The game's fundamentals are still the same, I'm not going to lie, I was very excited when the DS and Wii versions of the New Super Mario game's came out. BUT this game makes very few changes,aside from the game-pad functionality (which is really cool) and the new squirrel suit power up the game is the same as the other two. If you havent rented those two or bought them. Then this game will be right for you. I personaly grew very tired of it near the end of the game I felt forced to play rather than drawn to.