If you've played the first 34 Mario Bros games then you know what to expect from this one. Kidding.
I downloaded this (silly) timed SMB game on Switch. To celebrate the series' 35th anniversary, Nintendo has created Super Mario Bros 35 - an attempt to turn SMB into Tetris 99. And as much as I love Tetris 99, I just can't see the appeal of SMB35.
So it works like this - you play SMB against 34 other people. When you kill an enemy, it goes onto someone else's screen. And so it turns into a last-man-standing kind of game. That's all well and good - and people seem to like it - but it just don't click with me.
For me, Tetris is a prime example of a competitive game. But a side-scroller like Mario? That just feels like a single player experience to me. To be honest, I didn't even love playing New Super Mario Bros in co-op. Nevermind playing AGAINST people.
Look, I applaud Nintendo for trying to think outside the box. It worked with Tetris 99. And this kind of experimentation led to other games that I do enjoy like NES Remix or to another degree, Mario Maker. But Super Mario 35 just feels like a curio to me. One that I doubt I'll remember by the time it exits the eShop in March.