Some Stages In The New Mario Look A Lot Like Temple Run

Mario on rails? Some stages in the newest Mario game will borrow the auto-run mechanic found in many mobile games like Temple Run and Jetpack Joyride.


When you enter one of these stages in New Super Mario Bros. 2, which is out for 3DS on August 19, Mario will start dashing like there's no tomorrow. You'll have to jump to dodge pits and enemies, a feat that, judging by the above video, could get pretty challenging.

Also in New Super Mario Bros. 2: stages that take place at night.

So what do you think? Do you welcome these new levels or does the thought of more auto-run games give you a headache?

(Videos via Siliconera)


Stephen Totilo

I'm not used to seeing Nintendo play catch-up in game design, but as far as I'm concerned, they'll have to prove they can do better than Canabalt did with this kind of level.