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Release Date: August 25th, 2013 Movie Release Year: 2013

New Super Luigi U

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Right smack in the middle of Nintendo's "Year of Luigi" came 'New Super Luigi U,' an expansive DLC casting Luigi in amped up versions of original 'New Super Mario Bros. U' levels. Whether it's Nintendo's way of doing yet another 'New' sequel without calling it a sequel or promoting the lifespan of a crucially important Wii U launch title, 'New Super Luigi U' has been positioned to appeal with both veteran and new 'New Super Mario Bros. Players.'

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August 25th, 2013

Video Review


Luigi's levels seem to vibrate with a little more color, but it's mostly the same as before. Still, as a continuation of the first Mario title in true HD, it's a blessing on the eyes. 'New Super Mario Bros. U' was a great first step into the HD era for Nintendo, and 'Luigi U' is no different. In a kooky Nintendo twist, there's also a background rendering of Luigi in every single level. It's a bit like the hidden Mickeys at Disney World.

Audio Review


Cheery as can ever be, not much changes from one 2D Mario installation to another. Luigi borrows 100 percent of its tracks from the original game. That's okay, because I could listen to the repeated map track for all eternity, provided that I had to choose just one.

Did you enjoy 'New Super Mario Bros. U?' If you found that it was the best of the series, and many did, including myself, than there's absolutely room for more. 'New Super Luigi U' is the extra bump to a stellar platformer that many should be happy to pick up. Luigi's physics and the shorter-but-quicker levels don't blow the doors out with creativity, but they do put to the test your well-trained jumping skills. Were it a full sequel it might've felt a little dry. As DLC, however, it's a brilliant and lasting extension of a wonderful Wii U launch title.

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