At this point, most Wii U owners probably have a copy Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U, but just in case you’re curious as to what Famitsu magazine in Japan thinks of them, well, they’re quite fond of both games. It’s not a huge surprise, of course, but Nintendo Land received a 35/50 score, while New Super Mario Bros. U edged ahead with a 36/40 score.
Masataka Takemoto, the director of New Super Mario Bros. U was asked about the possibility for level-editing in a Mario title. This would allow gamers to create and modify their own stages. In response, he said:
I think the Coin Edit feature in Coin Battle is a step closer to that. There is a possibility of this happening in the future, but there’s no use just blindly making that feature available. We would need to carefully think about how to make such a system work. The important thing is that it has to be something that is uniquely Nintendo. Where a beginner can easily make something and have a good time, and simultaneously, someone who is really into Mario can delve into it deeper and make something more complex. So that is a challenge we will need to tackle in the future.
And to that I would say, “Gimme, gimme, gimme.”
This needs to happen.
IGN has awarded New Super Mario Bros. U the honour of being their “Platformer of the Year”. The game beat Fez, Rayman Jungle Run, Sound Shapes, and Spelunky take the title and, while I’m sure most of the readers of this blog will agree with the choice, I’m curious: for folks who played the other nominees, did IGN make the right decision? Share your thoughts in the comments.
There’s updates available for Nintendo Land, ZombiU, and New Super Mario Bros. U, all of which will require a small sacrifice in hard drive space. The exact file sizes are as follows:
- Nintendo Land — 221mb
- ZombiU — 18mb
- New Super Mario Bros. U — 29mb
None of the sizes are too ridiculous for the moment though.
Giant Bomb has uploaded a fifty-minute video of New Super Mario Bros. U that you can watch after the break.
IGN has shared a video review for New Super Mario Bros. U and it’s after the break.
There’s another minute’s worth of footage from New Super Mario Bros. U after the break.