My husband and I have played almost all the Mario games and after a while they felt much too repetitive to a point where we didn't even care to try the new games.
We had very low hopes for this, thinking it would be the same as the SMB Wii or SMB2 3DS.
But we received this in the mail and immediately within the first few levels we felt this was great, the world map and level design just reminded both of us of Super Mario World (which happens to be one of my favorite games).
Definitely recommend this!
We plan on actually buying this game when the Super Luigi DLC comes out in the summer/fall.