If one were to create the ultimate 2-D Mario game which payed homage to all of the other 2-D games of the main series (SMB-World) yet still offered enough gameplay innovations to stand apart as its own title, what would that game be like? Responses to such a question could span several hundred thousand threads and a countless number of posts on gaming forums across the Internet. Thankfully though, one only needs to play New Super Mario Bros. Wii to find out.
Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto return Mario back to the realm of 2-D once again for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. This time up to four players can join in on the platforming goodness that originally made the Super Mario Bros. franchise such a smash sensation all those years ago. Unsurprisingly, Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser & Co. and it’s up to you (and three of your closest friends) to once again rescue the princess and set things right in the Mushroom Kingdom.
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So is New Super Mario Bros. the best 2-D Mario title to date? Yes. But it’s a title that rests upon the shoulder of giants. In many ways NSMBW owes a lot of its greatness to the Mario games before it, without which this game might not have been possible. Many critics have said that they didn’t think Yoshi played a big enough part in the game, a criticism which I firmly disregard. I found Yoshi’s appearances during the game to be abundant. Thankfully the games designers didn’t over indulge themselves by using Yoshi in every level. Instead, Yoshi’s use is purely gameplay oriented and purposeful, not cosmetic.
Here is the complete walkthrough about finding New Super Mario Bros. Wii Star Coins. This guide will show you the locations of all the big hidden coins in the game. These are spread throughout the levels and give the game more replay value for those players willing to hunt them down (for extra prizes). Collecting all of these coins in each of the 8 worlds unlocks another new level in world 9. Give this a shot.