PRLog - Nov. 15, 2011 - NEW YORK -- StreetPass NYC attended Nintendo of America’s huge celebration of the launch of the plumber’s new adventure on Nintendo 3DS “Super Mario 3D Land” in Times Square at Military Island. Nintendo set up a huge Mushroom Kingdom-themed activity playground, served Mushroom Pizza, let fans buy the game early at the local Toys R Us and even handed out Tanooki Ears and Tails to the crowd!
“The entire event was pure insanity! I wish I had this kind of launch party when Super Mario Brothers 3 came out”, said Jordan White, Founder and Event Organizer of StreetPass NYC who wore a full Tanooki Suit to the event. “It was amazing seeing others in costume and the smiles on everyone’s faces. The StreetPass hits alone were worth the trip. One of our members got 160 hits in one session! It will be cool to play new bonuses in Super Mario 3D Land via StreetPass!”
"A real Mario world to play in, complimentary Tanooki tails/ears and an early sale of the game? This launch event was a love letter to all of Nintendo fans in New York City!" said Leroy Sylva, Chief Audio/Video Director of StreetPass NYC. The COO and Co-Event Organizer of StreetPass NYC, Peter J. Ortiz, agreed: “Super Mario 3D Land event was awesome! Events like this prove that Nintendo knows how to party!”
“I can finely match Mario with my very own Tanooki Mario tail and ears. The game rocks and the event was awesome!” said Nicholas Oehlberg, Co-Founder of StreetPass Princeton, who provided Mario-Themed Perler Bead Necklaces for StreetPass NYC’s “Toads House Treasure Chest” contest.
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Avid attendees of StreetPass NYC’s meetings also had strong positive comments to say of the event.
“At long last, Super Mario 3D Land for Nintendo 3DS is finally here!” said StreetPass NYC fan, Jeffery Flock.
“Time Square was packed, and when I put on the Tanooki ears & tail on for the photo booth, I felt like I could really fly! Also, when I tried the game out, it hyped me up even more! Can't wait to pick up my copy!” said avid StreetPass NYC fan, Steven Troya.
“Super Mario 3D Land event held in New York City was a very fun, family friendly event held by Nintendo. Everybody waiting in line and trust me, there was a ton of people! Got the chance to enter a real life Mario Stage and jump for coins, travel through the warp pipe and slide down the flag pole”, said StreetPass NYC fan, Nick Defelice.
(YouTube Event Video: http://www.youtube.com/
We would also like to thank Absanael Boggio for handling all of our printed fliers and press materials, Toys R Us for hosting the event and Nintendo of America for making such an event possible in the heart of Times Square.
StreetPass NYC’s next major events will be for the launch party of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the launch party for Mario Kart 7 in December. A launch event for SEGA’s Sonic Generations on Nintendo 3DS is also in progress. More details of these events will be released when all aspects of the launch are finalized by Nintendo of America.
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