New Super Mario Bros. U
Great Mario Game!
This game has been overlooked in way because it was the fourth game in the series, and New Super Mario Bros.2 for 3DS felt trashy. However, this one was way better than New Super Mario Bros. 2. The story starts off with Bowser kicking the Mario team out of Peach's castle and holding her hostage inside, something new to the series. Then Mario, Luigi, and the yellow and blue Toad set off to rescue her. But in the end it really doesn't feel like you're going through Peach's castle.The gameplay was great, and the level designs were done well. It didn't feel dry like New Super Mario Bros. 2, and the levels seemed like there was time and effort put into them, rather than rushed and slapped together. There were some new elements put into this game like the new acorn power up, and baby yoshis that had really cool characteristics that would help you. Seeing Mario in a bright, colorful, HD world was really a sight! The music was not original though and was taken from other Mario games, but there were some cool things added into the music like baby yoshis singing along. The game is a great multiplayer game, perfect for casual and hardcore gamers. It is up to a five player game, where one of the players uses the gamepad to set temporary ledges to help the other players out. This game also features off tv play which allows someone to play from just the gamepad itself.The game can be challenging at times, and overall the difficulty level is slightly difficult. It truly is a great game, but feels a little too similar to other games in the New Super Mario Bros. series, so it would have been nice if Nintendo made some daring changes to it. A cool thing Nintendo added to the game though was neat mini games. These mini games are cleverly done. There is also a thing called 'Boost Rush Mode" that features a unique way to play some Mario levels. If you like a good Mario game, this is a game for you. This game will provide you with hours of gameplay and an enjoyable experience.
This game met and even exceeded my expectations. I received this with my Wii U, and have not stopped playing it since. Everything is great about this game.
Seems similar with a bit of freshness...
New Super Mario Bros. U is a solid title for the Wii U. In my opinion, it's not really a system-seller though. The reason being is that there's not too much innovation from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The gameplay mechanics feel the same and the only innovations include new forms of Yoshis and new items. To me, it felt as though I was playing New Super Mario Bros. U in HD. That leads to my second point about this game, the HD graphics. It's very nice to finally see Mario in HD. Although it is a 2D side-scroller, when you play this game on an HDTV it really just pops. Very nice touch and very beautiful. Other than, that it feels like any other Mario. In my opinion, it is too easy for my taste. But, I guess it makes it easy for most kids to pick up and play. Another point, I have to make is the multiplayer. Once you get 4 players running around the maps, it becomes total madness (In a good way). The Boost Mode is what levels the amount of multiplayer madness and the level of challenge it creates. Anyway, New Super Mario Bros. U is a solid game for the Wii U. Although, it does feel very similar to past games as there is not too much innovation here.
Best of the "New" series
Being a "New" Mario game, I kept my expectations to a minimum. However, the game surpassed them. The "New" games have always been solid, but NSMBU adds little touches that put it above the others. I love the detail in the backgrounds, the progression of Peach's Castle turning into Bowser's castle and the sprawling map: featuring many branching paths/secret exits that are seriously secret. It's too bad the OST features just a couple memorable tracks and the graphical style of the New series is getting quite stale, or else the game could've joined the ranks of SMB3 and SMW.
Excellent graphics, excellent story, lots of fun, everything to expect out of a Mario game. Strongly recommend it!!
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AWESOMENESS it was my first game for my Wii U it was awesome. U have to beat everything to beat the game its awesome so get it now beg you heard me beg get it today.
More of the same...
It's great if you really like Mario. If you've grown bored with the typical Mario formula, then don't bother. It's nice to see that Nintendo went back on their word about pricing none of the Nintendo developed games (i.e. Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda...) above $50. Yet another company getting too greedy and thinking their stuff is worth more than it really is. Not worth it IMO unless you're a kid or casual gamer.
Its Mario's hail mary
This is very good but doesn't push the Wii u's graphics and sound performance as strong. Mario was known for simple and complex gameplay at the same time and Nintendo did it again. But why don't you sit down and play rayman legends, and SHOW ME if Mario can best the graphics and sound
Best Mario title yet, JACK!!
When I first saw this game, I was obsessed with Club Penguin or LEGO or something, so I basicly thought it was really, really stupid. Then I got obsessed with Mario and NSMB2. Then I heard about New Super Mario Bros. U. I thought it would be great. Then I went to Gamestop one day and saw a Nintendo Wii U that had pictures of games on the gamepad. I clicked on NSMBU and started to play the demo. The game was plain Amazing. The graphics were BEAUTIFUl in HD. I LOVED the squirrel suit. The new Acorn Plains music is epic, and the level design and gameplay is great. The Baby Yoshis are the BOMB!!! Overall, go buy it!!! This game is great for everyone!!
Great, in most parts of the game!
This game is a great addition to the Super Mario series! I liked the gameplay, the stages, and the music! The only thing I didn't like is that when you played multiplayer with the GamePad, rather than actually playing as a character you would just provide assistance to players 2-5 rather than actually playing. However, besides that part, the game is pretty good!