"Nintendo’s latest 2D side-scroller, New Super Mario Bros. 2, saw strong sales in Japan after launch and is on the cusp of worldwide release later this month. The franchise is no doubt a moneymaker for the Big N, and is poised to have similar success in Western markets. Regardless of the game’s prowess as a hard hitter for the company financially, New Super Mario Bros. 2 is Nintendo’s latest play at combining the nostalgia of classic Mario titles with a new coat of paint. While the game does quite a bit right, it comes up short in several instances.", writes NintendoWorldReport.