In a proper Mario game, there’s a moment that hits wherein you become convinced that you haven’t played a single videogame that mattered since the last time you played a Mario game. This is normally within the first ten minutes or so. In Super Mario 3D World, this will occur shortly after you turn into a cat and scamper through a tunnel from one gold-and-aquamarine block of land to another, shimmering in the distance. You will think: this is different. And you will be right.