Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo DS games
Newest Review: ... 2D so you use the scroll buttons to move backwards and forwards, to reach the end flag pole. It's not as simple as it seems though, with lo... more
A must have platform game
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Member Name: alnilam
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Advantages: great graphics, great game play, pleasant music, lots of mini games
Disadvantages: none that I could think of
Funny, I owned a SNES but I never had a Super Mario game, I always wanted it but it was harder to get in ma corner of the world - since as soon as it came in the store it was snatched by somebody else. Hard times back then hehe. When one of my friends finally got their hands on the game and I borrowed it it was a love at first sight and as soon as I purchased Nintendo DS I knew getting Mario games is a must.
Now there are quite a few to choose from but I wanted to start with a platformer game and this one ranked the best. The price for this game in the shops is average - you can get a new one starting from £11.20 on Amazon (plus shipping) but I opted for used on from Ebay and snatched it for £8 (I advise caution though since there are lots of fakes sold on Ebay, my copy of this game seems to be legit - reading many "How to spot a fake DS game" was sure helpful) .
The game is awesome! That is a fact. And I could well finish the review right here and by this I would not "damage" the potential costumer since when he or she would have bought the game the conclusion would and will be the same.
Graphics are just amazing, I think that developers really did take the the most out what Nintendo DS can offer and on the other hand still kept the "original" feel of the Super Mario Bros game-style. How to describe the graphics - they walk a thin line between 2D and 3D.
Game is quite simple to play, it can be played worldwide no matter in which language the game comes since there is no written storyline or goals that need to be achieved by understanding the mission. There are 8 worlds (you need to go through 6 to get to the finish, two of the worlds need "special" conditions to be unlocked) and each of this worlds has a set of themed levels in which you need to get from the start to finish, jumping, running, bouncing and if lucky shooting. That is basically it. At the middle of each world there is a mid boss and at the end a boss. Levels are quite easy to finish, some of them can give you a bit of a headache (depending of your skill) but although easy they are immensely fun. It is a kind of game that entertains and relaxes more than agitates which I just love.
I finished the game in less than a week, only a few hours of game-play but the game is really re playable - I love the levels and whenever I am bored and need something easy and passive (but fun) to entertain my mind I reach for this game and play the levels again. True that in every level you can find 3 special star coins (which can be cleverly hidden) and I have not jet managed to find them all so this adds to game-play too.
There is more than just the regular Mario play (you can play as Luigi too by the way) there are also lots of mini games which you can play either yourself or with your friends. Now as the regular game does not take the full advantage of touch screen mini games certainly do. You can choose from many different kinds of games, card games, memory, puzzle, action games - each of them fun and a great way to scare the boredom away.
There is also a Mario Vs. Luigi multi player game that needs two DSs to play, I was not fortunate enough yet to try this out (it needs only one game) but since my partner is more and more interested in my Nintendo DS I feel the time will come soon (and so will the update of the review).
I am not yet a DS expert, I have only played a few games but this one certainly leaved a very good impression in me, not only because of the nostalgic feel of it but also because it really is a great game. I think this is one of those games that is a must for every DS owner.
Summary: A must for every DS owner
More reviews in the field of Nintendo DS Game
- 42 not out
- A Perfect Piece of Escapism
- thoroughly addicitve
- Great for all ages
- Discover The Magic of St. Mystere.
- Create Your Own Theme Park...Wooohoo!
- Adorable Kittens and Puppies in 3D
- Not for everyone
- Time Hollow DS: The game where you really can turn back time! (however it is sho ...
- Colonies, pirates and all that...