Different reviewers and it's been more than 5 years since the initial release.
Not saying I agree with the review, because it's absolutely stupid for other reasons. Among the chief complaints is that you have a limited number of lives, and that you start a level in whatever state you exited the last (i.e. if you were mini-Mario you stay mini-Mario). The reviewer apparently doesn't want the game to give you any motivation to try to avoid getting hit and dying.
Be that as it may though, there is no reason it has to be consistent with the review they did 7 years ago. It's just stupid on its own.