EDIT: the first paragragh isn't too important, just me blabbing about how i got the game...
Any of you played? I always thought this game was awsome, and i got it back in like my 2nd christmas in america when i was like 5 yrs old and, well, didn't know how to play much and regret not giving my mom the thanks she deserved for being able to save up enough money to buy me a gamecube with such little time in the USA ;'(tnx mom,& dad too!!). The thanks was given to santa instead... But enough about that.
I didn't really get too much into the game cube until i was like 7+ and SMS was by far one of the best games i had. That game to me has been timeless;
The Graphics: for one thing, the graphix were incredible for that period of time and really made the game fun to not just play, but watch if you know what i mean. The Piantas, the little conch ppl (nokies right?), the toads, mario, and all the other characer graphix/animation were awsome. The water was pretty awsome too, it actually moved in this game... I especilly loved the cutscenes because of the beuty of it all.
for graphics, and overall 10/10
the ...er... backround?: the buildings and backrounds were also awsome. 7.5/10
the gameplay: the game play is in one word, astonishing. i love all the different jumps mario can do. i also like that sometimes you have different forms of gameplay like in one level you get to play from a roller coaster. and obviously i loved the addition of fludd. without fludd the game wouldn't be too awsome. and to get that old fashion mario feel there are levels were you get to play without fludd as a challenge. FLUDD btw is a gadget you get @ the beggining of the game that helps you kill enemies, clean up graffiti, hover, etc. an overall 8.5/10
The story line: a bit confusing but... you could catch on... don't wanna run anything for those of you who haven't played, shouldn't be much of you, but i do wanna say something. I like how this time bowser doesn't play such a big role in the game and it's more of someone else who kidnaps the princess and all that junk. a good 7.5/10.
well thats all i have to say, if you don't have it, buy it, if you do, wut do you think of it?
EDIT: I actually think this game is better than SMG in some ways, but not in others. I can't put my finger on it though... I have been playing this game since i was 6(?). I am now turning 13 and it's starting to get old, very subtly though, i still think it's pretty awsome and challenging, not to mention timeless...