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Super Mario 3DS carries the weight of a dynasty on its shoulders. As the pieces come together though, it looks like a pretty safe bet for the first truly 3D Mario.
Mario 64 was an uncomfortable revolution, what you gained in 3D you lost in pixel perfect jumps. Super Mario 3DS can set this straight by using the 3D screen to accurately depict depth.
The 3DS's absurd collection of grand claims and technological novelties come together to create a magical experience. Its 3D is convincing, if limited, but it's the whole package that makes the most sense.
A 25th March release date and price of around GBP 229 or USD 250 has put the 3DS on every reviewer's lips. To complement my 3DS Initial Impressions and 3DS Technical Analysis reviews last month, here's a more personal account of what it's like to play.
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Like many decisions we make at retail, the best way to get value for money is to do your research first. To that end I've spent the last few weeks investigating the best value for money and cheapest ways to buy a 3DS.
Nintendo's 3DS looks great in my bag but doesn't have many games I want to play yet. The 3D looks beautiful but its reduced viewing angle and incompatibility with horizontal book style gameplay is a real turn off.
Being something of a reluctant gamer, I was happily oblivious to much of the 3DS hype until recently. With my husband a jobbing games reviewer though, I can't help inadvertently picking up a vague idea of what's hot in the world of gaming. With the kids and my other half more than a little excited about trying out some 3DS's for the weekend, I was actually quite curious to find out what all the fuss was about.
3DS crashes, floppy hinges and short battery life may put a dampener on its recent launch, but for me the quality of design and serious range of games is more than enough to get me through these temporary qualms.
I've had my 3DS for a little while now and I've worked my way through all the different built in games. It's not like other handhelds I've had (the PSP and DS for example) because it comes with games already on it. There is Mii Plaza with Adventure and Collecting games, Face Raiders that gets you shooting balloons that it superimposes on top of a picture of your room and Activity Log that earns you points as you walk around.
3DS impresses with a fleet of 3D features, more power and wide range of first the third party games.
We already knew that the new DS was called 3DS and would offer a convincing 3D game experience without glasses. But we didn't expect the 3D features to extend to 3D High Definition movies, or to be able to take 3D picture with dual front facing cameras.
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