Can this beat Super Mario Bros. 3 as the best side-scroller ever?

User Rating: 8.9 | New Super Mario Bros. DS
:Good Idea:
·The actually took a 3D modeled Mario and threw him into a 2D side-scroller. If anything, the game is one of the best looking side-scrollers ever made. On top of that, all the 3D animations are smooth, crisp, and it doesn't look like Nintendo was just throwing a quick game together to make a quick buck.
·They brought back Koopa Kids into the story. That's what I'm talking about. Alongside my New Super Mario Bros., I have my old favorite Mario game, Super Mario Bros. 3.
·The level designs are top-notch with tons of secrets to be had.

:Bad Idea:
·Although the game isn't a couple hours long, it is kind of short but then again, what side-scroller isn't?
·Back when Super Mario World came out, there was so many secrets and paths that it drove you insane if you didn't find them all. That seems to be missing in ways in NSMB.
·Managing to die as giant Mario... d'oh!

·New Super Mario Bros. will have you addicted for a very long time. In fact, it's a good reason alone to go buy a Nintendo DS. That's what I did...