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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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There are 15 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Alternate Titles

  • "新超级马里奥兄弟U" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ニュー・スーパーマリオブラザーズ・U" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Gaming Comfort Food krisko6 (793) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Nov 26, 2012 A- 91 Nov 29, 2012 9 out of 10 90
New Game Network Dec 27, 2012 89 out of 100 89
Mag'64 Nov 30, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 28, 2012 80 out of 100 80
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Nov 23, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Dec 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80 Nov 16, 2012 8 out of 10 80 Nov 27, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Giant Bomb Nov 18, 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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krisko6 (793) added New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) on Jan 03, 2013