Resolution Magazine writes: "There's a reason Mario's appeal has endured for all of these years. Nintendo's ability to continually throw in fresh ideas to the formula has prevented its games from ever feeling tired or dull. New Super Mario Bros. Wii's multiplayer is certainly a huge step for the series, and first impressions are that it's a huge amount of fun. What remains to be seen is whether Nintendo have pulled enough tricks from their cavernous sleeves to ensure this "New" Super Mario isn't just "Old" Super Mario with a great multiplayer mode. Either way, I can't wait to play through the full game in the privacy of my own home, where I can shout all the obscenities I desire."