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GF Rating
8.3

751 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Unexpected Greatness

posted by Fobmuska (TUSTIN, CA) Feb 25, 2013

Member since Feb 2013

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Wow, This game threw a huge curve ball with my expectations.

Don't let the colorful artwork fool you. This game can get challenging...NAY it WILL get challenging as you progress through the worlds. Super Mario Bros Wii U also adds new game mechanics to almost each new level, making you expect the unexpected.

The music is fantastic, classic mario veterans will recognize their favorite bleeps and bloops throughout their adventure.

Your favorite returning cast and crew are back and ready to blow your mind. Iggy? check. Wendy Koopa? check. Yoshi? Check. Sudden Nostalgia? definite check.

And what can be said about the art....Fantastic, colorful and vibrant, You will die sometimes just admiring whats going on in the background. Some of you may even recognize a famous artist reference in one of the later worlds.

This is a must Keep for any Wii U owner, gamer casual and hardcore, and Even YOU ASPIRING ARTIST. Don't miss out on this title.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

new super mario bros u

posted by mrpokemon (WILMINGTON, CA) Jan 27, 2013

Member since Jul 2012

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

well first of all i would like to say that I LOVE THIS GAME the graphics are amazing there is finally a really good background in the levels and also i would like to say that i love the new baby yoshi they are so cute and they are really helpful in the levels especially the pink baby yoshi wich if you shake tthe wii remote or press zr in the wii u gamepad they turn into big cute ballon yoshi wich can float until they run out of air and also the new power up the acorn is pretty much a tonooki suit except that you can shake the wii remote or press zr on the wii u gamepad to go up a bit and this helped me out a lot in gameplay i can actually beat the firs castle in just 2 minutes with the acorn suit now back to the graphics warning spoilers coming up but in the final battle with bowser bowser actually looks like a reptile he has scales and the texture to the skin you could tell that his skin is rough the challenge mode is good the boost mode is good as well so now the rating in a scale from 1 to 10 i would give it a ten so this pretty much wraps up my review of new super mario bros u

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

well...

posted by joeturbo (TURLOCK, CA) Jan 11, 2013

Member since Oct 2003

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I love the Mario franchise. Lately though it seems the games are getting way too easy, or simply, im getting jaded. New super Mario bros 2 for 3DS was too simple and little gimmicks to stay around. This one is a better. I like its use of many Super Mario Bros 3 references. And some cool new gimmicks (like the baby yoshis). But again its not 'new' enough and still mostly easy- despite some interesting challenges and bosses. If you love Mario, then this is the game for you.
Also I found the 'boost mode' with game pad dumb. It either makes the game ridiculously simple or hinders the gameplay. With groups, we generally avoided that mode.

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