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
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
A Blast from the past got this game on realease was well worth the money and wait this game takes everything that made nintendo famous and multiplies by 4 with the new 4 player co-op great game to play with friends good laughs and later levels become challenging which makes it more fun with 4 players
I thought the only thing I was going to get from this spin on a classic was the ability to have 4 people play at the same time. I was "suprisingly but greatly" shocked at the added content. The use of the controller to fly up and throw items was a fun throw in. I give it a 10/10 because they've covered all the angles including better sound, better graphics, more fun, and they threw in great material from all the mario bros games from the past (even yoshi). Great job on a remake WELL DONE. I recommend this to everyone and anyone.