Editors Liked

  • Balances references to the past with new and fresh ideas
  • Hours of replayability
  • Time trial mode shines with snappy "restart immediately" shortcut button and leaderboard support
  • Gorgeous pixel artwork and excellent level design in terms of both new and remastered zones

Editors Didn't Like

  • Inexplicable limitations on secret modes and abilities diminishes the fun of their use
  • The remastered stages are all very good, but it's a pity they outnumber the brand new ones
  • Possibly too nostalgic for some
  • More bad bosses than good ones