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GF Rating
8.3

747 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Positive review

posted by onok96 (DORCHESTER, MA) Mar 26, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is much easier than the one for the Wii, but it's super mega fun especially if you gather with your friends. This game is for everybody. Even little children, I have two nieces that play all the time and it's so cute. This is a great game and I simply love God-mode on the gamepad and how it adds an extra player to assist in the best ways. Nintendo's original ideas are giving game developers a step into future. Great game and so far it's the only Wii U game at the moment worth holding onto if you rent it from Gamefly.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great comeback for the Mario franchise

posted by VenturaGamer (TREMONTON, UT) Mar 19, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

New Mario games, add too many new things that make the game not as interesting. And worst of all they are repetitive, and not even to the old games, but the newer ones. New Super Mario Bros. 2 was alright, but it didn't add enough for a newer console. My favorite still is Mario Bros. 3 on the SNES, and when I played this game, I felt as if I were playing an upgraded version of the old Mario we all know and love. It brings many things to the table that make it really shine for the Wii U. I didn't like boost mode as much, but for my sisters, it was great, because they got to actually finish the level. All of the secret levels and shortcuts was really a bonus on this game. It has great multiplayer and really focuses on bringing back memories of Super Mario Bros 3. I feel as ifI could really buy it, and still play it regularly. This is a great starting game for the Wii U, especially compared to all of the other games, Nintendo decided to put on the launch.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Pleasantly surprised.

posted by Element187 (ORLANDO, FL) Jan 3, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I only rented this game for nostaglia sake. I didn't think there was anyway a 2d Mario game would get more than a couple plays before returning it, but after a few games here and there the game just grabbed a hold of my attention completely after the ice world. Now i can't put it down and have stopped playing BLOPS2 and AC3 in lieu of this game..

While playing Mario in 1080p is pretty nifty, its the new power ups and new actions like swinging like Indiana Jones that is pretty sweet. The game keeps throwing new concepts at you over and over again. The art on some of the levels is just superb, my favorite is the level that looks like something out of a Vincent Van Gogh painting. (Full disclosure the last 2d Mario i played was SMB 3 on the original NES when I was a kid.)

I haven't had this much fun playing a 2d Mario game in more than 20 years.

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