Summary: It follows the standard 2D Mario formula, however unlike the last couple New Super Mario Bros games this one is actually pretty tough and will please hardcore platformer fans. I actually ran out of lives a few times. If you want a Mario game that feels new go for Super Mario 3D World but if you just want a solid 2D platformer this is a pretty good choice.
Summary: When the first NEW Super Mario Bros came out I was PUMPED! Finally, they'd gotten away from the 3D style (don't get me wrong, I do enjoy that!) but I REALLY love the old school fill. However, now it's just kind of the same ol thing. It still is really fun, but when you're playing with an 8 year old that thinks it's hilarious to help you out with a block only to take it away as you're about to land on it,...it leads to frustration. Still, it's fun, and IT'S MARIO!