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New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)

New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
alaScore 94

187 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews of New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Nick Vracar (

New Super Mario Bros. 2


A long time ago, when the NES was a current thing, I played the original Super Mario Bros., and it wasn't an easy game. I'm certain part of that was because I was a terrible player back then. My first try led to death by goomba. Then, after discovering...

Now, there is some challenge for the gamer that’s inclined to find it. Every stage has three hidden star coins, and the acquisition of them all can be tricky, and necessary to access the harder levels. For everyone else, this is another Mario game...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Zachary Gasiorowski (

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 3DS on Nintendo DS


Shiny But More of the Same

Pro Tip for Nintendo - add online functionality to your games! That would be considered a NEW addition for a Nintendo game.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : danielrbischoff (

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review


It's old and new at the same time.

New coin flavor; Coin Rush Mode adds arcade score-attack style; Tons and tons of gameplay, expansive worlds; Hidden goodies

but stops the gameplay for a collect-a-thon; Negligible 3D effect

If you're a 3DS gamer with a penchant for Mario in any way, shape, or form, New Super Mario Bros. 2 is well worth your time. Despite that, if you've had your fill of Nintendo's mascot and the perpetually kidnapped Peach, you might not find a lot of...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Adam Larck (

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) Review


Greed is good in the latest handheld Mario title. See the review inside.

Overall, NSMB 2 isn’t a bad game. The formula is still solid and experience is fun. I just feel like the coin gimmick could have been used better. Still, this is a title 3DS owners shouldn’t pass up. It’s an enjoyable title that will let you pass the...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Parish (

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review: The Brink of Self-Parody


Mario Marios his way through the most Mario Mario to ever Mario.


Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Spencer (

New Super Mario Bros. 2 – When Saving The Princess Doesn’t Matter


You can rescue Princess Peach is one afternoon. This unlocks additional challenges, but the true challenge is earning 1,000,000 coins. I think Mario has been hanging out with Wario too much…

It’s interesting to see Nintendo transition Super Mario Bros. from a time attack game into a score attack game, but New Super Mario Bros. 2 doesn’t feel like it has much "new" compared to other Mario games. I’d say New Super Mario Bros 2 to New Super...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Mark Walton (

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review


New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a fun, overly familiar adventure that lacks imagination in its level design.

Super-precise controls ; Lots of secrets to discover ; Mix of timed and methodical levels creates a pleasant platforming rhythm

Too many levels are retreads of past glories ; Co-op is often frustrating ; Bland level design makes some sections far too easy

It's a shame that the co-op fails to live up to the heady heights of its Wii counterpart. But then, its halfhearted implementation is indicative of a game that's very much a by-the-numbers Mario experience. Sure, there are some throughly enjoyable...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Keza MacDonald (

New Super Mario Bros 2 Review


A sprinkling of new features isn't enough to move the series forward, but New Super Mario Bros 2 is still joyous while it lasts.

It is impossible not to be drawn in by the simple perfection of New Super Mario Bros 2’s mechanics and level design – this is as pleasurable and effortless as 2D platforming gets. But it’s also impossible not to be disappointed that it’s over so...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Brown (

New Super Mario Bros. 2


Nintendo's flagship franchise returns to its side-scrolling roots with a new focus on coin collection in New Super Mario Bros. 2. Levels are filled with power-ups and classic koopa-kicking, goomba-squashing action as players run, jump, fly, and warp throu

Expert review by : Alan Bell (

New Super Mario Bros. 2


The plucky plumber is back for yet another look at your pipes; are the cracks beginning to show?

Ultimately, it’s a fun Mario game. The usual elements are all here, and they sit nicely alongside some of the newer options. It definitely lacks the high level of polish we’ve come to expect of the series, however, and settles at merely “very good” in...

Aug, 2012