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Video game review: Greed is good in new 'Super Mario Bros. 2'
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Video Game •The new "Super Mario Bros. 2" for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system is like a classic Mario game for the Gordon Gekko crowd. In this 2-D platform game that plays like the traditional Mario games we know and love, the difference here is the levels are loaded with coins. LOTS of coins. We're not just talking about a few here and there as you bump up into a brick. Hundreds of gold coins can materialize from anywhere, and it can be an exhilarating rush as you scoop up every twirling coin in sight.

The solid game mechanics every Mario game is known for are there, and the graphics are good even if the 3-D effect is slight. Yes, "greed is good," and so is this new Mario journey for the Mitt Romney in all of us.

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