Parents' Guide to

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Ingenious remake is a classic for both old, new fans.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 7+

age 6+

Great game to play!

Fun game to play at parties and events. However, people have been known to get really rowdy over the multiplayer aspect of the game, so be careful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (116 ):

This game is absolutely fabulous. If any game this year can bring together family or friends in front of the same television, it's this "Everyone"-rated title that's easy to pick up but hard to put down. Of course you can play New Super Mario Bros. Wii by yourself if you want, but the game was designed primarily for group play with its handful of cooperative and competitive modes, along with minigames. In fact, some actions require more than one player to pull off, such as hopping up and down on a seesaw to reach high areas. You can also pick up other characters and toss them into the abyss, ride Yoshi (and use his tongue-lashing attacks), or don special suits that let you fly, slide, or freeze baddies. As with its predecessors, this game includes many well-hidden secrets and surprises as a reward to those who explore. It could be extra coins and power-ups, underground caverns or the ability the warp to future worlds. Arguably the finest Nintendo Wii title of the year, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is an extraordinary game that should yield many weeks and months of multiplayer fun.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: November 15, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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