42 Comments
Edited by MechaShadow84

Interesting. The return of generic Toad characters displeases me, though.

Posted by Joey2683

Yeah, I am conflicted about how I feel about the WiiU.

Posted by BlackLagoon

This game's pretty damn fun, but wasn't there another character they could have added instead of a second Toad? Was Wario busy? Did they lose Waluigi's number?

Posted by Catlicker

Could they really be concerned that Wario and Waluigi wouldn't fit with the storyline?

I mean, who cares about Mario storyline, really.

Edited by KlUMZeE

I really enjoy New Super Mario Bros. Wii so I hope this game proves to be just as fun. Looking at the impressions everyone had of the 3DS version though, I'm not going to get my hopes up.

Edit: Hmm, never mind, this looks to be an entirely different game. I was just expecting an updated version of the 3DS game they put out. I'm still a little skeptical but this trailer certainly gives me hope.

@MechaShadow84 said:

Interesting. The return of generic Toad characters displeases me, though.

Agreed, they definitely could've included more interesting Mario characters than that.

Posted by Sergotron

meh

Edited by sixpin

Looks like more New SMB.

If you don't have someone babysitting the WiiU pad-thing, does that hamper your ability to reach certain areas/coins/etc?

Posted by geirr

@Sergotron said:

meh

Eh..

Posted by StriderNo9

Sure does look pretty.

Posted by BonOrbitz

I love me some Mario, but I'm tired of the New Super Mario formula. I'd say give me more Super Mario Galaxy, but that wouldn't remedy the overall problem because that could be considered "more of the same" by some folks as well. I don't know what a good solution would be to reignite my excitement for Mario except, well, another Mario Galaxy.

Posted by super_machine

Challenge mode. lol, I thought it was going to say "play without game breaking cheat blocks" or something. But seriously, getting some of those star coins are a bitch!

Posted by jackelbeaver

i imagine you can just sub out yellow toad for a Mii of Princess Daisy if u want. :O

Posted by CakeBomb

So, more of that. Ok. 
 
They could have put the SMB2 cast in it.

Posted by Yorkin

Seems like it would be really frustrating and awkward to create platforms by poking at the touch screen at the same time your jumping through tricky areas where time is of the essence.

Posted by JackSukeru

Game looks like it might be fun. Two of the characters are still toads, neither of which are very Sexy.

That sucks.

Edited by Lurkero

So, that's it, huh? If New Super Mario Bros games hadn't been coming out for the past few years I would be more interested, but this doesn't seem the same as Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, or Mario Galaxy in terms of uniqueness. It's unfortunate really.

And they still couldn't add distinct characters instead of 2 generic toads?

Posted by TheMathlete

I haven't actually played any New Super Mario Bros game since the 1st on the DS. I'm actually kind of looking forward to this one... just a little bit though.

Posted by edeo

Played the demo and was unimpressed. Of course it will make millions from all the people scared to play a 3D game.

Posted by WickedFather

I thought that 'Challenges' was the name for Nintendo's version of achievements for a minute. Keep that babyshit away from my games.

Edited by Peanut

GOD, Alex! I WISH Waluigi was in this game. I'm still of the firm belief that Waluigi is so fucking awful and creatively bankrupt that he wraps around the scale and comes out at the top as awesome and hilarious. I wish Nintendo had the foresight to put him in a real game where they could expand on how creepy and weird he is.

Then again, Nintendo won't even give Luigi a game of him own where he isn't fighting ghosts and he's the only Nintendo character to have any kind of legitimate character development in history. I should clarify that I'm not complaining about Luigi's Mansion, as I loved it, even back when everyone was giving it shit at launch and I'm psyched for the second game.

Posted by freakin9

It's seeming like Nintendo is leaning on the 2d as a quick way to make a Mario game for the launch of a new console/revision. It's funny, there was a time where I was annoyed at the time between Mario games, now that the reality of multiple Mario games is here I long for fewer. I wonder how long till they actually make a 3d Mario game for the Wii U.

Edited by NaDannMaGoGo

To me this looks completely fine. I mean in HD and with nice gameplay it's at least good to have on launch, right?

That music however... I really despise most of the newer 2D Super Mario main tracks :/

edit:

I mean just go to youtube and search Super Mario World Music - so good!

To be fair, music often takes time to get into, so judging this early on my be not completely right.

Posted by cannonballBAM

This looks awesome.

Posted by Blair

Fuck, I wish Nintendo would just do away with "modern" Mario music and go back to the Super Mario World sound.

Posted by SpaceBoat

IT'S STILL ALL ABOUT BLUE TOAD!

Posted by MeatSim

Wario and Waluigi's SAT scores weren't high enough to get into NSMB University.

Posted by IceColdGamer

@Yorkin: That's kinda what I was thinking. Won't you have to hold the controller with both hands cause it's so big? Confused.

Posted by solidlife

Do you think this will have online multiplayer

Posted by ChrisTaran

2 Toads is the laziest thing they could do. Why don't they make the Princess playable again? For christ sake, let Bowser kidnap someone else for a change!

Posted by PandaShake

This looks good. Nice, sharp, and colorful. Wonder if they'll have online coop.

Posted by big_jon

Looks like it actually may be pretty good, I love the backgrounds, especially the snow level.

Posted by Lavapotamus

@sixpin said:

Looks like more New SMB.

If you don't have someone babysitting the WiiU pad-thing, does that hamper your ability to reach certain areas/coins/etc?

I think they've tried to design levels so that everything's possible regardless of what controller you're using or how many you're playing with. For example, that section in the trailer where Mario collects 8 red coins over the lava pit? The player uses the gamepad's ability to drop blocks, but there's a moving stone in the lava that they could have used instead. The section right before that, where the player uses blocks to get to a platform in the sky, could be done with one of the flying squirrel suits instead, too. From what I could tell while playing through NSMB Wii with my roommates, the levels are designed for both single player and multiplayer scenarios. It's just a LOT easier to collect the star coins/reach higher up places with your friends.

Posted by ghostNPC

Lackluster, in every way.

Remember when Mario used to be cool?

Posted by Jolt92

Oh man, now I am excited for it.

Posted by Mr_Misery

FUCKING MARIO YO

Posted by maxB

looks like it could be better then NSMB2

Posted by elko84

@ChrisTaran said:

2 Toads is the laziest thing they could do. Why don't they make the Princess playable again? For christ sake, let Bowser kidnap someone else for a change!

How can my princess be in another castle if he doesn't kidnap her?

Edited by Dan_CiTi

I would take two Toads over Waluigi any day, what they should have done is gotten Toadsworth and Birdo. Anyway I do like what Nintendo is doing with a nice HD system. Though the look of some of the Nintendo Land games is more impressive. 

Posted by IronScimitar

@Blair said:

Fuck, I wish Nintendo would just do away with "modern" Mario music and go back to the Super Mario World sound.

WAAAH WAAH WAAAAAHHHH.

Im not mocking you, just imitating the music.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

I hate few characters as much as I hate Blue Toad and Yellow Toad. What ever happened to straight-up, all-American Toad? That guy could party. These soulless, pale imitations just depress me.

Posted by Catarrhal

Does anybody actually like this music? The vocal synth sounds have become a "New" Super Mario series trademark, which is reason enough for me to avoid these games entirely.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Yay my hilarious weird looking Miis will finally be used in a game that I care about.