New Super Mario Bros. U (ニュー・スーパーマリオブラザーズ・U Nyū Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Yū) is a 2012 side-scrolling platform game in the Super Mario series developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is the fourth title in the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series. An additional campaign for the Year of Luigi, New Super Luigi U, was released as DLC in 2013. The game was critically well-received and is the Wii U's second best-selling title. The game's story features a change of pace for Bowser, who, with the Koopalings, decides to invade Princess Peach's castle using a giant mechanical arm that throws Mario, Luigi, and two Toads far away. Mario and company must now travel back home and find a way to return to the castle to save Peach again.
New Super Mario Bros. U iterates on the gameplay featured in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The objective of each level is to reach the goal flag at the end of each level while avoiding enemies and hazards. In multiplayer, the player using the GamePad cannot control a character but instead can interact with the environment, such as putting blocks down or stunning enemies. Along with returning elements, the game introduces new power-ups such as a flying squirrel suit that allows players to glide across long distances or slowly descend down vertical paths and cling to the side of the walls. Baby Yoshis can be carried by individual players, each of which has a special ability based on its color.
The game features new modes of play. Challenge Mode adds unique challenges, such as clearing levels quickly or earning as many lives in a row as possible without touching the ground. The Coin Battles from New Super Mario Bros. Wii also return and the player can now customize the battles with the GamePad to place the coins and Star Coins on the course. Boost Rush takes place on an automatically scrolling level which increases in speed as players collect coins, with the goal to clear the stage as quickly as possible. The game also utilizes Miiverse, allowing players to share comments about particular levels with one another.
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