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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.


New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS Title Screen
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS There are new powerups, too. This giant version of Mario can crash right through blocks, pipes, and enemies. The lower screen shows how far through the level you are, and other things.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS That blasted turtle is dragging her away again!
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS Like the original, World 1-2 is underground.

Promo Images

New Super Mario Bros. Screenshot
New Super Mario Bros. Wallpaper
New Super Mario Bros. Render
New Super Mario Bros. Render

Alternate Titles

  • "NSMB" -- Abbreviation
  • "New 超级马力欧兄弟" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "New Chāojí Mǎlìōu Xiōngdì" -- Chinese title
  • "ニュー・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 (989)
So New It Smells Like New Nintendo DS MasterMegid (902)
Why Mario Is King Of 2D. Nintendo DS Guy Chapman (1996)
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 (12705)
Finally a new Mario side scrolling game, and it's awesome! Nintendo DS Rensch (216)
The best Mario game since Super Mario World Nintendo DS Chris Wright (105)
Mamma Mia! Nintendo DS NeoJ (455)

Critic Reviews

Mansized Nintendo DS Jun 20, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Atomic Gamer Nintendo DS May 21, 2006 97 out of 100 97
IGN Nintendo DS May 06, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Target Nintendo DS Jul 06, 2006 9.3 out of 10 93
N-Zone Nintendo DS Aug 24, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Stuff Magazine / stuff.tv Nintendo DS May 15, 2006 9 out of 10 90
411mania.com Nintendo DS Jul 16, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Jun 22, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Entertainment Depot, The Nintendo DS May 26, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Games TM Nintendo DS Apr, 2006 8 out of 10 80


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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.


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


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 30.79 million copies sold in total.


  • 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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