The other day, I was telling a friend that Mario wasn’t going to be in the DLC in New Super Mario Bros. U, but that Nabbit was taking his place. His response was similar the response of the majority of the Wii U fan base. Why does Nabbit replace Mario in New Super Luigi U? Well, in a recent Iwata Asks feature with New Super Luigi U director Masataka Takemoto and producer Takashi Tezuka, answers were given. According to Takemoto:
“When we decided on Luigi as the main character, I talked with Tezuka-san about how I was absolutely against having Mario make an appearance. The idea came up of using three Toads, but when three Toads show up, the screen gets confusing, so I hounded Tezuka-san about seizing this chance to use a new character.”
As for Nabbit’s abilities, he can’t use any power-ups, but he’s infinitely invincible. Obviously, this character is for more of a casual playstyle, but with 4 players running around on the screen, being invincible might be the best way to play the game. -Greg Boe
With the launch of the Wii U in November 2012, many Nintendo fans were looking for a great game to persuade them to become an early adopter of the system. For the very first time since the Nintendo 64, a Mario game was made available for the new system right at day one. The fourth installment in the New Super Mario Bros. series was among the many launch titles on Wii U. This platforming adventure has received a lot of attention from gaming publications all around the world, and is thought by some to be the best game available at the system’s release.
After beating the game, I took the time to review it for myself. If you’ve been considering picking it up, this will help with your decision. -Greg Boe Continue Reading →
In this modern age, game updates come rapidly and develop titles far beyond their original worth. New Super Mario Bros. U will be getting another update very soon that has a very interesting element: the Wii U Pro Controller will now be supported. Now, this has some interesting implications in the gameplay of this title. If you haven’t played this title before, the player with the Wii U Gamepad uses the touch pad to place blocks for the other 4 players, who only used Wii remotes. After this patch comes out, the non-gamepad players may gain another partner, most likely a different colored toad, who is controlled with the the Wii U Pro Controller. In addition, if you want to update the game to the New Super Luigi U DLC for the title, you can do that through in-game purchases. This should change the game in a massively positive way!-Ryan Baxter
Will this update affect you in a major way? Let us know how in the comments below!
This is some new downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U. The game’s world map stays the same, but all the stages are completely redone to complement Luigi’s unique moveset. First, it’s important to note that Luigi jumps higher and farther than Mario. Also, it takes him longer to slow down after running, causing him to slide a bit. The levels are designed with these strengths and weaknesses in mind. As for course lengths, they are all only 100 seconds. Although levels are significantly shorter, obstacles are more concentrated, making for a steeper challenge.
New Super Luigi U is coming to NSMBU this summer via DLC. -Greg Boe (admin)
New Super Mario Bros. U (Released during the Wii U launch) has only been out for about a month now, but that hasn’t stopped IGN from awarding it with the esteemed honor of the “Platformer of the Year Award”. The game was up against titles such as Fez, Rayman Jungle Run, Sound Shapes, and Spelunky. IGN praised the game. Saying that it contains brutally twisted bite-sized challenge stages and some of the most insanely creative level design ever seen in the series. This is great news, since it means the Wii U has gotten off to a great start! -Adam Keene
Just like their similarity in gameplay, almost every Super Mario title ever has a near identical plot. Most of the games start off w/ Princess Peach getting captured by Bowser, and Mario setting off on an adventure to get the girl and return peach to the peaceful land known as the Mushroom Kingdom. Yeah, I guess I didn’t have to explain that for you, since anyone clever enough to even find our little site probably already knows about Super Mario :) …And now to the real subject. In a quest to save the princess, it makes sense to me that you can’t play as said princess. Still, a lot of Nintendo fans are inquiring why Princess Peach isn’t a playable character in New Super Mario Bros. U on Wii U. Well, Nintendo’s Masataka Takemoto has a response to your question, and we have included it below. -Greg Boe (admin)
“In Super Mario Bros 2, Princess Peach had her own unique moves and animation. In this series, we want all the players to have the same moves and animations as Mario, and Princess Peach isn’t suited for that.” -Masataka Takemoto
DLC is gonna be huge on Wii U, and Nintendo has recently announced that New Super Mario Bros. U is getting some soon. Here’s what Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata had to say:
“We’re trying to think of ways of play that are different from New Super Mario Bros. 2, but we haven’t made anything yet! The mechanism for adding courses is already there, so please stand by for an update on what they’ll be like.”
So It looks like it will be a month or two until DLC hits NSMBU, but it will definitely be worth the wait. -Greg Boe (admin)
While we are just scratching the surface of the great games released today at the Nintendo Wii U launch, some very fortunate publications have already published reviews of some of the hottest Wii U games. Edge Magazine reviewed some Wii U game recently, and you can check out their review scores below. We can’t wait to test these games, and you can bet that we’ll be reviewing all the biggest Wii U games, including Darksiders II, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, and more this month! We probably won’t be as hard on these games as Edge was, but you can expect some fun when our reviews go live. -Greg Boe (admin)
New Super Mario Bros. U is among the Wii U’s 23 launch titles, and there’s a new commercial for the game above! If you are looking for a great multiplayer that’s available on day one, this is the game to get! More great party launch games include Nintendo Land, Rayman Legends, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and Scribblenauts Unlimited. NSMBU hits store shelves on the same day as the new system, on November 18th. -Greg Boe (admin)
Want some more Mario this year? Well, there are still two more Mario titles hitting Nintendo systems this year–Paper Mario: Sticker Star and New Super Mario Bros. U. We have a short video of gameplay footage from New Super Mario Bros. U for you viewers today. This stage is called Starry Night, and is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night (cool, huh?). The video is fairly short, but there’s still some cool gameplay featured. What do you think of Starry Night? -Greg Boe (admin)