Soapbox: Super Mario 3D World Is The Closest To A Super Mario Bros. 2 Sequel We’ll Ever Get

Sub-consciously influenced.

Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot games, trends and topics — opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Jon Irwin discusses how Nintendo seems reluctant to return to the mechanics of Super Mario Bros. 2…

When Super Mario 3D World first released for the Wii U in 2013, the world was a very different place. Brexit was years away, Donald Trump was just another reality TV host, and Nintendo had its back against the wall in a way it never had since entering the video game industry. The year prior it had lost money for the first time in its modern history.

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