I am not a big gamer but, I can say this..."Best game for kids on the Wii yet!" My 6 yr. old son loves it. Some of the Wii games are pretty technical as far as control of the remote. He had major frustrations with Rayman and Turtles because of the fine motor skills needed. The controls on this game are basic which makes for smooth rewarding game play that won't easily frustrate the impatient littler ones. I also like that it pushes him to read and problem solve a little. The best part is "No Whining" It is hard to shell out big $ for games and then hear... "It's too hard!" If you have little ones that can read a little, get this game. If you don't mind doing some reading for them get it anyway! Mario lovers it is a must!