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New Super Mario Bros: 2 (Nintendo 3DS)
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- Collect as many coins as possible in Coin Rush Mode.
- Have the option to play the entire game in two-player multip.
- The return of Raccoon Mario gives Mario the ability to fly and access hidden areas.
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- Platform: Nintendo 3DS
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Mario hits the Mushroom Kingdom jackpot!
As the first of the traditional side-scrolling Mario games to be developed specifically for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, gamers will find a great mix of the familiar and the not so familiar when they play New Super Mario Bros. 2.
Available now to buy or download, New Super Mario Bros. 2 comes packed with more than 80 brand new courses which are stacked with all sorts of secrets and hidden surprises to discover. At first glance, it's classic Mario platform action, but there are also some major differences to look out for, like the opportunity to collect an incredible one million coins for the first time ever!
But the gold rush doesn't end there, as there are three all-new gold-themed elements that will help you out throughout the game. The first of these is the Gold Flower power-up, which sees Mario become the amazing Gold Mario. Not only does this transformation allow you to shoot Gold Fireballs at enemies and blocks, it will also mean you can turn them into valuable coins. In addition, if you're quick enough, you'll also get the chance to turn 10-Coin Blocks into special Gold Blocks, which can then be worn over Mario's head to collect a steady stream of coins as he runs before the power runs out. The third option for collecting coins will come when you spot a Gold Ring on a course. You'll need to be skilful enough to jump through it, but when you do you'll see all your enemies turn to gold – then all you need to do is collect the additional coins they produce in their own unique way.
Players of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will also be glad to hear that the game has retained some of the more classic elements of the franchise that have made it so popular over the years. This includes the Super Leaf power-up which changes Mario into fan-favourite Raccoon Mario and lets our hero float in mid-air attack, block enemies with a tail swipe, and fly for brief periods of time.
But there are plenty of new challenges and features to enjoy, too. For example, New Super Mario Bros. 2 lets you complete the entire adventure in co-operative mode, so you and a friend can team up to rescue the princess as Mario and Luigi (as long as you each have a Nintendo 3DS system and copy of the game). There are even three special moves to master in co-op mode that will help you as you take on each of the courses together. Coins that are racked up in this mode will count for both of you, so why not see if you can get a friend to help you reach that big one million target?
Other new features include Coin Rush mode. This challenges you to collect as many coins as possible, but without failing once. This mode will really get your competitive juices flowing, as it selects three random courses for you to attack and only gives you one Mario to do it in. You can then store and share the results with others via StreetPass and pick up scores to try and beat. These collaborative and competitive fixtures of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will keep you coming back for more, even after you've managed to rescue Princess Peach!
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Top Customer Reviews
I don't need to mention the story, because you already know it.
Obviously, Mario is not a game about dramatic plot twists and epic story lines.
But, it is damn fun and has kept Nintendo in business (as well as Zelda and Prof. Layton).
I don't know how long they can keep doing what they do.
Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Super Mario Bros. etc... On each console.
But for now, it works and it keeps me buying their stuff.
On a side note, I also have an Xbox 360.
Anyway.. The game is good, but nothing you've not already seen.
Anyone who likes Mario should like this, but some may find it disappointing because there's nothing really 'new' about it.
A lot of reviews already point out the problems with the game, so here's a summary:
- It's pretty short, depending on how you play the game
- Still has no online co-op/multiplayer. Nintendo are lagging behind with this, always
- You have FAR TOO MANY lives and don't have the worry of seeing a game-over screen, which can make gamers feel determined to carry on playing
- It seems like Nintendo have tried too hard to make a game easy enough for kids
- The boss battles are pretty much a joke to be honest
- Toad houses offer nearly nothing... Apart from power ups you easily get during levels, and More damn lives!
- The coin thing is a bit ridiculous. The new powers ups are fairly fun, I suppose, but is it worth trying to find 1 million coins? I personally don't know the 'reward' for doing this, apart from wasting some precious time
- The 3D is rubbish and you end up turning it off. After Super Mario 3D land, this is very disappointing.Read more ›
'New Super Mario Bros: 2' for the Nintendo 3DS is a step backwards. The gameplay stays the same, which I suppose is to be expected but for me, I wanted something more. Something that I could say, "Yes, this is an improvement on the first game." However, this never came through. There is no multiplayer section, no fun mini-games to play with friends; just a single player coin rush mode - which to obtain additional courses you mostly have to purchase them separately! If you've spent thirty pounds on a game, then I believe you should not have to purchase additional content that could have easily been put on the game, when it was first released.
I recommend renting this game, and if you want a better experience then I can highly recommend, 'New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS)' for the Nintendo DS.
-Super Mario has maintained its fun by using new power ups keeping the game fresh and non repetitive
-The 1,000,000 coin target keeps you playing to the last coin
-Toad houses still as fun as they always are!
-Available to download maps for the game
-STILL NO MULTIPLAYER
-same basic storyline
-3d is poor and pointless
I dont really know how long Nintendo can continue to make games still, but if i were to choose between super mario bros 2 and 3D land, defiantly consider 3D land however still in my books..
1) The play is co-op play only,
2) Here's the killer - you both have to have a game cart.
In itself, it's a good game. Yes, it's more Mario. Yes, it's formulaic. But sometimes the simple jump-on-bad-guys platformer is all you need, and let's face it, sometimes we get my game boy out and play Super Mario Land 2 :-)
I would have given it 5 stars were it not for the multiplayer stuff (and the fact it cost me twice). I wish they had kept the head-to-head and download-play of the first game, perhaps adding a co-op play as well.
There are 9 worlds in total in the story (although story-wise there isn't all that much going on; Peach gets kidnapped, Mario rescues her, etc.), so not as many as Super Mario 3D Land, and the game suffers a little bit because of it; collecting all the Star Coins (3 per level to collect, and different to regular coins) takes some time, as does finding the secret exits to certain levels, but all-in-all it feels a little short. Not so short that I'd discourage buying it, however.
It also has another mode, called Coin Rush, where it selects three random levels, and you have a small amount of time and only one life to collect as many coins as you can. You can set records in this mode, and people you meet by StreetPass can challenge them. The aim of the whole thing (including story, although Coin Rush is where you'll get most of your coins) is to reach one million coins, but this feels like more of a side-quest, or something to encourage replaying the game.
There is DLC available for Coin Rush which introduces new courses. It costs about £2 per pack, and can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop on your 3DS. The game doesn't feel lacking without the DLC, however; the DLC feels like additional content which is very optional. It gives you more to play with in Coin Rush, but there is enough to be going on with without it.
There are 3 save files available, so more than one person can have a story-mode game concurrently, too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Mario and this game doesn't disappoint! The graphics are bright and colourful, the music sounds chirpy and vibrant and the level design is good with a excellent learning... Read morePublished 2 days ago by steven
its a good game but it doesnt really have much of a personality. It's more of a NSMB1.5 instead of 2 imoPublished 6 days ago by Alex
A fun game with great cooperative multiplayer (if you each have a copy of the game).Published 27 days ago by Michael