Well, my main beef with this game is control. It is a little hard to direct the character wiht any of the control set ups. The level by level play makes this great for plane trips and the like due to good stopping points. The graphics are nice but i think they could be better. Sound is ok but i rarely play with it on, i have an ipod for noise after all. The mini-games are fun and its fun trying to get a high score all the time. The different characters are all nice, though wish so many stars didn't require a specific character. Luigi seems a little better than the rest but overall they are balanced. Overall fun and pretty good.