GenGAME writes: I have a confession to make. Despite being a longtime fan of Mario games, both 2D and 3D, I really didn’t care for New Super Mario Bros Wii. While all 2D Mario games are going to have a certain sense of familiarity, I found Mario’s 2D adventure on the Wii to be too ordinary in terms of gameplay, and the multiplayer element didn’t do enough to make up for it.
Needless to say, this made me hesitant to pick up New Super Mario Bros U right out of the gate, but I saw enough that I liked from pre-release trailers to justify the purchase. While my time has been divided, given that I picked up five launch titles, I’ve put enough time into Mario’s Wii U side-scrolling adventure to be thoroughly impressed, especially with the multiplayer.