Last year, Nintendo gave Mario fans four fresh Mario titles, three of which were exclusive to 3DS. One of these was a follow-up to a DS favorite, New Super Mario Bros. I’ve seen some diverse opinions on this game, so I decided to try it out for myself. Fortunately, there was a pre-owned copy over at GameStop, so I picked it up, just so I could write my evaluation on it. Seriously, you should feel really fantastic that I spent $34.99 for this review, just for you. Since I didn’t get this one for free, you can be confident that I’m not being biased about Nintendo; one thing I get accused of a lot.
Read on for my unbiased opinion on NSMB2. -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
There are SO MANY MARIO GAMES ON 3DS!!! Fortunately for us, they are all amazing so far, and totally worth your cash. Released last August, New Super Mario Bros. 2 has been a huge success sales-wise, so it makes sense that it ended up on our list. While Super Mario 3D Land (Released in 2011) may have had better visuals and more of a following, this game fights back with the precise controls and tight level design that Mario side-scrollers are famous for.
This is the perfect gift for an old-school Mario fan, or really anyone who has the taste for a hardy challenge. Oh, did I mention that there are coins? Because the game is FULL of them. It’s kinda hard to miss. Anyways, you can check out the game at your local game store, or download the full adventure using the Nintendo 3DS eShop. What are you waiting for? The princess is waiting for you to save her!!
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Want more downloadable content on your copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS? Well, you don’t have to wait long… Tomorrow, Nintendo is releasing two new DLC packs for the game, and you can check out all the details in the video above! -Greg Boe (admin)
Nintendo has recently posted a mini Nintendo Direct broadcast to their YouTube. This broadcast originally aired earlier today, but you can check it out above. This video covers the DLC content in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for N3DS. Some of you just love watching Reggie Fils-Amie talk (so do we), but either way, you should totally check it out. Also, if you don’t enjoy it, you’re only losing 5 minutes of your life!
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a wonderful game, and it’s a shame it hasn’t gotten as much publicity here in North America as it has over in Japan. Already, NSMB2 has been ranked as number 4 in the top ten best-selling games in Japan, only just a little bit behind Senran Kagura Burst, which is selling like crazy for two huge reasons (hehe). Check out the list below.
[PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
[3DS] Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
[3DS] Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi
[3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
[PS3] Kami Jigen Game Neptune V
[PSP] Mobile Suit Gundam Age: Universe Accel / Cosmic Drive
[PS3] Sengoku Basara HD Collection
[NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
[PS3] AquaPazza: AquaPlus Dream Match
[WII] Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Onlin
We’ve been looking forward to New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS for quite a few months now, and it’s great to see it finally released. Along with this game, Kirby’s Dream Collection: Dream Edition on Wii is sure to put a smile on the faces of Kirby fans everywhere, including us. Both these exciting games have gotten an 8.5 from Nintendo Power (issue #282), meaning they are both worth picking up. We’ll be reviewing these games in the near future.
From Aug. 31 (tomorrow) through Sept. 2 at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center, Nintendo fans will be able to get their impatient hands on Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U, a new system that has a lot of consumers talking, at PAX Prime. There will be tons of games for Nintendo fans to check out, including Pikmin 3, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. You won’t want to miss this! Read more for more details and a titles list. (more…)
Nintendo makes amazing games, and most of us want them to be longer. DLC makes that possible. You can get more game than you originally had! One of the first games that Nintendo is bringing this feature to is the New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the included content will be new stages! I mean, come on, who doesn’t want new stages. However, this has been a promise for quite some time, and we have found no new stages. Iwata assures us that we will have this sooner, rather than later, and the extra time that this is taking surely means that the DLC will be better than expected. As of now, it is not confirmed of whether this will be a free DLC or if it will cost money. It is more likely that it will cost money, simply because this is the traditional system of downloadable content. Then again, Nintendo is known for changing the status quo, so we can’t be sure of anything just yet. This is something for us all to look forward to.
I always have a blast watching Nintendo’s TV spots for their games, especially the Mario titles. Nintendo recently released the commercial above for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS platformer, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the video really captures just how many coins you’ll see in this game. Expect a review on NSMB2 within the month. Do you like the commercial? -Greg Boe (admin)
Most of you are already aware of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS XL. The best way to describe this system is… well, extra-large (hence the name). For those of you unfortunate few who are hearing this for the first time, here’s a quick recap.
The Nintendo 3DS XL gives gamers an even closer view of the action with both screens over 90% larger than on the original 3DS (released last year). If you live in Japan or Europe, you can already purchase this remodel, but for some reason, it’s missing an AC adapter in these regions. For lucky North American gamers, an AC adapter and a 4 GB SD card are packaged with the system, which will retail at $199.99 MSRP. The XL is slated for a release on August 19th, the same day as the western release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Check out our 3DS XL archive here. -Greg Boe (admin)