Mario to Use Zelda Weapon in Super Mario 3D Land
In Zelda news on Friday 21 October 2011
Let’s talk about Mario for a few minutes. No, we’re not becoming Mario Elements, but Mario seems just as keen to celebrate Link’s 25th as much as we are. Nintendo already announced at E3 that a level in the upcoming 3DS game, Super Mario 3D Land, would feature a top-down dungeon level to honour Zelda, but it seems it doesn’t end there. Mario is getting a Zelda-inspired powerup!
Alongside Mario’s famous standard powerups, Mario is getting a Boomerang powerup, where he has the ability to, wait for it, throw a boomerang! Nintendo claims this is another nod to Zelda.
Sounds like Mario and Link are pals after all, despite punching the crap out of each other in Smash Bros. Who knows - will there be more Zelda nods in the final game? We’ll have to wait and see. My brother will be buying it and stealing my 3DS to play it - the cheek - so maybe I’ll have a shot to find out.
View a screenshot of the boomerang powerup here: http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/kotaku/2011/10/mariotop_01.jpg