|( READ ATTACHED PRESS RELEASE ) Following the games release here in North America, Nintendo Europe today announced the release of New Super Mario Bros. Based partially around the original Mario game (which sold over 40.2 million copies for the NES), New Super Mario Bros. has sold over 500,000 copies in North America, and over 1.25 million copies in Japan during its first two weeks after launch.
This game features eight huge vivid 2D worlds inspired by those from the classic Mario adventures, but combined with beautifully rendered 3D characters which almost seem to jump out of the screen. Each world has a different theme and features multiple levels, which must be completed before progressing to the next one. In total this game features over 80 levels. Players must master each world�s mini fortress and beat a boss character before they can progress onto the next world. Only after defeating all of the bosses will a character be ready to defeat Bowser and save the Princess.
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The game also features a host of multiplayer options players can enjoy with up to three friends. Two players can battle it out wirelessly as they compete to collect stars on specially designed stages. In this mode the game continues until one Mario brother reaches the star limit for the stage. Up to four players can also take part in a selection of touch-screen mini-games with only one game cartridge thanks to DS Download Play.