New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: Switch Reviews Roundup

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New Super Mario Bros. U was a somewhat unappreciated Wii U launch title, but with its Switch remaster nearly out in the wild, will the platformer find a new lease on life? Is it a worthy addition to the Switch's growing catalogue of exclusive games? Will Mario finally save Princess Peach? The answers to all these questions and more can be found in our review roundup below.

Our own New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review says "Deluxe is well worth playing, especially if you didn't get a chance to play NSMBU on Wii U." Be sure to check out the full review, or check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic for a wider view of critics' views on the game.

  • Game: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • Release date: January 11
  • Price: US $60 / £50 / AU $80

GameSpot -- 7/10

"Despite its aging formula, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is still a great entry in the series, with its typically tight platforming and both accessibility and depth to spare. While it can feel a bit stale for those who have been round the Mushroom Kingdom one too many times before, Deluxe is well worth playing, especially if you didn't get a chance to play NSMBU on Wii U." -- Oscar Dayus [Full review]

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GamesRadar+ -- 4.5/5

"If you get into a habit of doing that quick save, it's not too inconvenient and it's such a small niggle for a game that is so utterly wonderful. With New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe the year of Nintendo Switch games is off to an incredibly strong start." -- Sam Loveridge [Full review]

Game Informer -- 8.5/10

"With so many stages to explore and master, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a terrific way to experience this game again or for the first time. Toadette is a good addition for less-experienced players, and she makes some of the star coins easier to reach. While I'm disappointed that this release doesn't include more additions to the original package, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is still a great game at its core." -- Brian Shea [Full review]

IGN -- 8.0/10

"New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a broadly approachable and feature-rich platforming game. Toadette is a welcome addition to the roster for those after a more forgiving way to tackle some of the more challenging levels, and the inclusion of the New Super Luigi U mode extends its lifespan substantially. While there are a number of other Nintendo Switch games within the genre that outdo New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in various different ways, it nonetheless remains a highly enjoyable platforming package as a whole." -- Tristan Ogilvie [Full review]

The Guardian -- 3/5

"The further you delve into New Super Mario Bros U, the more rewarding it becomes. Its final worlds hold some of its best levels, and there are plenty of fun secrets to enliven the second or third attempt at a level. But it's hard to summon the motivation to devote that much time to it. It's typically well-made and enjoyable, but next to the best of the Mario series, it's unmemorable." -- Keza MacDonald [Full review]

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