Super Mario 3D Land’s packaging has an interesting surprise in Japan — as with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, it appears this game won’t include a full manual. Instead, it has a sheet instructing you to access its electronic manual by selecting the game’s icon on the Home Menu, and hitting the new “Instructions” button.
Three other notes unrelated to the manual:
- The Tanooki Mario cartridge art is cute
- The windows on the eco-friendly box feature some Super Mario 3D Land-related lineart — as usual, we probably won’t get this in North America
How do you feel about Nintendo’s move to start doing away with paper manuals for its games?
See also: More Super Mario 3D Land stuff