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  • Summary: New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers a combination of cooperation and competition. Players can pick each other up to save them from danger or toss them into it. Mario, Luigi and two Toads are all playable characters, while many others from the Mushroom Kingdom make appearances throughout theNew Super Mario Bros. Wii offers a combination of cooperation and competition. Players can pick each other up to save them from danger or toss them into it. Mario, Luigi and two Toads are all playable characters, while many others from the Mushroom Kingdom make appearances throughout the game. Players can even ride different Yoshi characters and use their tongues to swallow enemies, items and even balls of fire. In some areas, players use the motion abilities of the Wii Remote controller. The first player to reach a seesaw might make it tilt to help his or her character reach a higher platform - or might maike it tilt incorrectly just to mess with other players. New items include the propeller suit, which will shoot players high into the sky with just a shake of the Wii Remote, and Mario’s new ability to transform into Penguin Mario. At the end of each stage during the coin battle multiplayer mode, players are ranked based on the number of coins they have collected. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 75 out of 80
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  1. 100
    A truly great Mario title and a bold and brilliant new multiplayer direction for the series. Buy it now!
  2. The Wii may be more focused in hooking in a new generation of easy-going players, but for Nintendo fans from the early days, this game was made for you.
  3. Whether you buy this game for the excellent single player or as the perfect platforming battle for the friends you’re ready to lose (as it can get more than a little combative), this is one of the games I didn’t know I needed for my Wii. Unless you completely hate the original Mario games or you only play games in 3D, this is a must-buy for Wii owners.
  4. NSMBW is a stunning game in single-player, and a chaotic barrel of light-hearted laughs in multiplayer, accessible to beginners while truly challenging to long-term fans. Well done, Nintendo.
  5. New Super Mario Bros Wii is a fun game, plain and simple.
  6. Can a game be worth purchasing without being brilliant? It depends on your wallet. The first few hours of multiplayer are going to be worth the sticker price, but the rest of the game is nearly inaccessible for four simultaneous gamers.
  7. The lack of a strong concept in this game brings that decades-old sameness to the fore and makes New SMB Wii the least essential Mario title to date.

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  1. Negative: 12 out of 154
  1. ChrisC
    Dec 28, 2009
    10
    What bothers me is that some reviewers call this a rehash but call COD MW2 unique. This goes to show that you cannot trust reviews anymore. What bothers me is that some reviewers call this a rehash but call COD MW2 unique. This goes to show that you cannot trust reviews anymore. Nearly every title that has some hype behind it gets 9-10 scores and on rare occasion, at the very least an 8. Every Mario game does NOT have to be innovative. Why can't this one just be immense amounts of fun? Thats a problem that we finally have the next great 2D console Mario adventure in almost 20 years and its one of the most entertaining platformers you'll ever play and nothing more? Reviewers can seriously go screw themselves. This game is astounding. Worlds of fun that contains a final Bowser battle that will be remembered for years and years to come. Online play is NOT necessary and to be honest, if it was in here it'd be just another thing to vote down because Nintendo's Wi-Fi sucks. So I'm glad it didn't even make the cut becuase playing with real friends right next to you is 10x more fun anyway. Another thing, the level design is inspired. The difficulty is ramped up. I am a Mario veteran and I've had the Super Guide Block (great idea btw) come up in almost 3/8 of all the levels. Okay now I'm going to bring this to a close by saying: go with your gut. Its a Mario side-scroller. You know its going to be fun. So forget what these reviewers say because if this game was given fair ratings it'd have a metacritic average of 96-97. Fantastic title. Expand
  2. May 16, 2016
    10
    Пожалуй одна из лучших мультиплеерных игр на Wii, в которую даже одному играть не скучно :) Очень красивые уровни и карта. Управление вПожалуй одна из лучших мультиплеерных игр на Wii, в которую даже одному играть не скучно :) Очень красивые уровни и карта. Управление в принципе удобное, 20 часов геймплея, впрочем игра супер :) Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2010
    10
    When the only negative reviews are saying "It's too hard"..you know it's really really good Mario. This is the best 2D platformer of the 00's.When the only negative reviews are saying "It's too hard"..you know it's really really good Mario. This is the best 2D platformer of the 00's. It is a joy to play and I can't recommend it enough. 16 million and going..the game is a blast!. Deserves a A+ for the brilliant gameplay. I love the graphics, esp. the enemies and Mario's animations. The Koopalings are back from Mario 3 and Mario World. Just buy it..lol. Expand
  4. old_skool_gamer151
    Dec 27, 2009
    9
    This game really lives up to the title. I love the new controls on this how it has the basic buttons but adds in the occasional shaking and This game really lives up to the title. I love the new controls on this how it has the basic buttons but adds in the occasional shaking and tilting to achieve goals. Nintendo has kept the great aspects of the old mario platforms but added new powerups like the propeller hat and penguin suit (very funny and cool). The 4 player multiplayer is really fun and crazy. The only downside is how you sometimes feel you're playing your old super nintendo again. But overall the game has great gameplay and just really fun overall. Mario fans will not be dissapointed by this. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2012
    8
    Nintendo has finally brought classic 2D Mario platforming back to the home console in a well-made and fun game. As per usual, there is aNintendo has finally brought classic 2D Mario platforming back to the home console in a well-made and fun game. As per usual, there is a single player campaign that has you looking for the stolen Princess Peach. Level design is brilliant, but nothing that we didn't see in New Super Mario Bros. for the DS. Playing alone is fun, but is not as enticing as the multiplayer this game offers. This mode creates fast-paced havoc that will for sure be a hit with a group of players. Unfortunately, this game doesn't really bring anything new or innovative to the series and at some points seems like a port of the game on the DS New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a good game, but not a great one. 8/10 Expand
  6. Mar 16, 2018
    7
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    beh, che dire, il classico super mario, con una grafica superiore e livelli strutturati diversamente, niente di più, ma a noi va
    - 7.7 -

    beh, che dire, il classico super mario, con una grafica superiore e livelli strutturati diversamente, niente di più, ma a noi va bene, noi vogliamo il classico platform che ci ha accompagnato nell'infanzia, e lo fa ancora.
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  7. AGuyWithAnActualOpinion
    Jan 22, 2010
    0
    This is the worst Mario game to have ever been created since Super Mario 3. Do yourself a favor and get Mario Party 8 instead of this if you This is the worst Mario game to have ever been created since Super Mario 3. Do yourself a favor and get Mario Party 8 instead of this if you want a REAL Mario game. Expand

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