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New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)

New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
alaScore 94

179 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 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 : Mark Walton (

New Super Mario Bros. 2


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

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New Super Mario Bros. 2


There's plenty of unmemorable fun to be had here, but it's shocking how it only took three goes for Nintendo to make New Super Mario Bros. feel old.

Mario makes me feel young

One million gold coin thing is utter nonsense ; Not very challenging ; Not very creative

New Super Mario Bros. 2 just doesn't crackle and pop with the creativity - that potent Nintendo magic - of its other many contemporaries, and Nintendo has thrown together a Mario-by-numbers experience that's often fun to play but unforgivably...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (

New Super Mario Bros 2 review: Reliably strong but lacking a spark


Before we get going on

Typically tight, enjoyable platforming from Nintendo ; Ideal for collecting obsessives

Feels very similar to NSMB ; Doesn't do enough to stand tall as its own game

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Abbie (

New Super Mario Bros 2 3DS Review



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 : 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

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 : Jickle (

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review


New Super Mario Bros 2 is a Mario game, and in some ways it gives you pretty much what you’d expect. But it’s also the first Mario game I’ve ever played that frequently bored me, and as much as it manages to nail the central mechanics and tick...

Some fantastic pieces of level design; Lots to uncover from exploration; A handful of neat ideas and tricks; You really can’t go too wrong with Mario

It’s the least fun we’ve had with Mario in ages; The whole ‘coin’ thing isn’t really very exciting; Frequently surprisingly boring; The 3D effect isn’t great

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Developer:Nintendo EAD
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Genre :Adventure
Language version:ITA
Multiplayer mode: Yes
PEGI Rating:3
Platform:Nintendo 3DS
Release Date:24.08.2012
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):17/08/2012

System requirements

Minimum system requirements:Nintendo 3DS