I haven't had this much fun since Mario World 3 and the graphics are simply gorgeous. However, the game was not as challenging as previous Mario games and the play through was rather short. Now that may be because it's purely skill based now and not just dumb luck because everything that has been wrong in the past games seem to have completely vanished. The game flows like a majestic river the entire time. I recommend to any gamer and especially to  a vet.