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A brand new 2D Super Mario Bros. title for the Wii!

Developers at Nintendo have dreamed of creating a simultaneous multiplayer Super Mario Bros. game for decades. The Wii console finally makes that dream come true for everyone this holiday season.

Now players can navigate the side-scrolling worlds alone as before or invite up to three others to join them at the same time on the same level at any point in the game for competitive and cooperative multiplayer fun in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. With the multiplayer mode, the newest installment of the most popular video game franchise is designed to bring yet another type of family entertainment into living rooms and engage groups of friends in fast-paced Super Mario Bros. fun.


  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers a combination of cooperation and competition. Players can pick each other up to save them from danger or toss them into it.
  • Mario, Luigi, and two Toads are all playable characters, while many others from the Mushroom Kingdom make appearances throughout the game. Players can even ride different Yoshi characters and use their tongues to swallow enemies - or their fellow players.
  • In some areas, players use the motion abilities of the Wii Remote controller. The first player to reach a seesaw might make it tilt to help his or her character reach a higher platform - and then tilt it incorrectly just to mess with other players.
  • New items include the propellor suit, which will shoot players high into the sky with just a shake of the Wii Remote and Mario's new ability to transform into Penguin Mario.
  • At the end of each stage during the simultaneous multiplayer mode, players are ranked based on their score, coins collected and the number of enemies defeated.

Game Review


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Posted by Corbie Dillard

The Super Mario Bros. experience long-time fans have been waiting for.

Nintendo has been making Super Mario Bros. games for as long as they've been making game consoles, and after the mammoth success of New Super Mario Bros. on DS, it comes as no real surprise to see them continuing that tradition on the Wii. And while...

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User Comments (95)



motang said:

Looks like it's a lot of fun, finally Nintendo is giving us what we want, next up a Zelda game for the Wii!



Atlantis1982 said:

I just realized something when thinking about this game, and Zelda, where the blimey heck is Four Swords Wii/Ware?

Plus, I wonder if you could change to other characters, in particular with the Toads. Would of been very nice if it had the cast from SMB2 (Of course it would mean Toad but it would add Peach).



Atlantis1982 said:

Okay, I got to know where in the world I am hearing that this game is going to have 80 stages. If it ain't from the words from a well known developer of this title, then I call bull.



minial100 said:

It had better be a typo that it's coming out in 2010 or else! I already have to wait for Mario Galaxy 2! C'mon Nintendo; 2009 releases please!



pixelman said:

I bet this sells better than Super Mario Galaxy 2. I can't wait for this game!



Kelvin said:

I'm probably going to get this over Galaxy 2. I've always preferred 2D over 3D for platformers, and it'll be great to see a 2D platformer with all the power of a current generation console behind it.



Yellowkoopa said:

4 player co op?! This will be one of the best mario games ever, and it also has yoshi in it too.



thebigM said:

Had the chance to play this at fhe Gamescom today in four player co-op. Plays very nice, the new propeller suit is a cool feature. I also liked the look very much. Nintendo hasn't overdone it by changing just enough to improve, but not too much, to make it hard to recognise it as SMB right away.



gameking23 said:

This is a must buy for me. I can not wait for this game to come out. If only I had a time machine, or worked for Nintendo.



invmat said:

I'm also going to buy it.
And I heard there will be something called Demo-play for rookie gamers, it allows you to skip hard parts of the game.



cpl1701 said:

I love all Mario Brothers games and I already told my wife that I want it for Christmas and to go ahead and pre order it. I can't wait!



SuperMarioFan1995 said:

What a cool looking game! I'm a long-time 2D Mario fan. My first 2D Mario game I bought was on my old Gameboy Color back in the '90s. But unfortunately, my Gameboy and my Deluxe cartridge was completely gone and empty. When I also got a Wii back in October 2008 (along with Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports and Mario Kart Wii), I decide that I want to get Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, The Lost Levels and Super Mario World for the Virtual Console. I played them to death on my Wii, and I was getting better and better when I go throughout them. Also, I bought New Super Mario Bros. for my DS back in middle of 2008, played it and loved it! And now I'm looking forward to this awesome game on the Wii!

This is definitely gonna be a 100% Nintendo masterpiece! So when it comes out, BUY IT!!!!!!



luigiman2 said:

I really wanna get the game. I have it for Nintendo DS and now, it's comming out for wii!



Kurachi said:

too bad we cant play online, but hey, it looks awesome
an old game in a new form, and more stuff in it than SMB(nes)
its a SMB Wii, and i like old games, so this will make me happy
and maybe it has GC controller support , havent seen about that yet



Cally said:

Aw this looks just great.

The level design already looks good, and partly because they did something very, very smart: Pulled the point of view way out from the character so more can go on in the screen and the stage and it doesn't feel cramped. Cool!



sonic_brawler95 said:

I would ask for this for my birthday, but it comes out on my birthday!
Oh well, Christmas, then. The first NSMB was my first DS game over three years ago, now I can't wait for this one. Oh, and, 4 PLAYYAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD



Mama_Luigi said:

2 Days until the North-American release.
7 Days until the European release.




edofthe209 said:

This game is a blast, but so blasted hard! I love it! It's a killer platformer straight out of the golden age. It takes the best parts of everything from the Mario series (and maybe a little bit from Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers for NES), adds some tweaks and twists, and just makes for one hell of a great time. Still have yet to try it with 4 player maddness, but 2 players is an incredible challenge.



I've got New Super Mario Bros. for the DS, but I'll probably cave and get this eventually.



stickman2000 said:

I agree with 49.90`s Gamer,It`s gong to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



kirgy said:

got the game and i now think multi player is a advantage and a obstacle
advantage: you could cooperate with your friends in some levels
obstacle: if they dont cooperate the level would be harder than it originally is



Gamerdad said:

WOW! I thought I would walk into W*LM*RT and say "NEW SUPER MARIO...." and I was shut down!!! SOLD OUT!!!! This was a week+ ago; the week prior to that there were 10 copies collecting dust!



TKOWL said:

The more I play this game, the more I love it. The graphics are gorgeous, the gameplay is at its best, and the music is excellent. Easily my new favorite game of all time



TKOWL said:

I also must comment on this page every day and put every reason why I love this game
1. The co-op mode is amazing



MarioFan1985 said:

I have just received this game, though very good, but very similar to its DS counterpart, and it also has some Super Mario Bros. 3 elements in there as well, like battling some enemies that appear on the screen and toad house minigames that you play for items and 1-ups, plus the Kooplings from SMB 3 are also in this game, which they really need a major comeback (and I am not talking about M&L). But overall good, I recommend this to anybody.



marioman133 said:

I made up a character to be the 3rd player character in the next 4 player Mario instead of a second nameless toad. Look at my profile picture and you will see the character i made named Antonio. Look at the picture and read the bio of him and tell me wahat you think.



SuperMarioFan1995 said:

I wish they would add Yoshi in some levels, and you will be able to take him anywhere you want.

Colored Yoshi's that are in the game:

  • Green Yoshi
  • Light Blue Yoshi
  • Yellow Yoshi
  • Pink Yoshi

Colored Yoshi's that are not in the game:

  • Blue Yoshi
  • Red Yoshi


SuperMarioFan1995 said:

YouTube comments really make me sick with full of trolls, profanity, spammers, and even very poor spelling.

If you hate YouTube like me then stay away from it.



SuperMarioFan1995 said:

I agree with Dragoon. This game is a blast. Multiplayer can be frustrating because if you're jumping on each other and about to fall into a pit.



SuperMarioFan1995 said:

I can play this game for hours and hours. It will keep you entertained.

My Pros and Cons list:

The Good:

  • Super fun gameplay
  • Great replay value
  • Multiplayer madness
  • Excellent graphics
  • Increased difficulty

The Bad:

  • Yoshi is only in a few levels
  • No level editor
  • No online play
  • Too much 1-Ups


SuperMarioFan1995 said:

The reason why the title says "New" is because the graphics are well updated. People who thinks it isn't new probably it's because there blind about the graphics.

For me, it is new.



SuperMarioFan1995 said:

Mario never gets boring, in 2D form.

EDIT: Okay, what I originally said, only when you have one of your friends to play. Single player's just not good enough...



The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

The reviewers believed this to feel more like SMW because of Yoshi. Really, this is even more like SMB3 because of the inventory window. Critics only play the first few levels.



Punny said:

One year later, this game still rocks! In fact, I think this is the best multiplayer experience on the Wii! If you haven't checked this game out yet, please do, especially if you have three friends and a love for Mario. If you don't own a Wii, please consider the red Wii bundle that comes packaged with this game FOR FREE! You won't regret it.



uechiblu3000 said:

This game would have been even better if they gave us the option of playing it online, and making it compatible with Wii-Speak.

Some gamers don't have a large number of people around the house for offline multiplayer action, so it would have been cool to be able to game and yack it up with friends online.



maxwasson said:

I played this game before. But I'm wondering why is'nt there the Mega Mushroom and Blue Shell?



trent5678 said:

really x1,000,000 want thod game. it is so better than new super mario bros. 2. it has two of the same bosses on each world. more platforms more enemies than the secound one and a better and harder bowser that 2nd one was so the 1st.



gamer_mario said:

LOVE THIS ONE. :):) Other mario games also need yoshi...such as New Super Mario Bros.2 for 3DS. again...:):):):)

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