Five Reasons Why New Super Mario Bros U Is Worth Getting Excited About

FanCensus says: "Mario is great. As of late however many gamers have started to complain that maybe we’re seeing just a little too much of Mario with too many titles being released so close together. It’s worth noting that by the end of the year we will have seen Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros 2 and New Super Mario Bros U all released within the space of twelve months. Is that too much Mario?"

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Wizziokid2782d ago

I haven't played a Mario game in so long that I'll probably get this, I would love a new Mario Sunshine though

Hisiru2781d ago

Mario Sunshine? Really? I mean... I should respect your opinion but Mario Sunshine is by far the worst 3D mario game (imo).

If I could ask for a sequel, I would like something similar to Mario 64 but with bigger world, HD graphics, new powerups, strong bosses etc.

camel_toad2781d ago

I have to totally agree. In my opinion that has to be one of the most mediocre Mario titles of all time. The water jet mechanic it relied on just wasn't fun at all to me.

Phil322781d ago

Nintendo tries something different like with Super Mario Sunshine = "it sucks, I want old Mario" (which is basically what you are asking for with a bigger Super Mario 64)

Nintendo stays the course = "it sucks, you didn't change enough, Nintendo"

And so it goes on and on.

L6RD7BLU32781d ago

I respect your commit as well but super Mario sunshine wasn't all that bad, it had it's good moments.

Wizziokid2781d ago (Edited 2781d ago )

Yeah I get that a lot of people didn't like it all that much but I enjoyed it personally, I still need to play both the galaxies too so I'm hoping the Wii U will have the option

linkratos2779d ago

Mario Sunshine was a solid to mediocre game, not bad at all. But it was still the worst Mario game. Which again, does NOT make it bad.

But Mario 1, Mario 2, Mario 3, Mario World, Mario 64, Mario Galaxy and Galaxy 2 were all better than Sunshine.

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Xperia_ion2781d ago

Jumping on things, look at my avatar.

Moby-Royale2781d ago (Edited 2781d ago )


Look at my avatar. I DON'T GET IT!!!!!

Lucretia2781d ago

New super mario bros was actually thee most fun a mario game has been since the snes.

still though....i wanna see some different games already

Freakazoid20122781d ago (Edited 2781d ago )

Well Zombie U,P100,tank tank tank, Pikmin, etc are coming out.

It's not like the ONLY game they have coming out is New Super Mario U after all.

wait wait

Nintendo Land™
New Super Mario Bros.™ U
Pikmin™ 3
Wii Fit™ U
Wii U™ Panorama View (working title)
SiNG (working title)
LEGO® City: Undercover
Project P-100 (working title)
Game & Wario (working title)
Aliens™: Colonial Marines
NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor's Edge
Darksiders II
Assassin's Creed® III
Batman™ Arkham City Armored Edition
Mass Effect™3
Rayman® Legends
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

No you are right phantom disagree. Clearly NSMBU is the only title set for release on Wii U..LOL some people are so blinded by hate it's amusing

Freakazoid20122781d ago (Edited 2781d ago )

LOL 5 disgrees. This article really brought the haters out but not a single response as to why. Guess its just easier to disagree and run hide than try to argue facts and look like an idiot.

Edit: Nice. got my own personal hater now. Someone so pathetic they cant argue against anything I say and it upsets them so much they have to track me and disagree... Best part is, you just made my day kid. Look forward to hurting your feelings more in the future. You'll find me here every day in the PS3,WiiU and PC section.

Lucretia2779d ago

80% of those games arent exclusive on ur list, 15% are crappy little games, and 2 or 3 of them are actually ok games. not system sellers to me atleast.

camel_toad2781d ago

Yeh I don't know if I have ever gone through a game and beaten it as many times as I did Super Mario World - Mario 3 being the closest competitor. Too bad I'm too old and worn out on Mario games now though.

I really think Mario needs a serious advancement in its formula. "If it ain't broke then don't fix it" can only work for so long.

kesvalk2781d ago

it needs a advancement like sonic needed too right?

oh wait...

camel_toad2781d ago (Edited 2781d ago )


Mario advanced from 2D to 3D with massive innovation that really set the stage for many many MANY future platformers. Sonic failed miserably compared to Mario's transistion.

Your argument only underlines that Mario needs to make a change again since it was so successful with its previous advancement. The Mario Galaxy titles were great but the motion controls were far from an actual evolution of the Mario series.

Maybe we just aren't at the level of technology we need to be at yet but I can only hit my head on a block so many times until it finally gets old.

SilentNegotiator2781d ago (Edited 2781d ago )

I loved that episode of Zero Punctuation where he talks about how games like L4D2 have advanced the way multiplayer is done and actually has good team elements to it, while games like New Super Mario Brothers took an old idea and made playing together detrimental to the traditional 2d mario experience. He makes great points.

They're not very good compared to other Mario Brother games and with the multiplayer not at all being worth your time, another "New" Super Mario game is not very high up on the list of games worth getting excited about.

tweet752781d ago

my first thoughts when I saw this game at E3 was that it had the most beautiful and most complex backgrounds in any mario game ever. The backgrounds really stood out.

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