(Wii U)

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New Ways to Play and Share Your Mario Fun

New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring Mario, Luigi, Toad … and your Mii character. Now’s your chance to step inside the Mushroom Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play.


  • Swoop through levels and cling to walls when Mario transforms into Flying Squirrel Mario, or gently float through the air while hanging onto Tiny Balloon Yoshi.
  • The Wii U GamePad controller offers a new way to play multiplayer in this game. An extra player can jump into the action using the new Boost mode, creating platforms out of thin air to help others navigate tricky stages or access hidden or hard-to-reach items.
  • Boost mode also makes cooperative speed runs possible for the first time. Use the GamePad to interact with and manipulate enemies and objects in real time, allowing for new ways to find the fastest routes through each level.
  • Play on the big screen or the small screen. Switch game play from the TV to the GamePad at any time to continue playing even when others are using the TV.
  • Experience Mario together like never before with Miiverse. See other players’ comments and accomplishments while you play and leave your own feedback for others to see when connected to the Nintendo Network.

Game Review


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Posted by Damien McFerran

High definition hijinks

New Super Mario Bros. U marks the first time that a brand new Mario game has accompanied a Nintendo hardware launch since the days of the N64, and consequently places an inordinate amount of pressure and expectation on its high-definition shoulders...

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User Comments (44)



FJOJR said:

Well, there goes a few hundred bucks for me. Wii U here I come!



TheN64Dude said:

A Mario Launch Title............well so much for Wii U this christmas I'm getting as soon as the store opens.



Game0ver_Gavin said:

Definitely getting at launch... But this new super thing is getting really ... Non NEW!!! Get it?! Non new... Hahaha... Cricket



Adammule said:

i can't what
the flying mario in this game is betar then super mario bros wii.
and big enemys.
and the yoshs fat yosh bubble yosh glows in the dark yosh.
am geting this game



imagiNATIVE_AK said:

i heard this game will have 5 players with one person controlling certain elements in the levels, i hope this is true! the more the merrier!!



Gamemaster26 said:

@LouieGi They announced it at E3. 4 people play while the person with the Gamepad can place boost blocks under/above the people to help/kill them.



StarDust4Ever said:

Finally, for the first time since N64, a Nintendo home console launches with a Mario game! :D

Kudos to Nintendo for providing a real open exploration SNES Super Mario World style world map. Also, here's hoping they include a built-in level editor and a ton more levels than previous NSMB releases...



Varia01 said:

Another excellent platforming game for Mario once again. My bro always hogs the DS with NSMB in it! I hope he doesn't hog the gamepad while someone is watching TV.....



StarDust4Ever said:

I just saw a preview video on IGN. Please tell me they're not gonna rehash the same dang BGM for the fourth time!!! Uggg...



Furealz said:

I love all the extra challenges this game has to offer. With guiding Monty Mole, a sub-par coin battle level editor, boost rush, nabbit mode, mii mode, boost, and even extra lives challenge. There's also a fire bro dodging fireballs mini-game, and delicately balancing on a small platform while avoiding enemies for the best score and update it to Mii Wara Wara. To all haters, THIS IS NOT A RE-HASH LIKE NSMB2, I repeat! You've been warned...



Varia01 said:

The Wii U's released along with this I-know-that-is-gonna-be-a-blockbuster and you still haven't reviewed it? This is gonna be one of the first games I gonna get when Wii U releases.



StarDust4Ever said:

When are they gonna get that review out? The guys have had five days to play with it by now. I hope Corbie gets it! ;)



Yellowtails said:

This will most likely be my first Wii U game. (If I ever get a Wii U). This looks pretty good, even though the "New" Super Mario Bros. Series is getting to be too much.



EEC said:

How do u get 99 guys in what level

Please some one help me :(

Email me with how to get 99!giys on this elatin29@yahoo.con




I can't wait until I have a wii u.I don't know when but I will have it with new super mario bros. wii u.I've played a demo and I love this game.I mush have it.




There should be a super mario brothers adventure wii u .In that game not only do you get new power ups but you can also get power ups from the past.(example the frog suit.) it like new super mario bros. wii u but the difference are: A. It has more then 8 worlds. B. you can play as your mii (regardless if you're playing by yourself or multi player) with your choice of a Mario/Luigi cap, toad head (with your choice of colors for the head and dots), a custom crown, or a custom cap. C. you can get ufos, hover boards and hover pods.



NintendoPro64 said:

I love this game a lot! The level design and creativity implemented in the World Map certainly throws back to Super Mario World! :)

That said, it was not fair to this series to rush this game out and use as a placeholder. A NSMB game for Wii U shouldn't have been made for at least 2-3 years so that they could have put more soul into he game, changed the graphics, improve the Star World, new music, and think of a better power up selection. Now this series is unfairly detested. I hope Nintendo learns from this and makes the next 2D without the new sticker and more effort. Even I must admit that NSMB deserved better than this. :(

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