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  • Summary: Join Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere. Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—bothJoin Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere. Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—both of which include Nabbit and Toadette as playable characters. Two games in one. Simple, straightforward controls, new playable characters optimized for younger and less-experienced players, and a wealth of bonus content—like a Hints gallery and helpful reference videos**—make this a perfect choice for anyone looking to introduce their family to the wonderful world of Mario. All a player needs is one Joy-Con controller, so two people can team up right out of the box! Tackle 164 platforming courses in the two main game modes and enjoy extra replayability with three additional game modes in which you can also play as a Mii character: Challenges, Boost Rush, and Coin Battle. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Jan 10, 2019
    100
    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a perfect addition to the Switch's ever-=growing library of excellent games. A huge amount of content, coupled with perfectly executed tight controls makes this entry a must play for any and all fans of the genre.
  2. Jan 9, 2019
    90
    One of the best Wii U games gets a wonderful Switch remaster that brings to life its multiplayer mayhem better than ever before.
  3. Jan 9, 2019
    85
    If you’ve played the game on the Wii U to completion, then I’d recommend passing on this one as there is little new here outside of a stable framerate, Toadette, and the highly overrated HD rumble. But if you skipped the Wii U and loved Super Mario Bros. 3, then this is a must play. It’s challenging (there’s even a challenge mode for the True Gamers(tm)), it controls great, and it pays homage while still managing to expand on the series gameplay with a few clever new gimmicks, like baby Yoshi abilities.
  4. 80
    The package is totally fine, and outside of Peachette leading to one of the most disturbing memes in recent Nintendo memory, the new character’s addition is welcome. Aside from that, the only benefits of this release is that it can be truly played portably and it’s on a console a lot more people own.
  5. Jan 9, 2019
    80
    If you missed out on the duo of New Super Mario Bros. U or it’s Luigi-focused expansion then this Switch package is a great way to catch up on the plumbers’ 2D exploits. Much like the Switch versions of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker before it though, its lack of exciting fresh content is disappointing.
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    80
    A broadly approachable and feature-rich platforming game. Toadette is a welcome addition to the roster for those after a more forgiving way to tackle some of the more challenging levels, and the inclusion of the New Super Luigi U mode extends its lifespan substantially. While there are a number of other Nintendo Switch games within the genre that outdo New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in various different ways, it nonetheless remains a highly enjoyable platforming package as a whole.
  7. Jan 9, 2019
    60
    The further you delve into New Super Mario Bros U, the more rewarding it becomes. Its final worlds hold some of its best levels, and there are plenty of fun secrets to enliven the second or third attempt at a level. But it’s hard to summon the motivation to devote that much time to it. It’s typically well-made and enjoyable, but next to the best of the Mario series, it’s unmemorable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. Jan 17, 2019
    10
    Ignore the "bad ratings". People are just complaining to complain.

    The game is perfectly fine, great side scroller and amazingly fun with
    Ignore the "bad ratings". People are just complaining to complain.

    The game is perfectly fine, great side scroller and amazingly fun with Couch Co-Op up to 4 people.
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  2. Jan 11, 2019
    10
    It's a wonderful option if you didn't play this game before. Great platformer, lots of secrets, different environments, great for multiplayerIt's a wonderful option if you didn't play this game before. Great platformer, lots of secrets, different environments, great for multiplayer because it's really fun. Expand
  3. Jan 15, 2019
    8
    This was one of the few WiiU titles I did not play and I have to say that I'm enjoying it, it does not have anything mindblowing orThis was one of the few WiiU titles I did not play and I have to say that I'm enjoying it, it does not have anything mindblowing or spectacular but it's enjoyable. Sometimes that's all I really need to enjoy a game. Expand
  4. Jan 12, 2019
    8
    I have played the original version of this game on the Wii U and enjoyed it then. And playing it again years later is still fun. If youI have played the original version of this game on the Wii U and enjoyed it then. And playing it again years later is still fun. If you owned just New Super Mario Bros U and not the Luigi one, this is worth it for you but double dipping in this game is worth it for me. There are other platformers that are more worth it like Celeste and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze but this is still a casual experience but rewards veterans of the series like myself. I would say its worth it for people that didn't get the original and somewhat worth it if you already owned it. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2019
    4
    This game is just like every other new super mario bros game: bland. There is just nothing special about this game, terrible art and blandThis game is just like every other new super mario bros game: bland. There is just nothing special about this game, terrible art and bland music make it ugly, and none of the gameplay is new or unique. Expand
  6. Jan 17, 2019
    3
    If you have the wii u version DO NOT GET THIS GAME. It literally is the same game as the wii u counter part with what feels like little to noIf you have the wii u version DO NOT GET THIS GAME. It literally is the same game as the wii u counter part with what feels like little to no effort in this port. It looks and feels exactly the same as the wii u title and they add toadette as an easy mode in an already easy game. The lack of quality is especially noticable when you compare it to donkey kong tropical freeze. Its literally a cashgrab. Its a mediocre mario game as best and at worst its a souless cashgrab. Id say get mario odyssey instead at least your getting your moneys worth and its a way better mario game. I think this one is a big skip Expand
  7. Jan 18, 2019
    0
    Another awful Nintendo game! Seems to be a trend for the past 15 years for Nintendone

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