Bright Hub Writes: "Penny Arcade described the multiplayer portion of New Super Mario Bros Wii as "divorce mode." After playing it, I'd say I have to agree with that assessment. Playing a game of this nature, especially when the players are of disparate skill levels, is relationship suicide.
Veteran gamers, accustomed to simply plowing ahead as fast as possible, will have difficulty adjusting to the pace of a novice playing alongside them, even when that novice is the gamer in question's significant other.
Fortunately, the game has some built-in features that you can take advantage of in order to alleviate this discrepancy. Our guide to multiplayer gaming will help you get the most out of these features, hopefully allowing you to maintain your relationships even after playing the game."