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  • Summary: Join Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere. Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—bothJoin Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere. Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—both of which include Nabbit and Toadette as playable characters. Two games in one. Simple, straightforward controls, new playable characters optimized for younger and less-experienced players, and a wealth of bonus content—like a Hints gallery and helpful reference videos**—make this a perfect choice for anyone looking to introduce their family to the wonderful world of Mario. All a player needs is one Joy-Con controller, so two people can team up right out of the box! Tackle 164 platforming courses in the two main game modes and enjoy extra replayability with three additional game modes in which you can also play as a Mii character: Challenges, Boost Rush, and Coin Battle. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Jan 10, 2019
    100
    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a perfect addition to the Switch's ever-=growing library of excellent games. A huge amount of content, coupled with perfectly executed tight controls makes this entry a must play for any and all fans of the genre.
  2. Jan 9, 2019
    90
    It's amazing how every element comes together for a thoroughly refined platforming experience. The level design is nothing short of genius, and the flawless controls make every leap more joyous than the last. Everyone who hasn't already played through the Wii U version should pick this up immediately.
  3. Jan 9, 2019
    85
    If you’ve played the game on the Wii U to completion, then I’d recommend passing on this one as there is little new here outside of a stable framerate, Toadette, and the highly overrated HD rumble. But if you skipped the Wii U and loved Super Mario Bros. 3, then this is a must play. It’s challenging (there’s even a challenge mode for the True Gamers(tm)), it controls great, and it pays homage while still managing to expand on the series gameplay with a few clever new gimmicks, like baby Yoshi abilities.
  4. 80
    The package is totally fine, and outside of Peachette leading to one of the most disturbing memes in recent Nintendo memory, the new character’s addition is welcome. Aside from that, the only benefits of this release is that it can be truly played portably and it’s on a console a lot more people own.
  5. Jan 9, 2019
    80
    Despite dashing the dreams of Bowsette fans everywhere, this is a great game made more palatable for gamers of all skill levels, and although sometimes it threatens to be too easy by grafting in characters without really thinking about it, there is a blockbuster amount of content here that is fantastic fun solo, only to be made more exciting by the four-player multiplayer.
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    80
    Thanks to some sweet, though slightly too light additions - Peachette in particular - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is really for everyone now.
  7. Jan 9, 2019
    60
    The further you delve into New Super Mario Bros U, the more rewarding it becomes. Its final worlds hold some of its best levels, and there are plenty of fun secrets to enliven the second or third attempt at a level. But it’s hard to summon the motivation to devote that much time to it. It’s typically well-made and enjoyable, but next to the best of the Mario series, it’s unmemorable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 10 out of 37
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    10
    It's a wonderful option if you didn't play this game before. Great platformer, lots of secrets, different environments, great for multiplayerIt's a wonderful option if you didn't play this game before. Great platformer, lots of secrets, different environments, great for multiplayer because it's really fun. Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2019
    10
    I speedrunned this on my YouTube channel. I enjoyed every single minute of it. I'm so glad that they kept everything from the original. TheI speedrunned this on my YouTube channel. I enjoyed every single minute of it. I'm so glad that they kept everything from the original. The controls are amazing and definitely the best 2D controls of the New Series. I'm glad you can finally start the game with Nabbit, which makes it much easier to speedrun. Best 2D game of all time, for me that is. Thank you, Nintendo. Expand
  3. Jan 14, 2019
    9
    Este juego es excelente, quien dice lo contrario perdio la magia de jugar videojuegos o ni siquiera lo ha jugado, es muy entrenido y piensoEste juego es excelente, quien dice lo contrario perdio la magia de jugar videojuegos o ni siquiera lo ha jugado, es muy entrenido y pienso que a todos los que como yo no compraron la Wii U deben darnos la oportunidad de jugar todos los grandes lanzamientos de esa consola que nunca me acabo de convencer. El proximo que espero es Super Mario 3D World. Expand
  4. Mar 5, 2019
    8
    Never had a Wii U so got a chance to play New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on my Switch. Played coop with my wife on the Mario levels and soloNever had a Wii U so got a chance to play New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on my Switch. Played coop with my wife on the Mario levels and solo on Luigi.

    Pros:
    - Classic 2D Mario with everything you'd expect
    - Includes both Mario and Luigi (DLC) levels
    - Luigi - had fun getting 3 coins on all levels and the shorter levels were interesting

    Cons:
    - Mario - the coop was frustrating playing with a casual gamer, lots of deaths by coop
    - Didn't really make good use of powerups or add anything new gameplay wise
    - Ability to save only after beating a castle is dumb
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  5. Jan 13, 2019
    7
    Graphics are inconsistent, sometimes it looks good, sometimes rather ugly. Like a flash game like some people have mentioned. Multiplayer withGraphics are inconsistent, sometimes it looks good, sometimes rather ugly. Like a flash game like some people have mentioned. Multiplayer with over 2 people is very unplayable. There is a small sweet spot in the middle of the screen where you want to be, but when everyone is there you just bump each other to death. It's just not designed for more than 1-2 player.

    The game save system I don't comprehend. The need to limit saves to just after boss levels makes no sense at all. Adds nothing except the opportunity to lose progress. I thought this kind of thinking went extinct decades ago.

    Overall a rather disappointing Mario game. $60 for a 6 year old game is rather steep.
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  6. Feb 8, 2019
    6
    This is a good game however it feels a bit dull compared to the many platformers that have been released these couple of years. I'm also a bitThis is a good game however it feels a bit dull compared to the many platformers that have been released these couple of years. I'm also a bit angry because they advertised the Luigi u expansion as new levels. They are however the exact same levels as the main game only a bit more difficult. For me that feels like false advertising.

    The frustrating part with this game are the ghost levels. To beat them you have to find all the hidden doors and that is the problem. Most of these doors are placed at such stupid places like invissible walls. After a while its so boring. The new power upgrade is lazy. The controls for baby yoshi are just annoying, and therefore I rarely used them. Overall I didn't like the game that much. If feels a bit blant after playing donkey kong tropical freeze, which had far better gameplay, music, bosses and backgrounds.
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  7. Jan 14, 2019
    2
    Mediocre game and not worth the cost, this is really getting old. This is nothing more than a port from the original Wii U game and comesMediocre game and not worth the cost, this is really getting old. This is nothing more than a port from the original Wii U game and comes back at full price no less which is insane. Nintendo is really going all in for gouging people for ports/remasters in order to supplement their library, lack of AAA games available for the switch and full price remaster/ports are going to hurt them in the long run. Expand

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