The magical feeling is there, but it doesn't last for long.

Playing it at the same time as the remake (zero mission) makes me thankful at how much games have evolved.

It was like they had the idea to take the worst things about the first Mario game and double down only on those shitty things, like having to guess what passage to go down to (with no way to figure out unless you bought a guide), to progress in the stage.

I did not have fun playing this.

Played this with 澜 watching me. Overall, fun but the last few levels were unnecessarily frustrating. Having to randomly guess which the right way/right pipes are made me seethe. Needed 澜's guidance to make it through the hard choices. Would probably have been a much more painful experience playing alone.