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  • Summary: To continue the fun of New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, Nintendo is letting Luigi take over in new downloadable content that is coming in the Year of Luigi that provides alternate versions of the game's more than 80 stages. Players can freely change between the New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U stages. These Luigi-focused stages provide a whole new level of game-play challenge and will be available for purchase as a single download. Expand
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  1. Positive: 44 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. Jun 24, 2013
    94
    If you’ve felt like some of the old-school magic has been missing from Super Mario games lately, let Luigi guide you through some of the most satisfying platform gaming ever designed.
  2. Jul 10, 2013
    85
    Luigi U is absolutely worth playing if you enjoyed the original Mario U… or any Mario for that matter.
  3. Jul 12, 2013
    83
    If you rush to the goal for each level you’ll be done with this in a few hours, give or take a couple hours for your level of skill. But if you’re a big fan of Mario platformers, and have been looking for some amped up difficulty, New Super Luigi U certainly does the trick.
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    Nintendo has always lagged behind when it comes to online offerings, so the quality of New Super Luigi U is reassuring. It may recycle tons of content from the main game, but more Mario platforming action is rarely a bad thing. As a fan of New Super Mario Bros. U, I enjoyed these new twists on the decades-old format.
  5. The platforming equivalent of rubbing your tummy and patting your head while your childhood enemies tickle your armpits with a dead pigeon. Luigi U is cute, but scattershot in its approach. Mario remains the 2D king... for now.
  6. Jun 25, 2013
    75
    New Super Luigi U manages to show some clever ideas in terms of level design, but its quick run based structure and déjà-vu feeling makes it a good - but not astounding - content to play.
  7. Jun 24, 2013
    60
    It's not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination: the level design is still a cut above so many of Nintendo's peers. But by the series' consistently high standards, it qualifies as a disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    10
    A Grate DLC For Getting My Birthday 10/10

    One Of The Best DLCS Of New Super Mario Bros U, Good To Play As Luigi In Single Player Seance
    Luigi's Mansion, Also Recommend To Play This Game With Family And Friends. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2014
    10
    This game feels very similar to NSMBU, but it's a DLC, what do you expect. I personally prefer this version, as it is harder. I suggest this game to any fan of difficult games, but warn those who aren't that good at video games to use Nabbit. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    This is the way that DLC should be done. $20 for an entire 81 level campaign feels much closer to the expansion packs that we used to know and love. Luigi jumps farther but slides around more than Mario but this creates a lot of hectic fun. The levels are much more difficult than the ones in NSMBU but their short length never makes them feel impossible to complete. Even one or two small flukes will put you within range of the finish line. The levels are faster and some of them are truly the best Mario levels I have ever played. It feels like the developers were having fun and they came up with some pretty wild ideas that translated into awesome courses. The addition of Nabbit is great for beginners in multiplayer. The game doesn't do much else that is new but the amount of content is staggering for a $20 price tag and it is an absolute must buy for fans of the series. I went into this with certain doubts as the Mario formula can feel a bit stale from time to time but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of creativity and effort that the devs put into this package. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2013
    9
    New Super Luigi U is a solid DLC Pack with a fresh feel to it, despite the story and world map being close to identical from New Super Mario Bros. U. The game actually felt newer in certain ways compared to the original game. The levels are completely re-designed and are much shorter than the original game but have a bit of a fast pace feel to it sometime which is not a bad thing. There is also a difficultly boost that is noticeable if you've played New Super Mario Bros. U. Surprisingly worth the $20 for a digital buy ($30 for retail without New Super Mario Bros. U). If you liked/loved New Super Mario Bros. U you will most likely like or love this game, especially if you are a Luigi fan! Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2013
    8
    In celebration of The Year of Luigi, New Super Mario Bros U. has released the New Super Luigi U DLC. This DLC provides a similar experience to Mario U, only now Luigi is given the spotlight, there are new courses, and a new playable character. Luigi's trademark jump from previous Mario games, such as Super Mario Bros. 2, returns to give players that extra boost of help. In Luigi U, the map of the DLC is identical to the map from the Mario U game, but the courses are brand new, offering a fresh new feeling to the game. With only 100 seconds every map, the player will have to go through the map fast, and also in levels of the DLC players can find icons and sculptures resembling the Man in Green. The new playable character, Nabbit, originates from the Mario U game, where he played as an enemy, stealing items from the Toad Houses, but now in Luigi U, he is a playable character, unable to use power-ups, but immune to all enemies. While Nabbit is a nice addition to the game, it would have been nice to see someone better replace Mario in this DLC like Daisy, or even hell... another Toad, green preferably to resemble Luigi's color since it is the Luigi U DLC. Overall, this DLC is a similar experience to the Mario U game, providing the spotlight for Luigi, making him the main character, providing iconic easter eggs of him on maps, brand new 100 second courses, and Nabbit as a playable character. Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2013
    8
    A very fun and challenging game. Shorter level and more dieing. Fun and more than worth the 30 bucks I paid for it. An excellent addition to the series! Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2013
    1
    Same thing as New Super Mario Bros DO NOT BUY Oh and i like to put in there Like 1 Same Levels Just made Different 2 To much money for a DLC
    ( sorry if im wrong its just what i think)
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