Great game, easy to learn
New Super Mario Bros is a great game for young kids being introduced to the world of video games. The game begins with a short story scene where Princess Peach is kidnapped by Bowser and his cohorts. Mario and Luigi then proceed to chase after the captors. The entire point of the game is to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. The only violence is cartoony, and involves hopping on top of enemies, throwing ice or fire balls, etc. Anyone who likes mario games is bound to like this game. There are no online interactions - all game play is offline. There is the option of 1-4 players, so it's a great game for siblings or friends to work together on completing. There are eight worlds to complete, each with a series of levels with increasing difficulty. At the midpoint and end of each world there is a boss fight where Mario and his bros have to battle one of the kidnappers who stole Princess Peach. The final level of world eight is the ultimate boss fight, where Mario will have to battle Bowser to save Peach. After saving Peach, a new world (world nine) is unlocked. This is a world of eight very challenging levels. Before having the option to complete any level of world nine, one must first collect all three star coins in every level of each world (level one of world nine requires you to collect all star coins of all levels in world one, level two requires all world two star coins, etc). Although New Super Mario Bros has a clear ending, it is very challenging to get to it. The game will provide hours and hours and hours of good, wholesome fun.
TO PARENTS: I only rated this game 6+ because kids must be able to understand the controls of the game. The game is appropriate for all ages, it's just a matter of are they old enough to learn to play it. Ultimately, a 4 year old could play the game, it might just take them a while to learn the controls.
In the end, New Super Mario Bros is a fantastic game for the whole family to enjoy.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Ease of Play