Super Mario Galaxy 2 won’t be coming to 3DS thanks to “speck” graphics

Thursday, 1st December 2011 08:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Super Mario 3D Land director Koichi Hayashida has said Nintendo tested the possibility of bringing Super Mario Galaxy 2 to 3DS, but Mario’s size and the game’s general mechanics proved prohibitive.

He told IGN: “When we started developing [Super Mario 3D Land], we displayed Super Mario Galaxy 2 on a small TV monitor and found that Mario looked like a speck and that the game was difficult to play.

“This led us to look into the camera and terrain types that would be conducive to playing on a portable screen with a relatively large Mario. If we were making a console game, from the very start, we wouldn’t have been thinking about any of those things, and I think the game would have probably been a lot different.”

Galaxy 2 came out for Wii in the summer of 2010, and wowed critics enough to land an MC average of 97%.

Super Mario 3D Land has been dubbed by many as the first, original must-have for 3DS, launching this month to land a general score of 90%.

Thanks, GoNintendo.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    And lets be happy about that, otherwise we would’ve gotten ANOTHER remake on the 3DS, sjeesh as if there weren’t enough already. I’m sorry but Nintendo starts to sound lazy, just make a complete new Mario game then.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    @1 it may sound lazy to you but wouldn’t you not want one of your all time games remade?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. thegamezmaster

    Too bad. Just would have been nice to be able to play on a handheld.

    #3 3 years ago

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