Do you need more evidence that Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS is heavily inspired by Super Mario Bros. 3? If the Tanooki Suit and upgraded Hammer Bros. Suit in the form of the Boomerang Bros. Suit aren't proof enough for you, then consider the return of fortress boss Boom Boom to the fold. Here's some new official artwork of everyone's favorite recurring boss along with his female counterpart. He's bigger and meaner than the last time we saw him and packs some new attacks (such as a painful spinning shell maneuver), but at least he drops a ton of coins when defeated. Super Mario 3D Land's November release date can't get here soon enough. While we wait, here's a video of Boom Boom in action.
(via The Bow On Birdo)