Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Super Mario Brothers for Wii

Here we go is right! The New Super Mario Bros. for Wii takes you on an awesome adventure through the different worlds battling Koopa’s minions.  The setup is based on the original Mario series, but has totally different landscapes, enemies and Mario’s abilities.  However, I have to warn you – after receiving this gift for Xmas, I spent all of Sunday playing it and as a result, I now suffer a Wii-njury.  Yes, I mean a Wii injury – a dime sized blister on my thumb.  Apparently, I was on a mission to collect every coin, break every brick and destroy anything that got in my way.  That includes the competition in the same room. 

One of the great new features of this game is that you can have multiple players – Mario, Luigi and different Toad characters.  Instead of being loyal to Luigi and my toad pals, I went against them and fought for every goody that came my way and even went as far as to chuck barrels at them until they plummeted to their deaths.  This new cut throat version creates great fun and competition for all!  Whether playing with friends or alone, Mario has some great new abilities.  I have always been a fan of Mario in the badger suit from Super Mario 3, but now he has a Penguin suit!  This rocks – not only can he slide on his belly knocking out anything in his path, but he can also shoot ice balls!  Once the enemy has been hit with ice, they freeze and Mario can then pick them up and throw them at the other bad guys. Well, I have only gotten as far as the final castle in World 4, but can’t wait to see what else comes my way.  This is a definite must have for all Mario fans!