Platform game in the New Super Mario Bros. series, New Super Mario Bros. was developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS and released in 2012. To date, the game has been available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox XBox One. As part of the New Super Mario Bros. series, it follows Mario as he battles Bowser and his minions in order to save Princess Peach from the evil villain. Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, and Super Star are a few of Mario's many power-ups, all of which aid him in completing the game's objectives. Mario must battle Bowser Jr. and Bowser before rescuing Princess Peach from eight planets with a total of 80 stages.
One of the most popular games in the Mario series was praised for its innovations in the franchise and fidelity to older games, although many critics criticized it for its low difficulty and similarities to other Mario games. For the Nintendo DS, it was the best-selling game ever, and one of the most popular video games ever made. Wii, 3DS, and Wii U versions of the game have been produced as sequels, following the success of the original.