Any by “TV” I mean “the Internet,” because who cares about TV anyway? They always make the commercials twice as loud as the stuff you actually want to watch, which is why I wait for the DVDs.
Anyway, our half-hour video production of New Super Mario Bros. Wii Game Night is online, and it does a great job of showing off exactly why the game is so fun, i.e. because Sharkey’s a jerk. I did an OK job of hosting given that I was laboring under a heavy cold (which is why I’m sitting away from everyone else), but mostly I’m just impressed that I managed to do so well on the solo level despite also narrating. I have a newfound respect for people who demo games at trade shows and press conferences, because talking about a game while playing a section cool enough to be tricky is surprisingly taxing. My 1UP review for the game should be up tomorrow, but even here and now I will say that the game succeeds at being exactly what Nintendo has pitched it as being, which is quite an accomplishment. It’s so, so much better than New Super Mario Bros. it’s not even funny.
The second half of the video is after the jump. Woo!