Submitted by ssb3173 1022d ago | review

IGN: New Super Mario Bros. U Review

For many of us, Super Mario World shifted the Mushroom Kingdom from numbered, sequential stages to something more organic. The term “world” never felt more appropriate. New Super Mario Bros. U is the first 2D Mario game not only to return to that approach, but to take it subtly to the next level. The vast, seamless overworld not only houses the requisite levels, fortresses and castles, but also features items that can be picked up off the ground, roaming enemies that must be defeated, secrets, alternate paths and even some boss fights that occur within their own context, outside of any platforming sequence. Why Nintendo ever moved away from this approach seems even more baffling now that it’s returned. (New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii U) 9.1/10

Moonman  +   1022d ago
Already pre-ordered. Good times a comin'. :)
Army_of_Darkness  +   1022d ago
Good times back in the days..
A 9.1/10?!? for the same thing that you played on wii? with PSN/XBL game quality graphics for full price?! wow! something's wrong with IGN again.. Looks like an 7.5/10 at most.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1022d ago
It's called having an opinion, obviously some of IGNs reviews are questionable but their still opinions.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1022d ago
I don't know man. But for me, doesn't matter how many times I've played the same Mario game, I always get a kick out of it.
Wolfbiker  +   1022d ago
its called "fun"....maybe you've heard of it?
Moonman  +   1021d ago
Go play smash bros. play all stars...or PS smash..or whatever the heck it's called. LOL So sad you have to troll Nintendo reviews. Some playstation reviews have no comments. Go figure...
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SugarSoSweet  +   1021d ago
not just IGN there something wrong with these Nintendo drones too paying full price for last gen graphics
Theyellowflash30  +   1021d ago
Its a 7.5 because of graphics? Why don't you try playing the game?
Moonman  +   1022d ago
Don't fret Nintendo fans, these naysayers are just wanting millions to abandon quality and buy the copycat crap coming to rival consoles soon.
YoungPlex  +   1022d ago
I'm glad I got rid of the 3DS version because this one actually seems better than the 3DS version. It has a world map like SMW(SNES) and it isn't all about coins like the 3DS version, (which I really didn't like). All in all, I guess I'll be picking this one up at launch... Great job on keeping a classic fresh, now focus on Metroid and Zelda please, I would love it if they had a 3DS or Wii U version sometime in the near future...
LX-General-Kaos  +   1022d ago
Out of the gates Nintendo delivers another AAA quality exclusive offering. I had my eyes set on this gem from the very beginning when it was announced, and knew that it would come correct. Day one purchase for New Super Mario Bros U.

As YoungPlex stated above, the Super Mario World SNES throwback map is a blast from the past. Bringing a true feeling of nostalgia from the good ol days. Its warming to see that Nintendo has not forgotten where they came from, but also know where they are going. A fresh and positive start for the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system.

Rated E For Everyone
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etebitan  +   1022d ago
your such a troll... or maybe u just make fun of them... but god ur comments are so annoying...
Jinkies  +   1022d ago
See I think he's a MS fanboy who disguises himself as a Nintendo one so he would gain bubbles faster. I mean Dark Sniper did the same thing but with Sony related products and was bubbled down straight away.

It's funny over the past few weeks his real side has started to show

Seriously why give stealth trolls bubbles, I've seen plenty of people on here who get bubbled down for the smallest things.
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ronin4life  +   1022d ago
DARK$NIPER was an asshole who made personal attacks and belittled all non Sony products. In fact, most of his posts mentioned Sony directly far less than anything else in his post. That attitude is what lost him his bubbles.

Here's the kicker: THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME ANYWAY. Parodying the exaggerated behavior of their respective targets. When people get upset by their antics, they are being pulled into the joke.
camel_toad  +   1022d ago
Nintendo should innovate by getting rid of the jump button and adding a cover system. (sarcasm)
SuperShyGuy  +   1022d ago
also needs to add Shacky cam and QTE
eagle21  +   1022d ago
That Mario reign just won't let up. :)
silkrevolver  +   1022d ago
I'm going to co-op this with my older brother next week. Just like the good old days... but this time, we don't have to switch off.

NYC_Gamer  +   1022d ago
Mario is loved by millions and expected high scores
from the beach  +   1022d ago
Great score, can't wait to play it!
cherbhy  +   1022d ago
This is what gaming journalism should be. Kudos IGN.
Jinkies  +   1022d ago
When IGN gives a score you like their good

When it's a score for a game you don't like their bad

Gamer Logic
Zodiac  +   1022d ago
I agree, but it is more of just plain logic, than it is gamer logic. We don't like things that go against our opinion or beliefs. We like things or people that agree with us.

This kind of thinking is not possible to avoid.
deafdani  +   1022d ago
Mmmm. I just read IGN's review, and while it makes it sound like it's indeed a great game, it doesn't sound like 9.1 great. I feel a disparity between what was written and the final score. Based on what I read, a 8 or 8.5 would've fit the content of the review better, in my opinion.

Still getting it on sunday along with my Wii U! I'm a sucker for platformers, so I will have a lot of fun with this game, regardless.
Blastoise  +   1022d ago
Wow high praise indeed. Didn't think it looked that great from the videos to be honest
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Parapraxis  +   1022d ago
This game looks fantastic. The Wii U will probably be the first Nintendo console I buy since the N64.
mochachino  +   1022d ago
I hope the music doesn't sound like that in-game.
Y_5150  +   1022d ago
I watch the video. I am a disappointment hearing that the audio is about the same but it was kinda expected. But I love this game and I would almost get this and the Wii U @ launch but I think I could wait.
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Zodiac  +   1022d ago
9.1 or nothing. I would never buy it if it only got a 9.
chukamachine  +   1022d ago
The name MARIO gets 5points alone. 1 point per letter.

I actually really like the Mario games, and recently played through the wii version on my PC@60FPS 1080P.

Looked good and played well with the wii controls via a dongle.:)

http://www.youtube.com/watc... 720p click it.

I'm sure it's a great game though.
Hassassin  +   1021d ago
I'm ready for a FHD Metroid game :D
RFornillos4  +   1021d ago
the problem with some people is they forget the word "fun" when judging games. no offense to COD fans, but before BLOPS 2, it has always been the same with little or no innovation, yet still is a bestseller game. because believe it or not, COD is enjoyable.

also, i also enjoy COD, Battlefield and other shooters, as much as I enjoy Mario games.
jbgamer  +   1021d ago
has any one seen this? http://nintendoeverything.c... mario wii u is going to have DOWN LAODALBE CONTENT!!! WOW! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WAHT IT IS!

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