New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Reviews Summary

Jovial Platforming
Loads of Content
Few New Additions

Summary: A remaster of one of the best Wii U games, some critics feel that it doesn't quite live up to its "deluxe" title. However, this is still a great platformer, especially for those who missed it the first time around.

Rating Summary

Based on 83 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 83 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2019

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is an enjoyable re-release, but doesn't stand quite as tall next to modern platformers.

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Jan 9, 2019

One of the best Wii U games gets a wonderful Switch remaster that brings to life its multiplayer mayhem better than ever before.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

Compared to the classic 2D Super Mario games this is disappointingly anodyne, but it's still competently made platform fun that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

This platformer was fun on Wii U, and the Deluxe version gives the game a well-earned extra life on Switch

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Unscored
Jan 9, 2019

If Super Mario Odyssey is the culmination of 3D Mario games, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is the same for 2D Mario

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7 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

Mario and Luigi are as agile as ever in Nintendo Switch's latest remaster, but they're starting to show their age.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Jan 15, 2019

Well, if you never played New Super Mario Bros. U for the Nintendo Wii U, or if you want to experience it again with friends—or Toadette—maybe it’s worth it to you. If you absolutely require an official 2D Mario game on your Nintendo Switch, here it is. If you’re just looking for a platform game and you’ve never played either this or Celeste, get Celeste.

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84 / 100
Jan 9, 2019

Seven years after its original release, New Super Mario Bros U is still a great platform game, with lots of secrets, and incredibly fun to play in local multiplayer. DX has not many improvements from the original Wii U version.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 9, 2019

We are facing one of the best 2D platforms of recent years and if it has never been played, it is a perfect opportunity to do so.

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7 / 10
Jan 9, 2019

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a huge amount of great 2D Mario (and Luigi) platforming and it's at its easiest to pick up and play on Switch, but even with the sheer volume of content this doesn't really feel like a ‘Deluxe' game. Toadette's easier gameplay comes at the cost of a regular difficulty fourth character, and makes for a token appearance of Peach as a playable character, while the best all round multiplayer fun has been left behind with the Wii U's GamePad.

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