03 Jun, 2009

E3 2009: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Preview

Wii Feature | We take a quick first look at Mario's new new adventure.
When New Super Mario Bros. was released for the Nintendo DS, it instantly went on to become both a commercial and critical success. It has been a few years since the aforementioned game was released and Nintendo has officially confirmed that the game is getting a sequel, except this time there have been a few changes.

First up, the sequel is moving back into your lounge room. New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be coming to the Wii (if you couldn't tell from the title). The game will play similarly to New Super Mario Bros. in that much like older Mario games, the objective is to move to the right of the screen and save the princess from the evil Bowser. But while some things stay the same, some change. The game will feature four player co-op play, with Mario, Luigi and two Toads all playable on the same screen. It is a shame that the third and fourth spots are filled with two Toad colour variations rather than other prominent characters from Mushroom Kingdom.

It's very likely you'll need the penguin suit here.

It's very likely you'll need the penguin suit here.
Mario will also be able to utilise two new suits in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He can wear a propeller suit and a penguin suit. The propeller suit will let Mario fly into the air for short distances and the penguin suit (which changes Mario into 'Penguin Mario') will make the ice levels just a little bit easier. In terms of how the game will play, players can turn their Wii Remote on the side but there is no word yet on whether the game will contain support for the classic controller. Still, fingers crossed.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii will also contain a brand new multiplayer mode. In the multiplayer mode players race against each other, attempting to place first while also collecting as much coinage as possible. At the end of each stage during the simultaneous multiplayer mode, players are ranked based on their score, the coins collected and the number of enemies defeated.

Maybe there will be a torch suit or something.

Maybe there will be a torch suit or something.
While Nintendo has been unsurprisingly tight lipped about New Super Mario Bros. Wii this hasn't kept our excitement under wraps. New Super Mario Bros. Wii already looks set to be one of the biggest Wii games of Christmas 09. As long as New Super Mario Bros. Wii has a variety of levels and that familiar addictive Mario gameplay, we'll be lining up for our copy.

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4 years ago
Im going to be all Mario'd out after all these games are released. I just hope they are released months apart from each other.
4 years ago
i didn't think it was possible to be all mario'd out, stoked for this one as well, played the ds one to death
4 years ago
Just what I have been waiting for, there is just something about the 2D side scrollers and with co-op gameplay even better icon_smile.gif day one purchase!
4 years ago
80 levels apparently. Back to the classic Mario World level of awesomeness.
4 years ago
80 levels.....wow. I need to get a Wii again for this game. I love 2D Mario!!!!!!
4 years ago
I may put a Wii on laybuy at the Target Toy Sale so I can play this game.
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