New Super Mario Bros. Wii Review

Reviewed by: Isaias Frias

New Super Mario Bros Wii

Story —

The princess is kidnapped by Bowser. You have to save her. Same ol’ same ol’. Not very different but who really cares about the story in a Mario game.

Gameplay —

This is where Mario games matter. Mario jumps really smoothly and has a good weight to him. There are a couple new power-ups. Penguin Mario is pretty cool, get a running start and slide on surfaces. He also shoots ice balls, which freeze baddies. If you don’t want to slide n such, there is an Ice Flower as well. There are castles and Koopa Kids to battle. This game is really reminiscent of Mario 3. The one really cool and different thing about this game is the 4 player co-op. You play this game with up to 4 players. 1 player is ok, 2 is nice and helpful, 3 is crazy and 4 is just a mess of insanity. If you really want to play 4 players it’s fun, but the more experienced Mario gamer is going to have to carry the rest of the group at times. There is an option to put yourself in a bubble to stay out of the way in hard areas but sometimes you are still in the way.

Visuals —

Honestly, the visuals aren’t anything to write home about. They look good but it’s not the prettiest game Nintendo has put out. It looks like the New Super Mario Bros for the DS but a little bit cleaner. You play Mario Galaxy then come and play this and you will see what I mean.

Sound —

Classic Mario tunes. Happy, boppy stuff. Sound effects are top notch. The koopas dance to the happy music. The power-up have a great sound to them. Everything you loved about Mario’s sounds are still here and then some.

Overall —

This is a fun game to play. Multiplayer is a riot (in a good way). It’s the same game you have always loved. It does a few things differently but if you plan on playing single player, get ready for it to get old.

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars


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