New Super Mario Bros. (First Impression)

I’ve been playing the New Super Mario Bros game, and I must say that I love it so far.  It looks, feels, and plays just like old school Mario.  To me it feels mostly like Super Mario Bros. 1, with some Super Mario World and Super Mario 2 thrown in.

This game is quite refreshing.  I sat down and played it for several hours the first sitting..  It definitely hooked me.  One thing that I’ve noticed so far is that the game seems to be a bit easy.  That may be because I grew up on games like this, but it just seems like the challenge isn’t there.  Granted, I doubt that I am half way through and the difficulty has ramped up significantly since I started.

If you have a DS and have even a moderate interest in platformers, go get this title now.  If you like Mario then this should be your top priority.

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