Review: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe allows up to 4 players to explore a new adventure to free Princess Peach from bowser’s clutches. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2-dimensional platformer, where you can play Mario, Toad, Toadette or Luigi.

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe BoxartRelease date: 11 January 2019

Developed by: Nintendo
Published by: Nintendo
Available on: Nintendo Switch

Type of game: Platform game
Average game time: 15 minutes

Estimate of the total duration of the game: About ten hours to finish the story. About thirty hours if you want to collect all the bonuses and do all the side challenges.

Topics: Cooperation, adventure, platforms

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.

Number of players:
1 4-player player simultaneously on the premises

Available in cartridge or digital format (download on the console)

To buy digitally, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, click here.
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Possible configurations of the Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo Switch Handheld modeNintendo Switch Tabletop modeNintendo Switch TV Mode
Age3+ 7+ 12+16+18+Comments
New players The game is not always easy, but it is possible to start over many times each level. In multiplayer, players can help each other and resurrect themselves.
Intermediate players
Experienced players
Replayability
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There are many levels, and challenges. And Super Luigi U is also included in the cartridge. Super Luigi U. offers challenging challenges in variants of existing levels.

Difficulty
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The game is easier in multiplayer than solo, because players can resurrect themselves many times without losing their progress. Children can be helped in this way.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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No problem. No violence, no fear, no nudity. Mario jumps on enemies as always.

Level of language used
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Very little text. Menus with icons.

Positive message
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Princess Peach gets kidnapped once again. A damsel in distress, once again. However Toadette (female character) can join the adventure and can turn into Peachette, who looks like Peach. Well it doesn’t make much sense, but it’s just to say that it’s not always the female characters who get kidnapped and the male characters who will deliver them.

Minimum reading level required
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Very little text. Menus with icons.

Additional costs ?
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No extension, everything is included.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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The more players evolve in the adventure, the more difficult the progression will be. For neophytes, it takes a little time to measure on which platforms it can jump and land.

Principle of the game

Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Toadette will deliver Princess Peach captured by the Dragon Bowser. They will travel more than 80 levels in 2 dimensions by jumping from platform to platform. Many enemies, obstacles and objects will find themselves in their path.

Local game modes

Story mode:

Browse the levels of the main adventure. It is possible to choose the character of Nabbit, who does not take damage by hitting enemies to help the neophytes.

When playing together, players who lose a life, reappear in the game in a bubble. Players who are still alive can resurrect players in bubbles by touching them. Players lose and have to start all over the level or last control point, if everyone is in a bubble. In one player mode, if the player loses, he starts again at the last control point or at the beginning of the level.

From 1 to 4 players.

Challenges / Challenges:

Challenges against the clock, in 80 specially dedicated levels.

For 1 player

Boost Rush:

A game mode where the levels advance on their own and faster and faster when you pick up coins. It’s about getting the highest score in terms of time, coins and bonuses.

From 1 to 4 players.

Battle Corner:

Levels where players compete to collect the most coins.

From 1 to 4 players.

New Super Luigi U.:

Variations of the levels of the story mode, tougher and play with Luigi in limited time. For seasoned players.

From 1 to 4 players.

No online game modes

Conclusion

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is a great game, suitable for the whole family. It is of course more appropriate to guide and explain to the children the mechanics of the game. But otherwise they will learn and discover for themselves without any problems.

Note that if you have already made this game on Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U, it is not useful to buy this version. The additions are too small to be considered Deluxe.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the Nintendo website

About Marc Shakour

Former video game programmer, columnist, teacher, competitor ... Marc has always been very familiar with the world and industry of video games. He decided to help neophytes about it, to discover new universes, worlds and fantastic creatures.

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