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Score Breakdown Based on 469 ratings
  1. 10 (101)
  2. 9 (173)
  3. 8 (92)
  4. 7 (62)
  5. 6 (11)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (12)

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  • User Rating 9

    One of the best Mario games in a long time.

    Rated on November 26, 2012 by codylubrano

    If you have a Wii U this is definitly one of the best launch titles they have out for it. First off the graphics look very nice the controls are the best they have been since Super Mario World, they m...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it...just make it better!

    Rated on February 19, 2013 by Kyanzaki

    I kinda raved around New Super Mario Bros. Wii when it came out...I'm doing the same with New Super Mario Bros. U! Smashing and crunching and making a great game to even a better game for Nintendo's ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Mario makes a triumphant return to form on the Wii U!

    Rated on December 02, 2012 by JustPlainLucas

    It is a great time to be a Mario fan right now. Earlier this year, we've seen New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the 3DS, and now we have yet another Mario game, this time on th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Mario is back in his first HD outing for the Wii U

    Rated on December 03, 2012 by ptpattycakes

    The last time we saw a Mario game released at the same time as a new Nintendo console was back in 1996. Since then most of the more recent games in the series have been released in the beginning, or ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Mario's glorious adventure on the WIi U!!!

    Rated on December 27, 2012 by matthova

    I really enjoyed the game...for starters the controls are great. The jumps and dash jumps feel precise. There's some new suits called the acorn suit and the ice flower suit. THey really come in handy....

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    This launch title for the Wii U maintains great, classic Mario gameplay that is as pleasing as ever.

    Rated on December 28, 2012 by MathMattS

    Graphics 10/10: The world of Mario simply looks great in high definition. The colors are bright and vibrant, and the animation is flawless. Sound 8/10: There are no real issues to be had with the ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A good 2D Mario game!

    Rated on December 29, 2012 by Shattered-dream

    I really liked this game on the WIIU! The landscape is beautiful, and the fact it is in HD makes the game look so much better. I'm not going to lie seeing Bowser the first time in HD is amazing. This ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Mario experts will be less excited by the latest NSMB game, but in its own right the game is quite good

    Rated on December 30, 2012 by Stonetowerghost

    My only real issue with this game is that its too easy, and that's been my chief complaint about NSMB from the beginning. The DS game was cool and I loved the quirky Wii game, but the NEW series reall...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii U slaps hardcore gamers in the face in order to pander to casual gamers.

    Rated on January 02, 2013 by devjmoore

    I hate New Super Mario Bros Wii U for the same reason I hate WWE. Both WWE and Nintendo sold out. WWE got too big for their britches and decided to cast off the Attitude Era in favor of their lame PG ...

    1 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    A decent addition to the Mario library, but seeing this for a fourth time is truly beyond repetitive...

    Rated on March 17, 2013 by Magikmike39

    Let me make one thing completely clear. Mario is one of my favorite video game franchises of all time. The Wii brought us Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, which are two of my top 20 greatest Mario games of...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.