Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by NYC_Gamer 1110d ago | review

1UP: New Super Mario Bros. U Review: Nintendo's Safe Bet

1UP:You need to understand right up front that New Super Mario Bros. U follows a deliberate style of video game design. It takes players on a tour through all the well-known Mario tropes, but it also tinkers with a few ideas along the way. Naturally, the Princess finds herself kidnapped by the evil Bowser (again), so Mario and friends rush off to rescue her. It's classic -- standard -- stuff. The game's stages follow the same setup you've seen before, too, with a tour that starts in a grassy plain, leads into a desert, a Caribbean paradise filled with Cheep Cheeps, and so forth. But while the well-worn road to rescue Princess Peach may appear mostly unchanged, NSMBU still manages to take a few steps forward, and most of them intentionally tap into your fond memories of Super Mario World. (New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii U) B+/A+

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. Review [Nintendo Insider]

37m ago - Nintendo Insider writes: With unwavering charm, this resoundingly action-packed quest for the... | 3DS

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review [Nintendo Insider]

1h ago - Nintendo Insider writes: With Xenoblade Chronicles widely seen as Wii's swansong, it surpassed... | Wii U

Win the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Boxset!!

Now - Join us on FIlmwatch to find out how you could win the much anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Boxset on Blu-ray. | Promoted post

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review - STN

1h ago - Xenoblade Chronicles X is the perfect example of what the Wii U is capable of and whilst it canno... | Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review: Breathtaking | GameZone

1h ago - GameZone: "In a year that was filled with games like Fallout 4, Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Rocket... | Wii U

Snapimals Cheats: Guide, Tips & Strategy for Android/iPhone Game

2h ago - Postcard Pics are sold to visiting photo enthusiasts (a.k.a. your museum visitors). For Postcard... | iPhone