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Submitted by Gekko 760d ago | news

Princess Peach is too unique to appear in New Super Mario Bros. U

Princess Peach is not a playable character in New Super Mario Bros. U because she is too unique to be kitted out with a generic move set, game director Masataka Takemoto has told gamesTM. (Masataka Takemoto, New Super Mario Bros. U, Wii U)

Jinkies  +   760d ago
Funny...they said that she didn't appear in the Wii version because it was something to do with her dress and the way it moves in game....something like that I think. Whats with the excuses...your supposed to challenege yourself to get past these problems. Look at NaughtyDog and Uncharted 3, they chose a sand setting because sand particles were the hardest thing to do, they challneged themselfs untill they got it right.

There missing a chance with these games, why have two generic toads, why not the old SMB2 gang. Mario, Luigi, Original Toad and Peach, let Daisey get kidnapped for once.
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DarkBlood  +   760d ago
it was something to do with physics if i remeber correctly
PopRocks359  +   760d ago
I really don't see why this would be a big deal. NSMB plays nothing like Super Mario Bros. 2 and in that one each character had different abilities and attributes. In NSMB Mario, Luigi and the Toads all play the same, so having Peach would probably not change the game at all.

As for "challenging" themselves, go play the 3D Mario games. NSMB doesn't really do much that's particularly new outside of new power ups and they don't really need to be. It's like asking Nintendo to revolutionize Mario Party. There's no real reason to do so.
Jinkies  +   760d ago
"I really don't see why this would be a big deal. NSMB plays nothing like Super Mario Bros. 2 and in that one each character had different abilities and attributes"

and...it's called nostalgia, still would of been to have.

"As for "challenging" themselves, go play the 3D Mario games. NSMB doesn't really do much that's particularly new outside of new power ups and they don't really need to be"

So you wouldn't want them to push themselfs to make a game even better, are you serious, why would you think like that. Pushing boundaries when developing games is what helps them make the best game they can.

I understand you have a "thing" for Nintendo but saying it's no big deal and they shouldn't challenge themselfs is silly. All developers should try and push there games as much as they can.
PopRocks359  +   760d ago
I said I don't see how excluding Peach because they want the characters to play the same is a big deal (and plus, in each game Peach is the one who is kidnapped. You'd have a better chance including Daisy or Rosalina).

"So you wouldn't want them to push themselfs to make a game even better, are you serious, why would you think like that."

Actually, I never said that. The point of NSMB is nostalgia. It does not necessarily need to tread new ground since the whole premise is to bring back that same sense of playing the older 2D games. Notice how each one takes elements from different retro Mario games.

Now, you tell me how to maintain that formula and somehow completely retool it in a way that seems fresh and maintain quality design. Do you yourself even know what you want out of it?

"I understand you have a "thing" for Nintendo but saying it's no big deal and they shouldn't challenge themselfs is silly."

Even though they do exactly that with the 3D Mario games. Also that "thing" of mine is called being a fan. As in having a preference for Nintendo's games. I'm sorry that this is somehow a detriment to my base.
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Gr81  +   760d ago
In that case
Give the NSMB series a rest and start making Mario Bros. Games in the Vein of the classic Mario Bros games. Grittier artstyle, more fresh content ala SMB3.

Or why not make a sequel to Super Mario Bros. 2?

Why not create a massive 2D Mario game where you actually return to the retcon world of Mario Bros. 2 AND have A Mario Bros. 3 experience also, where its like 2 games in one?

The possibilities are endless, but Nintendo is content to phone in 2D Mario games and push 3D Mario games instead.
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League_of_Draven  +   760d ago
I hear she will be an unlockable skin/costume in the new Cooking Mama game.
GreenRanger  +   760d ago
She's not in the game because she got kidnapped again.
MrSmith  +   760d ago
Why not just create a 2D Mario platformer with sprites like Bros. 2/USA where each character had unique physics. They did it back then, why not now? The games need a new artstyle too.
Feylynn  +   760d ago
Some of us like playing as Peach. =<
*Grumpy*

I can't imagine why it is so hard they can't/won't do it.
jbgamer  +   759d ago
ATTENTION: FOR THOSE WHO ARE WHINING ABOUT PEACH, NOT BEING A PLAYABLE character in the 2d mario games. do what I did. there is a little icon on your wii u screen, I'll give you time to look for it, IT'S CALLED MII VERSE, NOW, go to create your own mii from scratch, pick female, blond hair, blue eyes, give her features simular to peach, CALL HER PEACH, AND THERE YOU GO!!! PEACH IS A PLAYABLE CHARACTER!!! SERIOUSLY, THIS IS WHAT MARIO FANS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT???

I have NSMBU, AND I think it is the best mario game ever, if you really want peach, just MAKE HER!!! SHEEESH!
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