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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 NewTo 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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Score distribution:
  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: 53 out of 64
  2. Negative: 3 out of 64
  1. May 5, 2021
    10
    We all know that New Super Mario bros. games have gotten stale. New Super Mario bros. for the Nintendo DS has been very revolutionary when itWe all know that New Super Mario bros. games have gotten stale. New Super Mario bros. for the Nintendo DS has been very revolutionary when it comes to 2D Mario games. Super Mario Land 2 Golden Coins has come out in 1992 on the Game Boy. So yeah. In 2006 this was a big event. New Super Mario bros. Wii is the first 2D Mario game with simultaneous 4 player multiplayer. It was reusing the assets and game design of the previous entry, which was smart. However, New Super Mario bros. 2 and New Super Mario bros. U have no excuses. You could argue that he 3DS entry had a nice gimmick. The game was much better designed than the DS one. The Wii U one is in HD and has the best level design out of all of these enumerated before but the series has gone stale and these games have become BORING. HOWEVER! There is a game that, for me at least, carries the series. New Super Luigi U. The most fast-paced game in the series, the game with the BEST level design, the best controlling game thanks to Luigi's physics (floatier jumps and slippery stopping). it's been released as DLC for the Wii U Mario entry so it's shorter. Thankfully it's only 20 bucks and you can find it as a physical release too. I really enjoyed the game and i recommend it to everyone. However, it's the hardest 2D New Mario game, but if you try, you will succeed. Also you can now play the game too in the Switch port of the full game New Super Mario bros. U DELUXE. PLAY IT! IT IS WORTH YOUR TIME!! Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2017
    10
    This is the best 2D Mario I have ever played. It's not just simply a DLC of Super Mario Bros U, it is an independent game and is definitelyThis is the best 2D Mario I have ever played. It's not just simply a DLC of Super Mario Bros U, it is an independent game and is definitely one of the best wii u games. 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 andThis 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. Jan 18, 2014
    9
    Don't treat this game as an entirely new entry to the series. Pretty much like Lost Levels, it's supposed to be an equally fun but harderDon't treat this game as an entirely new entry to the series. Pretty much like Lost Levels, it's supposed to be an equally fun but harder version of its predecessor. And boy is it. The overworld map is the same, but the levels themselves are completely different. You only have 100 seconds on the clock, but the levels are shorter so this makes up for it. Luigi slides and jumps higher like in previous games in the series, but the level design compensates this and makes the game really fun to play. The single player is the best mode however, as multiplayer can be a bit too frantic with all of the difficult jumps and enemy placement. But the fast paced levels mean there is never a dull moment in single player, so the game is still great alone. Nabbit can also be played in single player through the use of a button cheat, so even younger players can enjoy this game without the frustrating challenge. It's both a great and underrated game. Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2015
    8
    8/10

    New Super Luigi U is one of the best DLC out there and manages to be a big challenge + Gameplay Mechanics + Level variety + 100
    8/10

    New Super Luigi U is one of the best DLC out there and manages to be a big challenge

    + Gameplay Mechanics
    + Level variety
    + 100 second rule
    + Luigi makes a difference

    - Two Toads
    - Nabbit is useless
    - Gamepad badly utilized
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  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 toA 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. Apr 20, 2018
    0
    Are you serious?

    From the 'originally titled' New Super Mario Bros U to the again 'originally titled' New Super Luigi U. From "It's a
    Are you serious?

    From the 'originally titled' New Super Mario Bros U to the again 'originally titled' New Super Luigi U.

    From "It's a meeeee Mariooo" to "Luigiiii baa baaaaa".

    There you have it, new game. What about at least modifying the (non-existent) storyline a bit?
    Who cares about the storyline?

    New game...another 50€ please!

    Nintendo money... cling... clang...
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