Is it just me or is SM3DL Real short?

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  1. TheDreamLord
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    THis game seems short. I've been playing the last 90 minutes or so and I'm on the 3rd world. What the hell? Is it really this short, or am I just a good speedrunner? I only died once, and have 21 star coins.
     


  2. emigre

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    I'm sure I read SM3DL is meant to be a short game with plenty of replay value.
     
  3. TheDreamLord
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    Ah ok! Thanks :)
     
  4. boekeboekeboeh

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    just beat the game and see for yourself ;)
     
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    Once you beat the game, you unlock special worlds (8 of 'em I believe, haven't beaten all of 'em) They are much more challenging IMO. I have been playing those with...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  6. frogboy

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    There's a total of 16 worlds, and you're definitely gonna spend more time dying on the Specials.
     
  7. yuyuyup

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    If you're hardcore as fuck, this game will take much longer to get all the coins because if you die 5 times in a level in a row you lose your chance at glittery stars 100% in your profile.

    Specific rules ripped from gamefaqs q&a top voted answer:

    Glittering Stars: Die no more than 5 times in one level, before said level has been cleared/Super Items never appeared. Therefore, since Special Worlds don't have Super Items, the Glittering Stars are permanently yours after finishing all the levels in the main 8 worlds.
     
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  8. TheDreamLord
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    Oh cool, thanks everyone! Wow, seems longer than usual.

    How do I use him?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  9. ZenZero

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    I think you unlock him after world 8
     
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    How to unlock
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    I've clocked about 15-17 hours so far, in world 5 in the special levels somewhere, doesn't seem short to me.
     
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    IF you ever saw a special tanooki suit box restart your game otherwise you wont get glittering stars(not a big deal but I live being perfect)
     
  13. TheDreamLord
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    Oh alright, I won't :P I love being perfect in games too XD I wouldn't stop playing SMG2 Until I got EVERYTHING.
     
  14. celcodioc

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    But... but... I died intentionally once to try it out... :(
     
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    I can't believe people are putting Luigi in a spoiler like it's actually a friggin' spoiler...

    Anyway as already stated, the first 8 worlds are incredibly easy.
    You get to do them again but they're a bit harder (and some levels actually change instead of just adding a challenge like low time). Nothing ever gets super hard though. Still a fun game that lasts you 1-3 weeks playing casually.
     
  16. Krestent

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    Hmm, then I must stink at video games. I play it casually and I haven't finished it yet. I got it on day 1.
     
  17. mjax

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    Just because you know about it doesn't mean everyone else does. I personally believe it's a general etiquette amongst gamers to put any kind of game spoilers in a spoiler tag (it's others wish thereafter whether they want to see/read it or not. It doesn't matter how big or small the spoiler is or how new or old the games are. I know a few people who totally avoid reading about games before they play them.
     
  18. Janthran

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    That's why I didn't buy it.
     
  19. Hanafuda

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    It's not short for a handheld game if you're determined to 100% it ... you have to beat all levels (regular and special), with both M and L, get all star coins, and get a gold flag on all levels (1up jump on the flagpole) .... to unlock the final level. Beat that and then you can say you "beat the game."

    I'm about halfway there. Have to go back and do it all over as Luigi now. Got the game for Christmas but went nuts on MK7 online for over 2 months before I finally picked up 3D Land. I think they made this thing perfectly ... those first 8 worlds are for the little kids and lightweights so they can be happy they "beat the game" ... the special worlds are a mixed bag. Some are easy, while some are genuinely challenging, but still fun not frustrating. (I have to admit, my favorite game of all time is Yoshi's Island, and while I've beaten it twice on SNES and once on GBA, it definitely does get frustrating at times.)

    Squeeze every drop out of the game and you'll get your money's worth.
     
  20. TheDreamLord
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    It is fun already :) I'm gonna try 100%. These are my only 2 games until... end of July, August maybe, in the mean time I may get some eShop games, bring my count of games to about 5. I want to get everything both in MK7 and SM3DL :D