How Super Mario 3D Land Saved The 3DS

Even 7 years after its release, the Nintendo 3DS is still alive! (For better or worse.) To celebrate its longevity, let’s take a look at its rocky beginnings and how Nintendo’s biggest star eventually came to avert its fate.

Special thanks to A Blob for providing the footage for the Super Mario Galaxy 2 Beginner’s DVD as well as helping with the script!

Further Readings/Videos:
Iwata Asks: Super Mario 3D Land

Shigeru Miyamoto Interview on 3D Land:

GDC 2012 – Thinking in 3D: The Development of Super Mario 3D Land

BGM List:
Puzzle Swap – StreetPass Mii Plaza
Mii Editor – Tomodachi Life
Glitzville – Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Rocket Belt – Pilotwings Resort
カービィとワドルディ音楽隊が奏でる酷暑の暑さにやられて色々とどうかしているあおぞらリコーダーセッション – hapinano
Main Theme – Steel Diver
Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! Medley – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Blue Sky Athletics – Super Mario Galaxy
Title Screen – Super Mario 3D Land
Starship Mario 2 – Super Mario Galaxy 2
Speedy Comet – Super Mario Galaxy
Super Block Land – Super Mario 3D World
Beach Theme – Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Special World 8 – Super Mario 3D Land
Title Theme – Mario Kart 7
Staff Roll – Super Mario 3D Land
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Intro Music composed by COCONABE

Endslate Music composed by MistSomething

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