Friday, November 13, 2009
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is coming to the US this weekend (it's already out in Australia), and it is looking spectacular. The big innovation is 4-player action, which turns Super Mario into a chaotic party game. This is going to be soooooo much fun!
The multiplayer Coin Battle looks especially fun. This might just become required for future drinking games.
Giant Bomb has a long (37 minutes) video, taking us through Super Mario Wii, showing several worlds, the ghost manors, the boss castles, and the warp cannons. Four players are jostling and laughing the whole way through, and it seems Shigeru Miyamoto's dream of cooperation has gone up in smoke. Cutthroat Mario is much more fun.
I think it's a safe bet that Super Mario Wii will be a blockbuster smash. I say it sells 20 million copies, easy. Nintendo is going to have a spectacular Christmas.