New meets old in this great addition to the DS library. New Super Mario Bros takes the classic Mario formula and adds to it in new and creative ways, all of them fun.
Graphics: Mario looks great on the DS. The environments are all very colorful and look great on the DS.
Sound: Your standard Mario sounds and music are included. A lot of the classic Mario tunes can be heard in the game in a remixed kind of way.
Gameplay: Pure and simple platforming at its best. You can't get better than this. The game plays like a standard Mario platformer but there are new and creative ways to play as well. You can become a super sized Mario and smash through bricks or you can become a mini Mario and get into very tight areas. Also the leaning platforms are interesting. You walk on them and they will tip in the direction with the most weight on that side. Also the tightropes are well done. The gameplay is simple and great. The game provides all the stuff that made the original Mario games so great and adds to that formula to create a new experience.
Overall: New Super Mario Bros is great. It provides all the great 2D platforming you could ever want and spices it up with some new elements. Mario is back to his roots and it does not get better than this.
posted by liukangx (CANAL WINCHESTER, OH) May 26, 2006
Member since Dec 2005
now i have been a mario fan since i was 3 years old and have never got tired as playing as the plumber, in this case i still don't!! mario returns in this very good remake of the original nes mario really had me going after seeing it at 2004s e3 and when i rented this from gamefly i was just amazed at what this game had. you might get stuck in tight spots but you will figure out how to get out, and like always in a mario game the 8th world will be the hardest.
and just because you completed the game doesn't mean you COMPLETED it there is still those 3 special coins in each level for you to collect and the special exits and short cuts for you to find to keep you occupied until you are completely done with this game. there is also a code in which you can play as luigi in story mode (hold l and r and push a on a save file used or un-used to play as him)
this game also adds a fun multiplayer in which you have 1v1 mario vs luigi or multiplayer 4 player. and mini games for single play
anyways i give this game a perfect flawless solid 10 out of 10
This is probably the BEST idea Nintendo has had for a DS game. The 2-D side scrolling really blends nicely with the 3-D graphics. I would say that the only major downside is that you can not save at any point in the game, that can get a bit frustrating. That being said you can close your system in mid game and have it shut off and save battery life. Fans of the original Super Mario Bros. should at least give this a go. Very few flaws in the game and its not perfect so that gives this game a 9 out of 10 in my book.