Posted By: wraggster
Super Mario games have always been filled with coins – but they’ve never truly revolved around coins before. The cash that litters the plumber’s colourful fantasies is handy for health-regeneration and vital for path-finding, yet it’s generally just one mechanic amongst many. In New Super Mario Bros 2 that’s all changed: this is a game about gold, and a game about coin collecting. It makes for a strange first impression, in this respect. At times, it looks like a Super Mario adventure with no genuinely new ideas to add. At others, its fixation on a single piece of the series’ legacy actually begins to feels like a new idea in its own right.