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Nostalgia with a touch of new.
When Super Mario Galaxies came out a Reviewer once said that "Anything after this would be a step back", And it has with Super Mario Brothers Wii. However it is a step back to solid grounds inorder to present a game that will appeal to old Mario plattformer fans, new Mario fans ranging from both children to adults.
The plot should be pretty easy to guess to anyone who's played several Mario games where he isn't driving or trying to defeat Sonic The Hedgehog in the Olympics.
On Princess Peachs birthday, Bower and his dastardly children kidnapps her in the middle of the festivity, once again forcing Mario and Luigi to go on a quest to save her.
Super Mario Brothers Wii does add something new to what is a old recipe, mainly Multiplayer. You can at the same time play with three of your friends, for better or worse.
As far as Gameplay goes it is pretty straight forward in therms that you need to "cooperate" with your friends, or if you go choose to just go alone, to go from Point A to B and survive any obstacles between them. After defeating all the levels in one world and the bosses, you progress to a new world and one more step closer to reach Princess Peach.
Super Mario Bros Wii also decided to mixing up the better of the old games, Such as Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island and even the Original Super Mario game.
Cooperation is the key to defeat the game and still have most of your friends.
As far as the Multiplayer goes it does add a little more fun but it's also a double edges sword, it is now you and your friends reveal their true colors. I had the fortune of playing with a friend who's sense of teamplay was to leave me behind as he raced to the finish, causing me to "die" and thus having me reach the benchmark of 24 continues, while my teamplay was to ruin anything he tried to do, both accidentaly and deliberatly such as use him as a trampoline when he was over a gap to ensure I managed to make it to the next solid ground. There are also times when you or your friend has to control plattforms inorder to progress, allowing you or your friend to be testing your friendship to the breaking point. The game was considerably harder because of this rather then when I played it solo. You may loose friends with this game, you have been warned.
But we all know most will throw cooperation out the window as soon as the game starts.
In the Graphics department the game looks great and somewhat cartoony, Each world has it's own environment which is reflected in the levels. Vivid colors make the entire thing a pleasant thing to behold. A very typical Mario game feature.
Even the Audio is very good however I do miss more variety in tunes, you will often hear the same tune in several levels in the same world. Additionally you will also hear very recognizeable, remixed tunes if you've played the Nintendo and Super Nintendo games, bring upon an additional sense of nostalgia.
But every game has it's flaws and this game is no exception.
The most Irritating flaw, and about the only one I could actually find, is that sometimes when a friend "dies" in the game, the screen or rather the game will do a brief skip/lag which can mess up a jump and result in more friends "dying" when they land on something they was aiming to avoid or just alltogether fall into lava or from large heights. While it doesn't happen all the time, it is frustrating when it does.
Cooperation?, Who needs it?
Super Mario Bros Wii is in all aspects a solid fun game, and while the multiplayer enhances the fun had when playing it also increases it's difficulty depending on who's playing and how good they are at the game. It doesn't bring the game down however but rather it keeps you a little on edge. The game appeals to gamers of all ages and even those that don't normally touch games.
If there's one game released this year that you should grace your Wii with then Super Mario Bros Wii is will not let you down with it's nostalgic Plattformer game with a touch of new and abillity to rob you off your friends. But hey, You can always make new friends.
Ending Score: 8.8./10.
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So a friend of mine just came back from a trip to Japan, where he, by my request, bought Yakuza 3 for me.
Now I suspected that since the previous Yakuza games had english subtitles, that this one would too.
If it does then my hour of starring at the option screen with my dictonary hasn't given results.
In addition the entire screen turns black and white when I start the game, leading me to believe there is either something wrong with the TV, Which I find unlikely since the colors are back when I exit the game. Or my 40GB PS3 is having difficulty handling it in comparison to my friend 60GB.
So now I'm stuck trying to fix the color in the game and figure out if learning Japanese will take less time then Sega releasing a DLC which included English subtitles in the game as a online petition wants.
After having gotten my hands on Resident Evil 2 and 3, I've longed to get Resident Evil 1.
That desire has been with me for several years now and just today did I discover a guy here in Scandinavia that sold it, While it'll cost me probably 50 bucks in total for having the game shipped over here, I don't care as the prospect of finally having Resident Evil 1 in my grasp is a very nice thought.
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