I have been a loyal Nintendo customer for the last 20 years. I was 8 years old when Nintendo Released the very first console and me and my Dad were right there in line at toys r us to buy it. Today, I am 28 years old and I must say that I have owned hundreds of video games and to this day my favorite video game is still the original super mario bros 1,2 and 3. For nintendo to leave out CLASSIC CONTROLLER support for this game is not only rediculious but extreamlly bad for business. I went to my local toys r us to purchase the game and there was litterally a stack of about 30 or 40 games that people have put down because it did not support the classic controller. When I approached the cashier he asked me if I needed extra controllers for the game and I said no because I ordered 4 wireless classic controllers last week just for this game And that is when he told me that it does not support the classic controller. I was shocked. I told him I did not want it and he added to that pile and told me that I was about the 40th person today who did not want to buy it because of that. This was quite possibly the worst descion Nintendo has ever made releasing a huge title like this. I do not prefer the new controls for the Wii exsept when Im playing sports games and such. It should be MY option to use whatever controller I want to. A huge part of the buyers for this game are old school nintendo players and For nintendo to not support the classic controller for the new super mario bros is assassin for the release of this game and for the sales. I will not be purchasing the new super maro bros game and as upset as I am right now I think I will be packing up my system and placing it up for sale. Enough is Enough. even gamspots review says that the game is dissapointing because is doesnt support the classic controller. http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/n.../video/6239992 fast forward to 4:25 its not just me who is complaining.....its all over the internet. this game should have been released with classic controller support. It was a horrible move on Nintendos behalf.