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New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U)

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii U
 Ages 3 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii U
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00844Q4EA
  • Item Weight: 100 g
  • Release Date: 30 Nov 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 269 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

New Super Mario Bros. U is a multiplayer Platforming adventure that provides a new take on a classic Nintendo franchise that will delight players of all ages and experience levels. A Wii U launch title, New Super Mario Bros. U offers a new way to experience Mario fun like never before. Game features include: support for up to five players, the new Boost Mode and Challenge Mode, unique uses for Miis, and new block elements that can be used as navigation aids.

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Flying Squirrel Mario gathering coins while avoiding mushrooms in New Super Mario Bros. U
Experience NSMB fun like never before.
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Mario using Boost Blocks to navigate vertically in New Super Mario Bros. U
Navigate using Boost Blocks out of thin air.
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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. Up to five players* can jump into the fun, with up to four people using Wii Remote controllers and one on the Wii U GamePad. The experience is different, depending on which controller is used.

Key Game Features

  • The Wii U GamePad controller offers a new way to experience multiplayer Mario fun. Create Boost Blocks out of thin air to help players navigate tricky stages or access hidden or hard-to-reach items, and distract onscreen enemies, all with the tap of their finger or stylus.
  • Swoop through levels and cling to walls when Mario transforms into Flying Squirrel Mario, or gently float through the air while hanging onto Balloon Baby Yoshi.
  • In addition to the main Story Mode, in which players must rescue Princess Peach, New Super Mario Bros. U features more exciting game modes, including:
    • Boost Rush - Using Boost Mode, two to five players work together fato clear many different courses in the fastest time possible. The scene auto scrolls, forcing you to move ahead through the course. As you collect more coins, the scene scrolls faster. Once you've completed your run, you can watch a replay of other players' Boost Rush to help strategize for your next attempt.
    • Challenge Mode - Numerous single-player and multiplayer challenges incorporate a series of familiar Super Mario gameplay concepts in a fun, competitive way. These challenges offer high replay value as players try to achieve the best score and unlock new challenges. Boost Mode Challenges help players practice the teamwork necessary for effective Boost Mode gameplay. After finishing, players can watch a replay of their Challenge to strategize for next time.
  • 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, and discover new ways to find the fastest route through each stage.
  • Play on the big screen or the small screen. Switch single-player gameplay from the TV to the GamePad at any time to continue playing even when others are using the TV.
  • Families and friends can 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 (broadband Internet access required).

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Falling, angry spikey blocks held at bay by boost blocks in New Super Mario Bros. U
New takes on classic levels.
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New Super Mario Bros. U two-player multiplayer action using the gamepad and a Wii Remote Plus
Compatible with Wii remotes.
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Miis used in-game in New Super Mario Bros. U
Use Miis like never before.
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New Super Mario Bros. U Boost Mode in-game
Coop speed runs in Boost Mode.
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* Necessary additional controllers sold separately.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow... 6 Dec 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Mario in HD is something everybody needs to experience. This game is crisp, beautiful and vibrant in colour and graphics. Gameplay is divided into challenge type mini games that include speed runs (very fun - and I find helps improve your gameplay ability) and the regular story mode. It's worth noting that even after all these years, and using the same foes Nintendo continues to provide unique level design. The real beauty of this game (and those before it) is the level of difficulty. It walks a fine line between being easy for a beginner who takes their time, and being quite difficulty for a veteran who wants to get through levels very quickly and with all coins/not being hit. Simply brilliant game.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded my Expectations! 12 Dec 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was rather sceptical about this game since so many reviews and blogs stated it was just another re-hash of the former NSMB for the Wii. Since I love all Mario games I still got it (expecting to enjoy it but still feel bugged about all the supposed 'drawkbacks' people were talking about).

My mind was soon changed and I was completely captivated by the crisp, beautiful graphics of this game. I'm still not quite over my initial surprise. The small videos throughout the game are a great addition and the background scenery to the stage really makes you feel like your in a BIG world compared to the former game. There are many nostalgic touches like the return of baby yoshis - which are just awesome - and boom boom as well.

There are a lot more new things in this game compared with the wii version such as the titles for each level, the world map, the videos throughout the game, yoshi abilities, different challenge modes, squirrel suit - the list just goes on. The twist in the storyline actually makes a big difference in my opinion.

So far, this games has just been pure enjoyment and bliss - I go into my own content world when I play it, the stages are extremely captivating and engaging. I'm enjoying the music as well.

I don't think this game needs to be compared with NSMB Wii because this just blows it off the scale!

If your thinking about getting this game, I wouldn't hesitate in buying it, despite what more picky people may say about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario HD = AWESOME 10 Dec 2013
By Mark Z
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The gameplay here is pure Mario - with the last levels being particularly nightmare-ish. I actually had loads of fun playing with my non-gamer-fiancée, who used the touchscreen to add 'blocks' to help (or hinder) in many levels. This was acceptable to her as a form of gameplay, and meant that we literally could have hours of fun (and after 8 years, meant that we could have our first MARIO conversation!!! Achievement unlocked).

(copied from my Wii U Mario bundle review)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Mario, Old Tricks 9 May 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Nintendo's decision to reboot side-scrolling adventures for Super Mario has, by all accounts, been an unprecedented success. While sales and reviews back this up, what makes it all the more interesting is that New Super Mario Bros for the Wii was little more than the original 1985 release updated with some new ideas. The real genius, however, is that the new game was designed around a family and friend atmosphere, making it easy to just pick up a Wii remote and follow the leader.

So you may be thinking that New Super Mario Bros U is much of the same. Well, it's not... It's even better!

That's a difficult feat in itself, but this latest release for the Wii U feels so polished that it should have been the original 'New' Super Mario Bros. The story is of course nothing new; Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad are all gorging themselves in a castle when, suddenly, Bowser and family hold the hapless princess captive. If by now you're wondering why Peach isn't just tied to the ground, then bear in mind that Nintendo has been using this plot device for almost 30 years. Even James Bond has defied ageing and heavy drinking for longer than that.

The familiarity doesn't end here, because the entire game takes cues from some of Mario greatest adventures. If like myself you grew up with a NES and SNES console, then you will recognise how particular enemies are carried over from Super Mario Bros 3, the continuation of the level 'map' from Super Mario World, and all manner of other small hints to past games. The game never feels repetitive however, it's actually very refreshing to encounter all the old memories once more.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful bundle of platforming joy 26 Dec 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Control. Precise, responsive and unmitigated control over Mario is the fundamental ingredient which makes New Super Mario Bros U the best launch title on the Wii U and an excellent game in its own right. As you navigate the various worlds of the game and attempt to capture the perilously located star coins dotted about each stage, it is your ability as a player to shape Mario's movements exactly as you want - that is, as recklessly or as cautiously as you want, depending on your playstyle - which makes the game a breathtaking experience as you narrowly escape death due to a well timed running jump which if you had pulled off a millisecond later (or perhaps earlier) would have resulted in a game over screen. In this respect every success empowers you, knowing it has been fought for by your own skill and rapid reactions, whereas every failure compels you to pick yourself back up and try again knowing that your death was not because of cheap level design or unresponsive controls (two pitfalls which so many platformers fall into) but because you simply were not good enough or sharp enough on that particular occasion. But you will be, next time. In this respect the game's difficulty is perfectly pitched, challenging enough that you will certainly fail numerous times especially as you go after those pesky star coins, but not so difficult that you feel the task ahead is insurmountable. And thus, because of this finely tuned balance, New Super Mario Bros U keeps you coming back.

And the graphics. They are glorious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2D Platforming Perfection
The godfather of platform gaming and now in hi-def. Everything you want.

I love the hark back to super Mario World with the naming, rather than numbering, of each zone... Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Sneakytryx
3.0 out of 5 stars Deja vu
If, like me, you've played all of the New Super Mario Bros games in the series thus far (DS, Wii and 3DS) then there honestly isn't much new here to see. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Owen S
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game.
Published 4 days ago by Michael hulme
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Nintendo Game
Great game. Classic Nintendo!
Published 5 days ago by MR S P OAKES
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great title from Nintendo!
Really good game, shows off the graphics of the Wii U without focusing too much on the graphics. The gameplay is brilliant but the story does lack, even for a Mario game. Read more
Published 6 days ago by josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very quick delivery. 9 year old has already finished all the levels. wants another one!
Published 9 days ago by hayub
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best wii u game
Published 14 days ago by lukas
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a me, Mario!
SQUIRREL SUIT! But seriously, just another string in Wii U's impressive software catalogue.

Appeals to all and typical Mario fun. Wii Unis the console to own.
Published 19 days ago by Stuart Scaife
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun game!
Published 21 days ago by Mantas
5.0 out of 5 stars Up to five players can enjoy the game
Superb game. Much more playable than its Wii or DS iterations, there's less inertia and thus less silly deaths. Up to five players can enjoy the game.
Published 26 days ago by Dr Jon Agirre
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