GodisaGeek: "Fun to play, well designed, and quintessentially Nintendo, but each iteration of 3D Mairo games has always been radically different. Super Mario 64 became Super Mario Sunshine became Super Mario Galaxy. Now we have the console version of a proven concept. A good concept of course, but one we have seen and enjoyed on a platform better suited to it.
There’s a certain hollowness to the joys of this latest Mario venture. It seems wrong to pour so much meaning into something designed to be so simple, but gamers are more demanding of originality than ever before. Nintendo don’t have to reinvent themselves to be successful now, they just need to be a little more daring."