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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 Pipes can prove very useful!
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS You progress through the levels like in Mario 3 or Super Mario World. The map on the lower screen shows your progress.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS The familiar mushroom powerup is still here.
New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS Fighting Bowser Jr. at the tower is reminiscent of Super Mario World.

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

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 Matt Neuteboom (989) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
So New It Smells Like New MasterMegid (902) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Why Mario Is King Of 2D. Guy Chapman (1999) 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 (12738) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Finally a new Mario side scrolling game, and it's awesome! Rensch (216) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
The best Mario game since Super Mario World Chris Wright (105) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Mamma Mia! NeoJ (455) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameCell UK 2006 10 out of 10 100
Video Games Daily Jul 24, 2006 9.6 out of 10 96
PGNx Media Aug 28, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95 Aug 09, 2006 94 out of 100 94
GamePro (Germany) (IDG/Webedia) Jul 17, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Gamezine Jun 30, 2006 18 out of 20 90
TTGamer Aug 09, 2006 9 out of 10 90 Jul 15, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81 May 17, 2007 8 out of 10 80 Jun 19, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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So far, I've got mixed feelings... 1 DarkBubble (376)
Sep 28, 2007



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
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Keeper Garrett (1051) added New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS) on May 08, 2006
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