New Super Mario Bros. U is a new, side-scrolling adventure featuring
Toad … and your Mii character. Now’s your chance to step inside the
Kingdom and explore new worlds, new power-ups and new ways to play. Up
players* can jump into the fun, with up to four people using Wii Remote
one on the Wii U GamePad. The experience is different, depending on
The Wii U GamePad controller offers a new way to experience
multiplayer Mario fun. Create Boost Blocks out of thin air to help
players navigate tricky stages or access hidden orhard-to-reach items,
and distract onscreen enemies, all with the tap of their finger or
Swoop through levels and cling to walls when Mario transforms into
Flying Squirrel Mario, or gently float through the air while hanging
onto Balloon Baby Yoshi.
Boost Mode also makes cooperative speed runs possible for the first
time. Use the GamePad to interact with and manipulate enemies and
objects in real time, and discover new ways to find the fastest route
through each stage.
In addition to the main Story Mode, in which players must rescue
Princess Peach, New Super Mario Bros. U features three more exciting
game modes, including: ◦ Boost Rush: Using Boost Mode, two to five
players work together to clear many different courses in the fastest
time possible. The scene auto scrolls, forcing you to move ahead
through the course. As you collect more coins, the scene scrolls
faster. Once you’ve completed your run, you can watch a replay of
other players’ Boost Rush to help strategize for your next attempt. ◦
Challenge Mode: Numerous single-player and multiplayer challenges
incorporate a series of familiar Super Mario gameplay concepts in a
fun, competitive way. These challenges offer high replay value as
players try to achieve the best score and unlock new challenges. Boost
Mode Challenges help players practice the teamwork necessary for
effective Boost Mode gameplay. After finishing, players can watch a
replay of their Challenge to strategize for next time.
Play on the big screen or the small screen. Switch single-player
gameplay from the TV to the GamePad at any time to continue playing
even when others are using the TV.
Families and friends can experience Mario together like never before
with Miiverse. See other players’ comments and accomplishments while
you play, and leave your own feedback for others to see when connected
to the Nintendo Network (broadband Internet access required).