User Review: New Super Mario Bros. (Retro)

By Stealphie, Jan 9, 2020 (updated Jan 9, 2020) 82 3 2

Jan 9, 2020
  • Release Date (NA): May 15, 2006
  • Release Date (EU): June 30, 2006
  • Release Date (JP): May 25, 2006
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD
  • Genres: 2D Platformer
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • PEGI Rating: Three years and older
  • Also For: Nintendo Wii U
  • Single player
    Local Multiplayer
    Online Multiplayer
    Co-operative
Hello, this time i'm reviewing New Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo's DS. Keep in mind, this is basically a port with some changes of the New Super Mario Bros. review on my blog.
Stealphie
The game is generic, but for a reason, the last original 2D Mario game was Super Mario Land 2 in 1992, so it makes sense that the game is generic, they wanted to appeal to everyone with the New 2D Mario game. While the unoriginality has a reason, it's a definite con for this game.
The level design is great, the game is kinda easy, but not easy to the extent of being boring.
The original bosses are nice, but still easy.
The power ups are not good.
The Mega mushroom is the definition of a gimmick done wrong.
The Mini mushroom is useless in most situations.
The Blue Shell controls terribly.
The multiplayer is fun.
The minigames are fun.
Verdict
What I Liked . . . Nice Graphics & Music Great Controls Original Bosses Good Minigames (ripped straight from Super Mario 64 DS) What I Didn't Like . . . Unoriginality Bowser & Bowser Jr boss fights are underwhelming af Pretty bad power-ups
7 Presentation
Looks good, and the music enjoyable. Isn't great in any of these departments (Music & Graphics) but it's good.
8 Gameplay
Standard 2D Mario gameplay, but with a twist, now you can do things that were only possible in 3D Mario games, Wall-jump, Ground-pound and Triple Jump. It fits pretty well in Mario's 2D Moveset.
8 Lasting Appeal
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)
8
out of 10
Overall (not an average)
Overall, New Super Mario Bros. is good enough to be considered great, and it doesn't deserve the amount of hate that it gets.
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