New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)

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New Super Mario Bros. U is the second console installment of the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series, and the first on Wii U. As with all New Super Mario Bros. games, the game is a throwback to the original 2D Mario games, but with new levels and features for a modern experience.

NSMBU allows for a multiplayer experience on the Wii U. Up to four players can join in, with a fifth player using the GamePad to place "Boost Blocks". The game can also be played on the GamePad in single player mode.

In addition to the core campaign, there are also challenge modes. The challenge modes ask players to complete certain challenges. There is also boost rush and coin battle modes.


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Alternate Titles

  • "ニュー・スーパーマリオブラザーズ・U" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jan 05, 2013 A 100
WiiDSFrance Dec 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Co-Optimus Jan 08, 2013 4.5 out of 5 90
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Dec 05, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
GBase - The Gamer's Base Nov 29, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85 Nov 30, 2012 85 out of 100 85
1UP Nov 15, 2012 B+ 83
Gamekult Nov 26, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Difference Nov 29, 2012 14 out of 20 70
The Guardian Nov 30, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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According to publisher Nintendo, New Super Mario Bros. U sold 4.88 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).

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