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3DS Super Mario Land Offers Helping Hand Via SpotPass, Assist Blocks

by Jeff Marchiafava on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:29 AM

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If Mario's recent outings have proved too much for your platforming skills, Nintendo's got you covered. New images of the game's packaging reveal two helpful features to curb frustration.

Andriasang has box pictures of the Japanese version of 3DS Super Mario Land, which reveals that the game will support SpotPass for trading items with other players. Assist Blocks will also be included in the game, doling out special items for players who get stuck. This feature was also available in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, so it shouldn't be that surprising that it's included in the upcoming 3DS title, but a little extra help is also appreciated.

Did you use any Assist Blocks in New Super Mario Bros. Wii? Or will your gaming ego not allow you to accept a handout?