posted by DaKhDude (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Dec 21, 2009
Member since Feb 2007
The pitch, or hook, Nintendo was going for with this game was cooperative 4 player multi-player. And although it's a strange idea, it works. Team work is what you strive for, but it isn't always what you get. In fact, just the mere goal of trying to survive and get to the other side of the stage can produce quite interesting and sometimes hilarious results. The big Mario titles have always been single player experiences, so it takes some getting used to for the veteran Mario player to slow down, or help out others who aren't so seasoned at side scrolling platformers of the old NES variety.
If you're an older gamer then you've no doubt played the original Mario games; Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World specifically. Well, NSMBW is the perfect blend of everything that is good and holy from all three of those games. There's variety, nostalgia, and difficulty.
As a Wii game you'd expect a lot of motion controls, especially with a 1st party game like Mario. Not. the. case. here. With the Wii-Mote held horizontally, controlling Mario has been kept the same, except with the addition of the mid-air spin brought in from Mario Galaxy, which allows you to stay in the air for a split second more. You can activate it by giving the Wii-Mote a quick shake. Running, wall kicking (from NSMB DS), and the triple jump are still in tact.
It's not Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels hard, but it's respectfully harder than most Mario games. I would say that only Mario 3 is harder, and that's without counting Lost Levels.
Without wasting any time, this game is a must have. If you have friends over, or if you're just having a peaceful night by yourself, this game hits the spot. There's so much this game offers, it's hard to list all the reasons why you should get it, but I'm going to try. The simple gameplay, the boss battles, the unlockables, and just the nostalgia of it all - especially to an old Mario player - it's the perfect game.