Characters in Super Mario 3D World Turn Themselves Into Cats — Sort Of

In Super Mario 3D World, the characters can don cat suits to gain the ability to climb walls or scratch opponents.
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In Super Mario 3D World, the characters can don cat suits to gain the ability to climb walls or scratch opponents.

Nintendo is getting rave reviews for Super Mario 3D World, the latest twist on a nearly 30-year-old franchise, this time for the Wii U. And here at Vetstreet, we know why it must be so popular: it involves cats!

In Super Mario 3D World, which was released on Friday, the famous plumber has to rescue Princess Peach, who’s kidnapped (as always) by Bowser, along with Sprixie Princess and other fairies. In this version, one of the most anticipated features was the ability for Mario and the other characters to use a bell to turn themselves into cats. 

And from the sounds of the reviews, it hasn’t let anyone down.

“This game is at its best when played with others, creating a laugh-out-loud funfest as players don cat suits by finding the Super Bell power-ups. In this form, characters can scramble up walls (very helpful!) and slide into and pounce on enemies,” says a USA Today review.

“Pretty much everyone thinks the cat suit is amazing,” agrees a reviewer for the International Digital Times. “Honestly, I thought it would be kind of gimmicky and cutesy. Not so. It is certainly cute, but it's also a pretty great powerup — a real blast, one of the best new powerups to grace the series.”

The New York Times calls it “the best Mario game in years,” and says that like many things in the Mario franchise, it’s not clear why the plumber and his friends would don cat suits. But “in these games, none of the why matters.”

We have to agree — we wouldn’t question the ability to be a cat in the game. We’d just put on the cat suit and run with it. The only question that remains is, will the game still have this effect on real life kitties?

Super Mario 3D World, which is played on the Wii U platform, is $59.99.

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