Remember that whole Demo Play thing that had hardcore Mario masters up in arms a couple months ago? Well, as it turns out, it might not be that big of a deal. According to a Nintendo of Europe product listing, Demo Play’s just a gentle push in the right direction – not an autopilot.
“New Super Mario Bros. Wii is also the first Nintendo game to feature a dynamic help system, which allows you to access a mode showing how a level can be completed if you are stuck. The best thing about this mode is that you are free to jump into the action you’re watching on screen at any time,” reads the listing.
Bottom line: you still have to do all the legwork. Fortunately, if you want to watch Mario do his hopping and bopping without your input, you’ve still got the animated classic that is the Super Mario Brothers Super Show to fall back on. Thank goodness for that.