New Super Mario Bros DS – Overview
New Super Mario Bros DS is an awesome game. Although it’s not entirely original since it’s a new version of Super Mario Bros, still it’s a game that you should play. New Super Mario Bros DS was first released in May 2006 in North America and Japan, then in the following month for the rest of the world.
New Super Mario Bros DS getting a very positive reception from critics. If using a scale from 1 to 10, New Super Mario Bros DS received an average rating of 9. It is no wonder then if New Super Mario Bros DS is the best-selling games for the Nintendo DS which has sold at least 26 million copies worldwide. In Japan, New Super Mario Bros DS has sold over 480,000 copies during its initial release. In the United States, New Super Mario Bros DS has sold over 1 million copies within 12 weeks since its release.
New Super Mario Bros DS is a 2D side-scroller game that can show 3D effects. New Super Mario Bros DS is about Mario’s or Luigi’s efforts in saving the kidnapped Princess Peach by Bowser. They must pass through 8 worlds and around 80 levels or stages. By having new abilities and moves, they have to deal with new enemies, puzzles, and booby traps.
In their adventures in New Super Mario Bros DS, Mario and Luigi equipped with six power-ups with 3 power-ups from Super Mario Bros and the rest is the new power-ups. Those power-ups are:
1. Fire Flower, is the power-up that will make Mario throw fireballs.
2. Super Mushroom, is the power-up that will make Mario grow big.
3. Starman, is the power-up that will make Mario invincible.
New Power-ups in New Super Mario Bros DS :
4. Mega Mushroom, is the power-up that will turn Mario into a giant in a short time.
5. Mini-Mushroom, is the power-up that will make Mario very small and get the ability to enter new areas and run across water.
6. Blue Koopa Shell, is the power-up that make Mario can protect themselves in a shell and attack the enemy at high speed.
In each level or stage in New Super Mario Bros DS, there are 3 Star Coins that can be collected. These coins are used to open special paths and backgrounds on the world map, and also to purchase access to the Toad House to buy lives or items. In addition, there are Star Coin Signs that can be used to open new paths to save your game.
New Super Mario Bros DS also offers a multiplayer game in which Mario will face Luigi in a platforming obstacle course to grab stars. This game can be played using only one of the game card. In addition, New Super Mario Bros DS brings back minigames from Super Mario 64 DS which can now be played in multiplayer. They are divided into some categories: Puzzle, Table, Action, and Variety. Overall, New Super Mario Bros DS features 10 minigames for multiplayer and 18 minigames for single player.
New Super Mario Bros DS is an updated version of the classic game Super Mario Bros with a variety of new compelling touch and has won numerous awards. New Super Mario Bros DS deserves to be listed in your best game collections.
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