A number of fans have banded together to create a soft sequel to New Super Mario Bros DS. The title is known as Newer Super Mario Bros DS.
Newer Super Mario Bros DS has a total of 80 new stages across 8 worlds. There are new game mechanics, the return of the classic Hammer Bros power-up, and a brand-new soundtrack. It's a rather authentic-looking sequel, even if it's based on the older DS version of New Super Mario Bros.
The game was created using the New Super Mario Bros. Editor by the community at the NSMB Hacking Domain. To play Newer Super Mario Bros DS, you actually need a copy of the original game. That's because this is actually a patch for the original; you download this and apply it to the ROM of New Super Mario Bros for DS. That means you need to have hacked your DS in some fashion, or be using an emulator.
It'll be interesting to see how long the project survives. Nintendo is rather well-known for shutting down fan projects based on its intellectual property. In September of 2016, the Metroid 2 fan remake AM2R: Another Metroid 2 Remake launched, only to get hit with DMCA takedown by Nintendo. A month later, the same happened to Pokemon Uranium and a bunch of web-based fan games on Game Jolt.
Newer Super Mario Bros DS continues only because Nintendo is busy reveling in the success of the Switch to notice.
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