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.
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 shared a fifty-three minute video of Nintendo Land. It’s after the break.
IGN has shared a video review for Nintendo Land. It’s after the break.
There’s a new collection of screenshots from Nintendo Land after the break.
GamesMaster magazine has reviewed two games for the Wii U, providing us with the first insight of what might be worth picking up on the system’s launch day.
Nintendo Land received a score of 86%, and was described as “some of the most innovative, raucous and party-fuelling fun we’ve ever had with a console,” and “an essential purchase for party lovers.” It might not be a title that a “hardcore” gamer will want to spend a lot of time with, but if you have friends and family to game with, you pretty much need it.
New Super Mario Bros. U received a lower, but respectable score of 82%. According to the review, there’s a surprising amount of innovation in the later levels, although it still sounds very much like what you’d expect from a New Super Mario Bros. title for the most part. Even so, you probably won’t be disappointed with the purchase unless you’re extremely weary of the series.
It shouldn’t be a big wait before other reviews start rolling in, so it should be interesting to see what other outlets have to say about these titles.
Yoshi’s Fruit Cart is one the (somewhat) recently-announced games to be included within the Nintendo Land package, and you can check out a bunch of screenshots after the break. Within the game itself:
…the player draws a path for the Yoshi Cart to follow through each course. However, only the view of the course displayed on the TV screen shows fruit that must be collected and obstacles that must be avoided along the way to the goal. This fun attraction is a great example of the kind of integrated second-screen game play made possible by Wii U and the GamePad controller.