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New Super Mario Bros U 14 minute gameplay footage

Video shows the brand new Boost Mode in action across several different levels.

Straight from the Wii U Experience Event in New York, the guys over at NintendoWorldReport got some 14 minutes of footage of New Super Mario Bros U. More specifically, it’s footage from the Boost Mode – the new speed run mode featured in the game. The video shows a bunch of different levels of the new mode, and it looks pretty interesting. The game will feature 7 different game worlds and dozens of levels. Check out the video below, and for more on the game, check out our New Super Mario Bros U page.

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  • Rami

    Yeah just saw that! People are being harsh about the players calling them retards (especially the gamepad player). What they can’t seem to grasp is that the wii u game pad player can CHOOSE to help or hinder. I personally think this showcases how innovative the wii u gamepad can be to gameplay.

    • Lord Carlisle

      I know. I think the prime example of how innovative this console is lies in Metroid Blast on Nintendo Land. (Get it? PRIME example? Metroid? Ahahaha… haha… ha.)

      • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

        Ladys and Gentlemen , we have ourselves a WINNER!!!!!! haha :)

        • Joswag (3ds fc: 0216-1072-9703)

          Nintendward add me :)!!!

          • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

            Will do . !

          • El CaRaS1

            3ds fc 4038-6014-5977 joswag add me :)

          • venomjamaica

            I have add both Joswag and Nintendward…. add me too you guys wont regret it. 3480-2903-2271.

          • fnc73 fc: 4167-5780-8204

            Add me as well guys.

      • Rami

        Loved it :P

    • wii u ??

      This looks awesome, I was skeptical but i want to play with the touch pad. I just want to know why I can pre-order a Wii U but cant know the official SPECS!!

      • Miranda

        Nintendo releases the basic specs of their consoles but they don’t go into detail with how fast their CPU is or how powerful their GPU is because they don’t really want to get into a power war with Microsoft and Sony who only care how powerful their system is. Nintendo’s philosophy is about innovation and games, a console’s specs don’t define how good or enjoyable a system is, it’s the games that define it. Nintendo makes their console innovative and their games fun and enjoyable to play for example: Nintendo was the first to create a D-Pad, ABXY buttons, Analog Sticks, Rumble feature, Motion control, Trigger/Shoulder buttons, Save data directly in the game aka The Legend of Zelda, etc. You usually have to wait for a developer to release that info or a gaming website like IGN to get their hands on it and take it apart and see exactly whats inside. I would personally like to know what they are as well but it looks like we’ll just have to wait for now.

    • Hater Of Zer0

      You got to admit though that they were pretty bad, especially the Mario player since it seems as though they don’t know how to even run. :/

      • JumpMan

        hate those Walkers! and no, i’m not insulting people with that last name. or the zombies. i love zombies.

  • Henry Anderson

    I want this game.

  • TheUNation

    I’m glad that New Super Mario Bros. U will be released on the same date of the Wii U system’s launch. Day 1 purchase for me.

    • Tobbe

      For me too together with asc 3

      • Andrew Sheehan

        LOL, did you take your avatar picture while sitting on a toilet?

    • AKA-Link77

      Yah. this game will be better than SMB 2. And if that game can hit a million in such small time PLUS make 3DS sales boost, so can SMB U! Even more than SMB 2 as a matterv’ fact. This game & ZombieU will make this console sell zillions! :D

      • JumpMan

        you mean trabillions, right?

  • Shulololol


    • just ninTendo

      new super mario bros wii was awesome and of course its as same as it and im sure its one of the best wii U lunch game
      i want wii U now i cant wait 48 days.

  • Mac

    cant wait for this game

  • NintendoGamer

    Looks awesome.

  • Joswag (3ds fc: 0216-1072-9703)

    Day 1 purchase :)

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      add my friend code

      • garic

        Why dont people add friends they know in real life, instead of some random stranger on the internet?

        • Grodus

          I find that rather strange as well.

          P.S. Add me?

          • WII U 4 LIFE


          • Morley94

            yeah I agree. Isn’t it the same as playing a random opponent, since you still don’t know the person?

        • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

          Cause we want too

      • Joswag (3ds fc: 0216-1072-9703)

        Ok buddy

  • Anubis

    I really love the lighting effect of the character when they’re above the stars

  • Xblade13

    2D Super Mario is back and better than ever!
    Or at least, since Super Mario World. :P Looks fun, can’t wait!

  • BloopbopBeepbop

    i can see this game being really funny game.

  • Lord Carlisle

    Will you be able to play as your Mii in the story mode?

    • JumpMan

      well story mode is the one of two ways you can play, so i think so. but they probably haven’t “officially” announced it yet.

  • Xblade13

    I still wonder, do the babies become big Yoshis like in SMW or are the big ones seperate?

    • Anubis

      Each type of the blue, golden, pink baby yoshis has their own special abillities, but they will say ,little. There is the adult green yoshi which will also be in this game. hope that helps

  • Jhacker111

    *shits his pants with excitement*

  • Elite

    Could totally see the block tap feature being used to kill your friends rofl.

    • JumpMan

      it’s the only way to use it, isn’t it? >:D

  • zonda777

    I’m not sure why, but this game all of the sudden looks more enjoyable than before. Something about it reminds me a lot of Super Mario World, and it looks much more difficult than any of the other New Super Mario games (and no, I’m not saying that because the blue toad kept dying).

    • rp17

      It is like Super Mario World. Baby yoshis, one giant interconnected map, a cape-like squirrel suit, torpedo teds, monty moles, bony beetles, thwimps, round goombas, dinosaur land rock formations, 3-ups moons, tons of secret exits, plus things that were already in NSMBW.

      Also the difficulty level seems to have increased. This explains the why they used the gamepad the way they did. Skilled player won’t have need of the gamepad to play the game. But less skilled or newer players can get help from an additional player. This will relieve their stress and frustration while still giving the “pros” a challenge.

      • Morley94

        Torpedo Teds? Don’t you mean Bullet Bills?

        • Xblade13

          Torpedo Teds are the underwater ones, which have only shown up in SMW so far. They’re back in NSMBU, though!

  • Marioravesto3d

    Looks challenging as well as looking good.

  • The incredible sandwich

    it looks like new super mario bros wii meh

    • The incredible sandwich

      with a faster screen

      • WII U 4 LIFE

        don’t complain sony fanboy and here are my thoughts on sony…MEH AND FACEPALM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • The incredible sandwich

          i dont own a ps3

    • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

      And COD looks like COD and Halo looks like Halo……. Who cares ??? If it’s fun , you cannot complain .

      And its not crazy for Nintendo to think the consumer wants more as NSMBwii outsold EVERY game on ps3 and 360 individualy .
      NSMB DS sold 28 million and NSMB wii sold 25 million .

      Its obvious the consumer wants more of this great and fun 2D mario.

      • The incredible sandwich

        yeah but i would rather have something new take a break new super mario guys and give us something new other then new super mario its not new anymore

        • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

          I know !! so would a few of us . BUT loads and loads of people want a new console NSMB !! just the way it is .

          There’s tons of great stuff at wiiu launch anyway bro :)

          • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

            True specialy a game that just come once a console

          • The incredible sandwich

            yeah i know like rayman legends

      • The incredible sandwich

        btw i dont play COD\ Halo

      • Lord Carlisle

        While that is true Nintendward, I don’t like how small the comment section is on this page. Not many comments.

        The amount of comments reflect the popularity of the topic at hand. Wii U Zelda was groundbreaking, as is most Pachter articles because we all hate him. NSMB U needs more attention.

        • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

          Yeh!!! I agree. But maybe the core Nintendo fans (ie the ones who use websites like these) are less interested in NSMBU than the less serious Nintendo fans. I know a TON of people who just loved NSMBwii and are more than ready for a new one to play on their own , with their kids , with their partner or whatever.

          Just be happy it will boost the sales of the consoles and bring us more 3d mario and pikmin and zelda and metroid etc :)

          • Lord Carlisle

            I know, but it’d be nice to get more attention. I am a serious Nintendo fan, but I’m still excited for this. Not as excited as I am for Zelda U, but still excited.

            Trivia for you. And don’t google it. What does “Nintendo” roughly translate to in English? (I love giving trivia)

          • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

            I have no clue Lord Carlisle ^_^ . I will check google now :P

        • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

          I think is has to do whit the topic cause usualy the comment are replys to haters and ppl saying the same thing or thumbing up cause it would have ben the same thing.

      • Nintendo Power (Star Mission)

        Its not Halo, its Gaylo 4 LOL plus a ripoff of Metroid

        • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

          insulting a game is dumb especialy if good but if you would have insulted microsoft for his stupidty i would have thunb you up faster

          • Nintendo Power (Star Mission)

            I wasn’t Insulating Halo, but for me I don’t like that game. The only good Halo game I played was Halo Combat Evolved at my friends house

      • ..

        Sales don’t equal quality. Mario sells because it’s Mario.

        The NSMB series uses nostalgia and the fact that it’s Mario to sale. It doesn’t innovate, it copies itself. Not to mention they have been using the same sprites and music since the first NSMB game.

        I want a different feeling Mario (gameplay-wise), a different artstyle, different characters and maybe even *gasp* a different main antagonist. Also, the boss battles have been crappy in the past few games. The boss battles were good (not great) in the first NSMB game, but that’s it.

        They can’t keep playing it safe. Mario is stagnating!

        P.S. I forgot to mention the coop play. It looks basically the same as NSMB Wii. The coop in that game was more of a way to troll your friends than to actually work together throughout the level. It was done poorly and it seems more slapped on.

    • Grodus

      Great! Now show me the difference between your old COD, your current COD, and the COD you’re planning to get.

      • JumpMan

        oh! the quality of the headset chat. that is literally the ONLY thing that changes throughout the series.

  • Carlos Hugo

    What and ass hole the one with the game pad in the second level

    • Elladan

      I actually tried out this game and yes, it is not easy to put the blocks where you want them with out a stylus.

    • Nintendude

      You can choose to either aid the player or make it more difficult you know…

  • 007 1/2

    If I can I’m downloading this off the eshop.

  • 007 1/2

    If I can I’m downloading this off the wii u eshop.

    • Grodus

      Are you doing it twice?

  • wii u ??

    Zombie U its why i will drive to walmart and buy my console. More Zombie U footage Please…….. i Know I’am not the only one

  • Nintyfan- FC 1633 4211-8833

    Addin Time! xD

    Anyone? LOL

    Wii U will be much easier! “0

    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Add me

      • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

        Shout out to nintedward for getting this whole friend code thing rolling.

        I’ve quadrupled my number of friends (had 5, now 20). What’s the max, 64?

    • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

      Ad me too

    • Braulio500

      Add me =D

      3DS Friend Code: 5026 – 4565 – 7651

  • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

    I’m definately sold on this game. But my budget/instinct is telling me to pick up Rayman legends instead :/ . I will get NSMBU , but it may have to wait a month or two due to priority games…

    • SteampunkJedi

      My 3DS FC is 5284-2360-9145, Nintedward and anyone else who wants to know. I’ll add yours. :)

      • SteampunkJedi

        It seems the name is needed too. Is it?

        • SteampunkJedi

          Mine’s Linskarmo.

          • Braulio500

            Add me =D
            My name is Braulio

            3DS Friend Code: 5026 – 4565 – 7651

      • Nintedward-3dsFC=1289-8932-1209

        I will add now !!! . I am going to remove the friend code from my name now :) . I just wanted to bulk out my friend code list a bit. And you know if I bump into you on a MK7 race , its funny to leave feedback comments and what not ^_^.

        mmm I just add the code usualy and it goes through , although it has asked me for names a couple of times :) .

        My 3ds name is Nintedward :/ , lol/

        • SteampunkJedi

          Our Miis and tastes are strikingly similar!

          • Nintedward

            I know , your mii looks like mine ^_^ . You must be a handsome mofo like me XD .

        • SteampunkJedi

          I’ve Friend Coded 10 people now! Thanks for the idea, Nintedward!

      • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

        Done :)

  • LogicalDude

    It wont matter if you’ve saved someone from death dozens of times, the first time your block placement screws someone up on their last life, you’re all of a sudden the jackass who ruined the game. I can’t wait.

    Mario Bros U drinking game!

    Whoever holds the gamepad, whenever you’ve (without a doubt) saved someone from death, take a drink.

    Mario Kart drinking game!

    Four cups with four fill lines with fourth being the lowest and first being the highest. Whichever place you come in relative to your human opponents, fill to that line and drink. It evens things out quite nicely.

    • Draco Breach

      That, my friends, is what we call hardcore.

      For adults. Who can legally drink.

      In short, that is exactly what I’ll invite friends over to my house for!

      • JumpMan

        and for me and my friends, Coke! and no, not cocaine :/

        • Draco Breach

          Nope. I get ya.


          Besides, Rum and Coke’a’Cola ;) is one of my favorite ‘poisons’ – as the metaphor goes.

          Again. For adults. Like me.

          • Neonridr

            lol, love your little disclaimer at the end..

  • Maverick-Hunter

    Wow there are people who still haven’t gotten good at Mario lol anyway this game looks amazing way better than any Mario game I’ve seen before definatly a must get

    • Xblade13

      I know, right? I mastered and 100% completed Super Mario World at the age of 4. The button configuration for the 2D Marios has not changed much, it’s still A or B to jump, hold X or Y to dash (A and B on NES, 2 and 1 on Wii remote, respectively). It is probably the simplest control scheme in the world, yet people still have trouble with it o_O

      • A Brazilian

        It’s very simple, but, for the ones who didn’t play/didn’t experienced the first Marios, it’s slightly hard to get used to the physics of the game, for example, when I play NSMBWii with my friends, they don’t hold the jump button for a higher jump, they just tap the button, do a little jump, and fall into the bottom of the pit. It’s sad. And the New SMB controls are a bit slippy.
        I also completed SM World, but, unfortunately, I never could complete the Tubular level! :( Sorry for the English, and greetings from Brazil, where the Wii U will be probably priced for R$ 1,400 :(

        • Xblade13

          Tubular was a pain. It took me a month to beat it. Then I found out you could get more balloons as you go, in certain blocks. I went through, hitting each block to find out what had what. I lost a LOT of lives, but I know that level by heart now! :D
          Oh and my heart’s out to you on the Wii U price. :(

          • A Brazilian

            Well, this game (NSMBU) looks awesome, I think this is the New Super Mario World (this should be the name, IMO). I hope we can have the challenge of SMW again plus the funny and chaotic multiplayer. Again, sorry for the English.

            PS: the price of the PS3 at launch was way more impressive: R$ 5,000+. But now it’s cheap: 800~1000. Yes, that is cheap for a console here.

  • Dark Warrior

    I’m sorry, but is NSMBU really going to be that much better than NSMBWii?

    • WII U 4 LIFE


    • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

      Heck yeah it will be! Miiverse integration, HD graphics, gamepad, boost mode, super mario world aspects, downloadable from eshop, and the challenge stages revealed earlier are NOT in nsmb wii, yet pretty much everything in wii version will be on the wii u version. And even then, we don’t have all the details.

      Either way you look at it, its a mario game, from nintendo, on the wii u. I dont know about you, dark warrior, but I’m getting it!

      • Naterman

        Ok but in the end it’s the same thing!!!!! Peach gets kidnapped and u gotta go save her. Don’t get me wrong, the game looks fun but when u beat it, what happens? U get bored and that’s it. Sure they add new features like nuts as powers and in NSMB2 it’s gold flowers but it revolves around the same concept for every NSMB game. Since the DS one all the way to this one.

        • Xblade13

          Technically, every Mario game except SMB2 for NES and Super Princess Peach involved you saving the princess, and those two titles only because she was a playable character. All the 3D Marios are Princess rescue missions. Does that mean the Galaxies aren’t good? Mario is not supposed to be story-based. Gameplay is the main focus.

          Besides, it does seem at least the circumstances of her capture in this one are more original than before in the New games. Bowser decided to take Peach’s Castle for his own and holds her hostage in her own home. The goal is not to chase Bowser to his lair, but to fight your way home. The final battle will likely be at Peach’s Castle, reminiscant of Super Mario 64. The journey will be greater than the destination, anyway. Maybe that’s the moral of Mario.

          Actually now that I put it in that perspective it starts to sound awesome for a 2D Mario game! So yes, it will be better than NSMB, NSMBW, and NSMB2-not that its all that hard to beat THAT one. :P

          • Naterman

            Yes I know that that’s the objective of the game but in galaxy it was a 3D platformer and it was stunning how u can explore the planets and what not. In my opinion all the NSMB games r the same only with perhaps new levels and power ups. I mean this new power up kinda sux. Nuts? Really? The flying squirrel is the same crap as tanooki Mario which already exists and propeller Mario from NSMB wii. Gotta step it up Nintendo.

          • Xblade13

            I do agree that it is not the most innovative suit ever. It does add one new thing though: walljumps. Those are not on any prior 2D Mario, as far as I remember. Jumping at a wall with the Flying Squirrel Suit on will resort in you clinging to that wall for a short time. You can then jump up from there, and gain extra height. Not to mention, combining the Tanooki and Propeller powerups into one isn’t a bad idea. I would have rather had the Cape back, but no use fussing about it.

            Plus, Baby Yoshis are back, and feature new powerups of their own. You can play as a Mii, use the gamepad’s screen to either help or hinder your friends on multiplayer, and enjoy the beautiful painting-esque backgrounds as you play. Not to mention, if you didn’t like the waggle of the Wii remote, you can use the Pro Controller. On it, the extra powers (Yoshi bubbles, balloon, etc.) are used with a button (I believe its the shoulder buttons).

            NSMBWii + SMW = NSMBU. What’s wrong with that?
            Also, the 2D Marios and 3D Marios are considered seperate series. The 3D Marios are good, innovative, mostly single player games, and the 2D Marios are good, nostalgic, single or multiplayer games. If you don’t want it, that’s OK, but don’t knock it until you try it!

  • nintendoododo

    This looks so awesome but that castle music….Why is it same?


      Yeah, I was kinda dissappointed of the castle music too. The EXACT same thing.

  • Chris

    Its quite adorable when you realize the baby yoshis are singing to the song =3

  • Nintendude

    I just need to get $60 more to get this game…

  • Death47

    The mario player is downright terrible :P

    • Death47

      In the second level^

  • Nintyfan- FC 1633 4211-8833


    • Nintenlord(3dsFc1246-9697-5107

      Ad me

  • SteampunkJedi

    I never got NSMB Wii, but I definitely want this game. There are some other games I want more, but if my budget allows it I will surely pick this up.

  • Blake

    Can’t wait!!!!

  • Dan

    Finally a chance to get my wife into gaming,,, she wasnt into wii :(

  • Asiancake

    I’m so getting it

  • frank (3dsFC=5155-3120-0417)

    So did nintendo release this video, or was it someone else filming their experience with the game?

    Also, if you’ve got a 3DS, go along with the trend nintedward started, and put your friend code in your name. Then reply to this and I will add your code.

  • Robert

    Oh god please let that accomplishments rumor be real!!!!

    • JumpMan

      oh my god. i just thought of a Mario game with accomplishments. i died. it was beautiful! :3

  • Ledreppe

    I wish Nintendo would make this online, that’s the only way I can enjoy this multiplayer. Yes, I have no real friends!

  • Jetty

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shiateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tubba Blubba

    This looks like SO much fun. I can’t wait to play games like this with 5 friends!

    • JumpMan

      4 friends & you :)

  • Nintendo Power (Star Mission)

    Everybody is adding each other on 3DS. Next thing you know, the whole comment section is add me on WII U heres my gamer card

    • Morley94

      Yeah all that crap dominates the threads. Everyone with a 3DS that’s looking to hook up with other 3DS people just make a thread in the forums, it’s that easy. But there’s really no point, since playing with someone you don’t know, but is registered as your friend, is the same as playing with a random person, whom you also don’t know. Why pretend you have friends when you don’t?

      To all the guys who post their friend codes, go ahead dislike my comment because you’re in denial.

  • u mad bro FC: 0559-7101-5495

    I loved New Super Mario Bros. Wii so much and introduce many ideas and items… man I love the penguin suit… who’s with me!

    • Nintyfan

      Addin @U mad Bro


  • Grodus

    I’m gonna be a total jerk on the Gamepad. Lure them into trusting me, then BAM! Block their jumps over the shell-sliding boss. They wont suspect a thing…

    • JumpMan


  • Braulio500

    3DS Friend Code: 5026 – 4565 – 7651

    Not sure if I must see it or wait until I can play it, what do you think?

    Anyway, the wait is killing me X3

  • Zero

    Can you play with the gamepad alone AND place blocks?

    Exited For:
    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Luigis Mansion Dark Moon
    Paper Mario Sticker Star
    Zero Escape: Virtues Last reward
    Nintendo Land
    New Super Mario Bros. U
    Lego City Undercover

    Darn, not enough cash!


    I have a question. When using the Gamepad, do you have to place blocks and stuff, or can you actually play as somebody while playing with your friends?

    • Xblade13

      If it’s 5 player, then you have to place blocks. On one player, you can play using the gamepad (the game can even be played completely on it). I’m not sure, but I assume if it’s 4 players or less, you can play as a character with the gamepad.



  • Naterman

    No the gamepad isn’t a character. It’s the person that puts blocks and kills enemies.

  • Ieuan D