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New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review

The "New" series can still deliver, but loses a lot of its original charm.

April 29, 2013
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Introduction

"How can New Super Mario Bros. be considered new if they're releasing a third game?" If we hear anyone ask this snarky question one more time, we're going to scream. Not because we're irritated, but because those people are right. From the get-go it's apparent that New Super Mario Bros. 2 is strikingly similar to New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

We enjoyed the game regardless, though for nine measly worlds we felt a little ripped off. Only a few levels could be considered memorable examples of the level design expected from the Mario series.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Gameplay
  3. Storytelling
  4. Graphics & Atmosphere
  5. Multiplayer
  6. Conclusion
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