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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Being the highest selling video game franchise of all time, there’s a lot of pressure on each new main-line Super Mario game release to outdo its storied ancestry and introduce enough new elements to justify its existence. Even more onus than usual falls upon New Super Mario Bros.