the low point of mario
The game itself was well put together. Now on to the bad
Just because a certain game franchise is legendary for excellent games does not mean it has it's crap games, examples:
Sidescrolling Legend of Zelda
ANY 3D Sonic game
Super Mario 2...which this game is a tribute to. The original game sucked. All Nintendo did was take an old crappy game and put a mario skin on it...some of the enemies were even the same.
Typically when one wants to do a tribute to a game...you should tribute a GOOD game. Although it's always better to come up with something original of course.