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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury paw-ers up Tetris 99

Clawing at the competition

The next Tetris 99 Maximus Cup has been revealed. This time around, the theme is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury! The fun starts on March 4th, 2021, and you can read full details below.

Take on a colossal Tetrimino challenge with Mario in Tetris® 99 with a special Super Mario™ 3D World + Bowser’s Fury themed MAXIMUS CUP!

This coming weekend’s Tetris 99 20th MAXIMUS CUP event allows you to earn an in-game theme based on the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game. Demonstrate your fur-midable puzzle prowess with Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch™ system and claw your way to the top of the rankings in this fierce and furious MAXIMUS CUP.

The Tetris 99 20th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on March 4 to 10:59 p.m. PT on March 8. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online members just need to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. Players will earn event points based on their placement in each match. Once players have accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

In the Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game, pounce and climb through dozens of colorful courses. Mario and his friends can use a variety of power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities like climbing and scratching. Team up with up to three other players locally* or online** to reach the goal and see who can get the high score.

In the new Bowser’s Fury adventure, Bowser has become gargantuan and lost all control. Explore Lake Lapcat and its islands as Mario in free-roaming open gameplay, complete objectives to collect Cat Shines and team up with Bowser Jr. to bring his big, bad dad back to normal. Mario must go fur-ther beyond with a fearsome, feline power-up of his own to take him on!

Nintendo Switch Online members can also enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to 99 classic NES and Super NES games, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online battle game Super Mario Bros.™ 35, playable through March 31, 2021. Compete with other players to emerge as the last Mario standing. Keep an eye out for regularly held Special Battles in which you can challenge other players in a set order of courses and special conditions.

Testing the complexity of Fury Bowser's behavior

What makes him furious?

How the heck does Fury Bowser work in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury?! The amount of time it takes him to appear, and then leave, always seems to change! Well we ran a ton of tests to try and breakdown how exactly he works--and you might just be surprised!

Nintendo Minute - Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Snapshot Mode Challenge

Got a minute?

Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Today we’re having some fun and taking on YOUR challenges in Snapshot Mode in Bowser’s Fury! We posted to the Community Tab a little while ago asking you what photos we should take in Bowser’s Fury and you had some really awesome and also some very strange requests. We picked three to tackle today so let us know how you think we did! Have you played with Snapshot Mode? As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!

My Nintendo Europe adds Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Lenticular Magnet Set

A major attraction

Looking for something to spend your Platinum Points on? My Nintendo Europe has just added a fancy item for Mario fans. For 350 Platinum Points, you can pick up a series of lenticular magnets for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Check out the official details below.

Decorate your fridge or whiteboard with this exclusive Lenticular Magnet Set, which features characters and the game cover from Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

Characters shown on the magnets are: Mario/Cat Mario, Luigi/Cat Luigi, Peach/Cat Peach and Toad/Cat Toad. Move the magnets to see how each image changes!

Materials/specifications:

Set of 5 magnets (size: 6 x 4cm each) with lenticular effect in a polybag with inlay (10 x 10cm)
Material: Lenticular film (top layer), 2mm foam material (middle layer), 0.7mm magnetic foil (bottom layer)

Grab yours here

Bowser's Fury trick nets you easy power-ups

Power up your power-ups

Bowser's Fury mode lets you bank multiple power-ups for use whenever you want, and a trick has been discovered to snag multiple power-ups quickly. All you have to do is find one of the red trampolines in the game and ground pound it. You gain a power-up for every 100 coins you get, and ground-pounding a trampoline makes a long string of coins appear every time. If you stick with it, you can get a new power-up roughly every 10 seconds!

Nintendo the most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for Jan. 16th to Feb. 15th, 2021

Nintendo and Mario reach new heights

Nintendo has been hanging around the top 3 when it comes to game advertising on TV, but in the last 30 days, they've managed to swing into first place overall. See the stats on Nintendo's return to the top below.

- 307.3 million TV ad impressions generated by 15 commercials that ran over 1,700 times
- “Cat Prints: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was the most-seen spot with 99.7 million TV ad impression
- this spot performed above average across all industries, ranking high for likeability and watchability in particular
- top comments from viewers after watching the ad included “nostalgic” and “wholesome.”
- networks generating high impression-counts for Nintendo included Nick, Cartoon Network, and CBS
- top programs included the Super Bowl Kickoff Show, SpongeBob SquarePants, and The Amazing World of Gumball

Nintendo Power Podcast Ep. 36: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Blowout

This episode, Chris gets his paws on a purr-fect pair of platformers with the Super Mario™ 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game! Together with Owen from Nintendo Treehouse and Camille from the Strategic Communications team at Nintendo of America, Chris covers all the cool new additions to Super Mario 3D World and examines the brand-new Bowser’s Fury mode. The panel also pounces on the recent retro-inspired ninja-platformer Cyber Shadow in Nintendo Power Game Club, takes the Warp Zone Quiz, reveals the results of Mario fan polls, picks their most anticipated upcoming Nintendo Switch™ games and more!

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury "Accolades" trailer released

Let's see what critics are saying about Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury!

Former PlatinumGames dev joins Nintendo

Welcome aboard!

While Nintendo has worked closely with PlatinumGames in the past, it seems one member of Platinum's team has decided to jump ship for Nintendo. Eiji Funahashi is a former character modeler and visual team leader at PlatinumGames, but now he's part of the Big N.. It appears Funahashi has been there for a bit, as he appeared in the credits for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

RUMOR: Toadette may have been planned as a playable character in Super Mario 3D World

(Not) ready for adventure

With Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury out now on Switch, dataminers are digging into every line of code to see what they can find. While most of the content is as expected, there's one little bit of data that may point to a cancelled playable character.

As you can hear in the tweet above, a line of dialog for Toadette was discovered. The line would appear to indicate that she was a playable character at some point. For whatever reason, Toadette didn't make the cut in the final game. All that's left of this potential playable character is this single line of dialog. Now all we do is wait for modders to make it happen!

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