Here is the quick unboxing and my first impressions of the game:
And here is a quick run down on what will be the FAQs:
What: New Super Mario Bros. 2
System: Nintendo 3DS
Where Did You Get It?: Toys'R'Us
Any Special Deals?: Yes. Buy the game at TRU this week and get 70% off any $19.99 or under Wii, 3DS, or DS Game! That is a sweet deal and netted me The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks for $5.99...you can not go wrong with that!
What Are Your First Impressions?: This game plays a lot like you would expect. The graphics are better than NSMB (DS) and you can see the same graduated improvements we experiences in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
I have currently just played through World 1 with my Nephew in Coop Mode. It was pretty much a cake walk, but it does look like some of the Star Coins might be challenging.
While the unboxing edited/uploaded I went ahead and started a Single Player Save File...Plays just the same and is very enjoyable.
If you are a big Nintendo or Mario fan this one is a no-brainer. For casual gamers I think it is a can't miss. The game is very accessible and has that same "pick-up and play" that made NSMB such a hit for the DS and Wii.
In fact, the game is so good, I am going to publish this blog post so I can get back to playing! I will update with further thoughts on the game etc.
Game Log (New thing I'm trying out here):
8/19/12: Purchased the game. Played Coop thru World 1. Started a Single Player File. Completed W1. Clipped 4,000 coins on the day...Got notice of collecting 3,000 Coins.
Went back into the World 1 Tower in search of the 2nd Star Coin...Found it, but before that happened I found the alternate exit that opened up the W1 Cannon and the path (new feature) to the Mushroom World.
8/20-8/22/12: Got to continue the Coop File into World 2 and took out the tower. Single Player mode is getting pretty interesting. I am currently in World 4 and just completed the Ghost House about 8 times to finally get the alternate exit and all 3 Star Coins. I would be much farther along, but I have made it a point to collect all 3 Star Coins from each level I have completed. So far I am only missing 1 or 2....and 1 of them is quite the problem at this point.
That said, I did somehow replay 4-1 and did something to where the flag scene at the end sounded off in the old school SMB music and shot fireworks...next thing I know a rainbow appeared and I was in a Special Level. I've also clipped 20,000 Coins.