Parents' Guide to

New Super Mario Bros. U

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Teamwork plays major role in another fun Mario platformer.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 5+


its the best game in the world and no bad staff for kids like 5 and up

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 7+

Amazing Game!

I Own This Game and it's Amazing! It takes about 3 days to finish it by just speed running each level, but if you want to clear the game 100%, you will have to take your time and use your skills wisely. Kids that work with others in multiplayer mode use teamwork.There is lots of content in this game, like challenge mode, boost rush mode and many others! It is Also easy to play! Overall it a Great Game! Every Mario Fan Should own this title!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (33):

New Super Mario Bros. U makes a fine Wii U debut for Nintendo's dungaree-clad superstar. It offers plenty of classic 2D side-scrolling action for players who just want more of what they've always loved in old-school Mario games. Then it sweetens the pot by offering groups of gamers something completely new in Boost mode, which can be used by parents to help struggling kids work through tricky areas or veterans to improve their scores and find hidden treasures. Some friends may even make up their own challenges in Boost mode by attempting to, say, see whether they can use the platforms they conjure to stymie rather than help each other.

As an added bonus, kids (or parents) who want to continue playing when the TV is needed for something else can keep the game running on the GamePad screen, playing through the story and some of the bonus challenges in solo mode. They won't even need to restart the game.

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