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Japan: Famitsu Awards New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe 32/40 On Nintendo Switch

Japanese video game magazine Famitsu is the first publication to publish their review for New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe which arrives on the Nintendo Switch next month. The four reviewers each awarded the game a solid 8/10 which combined makes a total of 32/40. You will be able to purchase the Nintendo Switch title on 11th January.

1st reviewer: Basically, the content is based on the Wii U version. The fun factors of the side-scrolling action which has been inherited from the Famicom/NES era get crammed in, it’s so broad-minded that anyone from old to young qnd men to women can enjoy it, which is good. You can now control the Totten/Nabbit which does not receive damage from enemies, so even people who are not really good with action games can play it too. It’s also a good thing that they included “Treasure Movies” where you can watch super gameplay videos. 8

2nd reviewer: From the beginning, this already has full considerations for beginners with things like “Example Play”. But when it comes to Kinopeach/Peachette, 2 Mini-Toads get added which can perform double-jumps, thus making it easier to be enjoyed by a broader range of players. In the “Movie” [mode], other than super gameplays, you can also watch “Topic Modes” for walkthrough and more which I am grateful of. There aren’t too many new features from the original version, but New Super Luigi U which was DLC is also included here, which is worth playing. 8

3rd reviewer: The easiness to play is stable, and the fun factor is very stable. Although it’s somewhat getting stuck in the rut, you can watch shortcut-like plays or earn hints from the videos, so well done for weaving in extras that fit with the [current] era. I feel a sympathy with the direction that lets it be enjoyed by anyone and everyone, starting with the complete support for beginners. The stage composition will feel familiar to people experienced with the series, but the essence of fun is already crammed in that much, and the volume also gets a full grade. 8

4th reviewer: The sense of touching a mainstream 2D action, the inclusion of courses with two game copies, and the addition of new playable characters which increase the gameplay breadth, makes the volume feels great that this is not a simple port. “Treasure Movies”, with numerous fascinating and excellent official super gameplays, are fun even just look at, and they also stimulate the desire to play. I’m also a bit concerned with the Joy-Con R-Stick’s position when controlling though, but it’s still within my range of tolerance. People who haven’t played the Wii U version will definitely feel a sense of profit here. 8

Total score32/40*


14 thoughts on “Japan: Famitsu Awards New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe 32/40 On Nintendo Switch”

  1. I wonder if their scores would be as high if they had to actually pay for it after already owning it on Wii U & being disappointed about how much of a copy/paste job it was from the previous entires in the “New” Super Mario Bros series.

    1. It’s still a good game, it was first 2d mario I played since nes, and I enjoyed a lot of it on Wii U.
      Might get it for Switch just to have it in my collection once price drops at least to half for physical version.

      1. If it had been my first after a long time, I’d have enjoyed it a lot more too. It’s a good game, but coming from NSMBW, it was underwhelming. Pretty much more of the exact same thing.

        1. That was my issue, too. I had already played through the Wii version with my cousin by the time I played the U version. It wasn’t bad & I got close to the last 2 or 3 worlds but I eventually lost interest. Maybe if I hadn’t played the Wii game, maybe I would have finished.

  2. Like with many of the Wii U ports, it’s mostly for those who missed it with little things here and for ppl who already owned it to think about double dipping. Personally I’m thinking about cuz I missed out on the Luigi levels though I wished they’d upgrade the graphics a touch. I’m by no means a graphics snob but just thinking they could have added more polygons to Mario to make him look a bit “newer” would go a long way for those of us who already played this. Even DK had changes in Tropical Freeze that were a “cool” touch (no pun intended)

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