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Submitted by SuperZambezi 1130d ago | article

Replacing the Bosses of New Super Mario Bros. U

It wasn’t surprising to see that the Koopalings were reprising their roles in New Super Mario Bros. U, as each of the seven Koopalings guarded the castles of every world in the last two games. What if New Super Mario Bros. U featured bosses from other games instead of the used and abused Koopalings? (New Super Mario Bros Wii, New Super Mario Bros., New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo DS, Paper Mario, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Wii, Wii U)

Gr81  +   1130d ago
Nintendo
Needs to expand the mushroom kingdom universe much more than they've done since mariobros 3/world. It's bad enough to recycle music but recycled content is even worse. They've got the gameplay down but the mario universe is more than precision jumping. It's a universe. An Alice in wonderland like experience.

Somewhere along the way Nintendo forgot that. I hope one day Nintendo realizes this.

Mario U is very good too. But had they really put ambition behind it it could have surpassed Mario World or even 3.
PopRocks359  +   1130d ago
Don't they technically do that in the 3D games though? Part of the point of the NSMB games is to take the player back to the simpler gameplay and atmosphere of early Mario games. They're throwback games.

The 3D games have done different things though. SM64 gave us a new outlook on Peach's castle, Sunshine outright took us away from the Mushroom Kingdom to Delfino Island and Mario Galaxy took us into space (not to mention there are subtle but significant differences in the gameplay between each one).
Gr81  +   1130d ago
There
In lies the problem actually. The NSMB games are not just throwbacks, they are True Mario games, treated like second fiddle games. The 2D Mario games were the flagships of every console pre N64 era.

The 2D Mario games sells way more hardware as well. Yet, Nintendo gives the 3D Marios the royal treatment. I highly doubt Nintendo would recycle Galaxy music for the next 3D Mario outing.

If Nintendo treated the 2D Marios with as much respect and ambition as they do their 3D counterparts, gamers would surely be in for a treat.
PopRocks359  +   1129d ago
That's actually a very excellent point sir. Bubble for you; I concede to that point entirely.
Gr81  +   1129d ago
Appreciate it
Pops : )
Y_5150  +   1129d ago
I always wanted new music in the "New" series. They should be done with the "New" series and move on to something like finally making a true sequel to the classic 2D games. I want a direct sequel of Super Mario World, Mario 3 or even Mario 2!
Satanas  +   1129d ago
My biggest problem with the New series is also the music. I love NSMBU, but I just want to hear something that's going to really get stuck in my head and get me pumped

Remember when Super Mario 64 first came out and you heard Bowser's Road for the first time? And even the remixes in that game were incredible, like the Wing Cap theme. Just brilliant
ziggurcat  +   1129d ago
nintendo really needs to work on their first party game titles... what's next? new new super mario bros.?

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