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New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)

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Description

Princess Peach has been kidnapped! Again! Everyone was celebrating the Princess' birthday when a giant birthday cake arrived... but then Bowser Jr. and the seven Koopalings popped out and kidnapped her! Mario, Luigi and two Toads make chase to rescue her once more. Will they succeed?

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a continuation of the Super Mario Bros. games. As with the original, players jump, dash and grab power ups such as the Super Mushroom and the the Fire Flower, which lets them throw fireballs at their foes. New powerups have been added too - the Propeller Hat allows players to zoom vertically up in the air, and then glide back down, the Ice Flower lets players freeze enemies into icy blocks, and the Penguin Suit gives them traction on ice as well as allowing them to belly slide. Yoshi, from Super Mario World makes a return, as well - players can ride him and he'll eat enemies and berries in levels.

The Wii Remote's tilting feature is used to activate certain parts of levels - for example, jumping onto specific platforms and tilting the Wii Remote will angle the platform too. Another level has players aiming a light on a boat by using the Wii Remote so that they're not lost in the dark. Shaking the Wii Remote while wearing the Propeller Hat causes the player to fly straight up, while shaking it near objects picks them up or throws them.

The game has a special feature known as a 'Super Guide' - when a player dies eight times in total in a level, a special block appears at the start of the stage the next time they play. If the player hits this block, Luigi will take over and play through the level, showing them how to complete it. This allows players to progress through the game even if they are having trouble on a particularly difficult level.

Up to four players can play simultaneously. When playing together, as long as one person is on-screen in a level, players can keep returning in-game after they die by floating in a bubble which is then popped. If all players lose their lives, they are sent back to the map screen. Another mode, Coin Battle, has all players versus each other, with the aim being to pick up the most coins while heading toward the goal.

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Propeller cap in action
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Penguin suit is really useful in some places
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Retro
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii World 8 action

Alternate Titles

  • "뉴 슈퍼 마리오브라더스 Wii" -- Korean spelling
  • "NSMBW" -- Common abbreviation
  • "New スーパーマリオブラザーズ Wii" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Four hours of constant laughter Pixelspeech (955) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

1UP Nov 13, 2009 A+ 100
Retroage Dec 04, 2009 9.3 out of 10 93
4Players.de Nov 23, 2009 91 out of 100 91
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Nov 24, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Realm of Gaming Apr 02, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Softpedia Feb 12, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Level Mar, 2010 8.1 out of 10 81
videogamer.com Nov 18, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameCola.net Feb 23, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Feb 03, 2010 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Awards

  • 1UP
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game (Editor's Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game (Readers' Choice)
  • AceGamez
    • 2009 - Wii Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Platformer of the Year
  • Cheat Code Central
    • 2009 - Nintendo Wii Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Platformer
  • Game Informer
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game (Editor's Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game (Readers' Choice)
  • GameShark
    • 2009 - "Best Game to Play with Your Child If You Don't Have a LAN" Award
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Platformer (Readers' Choice)
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - Nintendo Wii Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Nintendo Wii Gamers' Choice Award
    • 2009 - The Divorce Generator Award
  • GameTrailers
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game
  • GameZone
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Wii Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Wii Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Best Platform Game
    • 2009 - Overall Best Platform Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Best Family Game
    • 2009 - Overall Best Family Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Wii Platform Game
    • 2009 - Best Wii Platform Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Wii Multiplayer Game
    • 2009 - Best Wii Multiplayer Game (Readers' Choice)
  • Nintendo Power
    • 2009 (Issue #252) - Wii Game of the Year
  • Spike TV
    • 2009 - Best Wii Game
  • Yahoo
    • 2009 - Best Family Game of the Year

Information also contributed by Bob the Stickman
Ben K (23017) added New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) on Dec 21, 2009