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New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS)

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ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
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89
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3.9
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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 Bowser Jr. sneaks up and kidnaps the princess while Mario is distracted.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS A flag at the end! How nostalgic.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS Pipes can prove very useful!
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS Title Screen

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 Matt Neuteboom (941) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
So New It Smells Like New MasterMegid (897) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Why Mario Is King Of 2D. Guy Chapman (1744) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Buy this game or else! I mean it! Fake Spam (94) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Back to where he truly shines, 20 years on... Kartanym (10775) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Finally a new Mario side scrolling game, and it's awesome! Rensch (203) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
The best Mario game since Super Mario World Chris Wright (99) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Mamma Mia! NeoJ (428) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

The Press Says

EL33TONLINE Sep 15, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) 2006 A- 91
N-Zone Aug 24, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Planet GameCube May 16, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot May 16, 2006 9 out of 10 90
PlayDevil 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Shark Jun 15, 2006 B+ 83
G4 TV: X-Play Jun 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 24, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Jul 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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 more than 24 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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Keeper Garrett (963) added New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS) on May 08, 2006