Mario Fantastic Duet 2 gives you the option to play as either Mario or Sonic. There is a lot about this game that separates it from the rest. First off, the look and feel is quite different. The Goombas and Koopas not only have different sprites but they act differently too jumping all over the screen and rarely stopping to turn back. The game's Egyptian theme really gives it a certain coolness factor. Also, you can get hit a random number of times before dying but you can't get any mushrooms unless I'm missing something. If you get stuck on the first level, just slow down a bit and take your time when the enemies show up.