The game-play is Super Mario 64. I'm going to get this out of the way and tell you that's what it is. I started playing this game knowing every trick in the book. They'll give you tutorials over some of the new features that feature the Wii compatibility. Tilt the controller left or right to move left or right when gliding or rolling, but for you veteran players that have played every Mario game there's nothing really new in gameplay. Come to think of it. there's nothing really new at all aside form Yoshi and your ability to switch out between Mario and Luigi on certain maps, and no, before you run out to try it there's really no difference between the two control-wise. Supposedly certain characters will appear to Luigi and not Mario though which should aid you in your scavenger hunt for Stars. Yoshi was a game mechanic that, if used right, could have made the game more fun aside from just the nostalgic appeal. Yes, Yoshi was Awesome in previous games and he could have been awesome here. He still eat people and craps out star dust and there's new items set just for Yoshi. Like Mario can pick up mushrooms to transform himself into different forms, Yoshi can pick up fruit to transform himself into different colors with different powers. If used correctly this can be come a great feature putting you on a hunt for a Yoshi and a fruit to solve puzzles and progress your way from level to level to collect your stars but in most levels Yoshi's egg is right next to the fruit and the fruit is on a lighted flashing runway in front of the star so where is the Challenge Nintendo? I realize that small kids play this game, but that doesn't mean that they need to be spoon fed EVERYTHING. The camera controls are still as confusing and difficult as ever. The added gravity effects from small planets in the Mario Galaxy series is a neat feature but it makes the camera controls and motion controls incredibly confusing. RiddlerReviews(dot)net
posted by erikennedy (DAYTONA BEACH, FL) Jun 15, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
The game itself is fun, sorta. I suppose if I were new to Mario, it would be extremely fun, but I'm not.
I'm tired of collecting coins and stars. I'm tired of jumping on mushrooms and turtles. Tired of Bowser and The Princess. I'm tired of Mario.
If you are not tired of Mario, you will find this game to be great. I don't know how it could have gotten a 10 at IGN, but it is well polished.
I would not give the game credit for using the Wii remote well, cause all Wii games should be expected to do that.
I didn't have any desire to get very far in this game. It's the same old stuff with a new skin. If I had nothing to do, I would rather sleep than waste energy playing this game. But in fairness, the game is like I said, well polished enough to get a 7 out of 10 from me, even though I don't want to play it.
It's time for Mario to star in a new game, "The Death of Mario". No seriously.