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New Super Mario Bros.

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
89
3.9
Wii U
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Description

In an all new 2D side-scrolling adventure, Mario and Luigi return after nearly fifteen years. The first traditional Mario Bros. game since Super Mario World.

The character models are rendered in real time 3D, allowing for a far greater number of moves ever before seen in a Mario Bros. title. Also as the game is on DS, the touch screen allows players to store an additional power-up and view the distance still to go in a level.

Bowser and Bowser Jr. has kidnapped Princess Peach, and of course, it is up to Mario and Luigi to rescue her and take down the troublemakers. There are eight new worlds to explore, much like in Mario 3: they are Plains, Desert, Tropical Island, Forest, Ice, Mountains, Sky, and Bowser's Lair.

The eight worlds have eighty distinct levels as well as many secrets that will only be found on careful examination. There are also many new power-ups (the mega mushroom and Koopa shell, for instance) for the brothers to collect.

Screenshots

New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS In addition to the adventure mode, several minigames are available.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS Fighting Bowser Jr. at the tower is reminiscent of Super Mario World.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS A flag at the end! How nostalgic.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS The familiar mushroom powerup is still here.

Alternate Titles

  • "新超级马里奥兄弟" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Xin Chaoji Maliao Xiongdi" -- Chinese Title
  • "NSMB" -- Abbreviation
  • "New スーパーマリオブラザーズ" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "뉴 슈퍼 마리오브라더스" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Mario finally returns to his roots Nintendo DS Matt Neuteboom (941)
So New It Smells Like New Nintendo DS MasterMegid (897)
Why Mario Is King Of 2D. Nintendo DS Guy Chapman (1744)
Buy this game or else! I mean it! Nintendo DS Fake Spam (94)
Back to where he truly shines, 20 years on... Nintendo DS Kartanym (10766)
Finally a new Mario side scrolling game, and it's awesome! Nintendo DS Rensch (203)
The best Mario game since Super Mario World Nintendo DS Chris Wright (102)
Mamma Mia! Nintendo DS NeoJ (428)

The Press Says

Gaming Age Nintendo DS May 25, 2006 A 100
Snackbar-Games.com Nintendo DS May 29, 2006 5 out of 5 100
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) Nintendo DS Jul 14, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendojo Nintendo DS 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
VicioJuegos.com Nintendo DS Jun 19, 2006 91 out of 100 91
Purojuegos Nintendo DS 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Jun 22, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS May 21, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Jun 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Wham! gaming Nintendo DS May 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
So far, I've got mixed feelings... 1 DarkBubble (370)
Sep 28, 2007

Trivia

Competition

To celebrate Mario's 20th anniversary, Nintendo Australia ran a competition that anyone who purchased an Australian copy of New Super Mario Bros. could enter. The major prize was a trip for 4 to America to visit the Nintendo World Store with $1000 spending money. There were also twenty runner-up prizes of limited edition "Happy! Mario 20th" T-shirts.

Packaging

The Japanese version of the game was packaged in a special Nintendo DS case - instead of the plastic being black, it was bright yellow.

Sales

In December 2010, New Super Mario Bros. became the first Nintendo DS game to sell over six million copies in Japan. It accomplished this after being on the market for almost five years. It's also the best selling game worldwide for the system, with 30.75 million copies sold in total.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – Best DS Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Dexterity Game of the Year
  • GamePro (Germany)
    • February 01, 2007 - Best Handheld Game in 2006 (Readers' Vote)
  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #2 Handheld Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Nintendo DS Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Nintendo DS Game of the Year (Gamers' Vote)
    • 2006 – Nintendo DS Platformer of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2006 - The Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Ben K.

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