DHGF: Mario is back in New Super Mario Bros. 2, though unfortunately, there’s not much that can be considered “new” this time around. Mario controls as well as he always has, and the level design has the quality to match, even if it is a bit on the easy side. A Coin Rush mode and two-player compatibility are welcome additions, though most everything else has been ripped right out of previous entries. NSMB2 is a blast to play despite that, and reasonably well presented, but it’s becoming clear that innovation is starting to become lost on the franchise. Hopefully, the upcoming WiiU title will do more to breath more life into this weary plumber.