During today’s special Super Nintendo World Japan Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto showed off more interesting and fun activities that visitors can engage in with the theme park’s special “Power-Up Band” accessory!
While touring the park, Miyamoto once again brought attention to the “?” Block, which generates one coin when bumped from below. This coin will end up in the visitor’s total tally, which can be tracked within a special mobile app.
Following this, Miyamoto introduced a new Power-Up Band activity which takes the form of an actual minigame. Visitors start the game by scanning their band at the key symbol – after which they have to hit a POW block at the right time to send a green shell upwards to obtain a “key”. (video below starts at 4:12)
Later in the tour, Miyamoto enters an underground location, where visitors can bump regular brown blocks to obtain coins. Visitors will also be able to scan their bands at symbols on the walls to make special images appear, such as an 8-bit Bowser! A later segment of this location “shrinks” visitors down, so they’ll get to hit giant “?” blocks instead.