Ken McKown writes: It never ceases to amaze me that after nearly three decades, Nintendo can still craft a Mario game that both challenges me, and makes me smile ear to ear while playing it. Super Mario 3D World is the Wii U’s white knight. This is the game that should push any Nintendo-loving fan over the edge on picking up the machine. It is the best platformer since Mario Galaxy, and may very well be the best game I have played all year. There was never a time during my playthrough that I didn’t have a grin on my face.