It's a great game. I bought it and beat the whole game. (Sadly all of my data was erased) It may suck at the beginning but once you get exposed to it you want to keep playing it non-stop. I kept playing it for a couple hours in bed one time :). They have some challenging activities too. It took me about months but I finally beat it. It's kinda long but REALLY fun. It's 2D but great quality. My favorite part was beating dark bowser.... BUY it or rent it. It's one of the best you will ever play. ( It's better than Super Mario 64 DS) I loved it.