Love SUPER MARIO BROS? Of course! Then this is the game for you...
First off - the story I won't spoil it as NEW SUPER MARIO BROS U has a fun story told 'very' visually before you begin (So no spoilers!).
I took control of Mario and I really got the same feeling of platform excitement as I had when I was playing SUPER MARIO WORLD on the SNES so many years back. It was very colourful and very very fun 2D retro fun but with enough new gen enhancements to make this very beautiful and dynamic in it's game-play.
Also the options of different controllers you can use Pro Controller, the pad or the WiiMotes and the user interface is really easy to use.
The multiplayer is fantastic as the excitement grows when you have 3 or 4 people playing with you. There is no online multiplayer and I think it's time maybe NINTENDO considered games like this to have that option. I would have loved it if NINTENDO had put this option in as I believe it would be so much fun to play NEW SUPER MARIO BROS U with other friends online. However the couch multiplayer is so exciting and awesome that the lack of online play can be forgiven - I was playing with my nephew and niece who are much better players than me and this made it all the more fun as we were sometimes helping each other out with extra mushroom bonuses and stuff.
I love the world map where you also get the chance to leave messages for other players on the Miiverse and kind of leave your mark on world of NEW SUPER MARIO BROS U.
The graphics are superb - It's got awesome visual style and hasn't changed anything too drastically from the old classics it is updating (which is great because 'if it aint broke don't fix it'!). The sound is awesome as always with most Nintendo in-house created games - The memorable tunes will make you bounce and hum along with them.
I loved the power ups and riding Yoshi was as fun as it always has been - There is nothing much I can say about this game that you will not know - It is fantastic fun! Gaming perfection!
Overall Score: 95%