This game is really a lot of fun, even for players who aren't as 'experienced' as others. It brings together the classic fundamentals from the original Mario Bros. series for NES, fun new gameplay elements from the New Super Mario Bros. game for the DS, and of course allows up to 4 players to play at once. It's a great way for siblings to play together, maybe even the parents would want to play! Excellent family game for players of all ages. I got it for Christmas and I love it!