Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
Played it at a friend's house and it was way too easy. I was hoping it would be a gift to the hardcore old-school fans but it was just another entry-level challenge.
Yeah, the game's infamous downfall (lack of difficulty). It's incredibly too easy to load up on items/extra lives etc. The Super Mario franchise isn't exactly designed to allow difficulty options (easy, medium and hard for examples). Minus this major setback for the game, it truly is a phenomenal gaming experience. We can always hope The New Super Mario Brothers 2 release (whenever that may be) will bulk up it's challenge, difficulty wise.