New Super Mario Bros.
The Super Mario Bros. series has been around since the dawn of time (okay, maybe slightly after). And over the years many changes have been made, such as graphics and the system it is played on, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the quality of the gameplay. This is why I dragged myself down to the nearest gamestore, and bought myself a copy of the New Super Mario Bros. , and I feel it was one of my best gaming buys to date.
You start out on a nice stroll with Princess Peach, then a cloud falls over the castle and lightning bolts strike, Mario runs to see what is happening, but while he is gone, Mini Bowser comes and kidnaps Princess Peach, luckily Mario saw and runs to the rescue.
This is where the action begins. There are a total of 8 worlds to complete, each with a varying number of different levels, there are loads of new enemys, bosses, special moves and powerups in the aptly named NEW super Mario bros.
As well as the single player game there is also 2-4 multiplayer either via single card or multi-card. You are either Mario or Luigi and you race each other to get stars. You can have hours of fun and can set it to be nearly endless.
As well as all this there are also lots of mini-games. Some you will recognise from Super Mario 64 DS, but others are totally new, there is, once again hours of fun to be had, and my personal favourite is probably a poker style game.
However, in my opinion, there is one major setback, Saving. You have to wait to open a gate with stars, or complete one of the two boss levels on each world. However the DS’s sleep function (when you close the lid) makes up for this so you can immediately pause and resume gameplay with virtually no battery loss.
In terms of length of the game, it is very good. Once you have completed the game, there are always more ‘big coins’ to collect, to open more levels, and of course there is the multiplayer and mini-games.
The graphics of the game are neat and look very nice but there isn’t anything outstanding about them. The sound is fun and is still the same style as previous Mario games, and you’ll never get bored of opening and closing the DS just to here Mario’s classic ‘Bye Bye’ and ‘It’s a me Mario’.
In my opinion this is probably one of, if not the best game on the DS so far. This is because of its amazing gameplay, outstanding multiplayer, and fun mini-games. There are not many drawbacks to the game, but, as in any game there are some, such as the save function, and, however picky it may seem, some mini-games have been seen before.