consistently the same
smash bros brawl - way longer than melee
kirby - the same if not longer
mario - all over the place really

@concertoine well said, bubs for your research. that really put me at ease, and i hope others.

-Foxtrot988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

You can disagree all you want but it is, I'm not going to argue because I know how "sacred" Nintendo are on here especialy how far someone like you would to defend them ...not to mention the fact nobody wants admit they've went down the gutter in recent years especially with Iwata still in charge despite some of the problems they are having at the minute.

The thing is Nintendo get to a point now with their games were they are like "and we are...DONE"...thats it, no more work. They don't seem to go the extra mile and work towards hard challenges which could improve their games for the better and for us. For example you had NaughtyDog with Uncharted 3 where they chose a sand setting because of how hard it would be for them to do...you would NOT get Nintendo doing that, they would just avoid a problem like that and do something easier. Then you have silly decisions like them developing a handheld version of Super Smash Bros alongside the console version when they've said the 3DS one COULD restrict the console one...even though they could bring out the handheld version the following year.

Concertoine987d ago (Edited 987d ago )

@foxtrot
i'm usually considered one of the more vocal nintendo fans when it comes to the choices they make, and they can make bad ones. i am not reaching to defend nintendo at all, i'm using evidence. also, you go to any respective section of this website and there will ALWAYS be a group of loyalists who think their company can do no wrong, that is not exclusive to the wii u section at all.
the other day you said you wish people "would just admit" that 3d world is not as exciting as the other 3D games, when they have every right and reason to be excited for it. it's evident that you have never been particularly fond of this game, but you make it seem like people CANNOT disagree with you when you don't back your claims. if nintendo games are getting shorter... prove it, as wiiuniverse proved they weren't.
Please link me to the comment where i said smash 3ds was NOT a stupid decision, i've said it a million times. it's a pointless game and it'll hurt the hype of the wii u version.

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admiralvic988d ago

People forget that completion time (time it takes to complete) and 100% time are totally different.

It probably takes 8 hours to beat every level and XYZ more to get every coin / do everything.

wiiuniverse988d ago

if 3d land took you that long rest assured this'll take you a while.

bullymangLer987d ago

you actually do have a wiiU, you just dont see it (;

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link2Dpast988d ago

Hopefully this isn't true and there more to this game. At first just like many , I was apprehensive but then they started to show more and it just v reminded me of old school mario. Hopefully lives up to my expectations

Jagsrock988d ago

The guy who tweeted this admitted to rushing through the game. He is only talking about getting to the credits not 100%. If you want to you can rush through mario 64 in 4-5 hours so his comments really don't mean a whole lot.

kB0988d ago

The world record for Mario 64 I think is almost 6 hours for fastest playthrough.

I personal could not finish it in even 10 hours, I found it very hard because of camera.

Jagsrock988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

Actually the fastest speed run was only 1:44:01

from the beach988d ago

Probably the best eight hours of gamin' this year?

kB0988d ago

Oh come on, that is such a narrow minded view...

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