Cert: 3+
Platform: Wii
Genre: Comedy Adventure

Nintendo go back to their roots with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, to bring gamers an experience that feels both new and nostalgic. It's back to basics with this 2D side-scroller, as Mario has to rescue Princess Peach once again.

If you've ever played a Mario game before, you'll feel right at home as all the usual enemies, power-ups and game mechanics are present, and the controls are also familiar as the Wii remote is used sideways like a classic controller.

On top of this there are plenty of new and creative enemies and environments, as well as new motion-based game mechanics like tilting platforms that will require ingenuity and quick reactions to overcome. Luckily Mario has some new tricks and 2 fancy new suits, each with fun and useful abilities, to help him in his new adventure.

As a single player adventure the game is great but there is even more fun to be had when playing with friends. At any time, up to 3 other players can jump into the game and join in the adventure. Working together can make it easier to get past difficult areas, but on the flipside can make the game more chaotic. Either way, more players usually means more fun, as you'll get great entertainment from choosing to help or hinder your friends.

Rent or Buy: Buy
Graphics: 4/5
Gameplay: 5/5
Replay Value: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Reviewed By: Alex Killen