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Gaming Retrospective: New Super Luigi U

Published by A Link In Time in the blog Sentimental World. Views: 32

New Super Luigi U is the final game in the NSMB sub-series. It's also the only one without Mario!


The green box art for the physical release really stands out in my collection. It's a reminder of 2013 being The Year of Luigi, which also saw him star in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The game was also available on the Wii U eShop.

Luigi controls with a higher jump and more slippery running akin to his traits in the English version of Super Mario Bros. 2.

The world map is the same as in NSMBU. All bosses are also unchanged.

Nabbit is now a playable character this time around to replace Mario. He's an easy mode due to not being able to take damage.

The gimmick in this game is that each level is shorter and only has 100 seconds on the clock. While the game starts harder, it actually ends easier than NSMBU because of its shorter levels.

While not as fun as NSMBU, NSLU is still a great time.

I hope people check this game out on Switch now that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has launched!
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