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Submitted by moegooner88 960d ago | screenshot

Can You Tell The Difference Between Wii Mario and Wii U Mario

Screenshot comparison between Wii Mario, and Wii U Mario. (Culture, New Super Mario Bros Wii, New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii, Wii U)

Ben_Grimm  +   960d ago
Yes i can.
live2play  +   960d ago
its funny how they chose not to include the different areas

and tried to pick the little areas that had the most similar looking sections
like the sky area with the clouds...
seriously? how different can clouds look?
white and poofy
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NukaCola  +   960d ago
I can too, but I get the point of the article, although kind of lame. It does seem that New Super Mario Bros Wii U is NSMBWii2 upscaled in HD like Pikmin 3 was. I am really excited to see what 3D world Wii U Mario game looks like. To think Galaxy is one of the most beautiful Mario games ever. Now in HD! Woah baby!

And as Larzen said, it's not really good pics for comparison
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aceitman  +   960d ago
has anyone heard of it upscaling wii games.
EPIKgamer  +   960d ago
Its actually quite easy thanks to more advanced shaders, HD, and that sexy 60FPS
stragomccloud  +   959d ago
I was not aware that "60fps" was a hardware component.
Sorry. Just being facetious.
360ICE  +   960d ago
You do notice the HD makeover. But yeah, I hope the next gen will offer a little more in terms of graphics than Wii U. I'm not a graphics nut either, I just like progress.
_LarZen_  +   960d ago
Pointless comparison if the pictures is not in their native resolutions.
JAM_brz  +   960d ago
The "U"?
Samus HD  +   960d ago
lol.. ^it's a good one. But seriously, they could have changed the art style or something, not only upgrade the pixels
cleft5  +   960d ago
If anything this shows exactly why Nintendo picked this art style. The point was that this art style will look good on a HDtv even if it is just a Wii game. We know the specs of the WiiU, people can stop trying to pretend like it's not more powerful than 360/ps3 now. So much stupidity and pettiness from all these fanboys.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   960d ago
This is such a troll article lol
SandWitch  +   960d ago
I can hardly tell the difference, but that's because of the art style. It's a platformer, how much can it improve?

What I don't get why they charge 60 bucks for it. Similar platformers cost 15 at most so it's a daylight robbery to charge 4x more just for brand.
ninjabake  +   960d ago
Read the piece on it in the new GI I think this NSMB may exceed your expectations. And $15 comparable platformers? LOL please do name the ones that provide as much content as NSMBU
Vortex3D  +   960d ago
The question is why Wii U version of Mario characters have so little improvement over Wii. But other than giving the characters more pixels and more detail rendering, that's about all you can do with Mario characters. In other words, if you buy Mario games for Wii U for graphics, then it's a waste. Mario games are for gameplay, not graphics.

In other words, Wii U hardware is way underused if the primary games you play is Mario.
ninjabake  +   960d ago
Then again not everyone plays videogames for the same reasons you do. Not everyone is looking to get the best out of the hardware the Wii U provides but rather just enjoy themselves, whether its Mario or ZombiU. The name of the hobby to some is still entertainment. Besides its a GAME not a movie they're primarily meant to be played not JUST watched.
linkratos  +   959d ago
Wait for the real Mario game (Galaxy's successor).
vitorizzo  +   960d ago
its easy to tell in videos but in pics its kinda tough especially those pics
Father__Merrin  +   960d ago
wiiU mario the game can easily be done on normal wii
Sono421  +   960d ago
You don't know how much content is put into the game so how can you make that claim?...
abzdine  +   960d ago
HD changes everything. Wii U games will look good, no doubt about it.
But on these images i can't see the difference tbh...
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Getowned  +   960d ago
I can, but its kinda hard to tell.. Wii U version looks a lot clearer and brighter.

Maps look a lot a like, are they reuseing maps or is this an HD upgrade ?
megamanX2  +   960d ago
just the hd, but still it isn't that much better especially for $60.
etowntwo  +   960d ago
Can't tell the difference.

But still pre ordered my WiiU.
7 years waiting for next gen, so I'm in.
ShaunCameron  +   960d ago
There just seem to be a bit more detail in the WiiU version.
ninjabake  +   960d ago
I can tell the difference.
wiiulee  +   960d ago
of course you can tell the difference but then again new super mario is not made to be a graphical game..
NiKK_419  +   960d ago
I thought that, being HD, the HUD would be smaller than the non-HD one. I was wrong. I can see a little more detail in the WiiU one, but the colors don't pop as much.

I don't think that Nintendo is going to take advantage of the upgraded hardware. I mean, the WiiU is a lot more powerful than the Wii, but all the gameplay is going to stay the same it seems. The only thing Nintendo is really adding is HD, but not like they should be. It's the equivalent of upscaling Wii games: there's no added details or anything, just a higher resolution and that is not what has been happening.

Maybe that's why so many people don't see the need for improved hardware. They think that the only thing that's upgraded is resolution and graphics, but they don't think about the gameplay, AI, physics, mechanics or detail. All of that can be improved if the developer takes advantage of it, but it looks like the only ones taking advantage of it for the WiiU will be third party developers.
Shnazzyone  +   959d ago
Yup. I called it before reading the bottom. It was always the first one.
Thepcz  +   959d ago
nintendo needs to step it up
i am disappointed in the visual style of mario wiiu. its that same soulless style in new super mario wii. even rayman legends outdoes mario visually.

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