|We actually got this exact shot while playing the game.|
Anyways! Super Mario 3D World is great. I played as Toad most of the time, which is fine. It meant I was always the first to power ups! Though, there were many times, when I miscalculated a jump and then plummeted to my doom. All to the laughter of these strangers around me. But it's ok, you have a lot of lives, and there isn't much of a problem getting more in each of the levels. The game controls really well, and in fact, I enjoyed that my movement wasn't fully 360 degrees. You move on an 8 axis kind of thing, and most of the time I found it helpful to just keep me on track when I was playing with the gamepad. Also, I didn't feel like the gamepad player had any advantage over me.