Twenty years after Nintendo's biggest franchise was born, the Mario Bros. return in a dazzling, all-new platformer sure to set players' fingers twitching. Fans from Mario's classic days will see their dreams answered in this return to the Mushroom Kingdom, while a new generation of Mari players will learn what true platforming greatness means.
Bowser and Bowser Jr. have kidnapped Princess Peach. Again. Once more, it's down to everybody's favorite plumber with a 'tache to save the day and rescue the Princess. Both Mario and Luigi will be in the game, plus a whole load of new and old enemies to stand in their way.
Run, jump and battle enemies through multiple levels in each world to progress through the game. Every time players finish one world, they can move onto the next, but each level features impediments in the forms of fortresses, Hammer Bros. and bosses. After defeating the boss of each world, players can move on to the next, culminating in the final fight in the last world.
Mario wouldn't be Mario without his special powers. In 'New Super Mario Bros' Mario and Luigi can do all kinds of jump manoeuvres: increasingly high triple jumps, wall jumps and high bounces off enemies. Mario also can use power-ups like Mushrooms (to grow big), Fire Flowers (to throw fireballs), Starmen (to become invincible), Blue Shells (to turn into a speedy, blue Koopa shell) and other mushrooms that make him tiny or huge.
In addition to the main game and the wireless two-player mode, players also can use the touch screen to play tons of minigames (either by themselves or over DS Local Area Network with 1 to 4 players via DS Download Play). These include card games, targetbopping-type games and much more.
Jump, bounce and power-up through visually stunning side-scrolling worlds filled with Mushroom Kingdom madness. Mushrooms make Mario ultra-tiny or ultra huge, and new items like the Blue Shell (which transforms Mario into a spinning shell that wipes out enemies) will keep players on their toes.
The worlds are swarming with classic enemies like Goombas and Koopas, but watch out for new foes, big bosses and unbelievable challenges.
As Mario and Luigi, two players can battle for stars on specially designed levels over local wireless. The game won't end until one bro. reigns supreme. Welcome back, Mario…