E3: New Super Mario Bros. Mii feels perfect on Wii U

The second “experience” I got to play on the Wii U was New Super Mario Bros. Mii, a demo of how New Super Mario Bros. Wii would look and play on the Wii U, but with Miis as playable characters. I chose old woman. She is a new favorite.

The main thing I took away from this demo was how comfortable and easy to use the Wii U’s controller is. Those of you who are intimidated by the thing because of it’s large size need not worry, it’s very light and easy to manage. Dropping the game down from the TV to the controllers screen was also a cinch.

As someone who never took to the bulk of the of motion controlled titles on the Wii, it’s great to know that the Wii U’s default controller works so well with “traditionally” controlled games. The only thing that took a little getting used to was having the left analog stick on above the face buttons, but even that only took a few seconds to adjust to.

And everyone say “Hi” to Nintendo Power’s Chris Hoffman, who makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes