Demo Play Has Two Seperate Descriptions

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

I must admit that I had completely forgot about Demo Play, and it’s inclusion with New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It seems that perhaps Nintendo forgot about the feature as well, because as it stands we have two different descriptions for the ‘help along’ system coming with the platform title.

During E3 earlier this year, Miyamoto spoke about Demo Play and how it would be implemented in New Super Mario Bros. Wii,

“In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, if a player is experiencing an area of difficulty, this will allow them to clear troubled areas and take over when they’re ready” confirmed Miyamoto, through his translator. “And yes, we’re looking into this for future games, too”

This description is completely different from Nintendo’s official New Super Mario Bros. Wii page: “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!”

The logical reasoning is that Demo is exactly the same as when Miyamoto described it, he just talked about it differently. As it stands now though, no one is sure if Demo Play will take the game over for you or just show you what to do.


  • October 2, 2009 - 11:01 am | Permalink

    It’s a little bit confused, I hope the game wont take the game over because It doesn’t make sense.

  • dj ToRMeNTeD
    October 2, 2009 - 9:37 pm | Permalink

    if I wanted to watch a demo play of a game I would just not press start when prompted to… lame

  • October 4, 2009 - 4:33 pm | Permalink

    I had forgotten about Wii Demo Play too. I am not so sure about this “dynamic help” thing.

  • October 5, 2009 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    Kotaku has a description up. They actually watched it in action. Seems to me both descriptions above are correct, though of course Miyamoto was being more vague back when they probably weren’t sure how they wanted to talk about it yet.

  • Matthew
    October 5, 2009 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    So i don’t understand.

    We can watch a video of the level being completed made by Nintendo?

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