New Super Luigi U Review
New Super Luigi U Box Art
System: Wii U
Dev: Nintendo
Pub: Nintendo
Release: June 20, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Comic Mischief

But anyway, where was I? Oh yes, the game’s challenge brings back the relevancy of lives in a Mario game. Many people often wonder if there is a point to having lives if we’ll just end up with 56 halfway through the game. If I ever see someone end up with 56 lives at any point during this game, I’d like to meet them and shake their hand, because obviously, they’re a lot better at video games than I am. Personally, I’m willing to bet the general population ends up using 56 continues.

New Super Luigi U Screenshot

Like the original release, New Super Luigi U also features co-operative multiplayer for 2-5 people. The game plays out in a very similar fashion with one exception: Nabbit is now a playable character. Nabbit is special due to the fact that he doesn’t take damage, allowing less skilled players to still enjoy the platforming challenges.

New Super Luigi U is the kind of game the Wii U needs. It’s familiar enough to bring in long-time Nintendo fans; it’s new enough to bring in the newcomers; and it’s challenging and rewarding enough to keep people playing. The discounted price ($19.99 if you own New Super Mario Bros. U, $29.99 at retail) sure helps, too. It makes me wonder what the future for Mario Bros. DLC holds. Will we see a New Super Princess Peach U? Will there be a similar release with Super Mario 3D World? If New Super Luigi U is any indication as to how these games would play out, then sign me up.

Jake Valentine
Contributing Writer
Date: June 21, 2013

The same colorful graphics as before. If you’ve played New Super Mario Bros. U, you know what to expect.
Luigi definitely handles different than Mario. While it creates a unique playing experience, it can also at times be frustrating.
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
There are a lot of clever little touches that are appreciated, such as Luigi saying “phew” whenever he completes a course.
Play Value
This may look like New Super Mario Bros. U, but it’s definitely a new game. It’s also a very challenging game.
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Revisit New Super Mario Bros. U with Luigi, who can jump higher and slide longer, controlling completely different than Mario.
  • 80+ redesigned courses create an all-new experience.
  • 100-second limit on each course means you gotta get a move on!

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