New Super Mario Bros. U is a solid game, but one whose core experience is as conservative as can be and the level design, graphics, and sound are nearly identical to previous entries. The co-op features, however, are excellent, as are the new challenge modes.
New Super Mario Bros. U for the almost-here Nintendo Wii U will be the first full-fledged hi-def game in the franchise, adding new "Boost Rush" mode and tons of multiplayer options. Blair Herter has Nintendo's Corey Olcsvary in studio with details.
This New Super Mario Bros. U E3 2012 preview features Gil Ruta, media representative for Nintendo, leading us through new features including 4 player co-op play, with a 5th player able to create platforms to help or hinder the other players.
New Super Mario Bros. U Hands-On Preview -- More Great 2D Side-Scrolling, Now With Wii U GamePad Support
New Super Mario Bros. U adds a fifth person to the mix, as if playing with four people in this side-scrolling series wasn't already chaotic. Leah Jackson reports from E3 2012 on how it'll actually help the gameplay, though, in this hands-on preview.