In many ways 2D platformers owe their existence to Nintendo and the plumber with the red hat. From the days of 8-bit Mario has set the standard for what makes a great platform game. 2D platforming has fallen by the wayside over the last 10 years or so as more powerful consoles have been introduced and a focus to 3D environments has been made the norm. In 2006 Nintendo released a new Super Mario Bros. game on the DS that brought back the old 2D platformer to its glory but in portable form. It not only rewarded fans of the genre with great gameplay and a flashback to old times, but it also introduced a whole new group of gamers who had not played the original Mario games to what all the hype was about. Well the big 'N' has done it again as they have recently released New Super Mario Bros. Wii for the Wii in an effort to reach out to even more people. So does this newest 2D platformer starring Mario make for a good game? You will have to read on to find out.