Yesterday was the official release of New Super Mario Bros. for the NDS in Europe. In Japan it has been out for over a year now and in the USA most people have finished it a long time ago as well.
I still think it’s bullshit that games like this don’t get released on the same date worldwide… I’ve played the American version that my buddy Daniel has and now I’ve played the European version and the only difference between these two is the coverart. It’s the exact same game, so, to be honest, I don’t think there is a legit excuse for not releasing this game on the same day here in Europe as in the USA…
So, yesterday was the official release, but stores have been selling it a few days earlier allready, so I decided to pick one up. The store (Intertoys Budel) had both the USA and the European version. The difference being a black box for the USA version and a white translucent box for the European version and some different coverart. I decided to take the European version.
So, what’s to tell? It’s Super Mario Bros. exactly the way it should be, period. Read more about it here.
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