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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: 58 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  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
    It's amazing how every element comes together for a thoroughly refined platforming experience. The level design is nothing short of genius, and the flawless controls make every leap more joyous than the last. Everyone who hasn't already played through the Wii U version should pick this up immediately.
  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
    Despite dashing the dreams of Bowsette fans everywhere, this is a great game made more palatable for gamers of all skill levels, and although sometimes it threatens to be too easy by grafting in characters without really thinking about it, there is a blockbuster amount of content here that is fantastic fun solo, only to be made more exciting by the four-player multiplayer.
  6. Jan 9, 2019
    80
    Thanks to some sweet, though slightly too light additions - Peachette in particular - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is really for everyone now.
  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: 26 out of 45
  2. Negative: 11 out of 45
  1. 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
  2. Jan 27, 2019
    10
    This is great, just like the other classic games in tradition, it is a good game for casual entertainment
  3. Feb 7, 2019
    9
    While it may not quite have as much as it needs to truly qualify as "Deluxe", that doesn't change the fact this is easily the best NSMB toWhile it may not quite have as much as it needs to truly qualify as "Deluxe", that doesn't change the fact this is easily the best NSMB to date, as the beefy amount of content, great level design, charming music, awesome boss battles, and overall package makes this one of the best 2D platformers Nintendo has ever made in recent memory, which makes this an absolute no-brainer for Switch owners who were not able to play the original, as this is the same great game that has everything included, and all of this on the go is just fantastic. Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2019
    8
    TLDR; This is a Mario game and I'm a sucker for Mario. If you have kids this is a great buy. If you are looking for nostalgia its a great buy.TLDR; This is a Mario game and I'm a sucker for Mario. If you have kids this is a great buy. If you are looking for nostalgia its a great buy. Looking for more after Mario Odyssey.... keep waiting

    Full Review; I like this game. Its a fun 2d Mario with some extras to make it relevant in this age. There are two new characters. Nabbit and Toadette. Nabbit is completely immune to enemies and doesn't take power ups. This makes it a great character for a new gamer. Toadette is an "easier" character as she has a double jump to get her out of tricky situations. Think Girlfriend/Boyfriend who isn't good at video games. These twists make it an enjoyable 2D Mario Experience. One final note. Luigi mode. This is a more advanced cut throat mode for super skilled players. Levels are the same but time is shorten and coins are in different areas. It gives the game.... a little spice. A spicy meatball

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  5. Mar 24, 2019
    7
    I love Mario games. and I love 2d platformers. so this pick up was a no brainer. I didnt get the WiiU version so this is new for me. CantI love Mario games. and I love 2d platformers. so this pick up was a no brainer. I didnt get the WiiU version so this is new for me. Cant complain about it. just thank Nintendo for bring it to the switch. however... I wish it was longer and more difficult. The game is good but i've been spoiled after playing Rayman Legends, Celeste and the best platformer to date, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. Wish Nintendo take that approach to 2d mario. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    6
    This is a good game however it feels a bit dull compared to the many platformers that have been released these couple of years. I'm also a bitThis is a good game however it feels a bit dull compared to the many platformers that have been released these couple of years. I'm also a bit angry because they advertised the Luigi u expansion as new levels. They are however the exact same levels as the main game only a bit more difficult. For me that feels like false advertising.

    The frustrating part with this game are the ghost levels. To beat them you have to find all the hidden doors and that is the problem. Most of these doors are placed at such stupid places like invissible walls. After a while its so boring. The new power upgrade is lazy. The controls for baby yoshi are just annoying, and therefore I rarely used them. Overall I didn't like the game that much. If feels a bit blant after playing donkey kong tropical freeze, which had far better gameplay, music, bosses and backgrounds.
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  7. Apr 26, 2019
    0
    wow just wow this game is absolute rubbish. everything about it. joke of a game. everything hard about it can just be solved by getting a 2ndwow just wow this game is absolute rubbish. everything about it. joke of a game. everything hard about it can just be solved by getting a 2nd player do die getting it. whats the point, why make half the game if can just do that? self challenge? in a mario game? pee off nintendo, youre better than this, wtf. Expand

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