"The first ever Mario game ever to be depicted in resplendent HD sees everyone’s favourite plumber return to his 2D side-scrolling platformer roots.
This time, short of running off with Princess Peach, Bowser has simply thrown Mario out of her castle, therefore forcing our hero to trudge through the Mushroom Kingdom to come to her aid.
The designers take the opportunity presented to them by Nintendo’s new hardware to paint beautiful backdrops and create some truly memorable levels to explore – the best being a Van Gogh inspired jungle. While the return of Yoshi, Mario’s dinosaur helper, is a welcome addition." 4/5