3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good for a brief period of nostalgia.,
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It's a pretty fun game but only for a little while. I actually wish I rented this or borrowed it from a friend first because I completed it in several days (which is a total shock for me because I have always been terrible at Mario! Love Mario but terrible at it.).
What really put me off in the beginning was that in order to save the game, you had to defeat a tower, defeat a castle, or spend star coins to open paths to Mushroom houses. You're forced to play a lot of levels in one sitting or put your DS on sleep mode if you absolutely have to walk away from the game at the moment. At least after you complete the entire game, you're able to save at any time.
There's a lot of frustration that comes with it as well. For example, to enter World 4 or World 7, you have to defeat the bosses in World 2 or World 5 as Mini Mario.
Other than that, once you finish the main game, there's nothing left to do but figure out alternate routes on a couple levels and collect star coins you missed the first time around. I just think [...]+ was a tad too much to pay for this game.