This is the worst game I've ever played. Once the cuteness wears off (in 5 minutes) it's boring as heck and has the usual Nintendo lame story to it. My friend told me it stinks, but there are some fun parts. Do methods of gameplay change? I heard you can play SMB as Bowser or something. So far it looks like a wannabe RPG (like SM RPG, which also sucked) where I just press buttons at the right time. Somebody convince me to keep playing this turd. The good news is that I picked up Metroid Prime 2 at the same time. Can't go wrong with Metroid! I got both for $20.