Back in 2012, Nintendo released New Super Mario Bros. U on the Wii U. This was a game people had wanted for almost 20 years, and though never broke any barriers, was a good fun game. Fast forward to 2019, and Switch owners get New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, which is the Wii U game, with any DLC bundled in and a couple of new gameplay modes.
While New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is still the same game and is still fun, it’s in a flooded market of other side-scrollers. My Switch is packed to the top with platformers and sidescrollers, and these are offering new gameplay elements I’ve not seen before. This means that it feels less essential then it did 7 years ago.
One of the new gameplay modes was the inclusion of Toadette, which feels like an easy mode option. You don’t slip around the floor and is very easy to manoeuvre around on levels.
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Even underwater I found I could move her in more directions, then I could with Mario. I found I used her most when I needed to reach items that I had missed while playing as Mario.
Luigi is here and comes with an anti-gravity jump and slippery shoes. This mode reminded me of Mario Run on the mobile, as it made me run through levels a lot faster.
Though I still find myself going back to games like Celeste and The Messenger, as they offer me more varied levels and better modes. If you have never played it before, grab it and check it out. But if you had a Wii U, I would say avoid this and spend the money on Celeste and The Messenger and still have change left over.
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