gamers (93%) found this review helpful
This game has been entirely under rated by all the reviewers, and deserves, in my opinion, no less than a 9.5/10. The reasons for its being knocked down have been because A. no online play, B. people's tendency to kill their teammates, and C. that it doesn't do anything new.
1. Online play is over rated, and when a game like this comes along and lets 4 people play co-op together in the same room it makes me realize how sad it is that most developers are going online only with their co-op.
2. It's mario with 4 people, and this game delivers fully on that promise. I have yet to play this game single player, and to be honest I would be a little afraid to, given the difficulty I've had playing with 2-4 other people.
The merits of this game deserve far more credit than they have gotten, while most reviewers evenly weight their scores based off of the various factors of graphics, sound, funfactor, gameplay, etc. Funfactor is the only thing though that really matters, if you have that then you're set.
I decided to keep this game about 30 minutes after I started playing it, because this game makes the experience of playing it fun, which increases the replayability. As opposed to many other games that just put in a billion unlockables just as busy work to keep you occupied once you've finished the game
BEST GAME YOU WILL EVER PLAY IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!!
posted by 6amer95 (HOWELL, NJ) Nov 15, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
It seems that when Nintendo first announced New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they had two main goals. To make a game that pleases hardcore Mario fans, and to make a Mario game that you can sit down and play with your family and friends. New Super Mario Bros. Wii definitely succeeds in the first part. Though one could say the Super Guide Mode dummed it down, but first of all it's very helpful to beginners, and second it's completely optional. And even with that, the game is really HARD! New Super Mario Bros. Wii is basically everything that makes the classic 2-D Mario games good crammed into one game. There's the basic elements from the original game, there's the picking up and throwing element from Super Mario Bros. 2, the Toad Houses from Super Mario Bros. 3, the world maps from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, Yoshi from Super Mario World, and the wall jumps and ground pounds from Super Mario 64, and of course there's the new power ups. New Super Mario Bros. Wii features the Propeller Mushroom which sends Mario into the air with a shake of the Wii remote, the Ice Flower which allows Mario to shoot ice balls which he can use to freeze enemies and objects, and the Penguin suit which allows Mario to shoot ice balls as well as perform a belly slide and swim more easily. And of course there's the Koopalings, who we haven't seen seen Super Mario World. The only thing I would've liked to see is sub marine and airplane levels from Super Mario Land. My only main problem is the co-op, it's more frustrating and stressful than fun with four players, and it's so hard not to accidentally work against your teammates rather than with them. It's fun to work competitively in Free For All or Coin Battle, but even those aren't as fun as the main story mode. But all in all, I can honestly say that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the best game for the Wii, the best Mario game, and my favorite game of all time. You should totally buy New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it's worth every penny.=D
posted by jdsampson (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) Nov 17, 2009
Member since Sep 2007
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Everything that made the original Super Mario Bros 1 and 3 great is back except much better. Up to 4 people can play at once which makes it great to play with a group of friends. Some of the levels can get difficult so it makes for an excellent single player game as well. The game does not have any online connection which may be a minus for some but I feel it was not necessary. Great for everybody in the family. If you are a fan of the old 2d mario games you will love this game. If you want a game to play as a family or group of friends, you will love this game. I really can't think of anybody who wouldn't enjoy this game.