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How many hours of gameplay will Super Mario 3D World have to offer? TheBitBlock’s Josh Thomas, who has been playing through the title for review, said it took him about eight hours to complete. Naturally, this amount will differ by person.

Before you get too concerned, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, Super Mario 3D World has two extra modes available: Captain Toad and Mystery House. It’s unclear how much gameplay is contained in each, but it will surely extend the experience – even if it’s just by a bit.

We may also be dealing with a similar situation as Super Mario 3D Land’s post-game levels. Two separate reviewers, writing on NeoGAF, said the following about World’s length:

I won’t spoil anything, but anyone who has played 3D Land, knows that finishing the game is really not finishing it at all. That’s all I can say.

It’s a lot longer than 8 hours, folks. I can’t really say much more than that, but don’t worry.

So it may take you eight hours to complete Super Mario 3D World’s main story, but there should be more for players to see and do.


For those who are unaware, the above video showcases an Easter egg reference to Super Mario Bros. 2’s character selection screen.

IGN has published a new Super Mario 3D World article featuring quotes from Kenta Motokura and Yoshiaki Koizumi. The two talked about free-roaming on the world map, Yoshi’s non-inclusion, stereoscopic 3D, and more.

Head past the break for all of the comments from Motokura and Koizumi. We also suggest checking out IGN’s full piece here.

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