If you've already played New Super Mario Bros U then you probably wont find anything new in this game, but if you haven't and if you're looking for a Mario game that's a little more challenging then this is probably the better choice.
The levels are a little shorter and you only have 100 seconds to clear each level but don't let it discourage you. When considering how more challenging they are they are just the right length.
In multiplayer mode you can play as a new character called "Nabbit", with Nabbit you cannot die from enemies although you can still die when falling into pits and gaps. This character makes it easier for a younger or much more less experienced gamer to join in without ruining it for the other players. You can use your old Wii motes, your game pad and classic pro controllers to play multiplayer, so you wont need more gamepdas or anything. Up to 5 players they say! Maybe even mum and dad could have a go?
Overall the game looks nice, clear and colourful graphics. What you'd expect from a Nintendo game. Controls are good, but remember that Luigi is supposed to be slippery compared to his brother Mario. Obviously though, the other characters in multiplayer wont be as slippery. What's better about Luigi is that he can jump higher. ( You can reach the top of that flag pole without much effort! )
Remember if you already own New Super Mario Bros U you can go right a head and download this game as an add-on from the eShop at cheaper price. ( Digitally. ) You buy this retail ver if you DON'T own the previous game and only want this one!
To say that New Super Luigi U is a reskinned, rehashed version of New Super Mario Bros U is both wrong and unfair. This game is a larger and more expansive DLC than most others, hence warranting a physical release as well as a digital one. It builds on an already amazing game, adding more twists and turns to the classic series. This game release follows in Nintendo’s Year of Luigi, a year set to highlight Mario’s often overshadowed brother, Luigi.
The first noticeable difference to the original game is that Mario is absent. Now many of you may be worrying at this point as the leading man has disappeared – but fear not as Luigi takes center stage and alongside him is a new ally, Nabbit, a once-thieving rogue turned admirable sidekick. The game world is the same as NSMBU, but with every level redesigned bar the boss fights. They have been redesigned to accommodate the new challenge this game brings about. No longer is strolling through a level, scouring for the hidden coins an option, as there is a 100-second time limit set on every level, meaning that you have to run through as fast as you can if you hope to finish it, whilst still looking for the collectibles, of course. But whilst you are whisking yourself through a level keep an eye out for a image of Luigi on the backdrops of each level, he can be in any size or any form (8-bit, block).
I was originally wary of this game as it appeared to be the same NSMBU game but just with a green skin. How wrong I was; the game is one of the most challenging games I have ever played, comparable in difficulty only to the old Super Mario Bros. 2 Lost Levels. The levels boast many dangerous obstacles and enemies, whilst retaining a speed to carry you to the end of the level. The protagonist himself provides a new edge to the platformer. Luigi handles very differently to his older sibling. For instance, when running and coming to a stop, Luigi will slide for a short distance. Now, one might not find that a big deal – but when initiating a intricate jump it’s highly frustrating to then slide down into the guzzling chasm of a Piranha Plant. This is but a mere additional learning curve; which once grasped you will be once again traversing a level flawlessly.
As mentioned earlier, Nabbit is the new playable character in the four man multiplayer roster. Whilst an unlikely choice, it is a commendable one at that. Nabbit is the perfect character for people playing with a less-experienced player. This is because Nabbit is impervious damage to enemies allowing for even the weakest player to not be a hindrance. But beware as Nabbit is still able to be consumed by the ravenous holes that appear from time-to-time in a level.
Overall it is a great piece of DLC, and is lengthy enough to be worth being picked up either in physical or download form. It adds a lot more content to the original game and will make you both frustrated and joyously satisfied at the end of a level.
fantastic game iv been a fan of mario games and playing them since i was like 2 now im 24 and this is one of the hardest ones iv played and as you can play as luigi thats even better as hes my favourite character hands down in my top 3 mario/luigi games ever
This game, while a carbon 'copy' of the mechanics of New Super Mario Bros. U (NSMBU) is a different beast to the Mario game all together. Yes you are on the same map, yes the courses have the same themes, but that's pretty much all there is.
Each course only gives you 100 seconds, making the game more of an immediate challange (less time to make mistakes!) and the courses have been re-designed so they're more of a challange to players. I wouldn't recomend this to the faint of heart. But if you're up for a super challange then look no further.