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New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)

New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
alaScore 96

82 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

New Super Mario Bros U

 

New console, new Mario – a triumphant debut for the Nintendo Wii U?

Fresh takes on classic Mario 2D platforming ; Good use of the Wii U Pad in Boost mode ; Worlds and levels that encourage exploration ; Rewarding bonus game modes

Irritating world resets at Game Over ; Worlds based on well-worn themes

New Super Mario Bros U isn’t the most innovative or groundbreaking Mario, or even necessarily the best game to showcase the Wii U, but Nintendo has delivered the richest and most satisfying 2D Mario since Super Mario World or Yoshi’s Island. The map,...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Alex (playdevil.com)

New Super Mario Bros. U Review

 

8 years on, is it really still ‘New'?

New Super Mario Bros. U" may not be ‘New’ any more, but it is the best of the recent 2D series, with the few new mechanics doing enough to keep it fresh and some great level design. With the current Wii U lineup it also proves one of the essential...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (gamespot.co.uk)

New Super Mario Bros. U Review

 

New Super Mario Bros. U incorporates the best elements from classic entries, making it one of the most enjoyable Mario Bros. games in years.

Excellent level design ; Smart difficulty curve ; Classic Mario elements make their triumphant return ; Additional content is plentiful and challenging

Where New Super Mario Bros. Wii's co-op was often frustrating and useful only on occasion, the touch screen method employed here affords an experience that rewards teamwork. There are still ways that the "ghost" player on the tablet controller can...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (computerandvideogames.com)

New Super Mario Bros U review: New ideas layered on a familiar blueprint

 

What better way to christen your brand spanking-new dual-screen Nintendo console than with a classic slice of dual-faced Nintendo magic? New Super Mario Bros U's riotous multiplayer sees Ninty at their duplicitous, treacherous,

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (videogamer.com)

New Super Mario Bros. U Review

 

New Super Mario Bros. U is a fantastic game hindered by a disappointing opening act.

Excellent variety in level design ; Great amount of content

Repetitive soundtrack ; Bland first half

Expert review by: (realmofgaming.com)

New Super Mario Bros. U

 

New Super Mario Bros. U is a very well designed game, and is perhaps one of the best Mario experiences to come along as of late. The multiplayer capabilities are where the game is at its strongest, but there is still plenty of fun to be had playing...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Vracar (thunderboltgames.com)

New Super Mario Bros. U

 

Mario is like a rock, steady and unchanging. Princess Peach will always find herself in the grasp of Bowser, a villain who has yet to write a single ransom note. Once again it is up to Mario, Luigi, and two generic Toads to hop and stomp their way...

The New Super Mario Bros series was never one to defy expectations, but rather build upon years of refined nostalgia. New Super Mario Bros. U is formulaic Mario and is a delightfully fun time for it.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Angus Deacon (nzgamer.com)

New Super Mario Bros. U

 

Every Nintendo console needs a Mario game at launch and the Wii U delivers. Is it the game fans have been..

Casual gamers can expect an entertaining 8 hours single or multiplayer, but dedicated fans could spend many more hours collecting and exploring things off the beaten track. With the launch of the Wii U, it’s a beautiful thing that a whole new...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Ben (mmgn.com)

New Super Mario Bros. U Review

 

The Wii U launch game every early adopter needs to play.

New Super Mario Bros. U offers a genuine challenge and is the closest game in the New Super Mario series to the golden 16-bit era of Super Mario World with its open map and pitch-perfect difficulty curve. It’s arguably the best in what has been a...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Adam S (darkstation.com)

New Super Mario Bros. U

 

We may well have reached the saturation point on the whole New prefix on Super Mario Bros., but that doesn't mean that its inaugural entry onto

New Super Mario Bros. U definitely plays things safe and mostly sticks to the framework established by the “New” offshoot series established back on the DS, but the tougher design and beautiful look make it a great Mario game no matter how...

Nov, 2012