Want A Game That Uses The Stylus Like There's No Tomorrow? Then This Game Is For You & You Won't Be Disappointed!
As for graphics, once again, cuteness wins the race with this one. Who doesn't look at a Mini Mario and go "awwwwwwwwwwww," seriously, they're cute. Plus the stages are very bright and colorful so you won't lose interest too quickly when some levels may look the same after a while. Another cool feature which tends to be showing up more and more in DS games are cutscenes, much like MPH and FFIII's cutscenes, the opening for MvDK2 is a nice little feature that further showcases the DS's potential.
As for sound, whenever you touch a Mini, it makes noise, again, cute. The music is nice and doesn't get annoying so that's a plus. Also, all the genuine Mario sounds are here for example, when a Mini gets a hold of a hammer and goes ballistic, I love that music! Other than that, Nintendo hits a homerun with its creative sound efforts as always.
Something you always tend to find in DS games is value. I think this one will have a high replay rate because of the ability to share maps via the wi-fi connection and the levels really don't take that long to complete. One thing Nintendo realizes, especially with the DS is that most people don't play it as much as a console, so being able to complete a level in a short amount of time, while keeping it challenging, is something they took into account. Much like Rub Rabbits and WarioWare, you can do a couple stages on your way to school and pick up where you left off during lunch, or something of that nature.
Bottom line, this game is one every DS owner should consider. Think of all the games that use the stylus, but not really to its full potential, because this one is stylus heavy. After all, it's all about touch with the DS right, so go ahead...be a Mini!