Deconstructing Mario: How Super Mario 3D World hides its Secrets and encourages Exploration.

Super Mario 3D World is a game filled with excellent game design. It’s a game rich in variety and filled with tons of creative ideas. One thing I always found interesting about Super Mario 3D world is how the game design encourages exploration, and how much fun it is to explore every single area in these super mario levels and to hunt for all the collectibles hidden there. But why is this so?

Why is it so much fun to discover and search for secrets in every stage? How are these secrets designed. Is there a hidden formula behind their design, and why do players start to search for secrets in Super Mario 3D world in the first place? In this video we try to deconstruct the game design of this mario game, and hopefully find answers to these questions!

———— Credits for the music ————————
“Anachronist”, “Overworld”, “Adventure Meme”
Kevin MacLeod
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