Ahh that old familiar feeling. It's been a few years since we played New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS -- and yes, we loved it with all of our bitter, embattled hearts. Three years later and the Nintendo Wii's sorta sequel of the DS hit is set to release this holiday. We did, however, get to put our dirty mitts on the game on the show floor at E3 (with three other folks in tow, to test out the four player co-op).
the chaotic nature of the gameplay was a bit off-putting at first, we
quickly found ourselves wall-jumping to one of our partners' heads,
bouncing along to stomp goombas (among other nasty beasts). Truth be
told, the controls for New Super Mario Bros. Wii are akin to
riding a bike. We were instructed to hold the Wiimote sideways, a la
the classic NES controller, and instantly pushed in the one button and
held it, as to focus little Toad (our character) on speed.