GAMEPLAY: It’s obviously the standard Mario controls, but the level design is professional and enjoyable. Some obstacles and power-ups I had never even encountered before, like the P-balloon which is a lot of fun.
AUDIOVISUALLY: Some nice visual details, and the nostalgic-looking bonus games are a nice touch!
STORY/PRESENTATION: No special story, but the worlds are well-made and coherent, and a pretty good difficulty increase, though still on the easier side.
MULTIPLAYER: Most levels work really well in co-op, so I strongly recommend playing it with a friend. Some of the later stressful levels are impossible with 2 though, so one player had better suicide so the other one can get through.
I’m counting this as its own game now, because that’s what it felt like. A little short perhaps, but very fun for those craving more 2D Mario.