Super Mario Bros. Wii has been an absolute hit at our house. My kids are 6 & 8 and they got a Wii and SMB for Christmas and have just got on the final level as of today.
NOW, I have seen Super Mario Gallaxy, which is what the kids want next, but I ALSO see that SMG 2 is already scheduled for release in May.
Super Mario Wii out sold Galaxy !!! New Super Mario Bros. Wii has been critically and commercially successful; it is currently the sixth best-selling game on the Wii, at 10.55 million copies sold worldwide. Galaxy has sold 8.2 million.
Super Mario Bros. should have a part 2,
may I suggest 2 more Italian characters instead of those stupid toadstool guys, like some cousins named Vinney and Carlo...
If a number 2 was added, what would be the purpose of the game? Base it a year later, on Peach's exact birthday date, and her chefs were too clumsy to notice the hair styles peering out? she would be captured again, and they would basically have no idea what to do with her, only to know that again, they would only have a certain amount of time before a gamer reached their lair, saved Peach, and then the bad guys would go back into hiding? That would be very weird.
"After how many Mario games (SMB1, 2, 3, Mario World, Sunshine, Galaxy, however many are on portable systems), where the 'plot' is to rescue the Princess (again)? and you think one more would be weird?"
Really? Why would we need a sequel then??? You said it yourself, there already is a SMB 1, 2, and 3. Super mario bros wii is technically a remake, so wouldn't more "remakes" make sense instead of sequels!
A sequel is not 'needed'. The movie Rocky did not need a sequel. Toy Story didn't need a sequel. But they each got plenty of them because of their entertainment value.
New Super Mario Bros Wii could add some more power ups and re-do all the levels and it would add plenty of entertainment value. I for one would definitely get it. I don't care about the plot of Mario games.
I think that they could pull off a sequel if they approach it right. Just like SMG2 had new places, new items, new characters, etc ... New Mario Bros 2 would need surprising differences from the first one. For example, settings/items/enemies inspired from Mario Bros 2 (NES) or Mario World, at least more than SMB3 (like the first NMB).
If they choose SMB2 as the inspiration, they would have an excuse to replace Yellow Toad with Peach. Another option, which I would prefer a little more would be the ability to customize the color scheme of the Toads. For example, guys can replace Yellow and Blue with more manly colors like Black and Green. A girl could change a Toad's color to Pink or Purple. Other people will likely choose Red and Green to complement the Marios bros. I think this way, everyone wins.
I think a sequel would be great. With some changes. Since my brother and I play it all the time we've noticed somethings.
Like when you get a item or die the game like stops for a second well in that one second the other player is usually jumping and then it stops and then they die. Having a plus game type would be cool. Like the coins that you collect MOVE so they'd be in different spots having you to look for them all over. Lives either harder to get or let it go over 99. I've played and gotten over 300 lives not even trying! Let the one player who's in control be able to be not mario. Like the older mario games Mario used to be able to do a quick turn around and a sidejump. I think that would be cool to have that added to the game.
You don't play a game like Mario for the storyline. A sequel to New Super Mario Brothers Wii would just need to add a bunch of new levels and I'd have a great time playing through them just for the challenge. I hate 3D games and miss the old style, so this is my favorite game for the Wii.
If they're going to add another one, let it be more difficult, (and NOT just on multiplayer Miyamoto. Last time I checked, you originally made games for people who didn't always have a crowd around them)
Super Mario Galaxy 1 came out in Nov. 2007. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was *supposed to* be released in Nov. 2009, but Nintendo developed New Super Mario Bros. Wii and decided to release that game in Nov. 2009 instead (probably because they [correctly] predicted it would sell better at Christmas-time than SMG2).
Of course, they wouldn't want to release 2 Mario games at the same time, so they pushed back the SMG2 release date to May 2010.
So it certainly isn't a matter of short-changing NSMBW. If anything, it was the other way around. ;)
I agree, this game is awesome, as imperfect impatient people, we want it now right? lol. I so cant wait for it to come out. But just like Disney with their "Vault" releases. make people wait to last minute, i think that is what they are going to do with this game.