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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: 48 out of 59
  2. Negative: 3 out of 59
  1. Aug 16, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome for anyone who beat or loved Mario u. The courses are shorter, but I like them that way. It was interesting to see howThis game is awesome for anyone who beat or loved Mario u. The courses are shorter, but I like them that way. It was interesting to see how Nintendo could come up with different courses so fast. The price is awesome: $20 for a game that is just as big as the main game. The map is the same, which is the only thing I didn't like. Since Mario isn't in the game, he is replaced by Nabbit the invincible bunny, who is immune to almost everything. Nabbit was a good addition to the game because this game is much harder than Mario u, but by using Nabbit it's about the same. Buy Mario u first, then pick this up. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2019
    10
    New Super Luigi U is a DLC for New Super Mario Bros U. And it's like Super Mario Bros. U but harder.
  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. Dec 24, 2013
    9
    NSL is a great twist on an already successful title.

    Personally I prefer Lugi game over Mario's. NSL is a fast pace, exciting, plat
    NSL is a great twist on an already successful title.

    Personally I prefer Lugi game over Mario's.

    NSL is a fast pace, exciting, plat former. The game is design to be speed run and with most levels only lasting 15-20 seconds, it's has a good pacing on not over doing any one concept.

    The levels are challenging and difficult. Any hardcore plat former has to play this.

    I would recommend NSL over NSMB. Unless it's for a child, than the game may have too high of a skill curve.
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  5. Jan 11, 2018
    8
    When a new game gets "DLC," what do you often think that DLC is? A new level/weapon, a cosmetic change, or a small new game mode, right? Or,When a new game gets "DLC," what do you often think that DLC is? A new level/weapon, a cosmetic change, or a small new game mode, right? Or, at most, it's a small expansion with a little of all of those things, right? Right. Not "New Super Luigi U," though; building on the formula from "New Super Mario Bros. U," "Luigi U" is a full-fledged game in and of itself, with 8 worlds to travel to, just like in "Mario Bros. U." And, admittedly, it's a lot of fun!
    Being a slightly-different version of "Mario U," there's a lot to like about "Luigi U" from the jump: the gorgeous visuals, the polished gameplay, and the great level design. And with new "Luigi physics" (slippery movement, and flutter jump), the game feels pretty different. That, and it retains the fun and frantic multiplayer modes from "Mario U." That's a lot out of a simple "DLC expansion" but it's because of this that "Luigi U" shines.
    Unfortunately, the game still feels awfully similar to "Mario U," and the difficulty has been jacked-up A LOT, to the point that newcomers to the platformer genre might want to start with something else.
    Even so, considering all that it does as a downloadable expansion, "New Super Luigi U" is a nice, polished expansion and a solid addition to your Wii U library.
    Final rating: 8 out of 10 "Great"
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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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