Which is a bit ridiculous, really. Sometimes "ridiculous" works, however, and we can't see any problem with using that term when it comes to a portly plumber crushing sentient mushrooms, blasting fireballs from his palms and disappearing down mysterious pipes. Jeux France
now reports (via the latest issue of Nintendo Power
) that Mario's forthcoming return to the world of platforming (after a brief hiatus in the land of sports) will feature no less than 80
levels, as well as a return of all the mini-games from Super Mario 64 DS
. Given how long it took us to get over that Pair-a-Gone
addiction last time, this could potentially be viewed as bad news.
Follow the link for some scans of the magazine, more screenshots of New Super Mario Bros.
and an ugly reminder that the accursed month of April
still stands between us and the game's early May release date.