Nintendo’s chubby little mascot is back despite the fact he hasn’t graced our screens in 2D for about 15 years, and when I say I couldn’t be more happy, I know I’m not alone. So if you’ve had your eye on a copy of New Super Mario Brothers on the Nintendo Wii but were waiting for a decent price, it would be well worth having a gander in your local Sainsbury's. According to a deal up on HUKD posted by m1xxy, copies of New Super Mario Brothers have been spotted going for just £29.99.
But, I hear you ask, is it nationwide? Well despite the fact that – according to the HUKD thread – three stores across the country have reportedly got NSMB up for that price, it doesn’t seem to apply to every Sainsbury’s Store. The deal poster stated that although the game had a sticker which priced it at £35, it came up at £29.99 when run through the till. Could possibly be a mistake which only applies to some stores, but if you’re in Sainsbury’s this weekend and interested in this deal, get one of the store stuff to run the barcode through one of those little machines they carry to save you queuing up at the till…
New Super Mario Brothers sees the franchise back to its best – in my opinion anyway. Don’t get me wrong, Mario Galaxy was good fun, and I even enjoyed one of the first 3D efforts on the N64, but nothing quite beats the adrenaline fuelled 2D gameplay of the classic Mario Brothers. In fact, having recently played the game on the DS, I actually forgot how difficult it is jumping from pillars to platforms, dodging angry mushrooms, and trying not to be eaten up by the pursuing screen. It’s a real nostalgia trip and indeed, as computer games become ever more complex, getting back to something a bit more simple - but nonetheless challenging - is a breath of fresh air.
Thanks to m1xxy from Hotukeals.