Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Welcome back, Mario. We missed you. The classic side-scrolling platformer is back with updated graphics and a multiplayer mode that's so much fun it might supplant DJ Hero as the go-to party game. The story isn't much different from what we're used to and involves rescuing the princess because, yet again, she's stuck in a castle somewhere at the other end of the map. But you get some nice 3-D effects and better use of lighting, which gives the screen more depth. What's more, the little kids watching you play can join in the game as novices. Of course, that means there will be no one left to get you popcorn.