New Super Mario Bros.
Retro meets modern!
If you're a Nintendo fan, particularly a Mario fan- you'll definitely find this game fun. It's not truly difficult, but great for something to do when you have your free time. I grew up with Super Mario Bros. so this was an absolute delight to play. It really brought the retro idea and made it work, but with a fresher appeal. A lot of things are the same- Mario and Luigi are playable of course, the goombas, koopa troopas, Toad, and Bowser's castle is all there, though they've managed to introduce some new things as well. Such as jumping up the walls, mini mushrooms, and mushrooms which make him seriously giant! The graphics really do add a lot to this game, it's a pretty gorgeous upgrade from the old Super Mario Bros games of fame. My only complaint is that at times, it's a bit difficult moving Mario, he seems to slide a bit, oddly. Besides that however, it truly is a nice game to have in your collection and I'd recommend it as a must for Nintendo and Mario lovers.
Times have sure changed...for the better.
It's been almost 30 years since the original release of Super Mario Brothers for the Nintendo Entertainment System. If you're a newcomer on the internet and were born around 10-15 years after this game was released...you should close the browser right now or at least find a more kid-friendly website because the internet can be a very evil place. Or just stay here and read this review. Anyway, long story short, Super Mario Brothers: Innovative, popular, successful, breakthrough...at the time that is. And it can still be fun at times here and there. Okay, I haven't played the game all the way through, but I played a demo of it in Super Smash Brothers Brawl (worth your money), and I did have some fun and joy looking back on how it all started. I did notice one thing though: the game has been pretty outdated. The levels aren't that creative, the gameplay is a bit simplistic due to the whole environment, the fast timer feels kind of cheap, even though the levels are rather short, and not being able to scroll back to an area of a level felt kind of cheap. Not to mention the fact that if you were tall, fire flower or not, and you toughed an enemy, you went to small Mario no matter what, which was a bummer. 20 years later came the remake on the Nintendo DS. And there were many improvements over the original. If you touched an enemy and you had the blue shell or a fire flower, you just went to regular tall Mario. Meaning you can take more than 2 hits without having to get another power-up. The visuals look WAY more appealing, especially with all the new areas you visit like a Boo House or even a snowy field. And there's more complexity to the gameplay such as a new collectible and new bosses other than Bowser. The new collectible in this game are Star Coins. There are 3 Star Coins in almost every level. They can be used to open pathways to different levels or even mushroom houses that can lend you power-ups or even more lives. The new bosses though, while a nice way to get away from the whole fighting Bowser thing, are pretty simple, just jump on them 3 times, and you win. There are some bosses that have some unique spin on them, but other than that just jump on them, then ground pound them, and you're done. There are new power-ups in the game also such as the mini mushroom, the blue shell, and the mega mushroom. The mini mushroom shrinks Mario into a very tiny version of him that allows him to jump higher and walk on water (Hallelujah). However, if you touch an enemy while you're mini, you lose a life as well the mini ability. The blue shell lets you ram into enemies Koopa style while running. However, you won't move as fast if you were regular or fire Mario on maximum speed. The mega mushroom makes you into a huge version of yourself and lets you ram into enemies and other obstacles for a limited amount to time. But if you destroy enough obstacles, you can earn lives. Just fill up the gauge on the top while mega from yellow to green, and you get a 1-up. So far this game sounds fine, so what's its main flaw? It just feels too simple. Most of the levels are nothing spectacular, the locations are your typical Mario locations, and the game isn't rather hard. I only recommend this game to kids who like to play simple games since this game isn't too complex and also because if they decide to play this game again after 5 years or so, they'll have a more carefree nostalgia feel. Meaning they'll remember the days when life was rather easy and fun. Much like this game, but they will easily note lots of flaws like the lack of wonder or excitement in the levels or how the music, while still fine for the most part, isn't still that spectacular. I'll still probably play this game again just to see how fast I can beat the level as well as have some nostalgia value. If you want a fun and engaging Mario platformer, try out the Wii edition called New Super Mario Brothers Wii. However, this game does have some positives, but there's already the Wii edition and Sonic Classic Collection also on the Nintendo DS. Is is still worth trying this game out if you're 15 and have never played it before? Not really.
Mario keeps his hero stats up
this might seem like a kid game cause it is a DS game but it is not. this can be for a teen to older people. I am 24 almost 25 and I got this game cause I am a fan of Mario. this is a good game. play it enjoy it and have fun.
Great level design!!! Love world 8!!! Final boss stinks-so easy!!!!! great graphics!!!!! Very east controls!!
this game is amasing buy now totaly worth 30 dollars you have to buy it now turn off your computer and go to the store now
This is a classic mario game, but it's modern.
This game feels so much like the old school Mario games. the levels, the enemies, the bosses, everything. if you love the classic Mario games, then I guarantee that you will love this one. okay, so the game is not perfect but it adds a lot of unique new things to the Mario games. the gameplay is perfect platforming, you run through a stage and jump at the flagpole to clear the stage like the classic games, but one thing that I really don't understand is that on the bottom screen, it show how close and how far you are from the end of the level, this makes no sense and I think that it's just filler for the bottom screen or something. the worlds are all new and look beautiful, there's a classic world, a desert world, an island world, a jungle world, an ice world, a mountain world, a sky world, and a fiery final world. This feels like a true adventure and everything in the game looks beautiful. anyone who is a Mario fan, or just a DS/3DS owner should get this game, you won't be disappointed.
DS Owners Must Get This
If your a DS owner then you should get New Super Mario Bros. The game brings back the classic 2D adventure feeling this time in the palm of your hands. The levels are well designed and are just beautiful. The game is very fun and engaging. To add more spice it is equipped with gorgeous 3D graphics some of the best seen on the DS. The game is packed with tons of contents including variety of fun Mini games and unlockables. Like I said before, you got a DS or even a 3DS, this game is definitely worth a pick up, you will not be disappointed.
It's alright. Better than average, but not phenomenal. I only beat a few worlds because it couldn't hold my attention, but it was a solid game. Perfect for kids who obsess over Mario.
This is a great game.The only reasons I didn't rate this a 10 was because,I don't like the sound and the graphics are bad.
It started out ok but as time went on in the game it was the same as all the other Mario games I guess I'm stuck back in the day when it was Nintendo 64 those where the good old days. Not a fan of the new Mario stuff. SORRY.