Excerpt: This game is standard and great for beginners. Its soundtrack may have the same ones from New Super Mario Bros. Wii but some are new. Even Challenge Mode that includes Boost Mode have outrageously difficult challenges to get all gold medals. Overall, playing with the Game Pad or with a Wiimote works great either way.
Pros: New Levels And Power-ups, New Way To Play
Cons: Bland Graphics And Sound, Challenge Mode Too Tough, Same Mario As We Know It
Summary: Never played a 2D mario game and I found this game extremely difficult and frustrating to play as I constantly die and get annoyed by the controls nevertheless I keep coming back as I do feel that as I grasp it more I will enjoy it more, bloody stuck on the layer cake world.
Summary: The New Super Mario Bros series has steadily been declining in quality since its inception. The game is mechanically sound, being produced to a very high level of quality. The biggest problem with this game is the recycling of elements from previous games in the series, both thematic elements and audio and video assets from New Super Mario Bros Wii, NSMBW. Level design and world themes are very similar to the previous title, NSMBW.
Summary: New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) is a good game but not the best and I don't know why it costs too much. There's not even much content in it. There are many games within the same price range that give you much more content than this.
Summary: I have to agree with one of the reviewers below regarding the pricing of this game because it is pretty expensive for a game that isn't that much different from it's predecessor. Sure, there are new items and new worlds to explore but it genuinely felt like the same game with the same music added to the mix. It felt like there was no inspiration behind the development of this game.