New Super Mario Bros. is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo. It is the ninth game in the Super Mario series, and follows the story of the plumber Mario who must rescue the Princess Peach from the evil Bowser. The game is known for its colorful and vibrant graphics, as well as its classic gameplay mechanics, which are inspired by the original Super Mario Bros. game. New Super Mario Bros. also includes new power-ups, enemies, and challenges, and introduces a multiplayer mode that allows up to four players to play together. The game was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS and was well-received by critics and players, who praised its fun and nostalgic gameplay. It has since been re-released on multiple platforms and has spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs.