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New Super Mario Bros U is the next installment in the New Super Mario Bros. series. Borrowing plenty of gameplay elements from the classic side-scrolling Mario platformers, New Super Mario Bros. U utilizes the unique elements of the Wii U for five player multiplayer and plenty of exciting new additions. Let's break down some of the qualities of the new Wii U title, and stack them against the features of the last installment in the New Super Mario series, New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS. Be sure to vote and let us know which game wins out in each category!

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New Additions
Newly introduced in New Super Mario Bros. U is the Squirrel Suit. Gathering acorns will put characters into this new suit. Characters in the Squirrel Suit can hover for some seconds after jumping. Other perks of the suit include being able to cling onto walls, thrust upwards quickly followed by a slow decent, and a slower natural fall speed. NSMBUBlog New Super Mario Bros 2. introduces new golden items that award the player with many coins. The game plays very similarly to the previous Super Mario games, but with an added emphasis on coin collecting. In this adventure, Mario and Luigi are tasked with collecting as many coins as they can, with the ultimate goal of 1 million.
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The poll was created at 19:45 on November 26, 2012, and so far 32 people voted.


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Bosses
New Super Mario Bros. U includes several boss fights across the many worlds. Some bosses include Boom Boom, Kamek, or the Sumo Bro. in the Fortresses. the player will also face off against several Koopalings, including Lemmy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Roy Roppka, and more. The final two bosses of the game include Bowser Jr on the Airships and Bowser at Peach's Castle. NSMBUBlog2 New Super Mario Bros 2. includes severeal boss fights in Castle Levels across all of the worlds. The player will dispatch various Koopa underlings, including Roy Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Ludwing Von Koopa, and others. Bowser is faced off against in World 6, with the ultimate battle against Dry Browser occurring in the end game.
Which game do you feel had a more enjoyable new focus/additions?
 
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The poll was created at 19:45 on November 26, 2012, and so far 32 people voted.


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Enemies
New Super Mario Bros. U introduces a handful of new enemies into the mix, some include Dragoneels, who behave similar to Snorkel Snakes, Goombrats which are small variants of the iconic Goomba, and Flipruses which are pink walrus like creatures with powers similar to the Snow Spike. NSMBUBlog3 New Super Mario Bros. 2 introduces several new enemies including the Bone varieties of different common enemies, including Big and normal-sized Bone Piranha Plant, and Bone Goombas, along with Mini Urchins and Boohemoths. These new enemies appear throughout the various worlds of the game.
Which game do you feel had a more enjoyable new focus/additions?
 
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The poll was created at 19:45 on November 26, 2012, and so far 32 people voted.
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Worlds
New Super Mario Bros. U contains eight new worlds for the player to explore. Unlike previous New Super Mario Bros. titles, this game has a seamless world map that bears a similar look to Super Mario World. The names of most of these areas are named after food items, including Acorn Plains, Frosted Glacier, Soda Jungle, and Rock-Candy Mines. Similar to previous games, there are fortresses, castles, and ghost houses within each world. NSMBUBlog4 New Super Mario Bros. 2 includes 6 worlds for the player to explore, including three special hidden worlds that can be found by the player. The game includes no general theme to the worlds, but they include a wide variety of different settings, including rolling grass hills, underwater zones, sky levels, and more.
Which game do you feel had a more enjoyable new focus/additions?
 
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The poll was created at 19:45 on November 26, 2012, and so far 30 people voted.
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Multiplayer
New Super Mario Bros U includes multiplayer for up to 5 simultaneous players. Four players can take control of characters using Wii Remotes, Pro Controllers, or other conventional methods. Players can play as Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Yellow Toad, as Miis. The fifth player uses the GamePad to control as a master editor of sorts, dropping platforms, moving obstacles, and retrieving players from their bubbles. NSMBUBlog5 A two player mode is available for New Super Mario Bros. 2, with the second player taking control as Luigi. Both character progress normally through the stages. Another mode, called Coin Rush, challenges the player to collect the most coins out of a selection of three random levels. To enable multiplayer, there must be two 3DS's and two copies of the game.
Which game do you feel had a more enjoyable new focus/additions?
 
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The poll was created at 19:45 on November 26, 2012, and so far 30 people voted.
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