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New Super Mario Bros 2 artwork shows gold Goomba

Golden artwork from Mario's new 3DS platformer

We've seen a paper Goomba, a Goomba with a tail but never before have we seen a gold Goomba. Feast your eyes on this dazzling New Super Mario Bros 2 artwork and not only will you see the aforementioned Goomba but you can also spot a gold Koopa Troopa and Lakitu.

You see, New Super Mario Bros 2 is all about the gold as our plumber goes on a gold rush throughout the Mushroom Kingdom, collecting as many coins as he can on his way to rescuing Princess Peach.

Other artwork shows Mario in his Tanooki suit which enables him to glide through levels, and you can also see him running around with a gold block on his head which spits out gold coins as he runs.

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New Super Mario Bros 2 is coming to 3DS in August. Are you looking forward to it?

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  1. Xenobladeperson Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 14:15

    We've never seen a gold goomba before

    I have, you'd think I have better things to do with my money though...

  2. shy guy 64 Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 14:25

    you guys see golden goombas all the time, you give them out in the magazine

  3. NintyHippo Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 14:34

    you guys see golden goombas all the time, you give them out in the magazine

    Not any more. Bring them back ONM!

    Both types of golden goombas are extremely awesome!

  4. noobgamer9 Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 14:54

    I didn't know mario's also got a white/gold tanooki suit (its no the squirrel suit, that's in NSMBU). Also I like how lakitu throws down coins instead of those dam spinies. I'm looking foward to this coin rush mechanic!

  5. Herbert_Rarr Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 15:02

    New Mario Kart Wii U item - gold koopa shell? What could it do...?

  6. CyberGW Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 15:19

    At first I thought the aim of the game was to collect coins, but luckily it's not, it's just another competitive challenge thing. It's still simple left to right.
    Probably pick this one up. Need some more info first though.

  7. GloverMist Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 15:41

    Precisely WHAT is the invincible Raccoon thing? I'm guessing it's a new kind of assist block, like from 3D Land.

  8. giantchuchu Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 16:05

    Why does mario have a brick on his head?

  9. shadowlugia101 Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 16:08

    SO MUCH GOLD!! :shock:

  10. shy guy 64 Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 17:06

    you guys see golden goombas all the time, you give them out in the magazine

    Not any more. Bring them back ONM!

    Both types of golden goombas are extremely awesome!

    i knew id forgotten a detail about them

  11. Dave-O Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 17:16

    Because of all the coins I reckon one of the stars on a file are earned by getting a certain amount of coins such as one million. Arecord of total coins collected will probably be kept and could probably be share by spotpass. I really like the coin rush mode idea and will have fun playing that.

  12. C00LI098 Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 18:47

    Why does mario have a brick on his head?


    Why haven't you played Super Mario 3D Land?

  13. issun1412 Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 18:47

    Why does mario have a brick on his head?


    Drugs

  14. Starman64O Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 19:31

    Question... if you play as Luigi, does all the gold become Silver?

  15. fisher2007 Tuesday 19th Jun 2012 at 21:15

    SO MUCH GOLD!! :shock:

  16. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 20th Jun 2012 at 06:01

    I think that Bullet Bill, Lakitu, Koopa Troopa and Goomba were all caught in an unfortunate schmelting accident (a referance that I'm not sure everyone is going to get).
    Also, that Gold Block-head makes Mario look like Gold Lightan from Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom.
    My favourite though is image 12, and you know why.

  17. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 20th Jun 2012 at 08:07

    Gold!
    Gold!
    Always believe in your soul.

    Spandau Ballet would approve of this game.

  18. Icytroid1993 Wednesday 20th Jun 2012 at 10:48

    This Gold concept is very interesting. Good to see some new ideas brought to the table :) I'll definetly get this at launch, Mario games are awesome 99.9% of the time :)

  19. riczone Wednesday 20th Jun 2012 at 11:22

    the golden color ist very nice

  20. NSMB23DS Friday 17th Aug 2012 at 03:44

    I think that Bullet Bill, Lakitu, Koopa Troopa and Goomba were all caught in an unfortunate schmelting accident (a referance that I'm not sure everyone is going to get).


    AHA! So THAT'S how we get blondes...

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