posted by Socrates (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) May 20, 2006
Member since May 2005
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
This is, in short, a perfect game. Take an old concept, that of the original super mario game, put all the new bells and whistles on it, focus entirely on the gameplay, and you have the new super mario bros. Although the game might strike some seasoned mario vets as simplistic and easy, there's a surprising amount of depth for this relatively simple side-scroller. Each level contains multiple paths, some of which lead to hidden levels. The item system will be familiar to anyone who's played super mario world. And the inclusion of new items, such as the mini and mega mushrooms, and the blue shell will give old fans a new thrill. What I found most surprising about this game was the multiplayer. Mario is not a game traditionally known for its multiplayer ability (outside of the mario-kart and sports titles), but the multiplayer on this is top-notch. Although simple in concept, I found myself playing this mode with friends for literally hours at a time. The inclusion of several familiar mini-games (to anyone who has played mario 64 DS) as well as the ability to play them with friends in multiplayer mode, rounds this title out nicely. In short I would recommend to anyone to buy this title. It's fun, it's so easy to play your grandma could do it, and it'll have you connecting with other DS owners in a way you never thought possible through its incredible multiplayer.