byBlake Snow||May 16th 2006 at 8:00amMay 16th 2006 8:00 am
At the time of writing, New Super Mario Bros. for DS had an average review score of 93 (according to Metacritic). Most praise the game for pure platforming goodness with a 3D twist, while others criticize a lack of originality. Here's a sampling of the reviews:
IGN 95 - "Before New Super Mario Bros. entered my life, Yoshi's Island was, to me, the greatest platformer ever created. That title may now have to go to New Super Mario Bros."
GameBrink 91 - "While it lasts, it's some of the best platforming to date and features what I consider to be the best Nintendo DS graphics to date. While it's a shame the new power-ups are frills and the length of the main game is ridiculously short, it's hard not to recommend it."
1UP 80% - "Nintendo's crafted a thoroughly enjoyable game here, a solid portable experience packed with everything that makes Mario so great -- challenge, fanservice, secrets. Everything except brash imagination."