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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Super Mario Bros. 1 through 3 and Super Mario World Combined!, November 15, 2009
This review is from: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Video Game)
It's a blast from the past. In the 80's you probably played Super Mario Brothers on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Over 19 years have passed since the last 2D-side scrolling installment of the Mario Brothers Series was released on a gaming console, Nintendo now brings you New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

This game is based off of what Nintendo started in 1985. The game play is very similar to Super Mario Brothers 3 and World (SNES). There are One to Four players. This time around Nintendo has you all playing together (cooperative or competitive) - alternating version is not available - no need to wait for your turn to play. You can play as either Mario, Luigi, or 2 different Toads.

This game goes back to Nintendo's and Mario's roots for what jump started the video game industry. If you are familiar with the series you will find many things reminiscent of past mario games, for example:

8 Worlds : SMB, SMB2, SMB3
Flag Ending: SMB
Riding Yoshi: SMBW
Maps for World: SMB3, SMBW
Item House: SMB3
Saving Princess Toadstool: SMB, SMB2, SMB3, SMBW
Pipes: SMB, SMBW
Half Way Save Point: SMBW
Koopas Castles: SMB3, SMBW
Items: Mushroom, Firepower, Star

All the characters are back from Bowser to Goomba's, Bullet Bills, Chain Chomps and more.

Game play is the same from earlier versions of Mario Bros series.

New things include:

Add or remove multiplayers while you are playing a game -- no need to quit because someone is tired of playing, add them back in when they want to play or when people come over.

Propeller mario -- shake wiimote to propeller into the sky.
Penguin Mario: Move more freely in water and on ice -- shoot ice balls. Belly slide on snow to kill enemy's.

Ice Mario: Freeze enemy's and use them as a block to jump on.

Star Coins: Use these to unlock hints for each level in Peach's castle.

Super Guide: Die 8 times in one level and watch how to beat it or let the computer beat it for you and move on.

Multiplayer Mode: New as you can lock yourself in a bubble if your friends can not get through a tough section -- and you unlock yourself out of the bubble when you want to play again.

If you die, you come back if you have remaining lives to help the team.

New Modes: Coin Battle -- battle in a level to get most coins.
Free for all -- play any course with your friends.

All in all this game is great if you are new to the Mario Francise, a casual gamer, fan of the original Mario series, multiplayer gaming, and want to have some old school fun. I recommend this game to everyone who owns a Wii. This is what Mario Should have been the first time around. Simply Amazing.
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Initial post: Nov 18, 2009 7:40:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 18, 2009 7:42:26 AM PST
P. Moan says:
you probably made a mistake on this review, because smb2 isn't like mario 1 an 3 an world.

Not unless your talking about the mario lost levels whcih in japan is consider mario 2.

mario 2 usa is just a rip off of japan doki doki panic but it's still a good game although, if it wasn't for super mario bros. 2 that some bad guys on usa version would've never exsist like Bob-Omb and Pokey.

Posted on Nov 25, 2009 9:36:17 AM PST
The title of your review makes this sound like Super Mario Bros. All Stars from SNES. Does this game actually CONTAIN levels from previous Mario games, or is it just a similar style?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2009 9:33:04 AM PST
Tohru Adachi says:
It does not contain levels from previous is an original game that is just similar in style to them.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009 4:13:06 PM PST
Rob Gordon says:
I don't remember saving the princess in Mario 2...

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 10:01:45 AM PST
Adam says:
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Posted on Nov 28, 2009 2:52:00 AM PST
R. Weeks says:
OUTSTANDING review. Thanks!

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 10:49:38 PM PST
tk421 says:
P. moan and Rob Gordon are 100% right (even though folks marked them unhelpful). SMB2 does not have 8 worlds (last level: 7-2) and you do not save the princess (in fact, she is a playable character).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2009 8:10:46 PM PST
P. Moan says:
yea an the only ones they kept on showing after mario 2 is the 2 bad guys, pokey an bob-omb(which those 2 appeared in every game like on mario galaxy you throw a ball an knock the pokey into little pieces on one of the levels. An mario 3 they didn't had the cactus but it came back in mario world.

Shy guys an snifits did appear in mario party an rpg games but not the regular one, an also in yoshi island had shy guys from mario 2.

I still enjoy playing mario 2 even though it's out of date an its old hat, etc.

Anyway only mario game I don't care for is super mario sunshine which too me I think is the only game that sucked.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009 8:16:41 PM PST
A. Markley says:
Actually, the last 2D side scrolling mario games that came out were New Super mario bros for the DS and the paper mario one for Wii.

Posted on May 24, 2010 11:42:05 AM PDT
Mudkip says:
There are pipes in SMB3 as well...
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