Super Mario Bros. For the Nintendo DS
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  • However, there ARE a few let downs, maybe not enough to ruin the whole game experience, but enough to notice
  • The amazing FPS it produces (usually 60) makes NSMB one of the best looking on the DS so far
  • And the upbeat sounds orchestrated in NSMB make this one of the best sounding DS games out there also
  • I think Nintendo focused TOO much on giving you, the gamer, that old-school Super Mario feeling with 'New' technology and add-ons, but lost it when it came to giving it the FULL treatment of replay value
  • The Mario feeling's definitely there, but remember how many times you played Super Mario 64 or any other mario game

    • by Don Luigi
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      The words Super Mario Bros. ” may bring back great memories to almost anyone who owned a NES system back in the day. Some may remember the hours spent playing this incredible platformer and even still play it now. There’s been many releases since that day like “Super Mario 3″ and “Super mario Deluxe” for the GBC. Now, the wacky brothers are back in the greatest remake of them all for the Nintendo DS in “New Super Mario Bros. ” First of all, this game WILL bring back those memories of the old Super Mario Bros. to some. However, there ARE a few let downs, maybe not enough to ruin the whole game experience, but enough to notice. Ok, We’re going to start with the good traits about this console-to-handheld port.

      The DS makes GORGEOUS graphics when it comes to 2D games. (i. e: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow). The amazing FPS it produces (usually 60) makes NSMB one of the best looking on the DS so far. What’s also good about NSMB is that the style became 3D-ish yet retained that side-scrolling 2D look. So for the fans of Super Mario 64 DS, this one is a buyer, you won’t get any “blocky” characters here. Music is what makes %40 of any game good. And the upbeat sounds orchestrated in NSMB make this one of the best sounding DS games out there also.

      (Although, in my opininon, Super Mario 64 DS has the BEST music of any mario game out there) There’s remakes of


      the original music you heard back in the day for the NSMB version and you even get that awesome old school tune when you die! It almost makes you want to fail everytime you start a level. But of course, that’s not good. Now, you can’t really call something “New” unless you’ve done something to completely change it. NSMB features NEW graphics, NEW tunes, NEW levels, and NEW features in gameplay as well multiplayer and mini-games. (Take that, Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time) I did tell you there would be slight letdowns in this game for those of you looking for the old school mario experience. When they said NEW…They weren’t kidding. It’s not stars anymore, it’s back to coins. (Super Mario World had coins!) And in each level, you MUST get every coin in order to “purchase” power ups and “lower screen backgrounds” (I like calling them interfaces).

      ***SPOILER ALERT*** There’s only 5 backgrounds and 240 coins. 80 Levels, Including secret levels and 3 coins per level. When i said you MUST get every coin in each level, i meant it. If you want the game to last you an extra 3 hours, you DO want to get all coins. ***MAJOR SPOILER. LOOK AWAY IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW*** Plus, by getting all 240 coins, you unlock the 5th secret background, a picture of old school mario and luigi to go on your lower screen…good times…(My Favorite) Don’t get me wrong, multiplayer is a nice addition to NSMB,


      • but…In my opinion, they don’t get along well. I mean there’s only 2 playable characters (Mario and Luigi, DUH), 5 levels and you…”battle” each other by catching a certain number of hopping stars. That’s it.

        Yipee… And when you beat the game, you’ve beaten the game. There’s nothing else left to do once you’ve completed the game. There is “unlockable” Luigi mode, but you don’t even get an alternate ending with it. What do I think? I think Nintendo focused TOO much on giving you, the gamer, that old-school Super Mario feeling with ‘New’ technology and add-ons, but lost it when it came to giving it the FULL treatment of replay value. You play it once, and…it’s over. Multiplayer Mini-Games do have a little to keep fun going, but still, it’s just not enough. It’s not “competitive” enough. Plus most of the minigames are taken from Super Mario 64 DS and there’s not even that many to even keep YOU entertained for an hour.

        You want a great multiplayer/ single player experience, get Mario Kart DS or better yet, Metroid Prime: Hunters. (Best DS games RELEASED TO DATE) Another small fault, is the fact that the game is over in about 6 hours…if you’re a good gamer. (Like Me) 10 hours if you’ve never played a mario brother game (SHAME ON YOU!!!) and 15 hours if you suck. completely. Overall, this IS a good game…I’m not saying you should completely skip this game and go buy the next best thing…But you

        should maybe rent it at hollywood Video or Blockbuster. Save yourself $35 and rent it. Don’t be like me and get $10 trade in credit because…i don’t know. I’m a bad spender.

        It’s what i do…Don’t waste more than rental fees on this one. The graphics a great. The sound is great also. The gameplay is great, while it lasts. And playing the game twice isn’t worth it. when you finish the game, you FINISH the game. There really isn’t much point playing it again, unless you forgot getting coins or you’re a Mario freak. The Mario feeling’s definitely there, but remember how many times you played Super Mario 64 or any other mario game? You know why you did that? because there was a POINT to playing those games over and over and over again and those games were LONG.

        80 levels sound like a lot, but once you realize how simple they are…you’re gonna want to play something else before you’re done playing the 2nd level. Multiplayer makes it work, but not enough. Mini-games give it a small boost…if you’re into the whole “beating your OWN high score like a loser” thing. (They should’ve put AI, one on one battles for multiplayer, like Super Smash Bros. That’s what i call FUN) You really want to play this game, you should rent it. Don’t buy it, beat it that same day, then return it for half your money back. (Like i did) Thank you for reading this review. More will be on the way hopefully.




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