You would think that after the REPEATED abductions of Princess Peach, the Mushroom Kingdom would tighten her security detail a bit. You know, maybe not let her venture out, unguarded, to cavort around with a couple of plumbers all day. But alas, they did and, as you can probably guess, she has once again been abducted, this time by the ambitious minions of one King Bowser, who has decided to let his grunts do the dirty work this time. And now it’s up to Our Hero, Mario, to thwart the bad guys and save the princess.
If this sounds familiar, welcome to New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS, a game that is basically what you expect a Mario game to be, for better or for worse.