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What is Super Guide Called in Japan?

Luigi is on hand to save the day for players who can't tell their goombas from their koopa troopas.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii is now in the hands of international reviewers. Any new Mario game warrants attention, but NSMBW is being watched due to one feature in particular: Super Guide.

First announced at the E3 expo earlier this year, Super Guide is a new feature that helps players out when they get stuck. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii's case, when you die a bunch of times, special green blocks appear in the stage. Strike these, and you'll be given the option of having Luigi run through the stage for you.

Destructoid posted a video showing how they used the feature to get passed some pesky Goombas at a particularly difficult point in the game:

Japan will have to wait until December 3 to play New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but Nintendo has placed dummy boxes at retailers. In addition to helping to promote the game, this gives us a chance to see what Super Guide is called here:

Nintendo could have called it "Super Guide" written in katakana, but they instead used actual Japanese: "Otehon Play," or "Guided Play."

The Text in maroon says, "Beginner players can be at ease thanks to the inclusion of Guided Play. If you get stuck, Guided Play will suport you. Luigi will give you hints as to how to tackle the courses."

So what happens when a game doesn't have Luigi?

[seen at Hachimaki]

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