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New Super Mario Bros. 2 - Nintendo 3DS

Model: CTRPABEESKU: 5584573

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1621 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy service is horrible

    Posted
    UpsetInNJ
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    I wish I had read the reviews here before purchasing this online. I too got a bad code from Best Buy. I don't usually shop at Best Buy anymore, unless its to pick up blank DVD's or something simple like that, but I received some gift cards for Christmas and figured I'd use it to pick my son up a game. The code does not work. I then called Best Buy support, got disconnected by representatives twice, and finally got some one who told me they could not cancel the order. The only option was to accept a reissue of a code, which takes 48-72 hours. So much for the convenience of instant downloads. And based on the prior reviewers experiences, I don't put too much faith in the new code being valid. Do yourself a favor and just purchase the cartridge, at least if your getting it from Best Buy. PS - I got a call from Best Buy 5 minutes later (while writing this review), and was told I could get a refund, which I gladly took. I'm still not pleased by this whole process. It took me an hour to get that straightened out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another good game for Mario!

    Posted
    Lochis

    This Mario game looks and sounds great! It's the best in the portable series so far! Gameplay is very responsive and smooth. 3D effect is very weak, hardly there. Story line is average and game is easier than past Mario games. It would be a good game for a first time Mario player or small kids. If you die too many times on a level, you will be offered the white Tanooki suit. If you use this suit, you will not die (unless you fall off a pit or on lava or purple water) and you can finish the level. Coin collecting is not as fun as in past games since coins are everywhere! You will have multiple extra lives very quickly due to all the coins. Coin rush mode is new to the series and very fun! You will have to run thru previously played levels before timer runs out and get as many coins as possible! You can also play with a buddy every level of the game but both of you will have to have your own copy of the game. If you are a Mario fan already you should definetly not miss out on this game! If you are a first time player to the series, borrow your buddy's game copy and try it out before you decide to buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Another Mario game

    Posted
    Medion23
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    Before I get into this, you have to understand: I've been around a while. I've played the majority of Mario games right from the original Super Mario Brothers. This game has a lot of really solidly built features: super sharp clean graphics, catchy familiar music, tight controls, and lots of stages... The problem is, it's all been done before. By the same creators, the same characters, and all over the place. This Mario game just doesn't bring anything new to the table. The powerups in this game are the typical Mario fare: Raccoon suit, fire flower, star man, mushroom... they brought back the mini shroom and mega shroom (though you won't see those much). They're pandering to beginners by offering a white raccoon suit, which makes you invincible for an entire stage. This is a great Mario game *for someone who hasn't played much Mario before*. For them, it would be amazing. For the rest of us who've been playing Mario for 20 years, it's really forgettable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Same issue as other reviewer - doesn't work!

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    I had a gift card and bought a download code in the store - figured it would be nice to have the game saved to the 3DS directly instead of the game card. Got an email activation code right away, went home and it didn't work. Called Nintendo and Best Buy customer service and both said I had to go back to the store. So I drove all the way to the store, waited in the Customer Service line, waited 15-20 minutes for them to decide what to do and they finally returned it and then issued me a new activation code. Got home, tried that one and it also doesn't work! I can't believe how big of a hassle this has been over something that is meant to save time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another good Mario Brothers game.

    Posted
    PortableMediaReviews

    New Super Mario Bros 2 is more of the same. Not really much has changed since New Super Mario Bros 1. The only real difference is the coin collecting. You may find yourself playing this game unlike other Mario Bros games. You will be slowing down to collect as many coins as possible, unlike past Super Mario Bros games, where coins were an afterthought because the main objective was to get to the end of the level without dying. After you complete the game, (should only take around 5-7 hours to finish the main story) you can play as Luigi by holding down L & R when selecting your game file. The game has good replay value because their is the Star World, which appears after you have beaten the game. But caution, it takes 90 star coins to unlock it! So save up along the main story!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's fun & fun

    Posted
    Dave
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    Being the 3rd game in the series it does get a wee bit stale that being said it's still relatively entertaining. People down the game for being too easy due to a gimmick of coins being everywhere. But 1). I think it's fine 2). There was a similar issue in Kirbys Epic Yarn (You can't die in that game) But that game is gorgeous, Aesthetically pleasing and fuuuuuun. Although level design is generally basic. I don't see why you should even care about that cause it's just fun platforming and just enjoy the game. Also offers 2 player Local Co-Op meaning that 2 people need both a 3ds and a copy of the game. It's a Mario comeon

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Builds upon previous NSMB game

    Posted
    AbracaDaniel
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    If you have played the previous New Super Mario Bros. game on the DS then expect more of the same solid platforming with this game. The twist here though is that you become an even more manic coin collector. Can you reach 1,000,000 coins? After my first play through of the game I had collected just over 20,000 coins. My only complaint about the game was that it felt incredibly short. I was at the end game during my first sitting (maybe 3-4 hours). The re-playability of this game shines in going back to levels to find its star coins and collecting even more coins to get to that elusive 1,000,000+ mark! Also, this game does not do the 3D feature well, so do yourself a favor and keep the 3D slider off for this experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for Mario fan

    Posted
    Bribri
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    Saw a great deal on a 3DS and thought I couldn't pass it up. Once I got it, wasn't sure what game to get... I did some research and came across this game. After reading a lot positive reviews and I just right out bought it. Best decision ever! I'm an old school gamer and have always enjoyed Mario games, especially the side scrolling type. This is much like Mario bros Wii(U) with some addons. I like how you can use what I call "Raccoon" tail Mario from Super Mario Bros 3 and now there is white Raccoon and a golden-like Fire Mario. Only on the second world but loving it big time. If your old school or just love Mario, this is must have for your 3DS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Super Mario Platformer

    Posted
    Nick
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    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is reminiscent of the classic Super Mario platforming games that were released for earlier Nintendo consoles. This game takes those conventions and adds features such as new power-ups and extra coins to collect in order to keep the series feeling fresh. The option to play local co-op with a friend or relative also makes for a fun experience that can be shared with others. In short, this game presents itself as a new take on a well-established series and will undoubtedly be considered a classic Super Mario platformer by fans of the series for many years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not the best 'Mario' game, but very fun anyway

    Posted
    RNC64
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    Having played "Super Mario" games since the original NES version, they have come a long way. Most of the games nowadays don't rely much on sole difficulty or skill (unless you unlock hidden or DLC levels) and this is in the same vein. The "gimmick" this time is the Gold Flower and the coin collectathon, but for some reason there is something fun about just collecting all the coins (and not worrying about lives). The multiplayer is fun is my son's favorite mode of play (as he likes to play with me or my wife). Highly recommended title, especially for young gamers. However, all ages can enjoy, no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Super Mario title!

    Posted
    Fender7
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    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a welcome addition to my 3DS collection. As a huge fan of the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES, I can say that this is a great title to own for all Mario enthusiasts. The gameplay is fun, especially when the graphics and sound quality are great (as they are for this title). The only downside I can think of is the absence of Yoshi in the game. I am not done passing the entire game, though, so there is a chance he is usable in the game. If you're looking for a new title to charm and entertain you or your kids, then I definitely recommend this game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Enjoyable Game

    Posted
    Lizard
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    I have always enjoyed Mario games, and this game is no exception. It is very easy to pick up and isn't too difficult to get into the groove of it. I play this game with my husband sometimes, but we had to buy a second cartridge to do so, most Mario games only one person needs it. If you have StreetPass turned on and you run into someone else who has played Mario, you can "challenge" their record, even though it is not someone you know! Very cool to be competitive like that. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful game, from 5 to as old as you want to be. Would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but pretty easy

    Posted
    crowbie
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    Fun game but it isn't very difficult. Once your completed all the stages and collect all the star coins there isn't much left to do. The game say collect a million coins and the game keeps track of them all but why? You cant spend them on anything its just this meaningless coin tracker that doesn't add anything to the game. Overall its a decently fun game but doesn't offer much after you have completed it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Mario Platforming

    Posted
    Amber
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    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a fun game, but could have been better. This is just another rehash of the Super Mario Bros series. If you love these mario games, totally buy it. But I often feel like its the same thing as the previous games, just with little differences. Here are the Pros and Cons: Pros: -Decently long game -Co-op is fun -Visually pleasing -Not too difficult Cons: -Challenges and rewards aren't exciting -Music can get kind of annoying

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    Posted
    olainez
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    Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but besides rescuing his lady love, this time Mario has another objective. The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more gold coins than ever before. Each level is littered with gold as coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of coins are left behind special gold enemies and gold pipes transport Mario into coin-filled caverns. It's up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo 3DS Super Mario 2

    Posted
    Kimber
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    Recently I visited Best Buy to find a appropriate gaming system for my 4 yr old son. After reviewing what is out there for his age ,I decided on a Nintendo DS 3D for him to start out on , I then purchased him the new nintendo Super Mario brothers 2. The game is fairly easy an self explanatory to figure out ,even for a 4 yr . He really loves the game an can play real well ,the quality an the graphics of the game are awesome!! The graphics in the game have definitely improved since I was a kid .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Non stop fun in coin collecting!

    Posted
    AnthonyB
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    I have always loved how different special powers are granted from each Mario bros. Game and this one has some of the best complied features of super powers, like the racoon tail, which I haven't seen since super Mario Bros. 3 from my child hood. So nalstolgic and with a fun new update. Plus collecting has never been promoted as much as it is in this Mario game. Collecting 200 lives in coins is just inevitable. Extremely fun game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My 4 year old LOVES Mario!

    Posted
    Kelly
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    I bought this game for my 4 year old and he has amazed me with his grasp on this game! There are areas he struggles with at times, but for the most part, he has had no trouble figuring out how to play. He loves it and would play for hours and hours if I let him. He loses interest quickly in most of the DS games I've bought him in the past but this one truly captures his attention and challenges him to try again! I love the excitement he feels when he beats a level! He's better than I am!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game but does nothing new.

    Posted
    kesterstudios

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a good game. I really like the coin gimmick, has great graphics, and great level design. But this is definetly the worst 2D Mario game I played in a long time. It was a bad idea to release two 2D Mario games in the same year. The game has no originality, the coin gimmick has NO purpose in the game, has bad 3D, ripped music from NSMBWii, and no online co-op. It's a good game, but I would only recommend to people who never and not planning on playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for my wife

    Posted
    FnkyJoe
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    After reading some reviews of this game, watching Youtube video reviews as well, and my wife being such a fan of Mario we did pick this up and so far she's in love with everything about this game. We also picked up the other popular Mario game for the 3DS and both are great additions to our expanding 3DS library. The 3D effects are very cool to see, and as Nintendo has always said, without glasses! For real - it does work!

    I would recommend this to a friend