The day after Christmas I went to my local GameStop to buy a video game. I was itching to buy Madden 2008 and was really disappointed that they didn’t have it in stock.
It was the “period” that he said that was connected to my credit card. I bought it and brought it home.
Within 10 minutes my kids were hooked. Not only is it a fun game to play with loads of levels and a 3 dimensional world of play, it’s also easy for kids to play as player 2. Get this, the main player controls where Mario goes with the Wii remote and nunchuck accessory. But with the second Wii remote a second player can help Mario pick things up. Best yet, the second player can help you but not hurt you. The result is that Megan (6) and Paul (4) feel like they are playing the game… and they really are helping! It’s brilliant.
On top of that cool feature, the game is a blast to play. For anyone like me who grew up with Super Mario Brothers (OK, I played Donkey Kong too) this is a throwback experience on steroids.
If you’ve got a Wii, you need to look into Mario Galaxy. It’s the best game for the Wii.