Motion Control Comes To The Mushroom Kingdom's Caves In This Exclusive Video

by Dan Ryckert on Nov 04, 2009 at 06:12 AM

So many aspects of Mario's past are crammed into New Super Mario Bros Wii, but it's certainly not against throwing new ideas into the mix. We've already taken a look at some of its new enemies, a quick video runthrough of World 7-5, and the series debut of teamkilling, but we've seen very little in terms of how motion control will be incorporated into the title. While the Wii remote can be given a quick shake to pick up items or give your propeller suit a boost, it also factors into some levels in a much bigger way.

Check out the video below to see footage of one such level. As Mario travels a dark cave on a raft, the player can control the direction of a spotlight by tilting the remote. Most of World 6-6 is shrouded in darkness, so manipulating the light while you stomp bats and Hammer Bros. is a must. In addition to the spotlight, you can illuminate various areas via fireballs or an invincibility star. You'll see both of these in the video, as well as brief looks at the propeller suit, propeller hat, and ice flower.