Question of the Week #5: Reveal of 5th Character in 3D World?

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SPOILERS for Super Mario 3D World below!

Opinions from last week looked pretty split. Some of you said the Lucky 7 item from Mario Kart 7 was nothing more than a gimmick and needed to stay behind. Others thought the item had a place in the next Mario Kart, some suggesting that an eighth item be added to create a Lucky 8 item. Time will tell if this item ever makes another appearance! Moving onto this week…

 

Was Revealing Rosalina a Good Move?

 

During the most recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced the addition of Rosalina as an unlockable and playable character in Super Mario 3D World. Fans got to see the new gal running through levels, using her signature Spin Jump move. We even got a glimpse at a Super Mario Galaxy level, complete with the Comet Observatory in the background.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgjUiL6sKe4

Now the question is whether or not this character should have stayed a secret. It’s always an awesome feeling when players complete a game or finish an objective and end up unlocking some kind of awesome reward. Now that nearly everyone knows about Rosalina, that kind of secret is no longer there. This isn’t to say that there aren’t any more cool secrets to unlock and find in 3D World, but we are definitely not getting that shock factor when we see the character pop up on screen.

But is this something Nintendo had to do to fire up excitement for the game. It’s clear that playable characters are very important to some fans, so has this pushed anyone over to buy the game? Has this mere announcement pushed anyone to get a Wii U for this game? Was the sacrifice of the surprise worth it to help boost interest and even sales for both Super Mario 3D World and the Wii U? I’m interested to see what you guys think!

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Brookelas
Brookelas
November 19, 2013 6:09 PM

Right off the bat, I am going to say… it WAS a great move revealing Rosalina. I was watching the Nintendo Direct with one of my best friend at school, who is a girl, and she wasn’t going to get the game, but now is. It was a great idea to reveal it. I mean, what we DON’T know is all the other secrets the game could potentially hide, like the 6th character, another power up, another world, etc. So, yes, revealing Rosalina was a good idea, and it was perfect that they didn’t reveal her too early, but instead,… Read more »

Anon
Anon
November 20, 2013 10:30 AM

Not really… it might increase the sales a bit, but overall it probably won’t do a dent.

Most of the people buying this won’t be compelled enough to get her.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:18 PM
Reply to  Anon

Thank you Anon, a completely honest opinion is all we wanted. Sorry if we (me in paticular) offended you.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:19 PM
Reply to  Anon

I like you from what I’ve seen of you.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:21 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Same, except that I like him NOW. Before, he was a troll for Rosalina fans, and now he’s just giving his personal opinion.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:23 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I don’t remember seeing him before.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:27 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

I have. He made fun of other Rosalina fans in the “New Boxart revealed for Mario Party: Island Tour”, but now he is telling us his opinion without trolling others.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:27 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Well that is good.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:28 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Yep.

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
November 20, 2013 7:07 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I wished I could of joined ;|

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:23 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Do you want to play MTO?

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:28 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Mario Tennis Open? Sure, I’ll be with you in a few minutes.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:28 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

ok just join my game.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:29 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

OK. Be there in a couple minutes.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:29 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

I’m a little rusty, so it shouldn’t be too intense of a game.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:31 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Me neither how do i join you?

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:32 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

1. Go into Mario Tennis Open.
2. Choose your file.
3. Select Online Multiplayer.
4. Select Exhibition.
5. You should be able to see me.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:42 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Good Game!

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:43 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Up for Round two?

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:43 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Look above.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:42 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Round two?

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:43 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Sorry, how bout in like an hour or so? like at 6:45?

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 20, 2013 5:44 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

That’s 8:45 for me, so I don’t know… possibly?

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 5:44 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

sure.

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
November 20, 2013 6:42 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Actually, can we hold off until tomorrow? Something came up.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
November 21, 2013 2:02 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Yeah couldn’t play anyways. Want to play now?

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
November 23, 2013 9:33 AM

No Question of the Week, this week. Too much going on!