So NSMB U finally came to the Switch. I know, I keep saying I'm sick of the Switch becoming a machine of ports, but I feel like this one really makes sense and deserves the port - especially when you consider that the original game sold less than 6 million copies.
Essentially a basic port with the addition of New Luigi U in one package, the game is reportedly light on new content, but does include a new playable character in Toadette.
What I found most interesting is that Toadette turns into "Peachette" whenever she consumes a Crown Mushroom. She plays identically to Peach, with the exception that she makes the game easier by being kicked out of pitfalls she accidentally wanders down, once. (Whether this suggests that Peach is actually a mushroom person like Toad and Toadette is anyone's best guess, however.)
NSMBUD has been out for... I think over 10 days at this point, but I haven't really noticed much talk about it here in the forums. I get that GS's Ninty forums aren't that active, but I'm surprised I don't see some mention of it on the front page.
Some reviews criticize that the game doesn't offer enough for people who've already played the Wii-U games. I realize part of it is most of you might not be interested due to this being familiar recent territory.
Still other mentions suggest the game is far too easy, with Super Luigi U being the game's saving grace in the difficulty department. Of course, this is still thrown off a bit by the inclusion of Nabbit and Toadette, who make the game easier.
As someone who's never played the Wii-U games, I've always kinda been interested in them. I enjoyed New Super Mario Bros. on the DS, and if it's anything like that game gameplay-wise then I think it could be a fun outing on the Switch, especially with the extra content packed in there.
It's a bit disappointing there isn't much that's actually 'new' about the game though. It costs as much as a brand new game, but doesn't offer a lot in the way of new content. If it included some sort of new mode or extra levels, or maybe daily challenges of some kind, that would justify the cost. As it stands I expect waiting on a sale or price-drop.
Curious as to whether anyone else has gotten it, and what their feelings are on the game. While I strongly think Mario Maker deserved a Switch version more than any other Wii-U game, this one seemed up there to me. I'm just wondering if the release is worth it as it stands.