The fine folks at Nintendo recently ported over the Wii game Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe to their Switch console, and there’s at least one happy gamer living in our house.
“Wow Nintendo, this is one of the best Mario games EVER,” said the Princess as she sat at the table playing in the Switch’s handheld configuration.
”Is that right?” I asked. “What is it that you love about it?”
”The characters! The time trials! I get really annoyed when I don’t complete them all!”
Presented in the classic Mario side-scroller format, Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe finds the titular hero, alongside Luigi, Nabbit, Toadette and Toad, as they seek to return to Princess Peach’s castle, where she is being held prisoner by Bowser. It’s fairly standard Mario storytelling, which isn’t a bad thing. Far from it, especially if you’ve got a younger player in your household.
”I like the detail of the game,” said the Princess. “The gameplay is fun, but the second level is SO hard. I don’t know what I’m doing.”
She says it with a smile on her face.
This deluxe edition comes fully loaded with all of the DLC content for the original game’s add-on, New Super Luigi U, along with some harder challenges for the veteran gamers. I’ve had some time to play Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on my own, and it refreshingly brings me back to the days of classic Super Mario games, souped up for the next generation. Sometimes it’s even hard for me, but it’s also addictivly entertaining, even if it’s apparently not perfect to someone.
”I find Toadette has too low a jump, that’s what I think,” The Princess chimed in. “But I love playing as her. I also love how Nabitt is immune to everything but falling. AND the secret areas! It took YOU a while to figure them out, didn’t it, Daddy??”
The Princess speaks truth. And she also loves the new Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and highly recommends it.
“Any final words on the game?” I asked her.
“Fantastic! Awesome! And any other words that mean fantastic and awesome!”