The 10-Cent Tour: Mario returns to his two-dimensional roots with a new focus on multiplayer mayhem in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

1. The game seems to combine the best bits from old Mario games. You can pick up fellow players and throw them, evoking Super Mario Bros. 2. There’s the idea of transformational suits from Super Mario Bros. 3 (more on those below). Mario and friends have the spin jump from Super Mario World and the butt-stomp from Super Mario 64. Yoshi can eat item-granting berries as in Super Mario World, and has his mid-air flutter jump from Yoshi’s Island. It’s like Mario’s greatest gameplay hits.

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