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|Rental release:||07 Jul 2007|
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The old 'uns are the best 'unsBy ChrisBarraclough (15 reviews) from London , 16 Jun 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Okay kiddies, there's no need to tell you the 'plot' of this game, for the good reson that there is none. There's also no real need to explain the gameplay. If there is anyone in the UK who hasn't yet played a Mario game, they must either be too young to adequately grip a controller, or living in a cave in Devon. Everyone's favourite non-Polish plumber is back with another 'classic' 2D adventure, and it's as sweet as ever.
World layout is the same as Super Mario 3 - you choose your route on an overhead map, which comes complete with deviating paths, hidden areas, and special bonus game areas where you can win extra lives and power-ups. The worlds are diverse and familiar, with the usual desert and ice landscapes making an appearance, and each is punctuated by big scary castles where you'll have to kick Bowser or Bowser Jr's arse. Of course, every time you feed them a knuckle pizza, they'll run off and hide in YET ANOTHER of their many castles - whoever said mortgages were becoming too expensive? Clearly we all need to bugger off to the Mushroom Kingdom. For the price of a manky studio flat in London, you'll probably get a palace with a squadron of toad guardians.
Difficulty-wise, Mario ain't too hard. There's some sections that you'll replay a few times before you get them just right, but there's nothing that will drive you into a psychotic rage like there was in Mario Galaxy (damns yous, Spring Mario!) It's possible to save every three or four levels in general, which is acceptable for a portable (you can always power-save, remember). It makes me wonder how I ever had the patience to play through the original Super Mario World in one go, with a very limited number of lives. The graphics are great for a 2D game, and simple effects such as the way the water sparkles are pretty. But now I'm starting to sound like a girl, so I'll finish by saying there's nothing greater than turning into giant Mario and crashing your way through half a level (literally), stomping the skulls of puny enemies into bloody dust. Bwahahahaha!
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Ground breaking gameBy Coolio2 (9 reviews) , 19 May 2012Great game. one of the best for its system. The level design is amazing, the power ups were awesome( especially the mega mushroom), the music was sensational, the multiplayer mode is phenomenal plus the minigames were a nice addition.
Took me back to my childhoodBy Dolphin333 (4 reviews) , 29 Oct 2011I loved this game i used to play it as a child and it was sooo addictive and i must admit it still is now i am 30 brilliant!!!
Amazing amazing!By Hannahbob (16 reviews) from Shipley , 21 Oct 2011Im addicted to this game its amazing!! Defo the best super mario Ds game there is! I would deffinatley recommened to any young or old!!
Itsa Mario!!By crazyjb (7 reviews) from Swindon, England , 04 May 2011Time has not aged the plumbers one bit! Although I still love the brothers my daughter has other opinions and found it a bit distressing that it was 2 dimensional. The game play is the same, the story is the same (alright similar) and the result is the same - quality!
not a part of my childhood but still quite addictiveBy 24joy (9 reviews) from Brighton , 23 Aug 2010I'm one of the few people, especially of my age group, who has not grown up with any Mario games or anything so when I rented this game i don't think it had the same magic for me that it does for many. However as just a platform game it is still pretty addictive so if you like that sort of thing and are a mario fan its worth trying, it is quite fun.