The first new 2D Mario platformer since Super Mario World has arrived. New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS is loaded with features and characters that could only exist in the Mushroom Kingdom, including all-new power-ups like the Blue Shell, in which Mario can ride, and a massive Mushroom that makes him ultra-huge. New and familiar enemies are everywhere, not to mention mind-blowing challenges made possible by the dual screens of the Nintendo DS. Not only that, but players can link wirelessly with a friend to play as Mario and Luigi in multiplayer mode.
On the heels of Valentine’s Day romance is in the air, even in the Mushroom Kingdom. But Princess Peach wasn’t able to celebrate with her special someone, seeing that she’s been taken prisoner by Bowser and Bowser Jr. Only the Mario Bros. can rescue the princess from her evil captors!
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The complete collection of all Mario’s greatest moves. Watch the New Super Mario Bros. video review.
To quote the video review: “If you’re looking for a game that the whole family can play and enjoy, look no further. Likewise, if you need a Mario fix, New Super Mario Brothers is a return to the polished and addictive fun the series is known for. It’s not the most challenging game, but it’s a sterling example of why we all play; for pure, unadulterated fun.”
Story — 6.8
Design — 9.0
Gameplay — 9.5
Overall — 9.2