Anyone currently playing?
I just picked it up last week, and I'm really digging it. I'm so thrilled that Nintendo recognized the need to embellish upon what worked for so many in the late-80's, early/mid-90's and strayed away from that 3d BS that nearly ruined it all (for me, anyway)!
I find that this game takes elements from SMB 1, 2, 3, and World and incorporates them in the same familiar side-scroller environment with new tricks and treats along the way!
The newest multi-player feature is incredibly unique and can pose quite a challenge to your gameplay! I personally tend to rush quite often through levels and playing with a friend was definitely a kick in the butt to get in check. During gameplay, you can bounce off of other players to get a super jump, or even pick them up to carry them through the level! There are Super Skills that you can work on to earn infinite lives (think this: 4 players, 3 Yoshi, Luigi gets carried, spat out, and tossed between Yoshi to defeat enemies, thus creating an opportunity for multiple lives gained)!
Overall, my favorite new elements include the multi-player mode and the Penguin Suit (who doesn't want to dress up like a penguin .. come on! they're so cute)!
Anyone playing or play through it yet? I'm just eeking my way through for the first time, my second play will involve earning all of the coins/secrets/etc.