Reviewer Leo Stevenson writes, "At this point in time and space, some 25 years after the series’ debut, reviewing a Mario game is basically an exercise in redundancy. Those who are already fans will buy the game regardless of what is written by anybody. God himself — and by God I mean Shigeru Miyamoto — could come out and publicly decry a new Mario as the worst thing ever and fanboys would still buy it in droves. Similarly, those with no interest in Nintendo and their stocky plumber are unlikely to be convinced of his merits by this or any other review. What I can attempt with this review is describe how the Wii U changes the experience, for better or worse."