GameDaily writes: "For thousands of gamers across the globe, New Super Mario Bros. Wii will seem like a revelation, the missing link that conjures up a plethora of happy memories from their youth. Nintendo, instead of crafting yet another 3-D adventure, went back to the plumber's 2-D roots, challenging players to side scroll their way through a Mushroom Kingdom full of man-eating piranha plants, slow-moving but deadly goombas and sunglass wearing penguins that slip and slide across sheets of ice. It's essentially what New Super Mario Bros. on DS should have been, a significantly more challenging and deeper adventure that serves as a reunion of sorts with old enemies and one of the most difficult games in the storied franchise. A welcome addition to the series? Most definitely. The best thing since Super Mario Bros. 3? Not quite."