User Review: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

By Stealphie, Jan 9, 2020 (updated Jan 9, 2020) 139 4 2

Jan 9, 2020
  • Release Date (NA): August 19, 2012
  • Release Date (EU): August 17, 2012
  • Release Date (JP): July 28, 2012
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD
  • Genres: 2D Platformer
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • PEGI Rating: Three years and older
  • Single player
    Local Multiplayer
    Online Multiplayer

Review Approach:

Hello, I'm Stealphie and this time i'm reviewing New Super Mario Bros. 2 for Nintendo's 3DS. Please keep in mind that this is basically a port with some changes, just kidding i completely remade this review from a New Super Mario Bros. 2 review that i posted on my blog.
The game is generic, but for no reason this time. With New Super Mario Bros. 1, it made sense, the last original 2D Mario game was Super Mario Land 2 on the gameboy, which was released in 1992. They wanted to keep the game simple.
Does the coin gimmick actually matter? No, also, please don't collect a million coins, the reward is not worth it, and if you try to collect 10 million coins, i will classify you as a maniac.
Is the level design good? Yes, but the game is way too easy now. And the fact that you have way more lives because of the coin gimmick just make this game even easier.
Does this game have original bosses, like New Super Mario Bros. 1? Nope, the bosses are Koopalings (returning from New Super Mario Bros. Wii).
Are the power ups good? No, yes, kinda, it's kinda hard to explain. They are just op version of other power-ups, however, that makes them good power-ups because the original power-ups already felt good and the op version feel the same, but just like i said, OP.
Is the multiplayer good? Not really. The multiplayer on New Super Mario Bros. Wii with 2 players worked fine because the camera on that game was always zoomed out. Not in this game tho, so it's even more chaotic.
Also, there are no Minigames and the Mega/Mini mushroom are still useless, and the final boss isn't underwhelming af, it's actually a good final boss, not amazing, but good.
What I Liked . . . Good Gameplay Decent Soundtrack Good Level Design Good Final Boss The power-ups are actually useful and good What I Didn't Like . . . While this game has good level design, most of the time this game is very easy Regular Bosses are underwhelming. Unoriginality No minigames The Mega/Mini Mushroom are still useless Coin gimmick doesn't change gameplay. Blend Graphics
4 Presentation
Looks like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and that isn't a thing to be proud of, it looks fine but artstyle is really blend and makes this game look bad compared to many others 3DS titles, the soundtrack is basically more of the same from New Super Mario Bros. 1 and Wii.
8 Gameplay
Literally the same from New Super Mario Bros. 1. So it gets a pass.
8 Lasting Appeal
I can literally copy and paste what i said on my New Super Mario Bros. 1 review, like, If you finish this game, there is a good amount of content to play after you finish this game, Beating all the extra worlds and Collecting all the Star Coins (scattered across all levels).
out of 10
Overall (not an average)
While this game is definitely mediocre, i feel like it gets too much hate. Many people are like "wOrSt MaRiO gAmE eVeR" just because YouTuber JohnnyGamer69420360 made a review of the game and said it sucked. This is actually a fun and enjoyable game, if you liked New Super Mario Bros. 1, Wii or U, you will probably enjoy this game.
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