Nintendo has detailed all the other modes you can expect in New Super Mario Bros. U. Challenge Mode will feature Time Attack, Coin Collection, 1-Up Rally, and Special. One example of a challenge is clearing a level without touching a coin. It's like they saw that one YouTube video and were like "HEY LET'S MAKE THAT A FEATURE!"
You'll also be able to save replays in this mode, but you probably won't be able to upload your videos because that's just asking too much from whatever Nintendo's online service turns out to be.
Additionally, there's Coin Battle mode where players have to collect the most coins. The person on the GamePad can actually design the coin layout in this mode, which is kind of neat. Lastly there's Nabbit, where players have to catch a character named Nabbit in levels. If you've caught him then you'll be given a special P-Acorn which lets you fly continuously through stages.
The last bit of new info is that the World Map will be like Super Mario World's. The world is seamless, and you can go through the game in a nonlinear fashion. So you'll recycle the Super Mario World's overworld but it's too much to bring back the feather cape?
Nope. I'm not bitter AT ALL.
|10:00 PM on 02.18.2013|
The sad truth about New Super Mario Bros. U
Oh ScrewAttack, you say the things I think in such a delightful manner. Please Nintendo, no more New Super Mario Bros. games.more
|12:15 PM on 02.01.2013|
Gamer beats NSMBU level without touching the ground
When I first saw this video for New Super Mario Bros. U, I thought "no big deal, this guy is just beating the level by flying through it with the Flying Squirrel suit and a Pink Yoshi. Then I saw the "wow" moment where he ca...more
|11:00 PM on 11.17.2012|
Review: New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Mario Bros. 2 was a good game, but I couldn't help feeling disappointed with it. The first New Super Mario Bros. felt like a breath of fresh air, a welcome return to the past in an age where such simplicity had been...more
|9:00 AM on 10.11.2012|
Nintendo confirms that New Super Mario Bros. U is 1080p
Outside of an emulator, it wasn't possible to play Nintendo games in glorious 1080p -- that's all about to change in a short month, as Nintendo has just confirmed that New Super Mario Bros. U will indeed support it. According...more
|8:00 AM on 10.04.2012|
New Super Mario Bros. U shows co-op in new trailer
Here's a new trailer for New Super Mario Bros. U, showcasing the wacky comic hijinks that will be delivered when you and three of your crazy friends team up to tackle that no-good Bowser. It looks very safe. I think th...more
|5:45 PM on 09.14.2012|
New Super Mario Bros. U Boost Rush is ass-boosting fun
A lot of people poop on New Super Mario Bros. Wii for not being original enough. Personally, I don't see it. The game looked a lot like its prequel on the DS, but thanks to the four-person simultaneous co-op, it played like n...more
|12:45 PM on 09.13.2012|
New Super Mario Bros. U is looking better than ever
This trailer has me feeling much better about New Super Mario Bros. U. Not that I was feeling great about it before. There are things to be excited about, like the new modes (Boost Rush and Challenge), Flying Squirrel Mario,...more
|5:50 PM on 06.06.2012|
E3: Become a flying squirrel in New Super Mario Bros. U
Jonathan Holmes and Shannon from Nintendo are back for another two-part Wii U demonstration. This time, they're playing New Super Mario Bros. U, and -- I'll admit it -- the game looks considerably more fun than I expected it...more
|11:32 AM on 06.05.2012|
E3: New Super Mario Bros. U announced
In a move that should shock no one, Nintendo just announced New Super Mario Bros. U at its E3 2012 press briefing. No word if it'll be a launch title or not (it should be), but it's looking like a NSMB game alright!The defining factor for me, though, is the inclusion of baby Yoshis. SO CUTE! Oh, and there's a new flying suit. But BABY YOSHI BLOWS BUBBLES, GUYS!more
|7:00 AM on 06.15.2013|
Randomly generated hell awaits in Cloudberry Kingdom
Other platformers have gone the random generation route, but not to the extent that Cloudberry Kingdom has. In fact, it's taken developer Pwnee Studios over four years to perfect the engine and game logic. After seeing it in ...more
|4:00 AM on 06.15.2013|
The 'Quack Pack' is back in DuckTales Remastered
DuckTales was always one of those games that I never thought in a million years would get a re-release, much less a remake with hand-drawn art and fully voiced dialog performed by the original cartoon's voice actors. Somehow,...more
|10:30 PM on 06.14.2013|
Contrast lights the way to fun platforming
Contrast is hands down the most unique game I played at E3. It's rare to find a game that melds adult themes with the whimsical storytelling mechanics of a child's mind. Blended with nteresting puzzle platforming, Contrast is surely going to spark some interest when it arrives.more