“Fans went crazy over the old-school 2D look of the New Super Mario Bros games on the DS and Wii. But the straightforward level design, low difficulty and introduction of co-op gameplay benefited a newer, less Mario-savvy audience.
New Super Mario Bros. U still has the co-op and a few other newcomer-friendly additions, but it’s the first game to pick up where Super Mario World on the SNES left off. It’s full of challenging levels with complex design, tons of secrets and tiny control tweaks built around rewarding skilled play.”
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