Once again Princess Peach has been kidnapped and it’s Marios task to rescue her. A well used “story”, but it works.
This is the first new Mario 2D games since 1992 when Super Mario World was released on the SNES. Even if this is a 2D platformer, all characters are 3D and thats kind of cool. It works very well. The graphics is over all good. You only play with one screen, the other have some statestic and other information.
I like this game a lot. Some levels are easy and some harder, sometimes it’s frustrating. But after a small brake, you get the leveles. Not all worlds are accesible in the start. You have to find secrets paths to get to World 4 and 6. And a lot of the levels have different end paths. This adds a good replay value. Each level have three Star Coins you have to collect. This can bee used to Star Coin signs in the world map which opens new paths.
Mario have got three noew capabilies in this game; Mega Mario, Mini Mario and Shell Mario. Mega Mario is very cool. Mario get as high as the screen and you can run through everything. But I miss all the cool things Mario could do in SMB3 and SMW, like the cape and frogsuite.
It’s fun to be playing a new 2d Mario platformer. It’s a great game but it lack some of the inovative things that Super Mario Bros.3 (NES) and Super Mario World (SNES) had. This two games are among the best games ever created. But New Super Mario Bros. for the DS is a great game and I highly recommand it. Go and buy it!