posted by nuclearda (NOBLESVILLE, IN) Nov 15, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
Amazing family fun addictive me and my wife haven't played a game this fun with our family in well a looong time... my ONLY complaint is
I wish you could turn off character collision for when the young ones are playing cause that is fun but it adds a whole new level of toughness when doing levels with moving floating rotating platforms in the air and dungeons.. Do not get me wrong i like it but i wish you could turn it off to make it easier for the children when they are actually trying to complete it and not just goof off and through each other into bad guys..
Bottom line I after 2 hours of play i ran out to Bestbuy and purchased this game for myself.. its a timeless classic made better and will be its own timeless classic in the years to come!
posted by Legostu64 (ROCKY MOUNT, VA) Jun 28, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is my 2nd favorite game for the Wii. This game is fun to play and looks good. The levels are different and the coins that you need to find in all the levels makes it so you'll have to keep coming back!
Story: if you're looking for some really awesome story from a Mario game then either A: you've never played Mario before; or B: you're just weird. Once again Bowser kidnaps the Princess and Mario and Luigi with help from two Toads, have to save the day.
Gameplay: this game returns to its classic side-scrolling adventure that Mario fans know and love. It has new power-ups including the helicopter hat and penguin suit each with there own little benefits. Penguin suit allows you to go on ice with out sliding and also swim much easier and shoot ice balls to freeze your enemies in there tracks making this power-up (in my opinion) the most useful of them all. The Helicopter hat allows you to take to the skies! with a quick shake of the Wii-mote you go up,up and away! This is great for those who are beginners to the platform hopping action; its also tons of fun to play with. The ice flower is kinda pointless. All it does is shoot ice balls just like the penguin suit- but that's it. The multi-player is what makes the game chaotic because it is rather easy to "accidentally" kill your teammates. This is bound to happen unless you want to spend HOURS tying to jump through these tricky platforms one by one because they're to small for both to stand on. Of course you could just put yourself in a bubble and let the more skilled player get past this difficult spot, but what fun is that. Multi-player is the best part of the game! The game is challenging but not to an extreme that you will never get past certain levels.
Summary: Great! fun, chaotic, great to play with a friend(s), and best game on the Wii (in my opinion)!
This is a really awesome game. the graphics are new and crisp, but it still has a lot of the same 2-d things. the characters are 3-d, but everything else is just 2-d. you get a choice of 4 characters: mario (first player), luigi, and a yellow or blue toad. the game is challenging, but not so challenging that you get aggravated from losing. the 4-player co-op is excellent, except that your buddies try killing you all the time. also in the co-op, if somebody goes ahead of the group too far, everybody else dies from falling off screen. its easy to get more lives, so that isn't a problem (i have 99 lives). the only problems are that if your playing multiplayer, if someone dies the game stops for a second so everyone can realize what happened. it messes everyone up. the bosses are really easy though. if you can manage to get to them, it is really fun to play multiplayer on levels where you get a green, yellow, blue, or pink YOSHI! the power-ups are extreme, with grows, fire, ice, helicopter (you don't fly the entire time), penguin, minimizer, and the extreme INVINCIBILITY.
there is also a free-for-all mode, where you try to get more points than your opponents. the other is coin battle. you try to get more star coins and overall tons of coins to win