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Nintendo prepping 'New Super Mario Bros. Wii' and 'Zelda: Spirit Tracks' for the holidays

October 23, 2009 |  6:28 pm

Nintendo is loading up the big guns this holiday season with new entries into two of its biggest franchises. Brand X got to spend some time with New Super Mario Bros. Wii and some of the other games a few days ago.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii feels more old than it does new. The game is similar to the New Super Mario Bros. game that launched to rave reviews on the Nintendo DS in 2006.

In addition to some controller-shaking features exclusive to the Wii hardware, the new Mario game multiplies the craziness by four. Scheduled to hit stores Nov. 15, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the first Mario adventure that lets four players do their thing at the same time. It feels pretty chaotic, but we just couldn't put it down.

Check out the video demo at the top for a sneak peak at the new Mario game, along with The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks for the Nintendo DS and the recently released Wii Fit Plus.

-- Mark Milian and Alexandra Le Tellier

Video credit: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times