New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe – Nintendo Switch | Nintendo
As the most recent entry in the modernized 2D platforming series, New Super Mario Bros. U provided a wide array of fun, colorful stages for you to run, jump, and explore through. The post-release add-on New Super Luigi U added a second campaign featuring shorter levels and a light speed-running element. With New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Nintendo bundles these two campaigns into one package and adds a new playable character to give Switch owners the best way to experience this fan-favorite platformer from the Wii U era.
With both the base and downloadable content in tow, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe delivers a substantial 164 levels to play through. Mario U’s story houses standard series fare, letting you take your time scouring for hidden locations, while New Super Luigi U gives you less time to run through levels designed for Luigi’s high jump and slippery controls. With each level holding myriad secrets to uncover, both stories give you reason to revisit ones you’ve already completed. Discovering every tucked-away area is exciting, but my favorite reason to keep playing is to collect the star coins hidden in each area, as they unlock bonus levels.
The story modes start out simple, but up the ante as you approach the final showdown; simply jumping from ledge to ledge while stomping enemies in the early goings quickly escalates to dodging fireballs and invincible baddies while riding a snaking platform through a mid-game castle. Regardless of the difficulty, I had a blast platforming through the thoughtfully crafted challenges, never feeling overwhelmed by the task in front of me.
Playing using the original lineup of Mario, Luigi, and Toad offers a fun, satisfying challenge. When New Super Luigi U first released as DLC for Mario U, it added the pseudo-antagonist Nabbit as a playable character. While a new character is always a welcomed addition, Nabbit is impervious to any damage from enemies, so it felt more like a cheat code than a new way to experience the game. Nabbit is still available for the least experienced players, but Deluxe introduces Toadette, who controls and takes damage normally. She is also the only character who can pick up the Super Crown power-up, which transforms her into a Princess Peach-like character known as Peachette. As Peachette, you can float gently to the ground, covering large distances, and double jump, making sequences a bit easier. Toadette is a great in-between character for players who want to experience the stages with a bit less difficulty, but don’t want to breeze through as Nabbit.
Outside of the main stories, you can also complete challenges to earn medals. These act primarily as diversions to the main attraction, but trying to beat your time in a speedrun or topping your score of bouncing off of strategically placed enemies is addicting. You can also play Boost Rush, where you collect coins to increase the auto-scroll speed, and Coin Battle, which pits you against friends to see who can grab the most coins in an area.
One of the big draws for the New Super Mario Bros. series is its fun local cooperative play. Sitting next to friends and running through the stages is always fun, even if things get increasingly chaotic the more players you add; if you want to make real progress, you should probably steer clear of four-player mode, but inadvertently bouncing off each other’s heads and into enemies or lava pits always results in laughter. Each player uses a single Joy-Con, so you need to buy extra if you want a third or fourth person to your co-op chaos.
With so many stages to explore and master, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a terrific way to experience this game again or for the first time. Toadette is a good addition for less-experienced players, and she makes some of the star coins easier to reach. While I’m disappointed that this release doesn’t include more additions to the original package, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is still a great game at its core.
Bring a 2D Mario game from Wii U to Switch, along with all its DLC and a new playable character
New Super Mario Bros. U’s modern take on classic characters still looks great on Switch
From reimagined classic tunes to original compositions, the music is catchy and upbeat in all the right ways
Well-designed stages provide just the right amount of challenge, but if you have trouble, the addition of Toadette alleviates some of the struggle without making it a walk in the park
This platformer was fun on Wii U, and the Deluxe version gives the game a well-earned extra life on Switch
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- MSRP: €59,99
- Released: January 11, 2019
- Genre: Platformer, Action
- Number of players:
- Offline: 1 – 4
- Developer: Nintendo
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Download size: 2. 511 GB
- Metacritic: 80 7.0
- How Long To Beat:
- Main Story: 9 hours
- Main + Extra: 17½ hours
- Completionist: 28½ hours
- USK Rating: 0
- Play modes: TV, Tabletop, Handheld
- Languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
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Join Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere! Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—both of which include Nabbit and Toadette as playable characters!
Two games in one, for double the fun! Simple, straightforward controls, new playable characters optimized for younger and less-experienced players, and a wealth of bonus content—like a Hints gallery and helpful reference videos**—make this a perfect choice for anyone looking to introduce their family to the wonderful world of Mario. All a player needs is one Joy-Con™ controller, so two people can team up right out of the box! Tackle 164 platforming courses in the two main game modes and enjoy extra replayability with three additional game modes in which you can also play as a Mii™ character: Challenges, Boost Rush, and Coin Battle!
*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
**Internet access required in order to access Videos gallery
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Review New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or how the author spent 5k and was satisfied with the game – Games for DTF
Peace to all, dear inhabitants of the Internet! I don’t want to make a fuss about the whole situation in Ukraine, a huge number of sanctions and bans on the territory of the Russian Federation and others like them, the endless departure of game studios and slander against us, ordinary people who have nothing to do with this whole problem, but simply, cozy, talk about games! World-like, war-dislike!
First, I wanted, as usual, to write a whole long post about what I managed to play / go through in February – March 2022, I confess, I have accumulated a lot of interesting material that I would like to share with, BUT, again, in connection with with all this situation, the author had no desire to publish anything on DTF for a long time. And I came up with a way out of this situation – one article about one game, a kind of mini-review, which means that the material will come out much more often, and it will be easier for you to read my “manuscripts”
Genre : 2D – platformer
Release year : 2019
My playtime : 20+ hours
Platform : NSW
Played : NSW portable/stationary
Agree with the idea that games from Nintendo are for everybody! It is interesting to predict who is ready to pay 5k for some kind of cartoonish platformer, while not being a fan of a mustachioed plumber? I hasten to dispel doubts, this game is worth the money, and can give a really fun experience, especially in the company of friends. As soon as you get used to the controls, comprehend all the mechanics, and agree with the rules of the game, the world of exploration will open to your eyes. Each level is fraught with a huge number of secret places, here you have all sorts of bonuses in the form of mushrooms and flowers, extra lives, huge coins, separate zones with a kind of individual tests, in short, you can spend a lot of time studying just one level. By the way, the levels cannot be counted here – there are simply a lot of them, they are divided into zones (jungle, winter, sand, water, etc.), and, most importantly, most of them are memorable, each with its own unique design, and on each new level involved new mechanics.
To delve into the gameplay part, I think that there is no point, everyone knows who we play for, what we do, and who we save, because even those who have never really played video games and have never played Mario know about Mario, in a word, a cult character. The original Mario platformers, with a side view of which, do not come out as often as many people think, but each part not only pays tribute to the classic series, but also tries to bring something new. In practice, this is a bright game, and it’s not even a cartoon style, first of all, this is an adventure that encourages you to explore with all its might, and the gameplay will always come first, diluted with a ton of mechanics that work filigree, this is a precisely calibrated gameplay , where towards the end, the player rushes through the level like a rocket, skillfully dodging any obstacle, catching all the timings in his path. The feeling that you have curbed a wild beast, at the end the game becomes hellishly difficult, eyes begin to look askance at Kralik and Toadette (easy difficulty), but your conscience simply does not allow you to do this, and you continue, wasting every life, trying to move at least a little further, by the way, a wonderful feeling of victory that some clichéd casual AAA game in the open world cannot give you.
The game was also released on the Wii U, but, as you know, this console was not very popular, and Nintendo representatives felt that it was reasonable to re-release it on the Switch, adding a couple of innovations in the form of improved textures, 1080p versus 720p, as it was in the older version, and added two new playable characters that come labeled “easy” and “very easy”, visible to a more casual audience. The word “Deluxe” in the title of the game is not so simple, it is originally a compilation of two games such as New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Gameplay-wise, they are no different, the second was at one time as a separately downloadable content for the first, it was distinguished by new levels, and more increased complexity.
Still, let’s figure out why it’s worth giving your hard-earned money for this game, especially for everyone who speaks negatively about Nintendo products, while not playing / owning Nintendo products. Eternal claims in the direction of “big H”: firstly, the cartoonish graphics are repulsive, – I agree, the design of the game is as childish as possible, but the platform on which this game is published (as, in principle, previous generations of consoles) is declared marked “for everyone age categories”, and the creation I described above is generally allowed from 0+, that is, to both children and adults. The main thing here is to understand that games are made not only for children, but also for adults, it’s just that this style perfectly rivets the child, coupled with a divided difficulty by characters, where you can run both for Mario, faced with excellent difficulty, and for Toadette, running through the levels without even straining, plus, not forgetting the co-op for up to four people, where you and your child, or with your younger brother, will conveniently explore the Mushroom Kingdom together. We figured out the first point, such a design is universal and serves not only to eliminate the graphical problems of a hybrid device, but also as a great way to spend time comfortably with a younger group of people.
The second complaint is that people simply don’t believe that for such a genre as “2D-platformer” you need to pay full price, or even more – I fundamentally disagree with this belief . For the passage of only the original New Super Mario Bros. (excluding levels with Luigi) it took me 20 hours, despite the fact that the author missed the winter zone by mistake, since after defeating Bowser, the game does not end, on the contrary, the adventure of the plumber continues in the form of collecting everything at all levels and the appearance of a new zone . And I am silent about the huge number of challenges that open over time, two special modes “Sprint” and “Coin Fight” , which also have a lot of levels, and all this can be played with friends. The above aspects make it clear that content in the game is a lot of , for a long time you are provided with excellent and exciting gameplay, so if you are a fan of the “platformer” genre, according to our “rpg”, or just want to join him, then New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – excellent representative of its kind a, for which it will not be a pity to give your hard-earned money, this is a universal game suitable for both a group of friends and a family, the highest score, gentlemen!
To my surprise, such a seemingly hackneyed genre as a platformer has long migrated to the indie scene, and it feels great there, intertwining, now and then, with “metroidvanias” and “bagels”, but our today’s patient was able to prove that in the right hands everything is possible! Yes, maybe someone will want to argue why the 2012 game is sold at full price, usually only people who have not played anything other than, well, let’s say
My rating : 10 coins out of 10
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Review New Super Mario Bros.
U deluxe. Eternal classic on the current console – Igromania
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Mario’s name appears in the titles of games for Nintendo Switch so often that when the next game comes out, you involuntarily want to roll your eyes and be indignant: well, how much can you exploit wrath the unfortunate hero?! However, the mustachioed plumber has mastered so many new professions over the years that it is never boring in his company. He is an expert in driving cars, plays excellent tennis and golf, and arranges first-class parties.
Even Mario platform games are very different from each other. If Super Mario Odyssey was a great 3D adventure with a lot of different mechanics, then the new New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D classic that evokes nostalgia for the games of the eighties.
However, it would not be entirely correct to call it a novelty. This is an augmented port of New Super Mario Bros. U , released at the end of 2012 on Wii U. True, the Deluxe edition has a couple of surprises even for those who went through the original up and down. And those who have played Mario since childhood, but missed this particular part, will definitely be delighted. After all, what could be better than a combination of proven gameplay over the years, new challenging levels and a modern picture?
The star shines so beautifully! It also spins fast when you jump on it, so you can easily fall off.
Understand New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will be able not only to fans of the series, but also to those who have never played video games. After all, this is the most classic 2D platform game ever: jump over chasms, defeat monsters and collect various useful items. The red mushroom will make the hero taller and give protection from one hit, the flowers will allow you to shoot with fire or ice, the tanuki suit (or flying squirrels, as it is called in the western versions of the project) will soar through the air, the penguin will swim in the water, and there are also stars , moons, coins… Anyone who has played any platform game already knows how it works. And those who have not played will understand everything in a matter of minutes.
All familiar objects and helpers are in place. And you can ride the dinosaur Yoshi
The game is full of hidden paths, so it’s worth sometimes returning to the levels already passed
Sounds easy. Yes, and the game looks deliberately cute, bright, like something childish and frivolous – but this is an erroneous impression. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe makes it clear from the very first level that it won’t be easy. It requires care and precision in the best traditions of the genre. The walls and floor under the hero’s feet move, change shape and size, and sometimes disappear. Some enemies kill with one touch, others fly, others throw stones, someone spits fire, hides behind spikes, resurrects … To get to the end of the level, you need to calculate all the trajectories and quickly run along the correct route: a certain time is allotted for passing. To die, or rather, to fly out of the level from a shameful kick, is as easy as shelling pears. Do you want hardcore? Here it is almost more than in Cuphead . Nintendo has 30+ years of experience in driving players to hell, and the company isn’t shy about using it.
The magic of friendship
But everything is not so scary, especially if you approach the process with skill. The levels do not go one after another: they are located on the global map, where objects and lives are hidden. There are also mini-games where you can also earn bonuses. And before entering the level, you should choose something from an extensive arsenal of power-ups – this way you will simplify your life, and at the same time you will be able to reach places that are otherwise inaccessible. After all, it’s not enough just to pass the level: you need to collect everything, even cleverly hidden coins…
Mini-games are simple, but add a bit of variety to the gameplay
The map is not only a way to beautifully move from one level to another. You can find items on it or play catch-up with monsters
Items do not help, or do you just want variety? Change character! In addition to Mario and Luigi, you can play for the walking mushroom Tod, his girlfriend Todetta and the rabbit thief Kralik. Todetta is new to the game (but not to the series) and is easier to play than the main trio. She has more time to complete levels, better maneuverability, and she gets more lives. In addition, only she can use the crown and turn into Pichetta – a copy of Princess Peach, capable of double jumping and floating in the air. Kralik has the same benefits but cannot use items. But he is ignored by enemies, so it is quite easy to play for him – so much so that you will not be counted as a level passed, although they will open the way to the next ones. And after several unsuccessful attempts, the game will take pity and offer to watch a video with the optimal passage of the level. This will not be considered a victory either, but you can move on.
Yes, this is the crown that makes Todetta look like Princess Peach. No, you can’t put it on Bowser, don’t trust the Internet
And of course, it’s easier and more fun to play the game with friends – up to four people, with a joycon for each. In multiplayer, heroes can push and jump on each other’s shoulders, but the main thing is that as long as at least one of the participants remains in the ranks, the game continues. The rest of the characters lose their lives from falls and clashes with monsters, but do not fly out of the level, but return to their friend. So the harsh old school turns into quite adequate companionship entertainment in terms of complexity.
What haven’t we seen here?
The new “Marevo” works great, but sometimes it surprises, although you don’t expect it from him. Each zone of this huge world is played and looks different. In the desert, Mario and his team jump through sand geysers under the watchful eye of stone idols, in the dungeons they operate mechanisms and climb spinning gears. They glide across icy levels, swim underwater among dragons, and roam the pitch-black dungeons. The game constantly throws something new, so jumping between platforms and on the heads of monsters does not bother, even when you have to go through the same level several times.
Underwater levels are not new for the series, but they look just magical on the big screen and in HD
Monsters do not attack Kralik, but he can lose if, for example, he falls into lava
The picture also pleases. Yes, this is the good old “Super Mario”, so the graphics here are deliberately cartoonish. But thanks to the talent of artists, both heroes and monsters look not only funny, but also truly alive. And you can admire the backs at all. There is a painted sky in the spirit of Van Gogh paintings, and colorful corals, and mysterious forests… All this, of course, was in the original game for Wii U and in its neighbors in the series. But thanks to the high resolution of the Nintendo Switch, these colorful worlds can finally get a good look.
In the year of Luigi, the guy in the green cap got his own version of the game. Now you can get both of them in one set
There are also enough additional modes here, in addition to the story mode. New Super Luigi U on the Wii U was an add-on, then became a separate game, and now it is under the same cover as the Mario game – the levels are the same here, but you cannot play as a plumber in a red cap. In addition, the physics are slightly different: Luigi is taller, but jumps more slowly and slides more strongly. And he and his comrades are given only one hundred seconds to complete the level. Was the main plot not enough, or did it seem easy? The world of Luigi is waiting for you.
Completing quests is a good way to replenish lost lives. But it’s also not easy to do it…
Finally, you can try your hand at different tests. Pass levels with conditions – for example, never touching enemies, or, conversely, jumping over their heads without touching the ground. Or arrange a run around the location, which itself moves forward, and the more coins the hero has, the faster. You can collect coins in a race with other players. And of course, there are hidden levels and tasks after the credits. The choice is not very wide, but sufficient to spend dozens of hours playing the game.
The game drew me in instantly, although I can’t boast of high dexterity, patience, or the presence of friends who are ready to play all day long. The classic Mario is like a sport. Here you lose not because of bad luck or because of the harmfulness of the level designer, but only because of your own inattention. And I want to correct my mistakes as soon as possible and finally pass the level! And behind it, another one will open, where you immediately want to look. Lose, get mad at yourself, start over… It’s impossible to tear yourself away!
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe adds a little something new to the original game, which was a reference classic in its own right. But it has everything for which we have loved the series of games about Mario since childhood: exciting difficult levels, convenient fun multiplayer, funny and different characters in the style of passing. The game has become prettier visually and has become more convenient to control – compact joycons suit it better than bulky Wii U gamepads. Simple controls even enhance the feeling that you are playing a real old school, tailored according to the canons of thirty years ago. Well, for innovations, you can go to Super Mario Odyssey.
Visual proof that the classic never gets old. Lack of novelty New Super Mario Bros. The U Deluxe more than makes up for in quality. Perky, beautiful and unforgiving product – everything is as befits an old-school platformer. So stock up on patience or the help of a friend, and go, it’s Mario time!
- years of proven gameplay
- various challenging levels
- excellent multiplayer
- nice graphics.
- little difference from the original for Wii U
- nothing new for series
- no Bowsette!
What: game provided by the publisher
What: Nintendo Switch
How much: 13 hours
Subtitles and menus in Russian. The exclamations of the heroes remained in English.
One more time!
Fail the level over and over again, but don’t watch the tutorial video or play as Kralik.