Conclusion: How many times can Nintendo repackage the same game? We have seen this title a few times already and each time it ends up playing the same. What, we have a coin collecting fetish in this one and stupid street pass/multiplayer games.
Conclusion: Nintendo needs to do something with this series to start making sure that it stays fresh. The core idea of a Mario platformer, side scrolling, on modern systems is perfectly sound, but they just came too many, too quickly.
Excerpt: Incoming! They’re arriving just in time for your last summer trip (and just before school begins). The 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 have been released at the same time. Is Nintendo’s reimagining of the 3D system worth saving up $199 for?
Pros: Raccoon Mario; tons of coins to collect; smart level design.
Cons: Could use better story; backgrounds need more detail; not enough varied powerups.
Excerpt: Mario’s adventures in the 2D realm have been just as prominent as his 3D ones within the last several years. The original New Super Mario Bros. had graced the Nintendo DS console in 2006 and the multi-player Wii iteration followed in 2009.
Excerpt: Much like in everything; there are a few things you can always count on in the video game industry. There will be a new Madden every summer, Call of Duty is going to sell a ton of copies even though everyone seems to hate it and Nintendo will keep releasing updates to its hardware -- complete with a...
isn’t a bad game. The formula is still solid and experience is fun. I just feel like the coin gimmick could have been used better. Still, this is a title 3DS owners shouldn’t pass up. It’s an enjoyable title that will let you pass the time nicely.
Excerpt: Mario is rapidly approaching middle-age, which means he has been around for a lifetime in terms of gaming. The fact that Nintendo can wrest anything new out of the 2D Mario format is amazing. It’s true, however, that New Super Mario Bros.