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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury review: Inventive, expanded and unmissable

Wii U’s classic is as wonderful as ever, while Bowser provides an entertaining – if less inventive – bonus

Co-Director
Kenta Motokura
Key Credits
Koichi Hayashida (Co-Director), Koji Kondo (Composer), Yoshiaki Koizumi (Producer)

3D World is Nintendo EAD at its imaginative, brilliant best and remains a platforming triumph. Bowser's Fury, while not nearly as inventive, offers hours of additional challenges and a welcome excuse to revisit a classic.

  • The most inventive Mario ever
  • Plenty of challenge for veterans
  • Multiplayer is accessible and chaotic
  • Bowser's Fury adds hours of new challenges
  • Lag can spoil online play
5 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury review: Inventive, expanded and unmissable
Co-Director
Kenta Motokura
Key Credits
Koichi Hayashida (Co-Director), Koji Kondo (Composer), Yoshiaki Koizumi (Producer)

3D World is Nintendo EAD at its imaginative, brilliant best and remains a platforming triumph. Bowser's Fury, while not nearly as inventive, offers hours of additional challenges and a welcome excuse to revisit a classic.

  • The most inventive Mario ever
  • Plenty of challenge for veterans
  • Multiplayer is accessible and chaotic
  • Bowser's Fury adds hours of new challenges
  • Lag can spoil online play
5 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch