first off the 3D is so strong your eyes need alot of rest and make sure to play in a WELL Lite room. as you can tell by the title. The Stages on this game r the best ive seen ever. ON any game..they are all put together nicely. the second half of the game..the stages are harder than the 1rst half. Story...you know mario is not much on story.other than bowser takes peach..play a luigi at the start of the second half. music..prepare to have the music in your head for a long time. even the final battle with Bowser is awesome with the music. the game can take alittle while to beat..all the 200 lives you get in the easy half of the game will almost be gone on the second half. your hands will hurt after dieing alot.not too many items as mario galaxy 1 and 2. ..I think alot of people will enjoy this..and expert players will enjoy the second half.
From my 7 year old:
It was fun. I liked all the levels. I liked how after I won all the first levels with Mario, you got to go back and do the levels again with Luigi, but the levels were different. I found Princess Peach. It always kept me playing and not wanting to put it down.
When I play a Mario game I know exactly what to expect which is good and bad. This Mario game was fun and beautiful but so was Mario galaxy. This seemed to lack the creativity of the galaxy series and was extremely easy to beat. It's fun but forgettable as soon as you beat bowser for the last time. Also the items are not that fun and, in many cases, they make the game that much easier to beat. With so many well written and story driven games out today along with well rounded 3ds games such as Zelda and cave story which mixes action and puzzles with a very good story, it's hard to enjoy this game as much as others. It's a good rental but definitely glad I didn't fork over 40$ for this. When they fuse the story and rpg elements from the paper Mario and the Mario and luigi saga with the creativity and exciting platforming from the galaxy series then I'll give mario a 10 but for now this is game is about a 7.