There is no doubt Super Mario brothers as a 2D platform is generally always a triumph as a video game. However, until recently, you either had to pull out the SNES or NES system to get your fix. Nintendo in its wisdom decided it was time to return to the 2D world with Mario and released New Super Mario Brothers on DS. The game turned out to be a smash hit both critically and sales wise with the title still commanding a near full price new even now with the successor machine out. So, it was a no brainer they would go back to the well again. However, this time around, 3D is available to the developers. So what have they done with this extra power? Well not much, but that may not necessarily be a bad thing.
Although it is a sequel, New Super Mario Brothers 2 really tells a story of its own. However, it should come as no surprise that the story very much mimics that of the titles before it. Bowser steals the princess from under Mario's nose, sends his kids to take out Mario and Mario tries to find and save the princess once again. In many ways this cliche storyline represents our misgivings with this game. It seems like Nintendo is afraid to mix up the tried and tested gameplay. It just seems that with every Mario game repeating the same formula, that one day it is going to get stale and mixing up the storyline probably wouldn't take that much away from the Mario experience.
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