Dad of Divas' Reviews: Game Review - New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

Friday, September 27, 2013

Game Review - New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS
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About the Game
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a side-scrolling Platformer video game for Nintendo 3DS. A sequel to the 2006 Nintendo DS release, New Super Mario Bros., this new game version challenges players to rescue Princess Peach from the latest kidnapping by Bowser, and to collect as masses of Nintendo gold coins while doing so. Of all Mario titles released to date, New Super Mario Bros. 2 contains the the greatest emphasis on gold collection, with over a million coins available throughout the game's 80+ stages. Additional game features include: wireless co-op multiplayer support, new and returning power-ups and hidden items, and SpotPass automatic download functionality for the wireless sharing of information with friends.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

Mario Hits the Mushroom Kingdom Jackpot
Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but besides rescuing his lady love, this time Mario has another objective. The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more gold coins than ever before. Each level is littered with gold as coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of coins are left behind special gold enemies and gold pipes transport Mario into coin-filled caverns. It's up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

Enjoy the Platforming Fun With a Friend
New Super Mario Bros. 2 allows players to share the fast-paced fun with a friend over a local wireless network. The game's 2-player co-op mode requires both players to have a Nintendo 3DS system and a copy of the game. Together players can play through the entire game, collect double the coins, team up to unleash devastating double Ground Pound attacks on enemies, and more. An extra player can even help when continuing from your solo play save file.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

Collect, Literally a Million Coins
Coin collection is important in every adventure in the Mushroom Kingdom, but New Super Mario Bros. 2 takes this to new heights. The game is filled with more coins and gold-related features than any Mario game before, and includes the frenzied Coin Rush mode in which you play three levels back to back trying to earn as many coins as possible. In fact, the game literally holds more than a million possible coins, and keeps track of each for you as you proceed from beginning to end. SpotPass functionality built into the 3DS allows you to share your running total with friends. If you reach a million coins, you'll get something special.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

Key Game Features

  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 is an all-new side-scrolling adventure game featuring Mario and Luigi. Two players who each own the game will have the option to play the entire game in two-player multiplayer mode using local wireless.
  • The game records all the coins players collect throughout the game, so completing a level is only part of the fun. Every level is filled with golden opportunities, such as gold rings that turn enemies into valuable gold versions and a Gold Flower that gives Mario the ability to turn almost anything in his path into coins.
  • Coin Rush Mode allows players to collect as many coins as possible across three levels and challenge friends to beat their record via StreetPass.
  • The return of Raccoon Mario gives Mario the ability to fly and access hidden areas.
  • Utilize a wide range of new and returning power-ups and items spread throughout the game world.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

My Take on the Game
I have been a big fan of Super Mario Bros. for years and have tried most of the games for the differing game systems as well because of my love for the characters and game play so you can bet that I was excited to try this new game as well! While many of the games are similar, I have to say that at the forefront I was impressed with the overall game play of this game. It has some of the aspects from the original Super Mario Bros. which any fan will love with new twists around every corner.

There were a few places where I got stuck initially, but by being persistent, I was able to get through the sections and overcome the levels!

My youngest, who is five loves all things Super Mario, and if we let her, I think she would play 24-7, but alas that will never be the case. I was impressed though as she was able to pick up this game and just jump right in and have a blast. There were some places that I even had a challenge with that I had to help her through, but all-in-all, she could maneuver herself through the game with ease which was something that I was not initially expecting.

All-in-all I have to give this a very high ranking, as it gives any player hours of Super Mario fun that are sure to please!

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