|New Super Mario Bros.|
New Super Mario Bros. is a part of Nintendo's series. It is a reimagining of the 2D entries in the series that appeared on the NES and SNES, incorporating 21st century technology in order to make the series feel fresh.
Each of the New Super Mario Bros. games tend to be fairly similar. They share common gameplay, art style, and music. However, each of the games have at least one feature that sets them apart from other Mario games. For instance, the original DS game was the first 2D game in the Super Mario franchise to incorporate gameplay elements such as ground pounds and wall jumps. Wii introduced 4-player cooperative play to the series, 2 had an emphasis on coin collection, and U will feature asymmetrical gameplay by allowing one player to create platforms using the Wii U's gamepad.
The New Super Mario Bros. games have been huge hits, ranking among the best selling 2D platformers of all time. The first two games in the franchise sold over 20 million units each. The first two games were also considered some of the best on their systems. However, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. U have been criticized for being similar to their predecessors.