Nintendo on Friday officially launched New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (what a mouthful) for the Nintendo Switch. It’s one of the company’s first big releases of 2019, giving fans of the Wii U title the opportunity to play one of the console’s best—and most overlooked—games.
Nintendo Switch owners have already gotten their fair share of 2D Mario, with Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 both available through Nintendo Switch Online. But New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, with its charming graphics and tight gameplay, is an entirely different beast.
What makes New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe worth checking out is the game comes features all the DLC and some needed gameplay tweaks, making it a great addition to the Switch’s library. And even if you did play New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U, it’s worth checking out simply for its adorable graphics and addictive gameplay.
And if you don’t want to play solo, New Super Marios Bros. U Deluxe features multiplayer support, so up to four players can jump through the Mushroom Kingdom and defeat Bowser. It can get chaotic playing with that many characters onscreen at the same time, but it’s a great party game and an easy game for younger audiences to pick up.
Speaking of which, Nintendo has included two options for younger and inexperienced gamers. There’s Toadette, who features more precise control and a Super Crown power-up, turning her into Peachette. Peachette can essentially fly; just tap a button while in midair and Peachette will be launched upwards, making it easier to avoid falling into gaps.
Players can also play as Nabbit, a bunny who is invincible to enemies. While he’s a fun character to use if you simply want to explore the game’s platforming elements, Nabbit is unable to pickup power-ups, making him more of a spectator to the action.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe also features content from New Super Luigi U, giving players access to modes like Boost Rush, Challenges, and Coin Battle. Additionally, you can play as Luigi throughout the entirety of Mario’s campaign.
If you need more of a Mario fix, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a worthy addition to the Nintendo Switch.
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