The game received positive reviews from critics, with several calling New Super Mario Bros. one of the best games available for the Nintendo DS. GameZone believed that it was the \"hot game\" to purchase for any DS owner, noting its \"huge exploration potential\" and reinvention of the platform game genre. Tom Bramwell of Eurogamer stated, \"I've done this sort of thing before hundreds of times across thousands of days in what feels like a dozen Mario games. I still love it.\" Believing that experienced players would require very little time to complete the game, GameSpot nevertheless considered New Super Mario Bros. a \"completely awesome\" game that was an \"absolutely necessary\" video game to own. GamesRadar considered the game a bargain, noting that it included \"a completely solid solo game, a simple-but-exciting two-player, and then a collection of super-quick stylus games\".
The Switch remaster also adds a new item, the super crown, which transforms Toadette into a version of Peach with special powers. She can double jump, for instance, as well as use her trademark dress to float downwards. Other characters, however, cannot use the super crown, which, as well as denying the internet the Bowsette it so dearly desires, is a strange exclusion. Toadette is denoted as \"easy\" in the main menu, where Mario, Luigi, and Toad are normal difficulty and Nabbit is \"very easy.\" You can change characters outside of any level throughout the game, but it strikes me as an odd choice--why keep Peach's powers isolated to one difficulty level
Once you inevitably defeat Bowser--spoilers!--a post-game opens up, offering super-hard levels only unlocked for those who collect every star coin throughout each of the game's eight worlds. From the start you can also access special challenges, such as dodging fireballs for a certain amount of time or triple-jumping to coin glory, as well as the aforementioned New Super Luigi U. The Luigi-led expansion remixes each level from the main game to be shorter but harder, and Luigi himself changes to have a higher jump but slower--and thus trickier--reaction times. NSLU is the most substantial mode outside of the main game, and it's thankfully unlocked from the start for those seeking a challenge.
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE is actually a compilation of two older platform adventures from the long-running Mario franchise that originally debuted on the Wii U. The first game is New Super Mario Bros. U, which follows a standard story of Bowser invading Princess Peach's castle, tossing Mario and his friends across various kingdoms in his latest kidnapping attempt. It's up to Mario to face the hazards of each land, or grab up to three other friends to clear stages by tossing characters over hazards or propelling them to new heights to boost their jumps. The expansion, New Super Luigi U, adds a further challenge, with harder levels, smaller time limits, and more opponents on-screen to test your leaping and fireball throwing abilities. All total, there are 164 stages that you'll be able to fight through in this challenging collection. But if you're finding that things are too tricky, don't worry: Players can take on the role of two new characters. Toadette can grab a super crown as a power-up, which turns her into Peachette, letting her double-jump and float slowly in the air. You can also play the stealthy Nabbit, a villain who likes to steal items and is never injured if he contacts enemies. Players can also test their skills in the Boost Rush mode, where the game action speeds up as you collect coins; Challenges mode, where you're given new themed tests to complete; and Coin Battle mode, where two to four players compete to grab the most coins. Finally, the game comes with hints and videos to help you through a stage, and even a Super Guide to help you complete a course if you're stuck. 59ce067264