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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: 59 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  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: 36 out of 65
  2. Negative: 13 out of 65
  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. Apr 9, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great game. A lot of fun............................................................. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2019
    9
    Me entretiene mucho, me ecnató su multijugador y mantiene su dificultad como se esperaba, puedo jugarlo con personas adultas o niños pequeñosMe entretiene mucho, me ecnató su multijugador y mantiene su dificultad como se esperaba, puedo jugarlo con personas adultas o niños pequeños hay un personaje para cada edad, creo que si tienes un switch este juego debe formar parte de tu repositorio de juegos. Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2020
    8
    Es el típico juego de Mario en 2D, si eres fan de Mario te gustará, no innova pero tampoco se sale de lo que todos esperan del juego, bastanteEs el típico juego de Mario en 2D, si eres fan de Mario te gustará, no innova pero tampoco se sale de lo que todos esperan del juego, bastante entretenido y que nos dará muchas horas de diversión. Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2020
    7
    I'm a huge fan of Mario games and this game was a huge disappointment. There is nothing inherently bad about this game but there is alsoI'm a huge fan of Mario games and this game was a huge disappointment. There is nothing inherently bad about this game but there is also nothing inherently interesting or "new" about this entree in the 30 year old franchise. This game is just boring. Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2020
    6
    While the series is seen as bland and unoriginal now, we can't argue that they have solid design and gameplay. This is kind of the case for U.While the series is seen as bland and unoriginal now, we can't argue that they have solid design and gameplay. This is kind of the case for U. Deluxe. It's a fairly solid game, but why buy it if the better options like Wii and DS are much cheaper. The game is very similar to its Wii U counterpart, adding some new characters and joycons on the title screen. If you want a switch game to play with friends, I'd pick up Super Mario Party. If you want a standard 2D platformer on the switch, Hollow Knight is a much cheaper and more original option. Expand
  7. Aug 19, 2019
    0
    The game is... Good. If you never played a NewSuperMario line game, you're going to enjoy it. But we cannot ignore the fact that this is aThe game is... Good. If you never played a NewSuperMario line game, you're going to enjoy it. But we cannot ignore the fact that this is a 2018 game that is actually a 2012 game, which has been sold in sale for years on Wii U. The 2012 games was put together recycling a lot of stuff from NSMBWii, a 2009 game. You can swap footage of the two games and fail to notice it. It's a pretty lazy release, and the price tag is just an insult. Expand

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