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Video Game: New Super Mario Bros. 1
Out of the way! Giant Plumber coming through!

New Power-Ups. New Moves. New Bosses.
Welcome to the new Mushroom Kingdom.
Official website for the DS game

New Super Mario Bros. is a platform game released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, deliberately modeled after the side-scrolling games in Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. series, but featuring polygonal renderings of some characters and objects to give it a 2.5D look. It's also the first original side-scroller in the series since 1995's Yoshi's Island.

The plot is rather simple. Bowser Jr. kidnaps Princess Peach, and Mario gives chase through eight worlds, each with at least one fortress and one castle. Each fortress ends with a battle with Bowser Jr., who retreats to either another fortress or a castle when defeated; meanwhile, the castles end with a unique boss fight. The castle of World 1 sees Mario confront Bowser, his arch foe and the series' Big Bad, in a fight that homages the original Super Mario Bros. Mario runs to the opposite side of the room and pushes a switch, causing the bridge to collapse and Bowser to fall into the lava pit below, reducing him to a skeleton. Before Mario can rescue Peach, Bowser Jr. nabs her and runs off to the next world, which is gonna happen a few more times.

In addition to the series' usual power ups, NSMB introduced some new ones. The Mega Mushroom turns Mario into a giant la Super Mario 64 DS, allowing for some massive property damage. The Mini Mushroom shrinks Mario to the size of a mouse, enabling him to get through very small passageways and run on water at the expense of death in one hit. The Blue Koopa Shell allows Mario to protect himself while crouching; when running, he can knock enemies away just like the koopa shells he kicks. Finally, Shell Mario can swim better underwater.

From both a financial and a critical standpoint, the game was a hit, delighting players with its channeling of the series' roots. It eventually gave rise to an entire subseries of Mario platformers dedicated to 2D platforming goodness.

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