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New Super Mario Bros. U
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Super Mario
Release date JP December 8, 2012
NA November 18, 2012
EU November 30, 2012
AU November 30, 2012
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Ratings ACB: General
CERO: All ages
ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: Three years and older
USK: All ages
Platform(s) Wii U
Media Wii U disk
Previous game New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Next game New Super Luigi U

New Super Mario Bros. U is the fourth installment in the New Super Mario Bros. series. It was released on November 18, 2012 (the Wii U's launch). This game allows for up to five people to play at once, four on Wii Remotes, and one on the Wii U GamePad.


The gameplay is similar to that of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, with additions like the Super Acorn, which transforms the player into his Flying Squirrel form, and the choice to play as a Mii. Like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, players have the option to play as either Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, or Blue Toad. Yoshi is back again, and just like in Super Mario World, players can carry him when he is hatched out of an egg. Yoshi also has the ability to inflate like a balloon, and float through the air. Baby Yoshis also reappear in this game with several different powers. In Challenge mode, there 5 different groups of challenges called Time Attack, Coin Collection, 1-Up Rally, Special, and Boost Mode.


These are confirmed characters for the game.

Playable Characters

Other Characters






Unlike previous New Super Mario Bros. titles with separated worlds, New Super Mario Bros. U has a seamless world map that bears resemblance to that of Super Mario World. The names of most of the sections are named after food items. Similar to previous games, there are Fortresses, Castles, and Ghost House levels within each world. Different themes are nestled within each section of the map.



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  • This is, so far, the only Mario 2D platformer game that doesn't include or involve Bowser's Castle in any way.
  • This is the only game in the New Super Mario Bros. series to be a launch title.
  • If the Miis are selected as P1, they will be colored like Mario. If P2, they will be colored like Luigi. If P3, they will have yellow shirts and purple overalls, similar to Wario. If P4, they wear blue shirts and dark blue overalls, similar to Luigi's light blue alternate costume from the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • When the player grabs a Baby Yoshi, an additional choir is added to the music, while Baby Yoshi chants accordingly.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U is the first New Super Mario Bros. game where playable characters start out the first level away from Princess Peach's Castle. It is also the first 2D Mario game where the players get to see the interior areas of Peach's Castle, not counting going inside to see videos in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
  • If one counts Secret Island and the Coin CoursesNew Super Mario Bros. U has the most areas/worlds in the New Super Mario Bros. series, at eleven worlds, and the most courses, at ninety-four courses.
  • Sometimes, on the title screen, Luigi almost trips over instead of jumping and ground-pounding the ground.
  • This game also brought New Super Luigi U as a side game.