The New Super Mario Brothers game isn’t entirely new like it has just been recently released into the public. Although this game is entirely new that is unlikely what Super Mario Bros. is known for, it has the same kind of feel that it used to be. This is a side-scrolling 2.5D action adventure game made for the Nintendo DS console, where you can play the usual main characters, Mario and Luigi. Its notable feature is how this is the first side-scrolling game for the Super Mario series after more than 13 years, minus the remakes and the re-releases. The last side-scroller game was released in the year 1992 known as the Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. The game comes with the solo story mode with Luigi or Mario, a mini-game mode that can play up to 4 players and a 2-play wireless game of Mario vs Luigi. Their multiplayer games support both multi-card and single-card play. Most of its mini-games are similar to those featured in the Super Mario 64 DS, which do not need to be unlocked.
Story of the Game
Mario, together with Princess Peach are walking with each other through Peach’s Castle when a Lakithunder suddenly appears and strikes down the castle. Mario’s mission is to investigate, but while he goes inside to do his job, Bowser Jr. sneaks in behind him, captures Peach and runs away. Mario chases after him while Bowser Jr. drags the princess behind him. Mario then retreats as he sees an incoming Koopa shell. He then continues to pursue Bowser Jr. after he jumped onto the logo of the game back into its place.
When you play with Luigi, the intro shows him walking into the scene when a Koopa shell enters and follows Mario. Both Mario and Luigi run away from the shell and hit off-screen. The logo is fixed then after Mario jumps on it and chases after Bowser Jr. Luigi follows Mario from behind in a distressed attempt in catching up to him.
This game is very much like the gameplay with Super Mario Brothers and Super Mario Brothers 3, although it comes with new features. One of its 2 control modes can be chosen through the Options menu: you can use Dashing with Y or B; Jumping with A or X; Dashing with Y or X; and Jumping with A or B. Mario or Luigi can be controlled with the D-pad move cursor. The console’s Touch Screen is only used in activating stored items, which is used in the same way that stored items are activated in the Super Mario World. As Mario enters the pipe into a secret space, the touch screen and the top screen gets switched. The gameplay then continues on to the touch screen all the way until Mario exits the scene. Throughout that period, stored items can’t be activated.
There are a total of 8 Worlds in this game, just like how the rest of the Super Mario Brothers game are. World 1 has a grassy layout; World 2 is the desert world; World 3 is the ocean; World 4 is the forest wherein it is mainly composed of purple swamps and plants; World 5 is all ice; World 6 is the rocky mountains; World 7 is the sky world; and lastly World 8 is all purple and dark forest, which then turns into a volcanic world in its second part. This comes with 2 towers, one castle and the Bowser’s Castle.