New Super Mario Bros. U
Nintendega's Preview for New Super Mario Bros. U
I can't wait for this game. If it comes out on the launch day it will deffinetly be a first day buy for me. I love the way they are using the GamePad with this game. I can watch TV and play this game at the same time!!!??? That, to me, is just so cool and the new flying squirrel suit, and the use of Miiverse's accheivment system. Everything about this game is just really cool looking. A lot of people are saying that this game will be stupid because it looks very similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii but heres the thing, it's a launch title. A LAUNCH TITLE! It's not like there isn't going to be more mario games for the Wii U!! The Wii U will be on the market for at least 5 years and I'm sure that there will be another 3D mario game within that time. Anyway, this game looks awesome and so does the Wii U. I can't wait to get it.
Perfect Launch Title for Wii U
There is nothing to complain about in the newest Mario title from Nintendo, which is also the first use of HD in any Nintendo game. The game is a sequel to the Wii's New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and it has a very similar premise and gameplay style. My point is, if it isn't broken don't fix it. The gameplay is very solid and they add in some new power ups and level designs. The backgrounds and level of detail in the graphics are impressive and as someone who grew up playing the original Super Mario Bros. on NES, it is amazing to see the game in this kind of detail and definition. The boost mode feature is interesting as well but isn't the main focus of the game. It gives you a reason to play the game over again though in order to beat it fully in boost mode. If you get a Wii U and you don't buy this game, then I'm not sure what you're looking for. Original Nintendo titles like these always stand the test of time, so while some other launch titles aren't worth your money, this game is.
Mario's In HD, But I'm Starting To Get Bored Of It
Mario has always been a popular and successful character. I like Mario, and he's not my favorite because I always put him up against Sonic games, and it's not that the series is a bad game (I think they're fun), but I'm getting tired of the same plot. Almost every time, Mario has to save Princess Peach from Bowser, while Sonic fights Dr. Eggman almost every time, but has other supporting characters and different plots. What I'm trying to say is, is that I'm sort of not as excited about the new Mario games like before, and I'm more excited about the next Sonic game. The best Mario games may have you saving Princess Peach, but they beat Bowser in different ways. For example, the Super Mario Galaxy franchise. Those are great games because of the power-ups, and how Mario is in 3-D instead of a 2.5D side-scrolling adventure where in order to defeat Bowser, you need to get past him and hit a switch. Mario needs a way better game for the Wii U than this, but because of more power-ups and the HD, this should be worth a buy.
Wait for the actual pricing
I've noticed the $99.99 next to all the wiiU games, but I highly doubt Nintendo will sell any of their games at that price. Every time they've released a console, the prices on games have been normally $40-$50 for the normal game upon release or lower. Zelda: Skyward Sword was $50 for the game itself, and if you wanted to spend extra money for a nicely golden wii remote plus with the hylian symbol on it as well as a soundtrack cd it was an extra $20. The way Nintendo does things marketwise has been cheaper than the Xbox 360 and the PS3, both console and games. I expect this game to be around $60 (maybe $70) since they're finally going into the HD area. This is just an assumption of mine based off of what I've seen in the past of Nintendo's marketing on games. Since they haven't announced any price for even the console, I wouldn't be too sure about the pricing of the games listed here on this site.
Mario is back again
This game is good. Some Mario games are alright and some are really good. This will take sometime to get use to the game but as of right now it is good. Mario games are a big gaming franchise. They have been making games for years. They keep going. They are making a huge impact on the gaming world in a good way. Check it out.
Old Super Mario Bros.
Wow, my friend bought me this game. I liked the original New Super Mario Bros. on the PS2, but this game was just a bit... too old feeling. First off, you can't play as Master Chief in this version. I don't know why they would get rid of him, but they did. At least you can still play as Blue Toad though. The first level was very simple, but when you reach the fifth world, things get crazy. World 5 takes place in an underwater cavern which is guarded by the Koopalings. The Koopalings have a gem which turns them into the Muppets, and from there you have to team up with Kratos to destroy them. I was using this gumball machine to activate my online pass in FIFA 13, and I was confused. How do you unlock it? It didn't work for me. Harry Potter is actually an unlockable in this game. Monopoly is part of my life. Anyways, Yoshi appears at world 8 and eats everyone!
What can I say, if you have played one you've played this one. Not for hard core gamers but great fun for casual gaming. Typical Mario bothers, run right as fast as you can collect as many coins and find hidden places. Graphics are bright shinny and stunning. These are cartoon graphics not call of duty so don't expect earth shattering. I like this game it fun to play, however you can not use the pro controller which would have been nice. You can play single player with the pad. Multiplayer as to use the wii remote, even if just two player BOTH players must have wii remotes. The pad in multiplayer mode is used for boost mode, allowing you to drop blocks to help other players. I purchased 1 Wii remote and 1 pro controller with the Wii U and I can not play two player. I have to go buy another Wii remote. So if you don't have a wii or the remotes around this game will cost you $80 more to buy two controllers. I lowered the score because of that. This is Nintendos major lunch title it should support the pro controller and allow the pad to be used as another controller in multiplayer mode. Needs a patch from nintendo
Good, but there are better Wii U games out there
New Super Mario Bros. U isn't a bad game. It's a good platformer, and is a good match for someone who needs a Wii U game, and isn't too picky about what they play. However, I don't believe it's necessarily a top-notch offer, either. The gameplay is mildly entertaining, with not much new being introduced. It's very similar, in my opinion, to previous New Super Mario Bros. titles. In fact, I believe it's this similarity that keeps it from standing out. If the game was the first 2D Mario platformer in a while, or if it had some brand new, fun feature, it would be much more enjoyable. But, sadly, it only really manages to join the ranks of other New Super Mario Bros. games, as a decent, but not exceptional, product. Sure, the graphics are good, but graphics can only do so much, especially for a game that looks virtually the same in art style to its predecessors. Though the time I spent playing New Super Mario Bros. U wasn't painstaking or boring, it wasn't very exciting or breathtaking either. I would certainly recommend this game to those who love platformers/Super Mario Bros., or for those looking for a Wii U title to occupy their time. Otherwise, there are better options out there.
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.
When I started playing this game what really cought my eye was that this game is a challange to play, and its been a long time since mario was hard. You can really tell that this game feels and looks like the original mario games, and that being said its nice to see old stuff become new again! The HD graphics look great but its not the huge inprovment that we were hoping for. This game also follows the same story as all of the mario games befor, but whats great about this is that it never gets old, and thats something nintendo is great at. Music in this game could of been changed up a little bit more but it still sounds awsome. NSMBU is a must buy and is a fantastic way to show off the new system, every thing from gameplay to design this game has it all!!!!