ONM has answered a bunch of reader questions about the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Wii game, which is being reviewed all over the place at the moment. Mike finished it yesterday and loved it.
and the point of this topic is.....
I hope the game sales for this game is poor.
Hope you're ready to have your hopes dashed... this one will likely sell as fast as ODST.
Well, God knows the first one is about 3 hours long. Doesn't stop it from having one of the highest replay value in all video games. Really, how many hours have you sunk into Mario on the NES? I'm not getting it (most likely) but hope it has the replay value of its predecessors. And really, mikeslemonade, why would you want that? I know it's gonna be a good game. What more can we ask for?
every 2d mario game can be finished in 6 hours or less if you know it inside out and you dont sidetrack. But the time it takes to master it is much longer. Plus games like this have many hidden goodies that you could play through the game many times and not find them all.
looks like fun, but does it come with a high cost? no matter how fun it may be if it comes at the same cost as a new release wii game it won't be worth it except for the old school mario fans ( i played some super mario bros way back and had a blast). I'm putting my money on the chance that it's a download only game via the wii store, just to clarify i don't know if it's full priced or not.
@2.1: This isn't download only title, this has already confirmed as full priced game. And considering NSMB DS has sold 16 million copies worldwide, you are underestimating this a lot. NSMB Wii is probably one of the biggest games this year, if not even THE biggest game.
That's pretty long for a super Mario game
... are you joking? SMB3 = Probably 20+ hours of gameplay SMW2 = Probably 20+ hours of gameplay Super Mario 64 = Probably 30+ hours of gameplay All the others have at least 10 hours minimum Unless this game has like a billion secrets and levels that arent required, 6 hours is a huge downgrade from what I'm used to growing up with. And I'm talking about ACTUAL unique levels, not trying to get every "coin" or whatever on the same levels
Not sure about the other two...but SM64 being 30+ hours long? Not if you speed run it since you only need like half as many stars or something to face the third Bowser. My guesses, the game is a six hours romp if you're awesome at it, and since most people out there are saying that game is going to be hard, probably going to be more than six hours for the average gamer.
its a 2d mario game. if it take you 30h or more i think you should use the super guide
Uh... the guy in the article was talking about completely rushing through the game. When doing this, SMB can be beaten in like 20 minutes, SMB3 can be beaten in like 20 minutes, and SMW can be beaten in like 15 minutes. I think 6 hours long is STILL a bit of an exaggeration for how long the main game will take if you rush through it, though. But even still, SMB3 probably takes only a couple of hours if you play through the entire game.
he said he did a SPRINT RUN through the entire game WITHOUT sidetracking or getting all the star coins. 'sides he also said when played in multiplayer its an ENTIRE different experience and the game is longer due to the fact that you have to change strategy to pass a level.
But the replay value will be IMMENSE. Can't wait.
so, since the ds one, wasnt all that great, let see what can this add up. though, im more interested in see a new zelda game, or w/e, just play xiii, etc.
thats about the same length as all the snes marios if you rush through them and they can last for far longer if you don't so i'm sure it'll have a fair amount of content.
That's the perfect finisher length for a sidescroller. Though never mind secret hunting. That's what makers a Mario game a Mario game Mario Bros 3 I can rip though in 1 hour easily but I miss some of my favorite levels.
This is just a small statement from the full interview, which should have been posted here instead. http://www.officialnintendo...
I find this length acceptable for these types of games, as the meat of the length lies in trial and error, much like LittleBigPlanet. I'm sure many others will be content with this length as well.
C'mon, this is a joke right? Its harder than SMB3 and you think you can finish this in 6 hours? Complete it in 6 hrs? All secret levels included? Not likely.
That is the bum rush time. The writer admits he ran through it without tackling all of the secrets and thinks if he did it would easily ad 7 or 8 ours to the gameplay.
@Shnazzyone, oh i read it. I just don't think its fair to call Galaxy a 60 level game when it isn't, thats my point.
waiting for this game to be release in Singapore. Whoohoo
Theres so many variables, skill level of the player, time it takes to figure puzzles out etc. Unless the game is very linear with a very low challenge, the amount of time it takes to complete a game will vary a great deal between players
so speed finishing is 6 hours, yet I can finish other mario games in an hour speed finish... jeez gonna be interesting to try and get everything. Next, I want Super Mario Bros. Wifi enough people have DSL.high speed so I would like to play SMB online.
Dude, don't be so hard on yourself! :)
yea we know your LAME, so what?
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