Quoted from story: "For the last few years the fine folks on the Nintendo Holiday Tour have parked their Mario-themed airstream trailer here in Columbus, Ohio, and invited us to sample their upcoming holiday titles. This year they started us off with Mario's latest adventure.
As with most things concerning the 3DS, I’ve had a healthy skepticism of Super Mario 3D Land. The announcement of the tanooki suit griped me a little too—it felt like classic Nintendo fanboy baiting over a weird Mario 3 powerup that is remembered mostly for nostalgia (admit it fanboys: Mario World is far and away a better game than Mario 3). What I saw of the game in trailers looked intriguing but also somewhat static and limited—like a pared down version of Mario 64 and Mario Galaxy"