New Super Mario Bros. (2006)

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The game met a massive success upon launching in Japan, selling nearly 420,000 units in its first day of availability, for a total of nearly 900,000 copies in its first four days of availability, making it the best debut for a Nintendo DS game. See more »

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Princess Peach: [after you complete the game] Thank You!
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11 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

New Super Mario Bros. is the first brand-new side-scrolling Mario game since 1992. Through that break from the casual "flinging fireballs at enemies" routine, Mario has been mostly seen in 3D platformers, RPGs, racing, sports, and Party games. It's truly a shame that no new Mario side-scroller has been released on the Game Boy Advance though, only old games (Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, etc.) have been re-released for the portable system. During that time period, Mario side-scrollers became a thing of the past, until recently, Nintendo decided to release another Mario platformer for the Nintendo DS, except it wasn't a 3D game like Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Sunshine or the upcoming Super Mario Galaxy for the upcoming Nintendo Wii, it was an all-new Mario side-scroller starring Mario and Luigi. It wasn't no big mission to retrieve stars or shine-sprites, it was just a normal quest to rescue the Princess from Bowser and Bowser Jr.

The closest we have got to a new Mario game like this was the recent DS game Super Princess Peach, which reversed the roles of the "Plumber saves Princess" formula, but it really didn't relive the classic days of Mario games. Only when New Super Mario Bros. was released when the Mario really returned, it was a normal side-scrolling adventure with no real storyline, but it instead featured 8 worlds with 80 total levels, packed with all the action that made Mario famous from the start. I got this game and it is anything but disappointing. It captures the essence of the old glory days NES games from the 80's and early 90's. But the game wouldn't be "New" without a few new additions, including Power-ups, moves, and enemies.

Nintendo has shoved the game with items such as the Mega Mushroom, which enlarges Mario to the size of the whole screen and can give him the ability to damage almost everything in sight, the Mini Mushroom turns Mario into Mini-Mario, who can fit through tight spaces that he normally couldn't, and for the first time, Mario can actually wear the Koopa shell and roll around on terrains and plow through enemies galore! The Classic Mushrooms and Fire Flowers make a return as well, that turn Mario into Super Mario and Fire Mario, who can fling fireballs at enemies (Sound familiar?). Mario's main move in the game like always is performing giant leaps and jumps, but his trip through 3D platforming has left a stain on him, and it can be seen in some of his new moves in this game, which includes the triple jump, the Ground Pound, and the wall jump, which all prove useful, because the wall jump can save you if you accidentally fall down a gap or can help you reach higher places, the triple Jump can help you jump higher than before, and the ground pound can help you stomp enemies, break blocks on the floor, and more. New enemies flourish through all of the game's 80 levels and each have unique abilities. Some of them include the casual group, including Goombas, Koopas, Thwomps, and Lakitus, but there are never-before-seen baddies that make their debut in this game, and they include Spookums, Balloon Boos, giant eels and such. Even with all of those new additions to the game, New Super Mario Bros. still manages to pull of the feel like you're playing on the Super NES.

Mario has a big history ahead of him, which includes games on Nintendo's next-gen console the Wii, but for now, all these ambitions can be put aside, and you can enjoy this game, which is one big trip down memory lane.


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