New Super Mario Bros. U's modes and features detailed - Gematsu
New Super Mario Bros. U’s modes and features detailed
posted on 10.30.12 at 01:06 PM EST by (@salromano)
Details on Challenge Mode, Coin Battle, World Map, and Nabbit.

Nintendo has shared new details on New Super Mario Bros. U‘s number of special modes and features. Get the lot of details below, courtesy of Nintendo.

  • Challenge Mode: Challenge Mode tasks players with completing specific objectives, such as clearing a course without touching a single coin or touching the ground. There are four single-player Challenge categories: Time Attack, Coin Collection, 1-Up Rally and Special (miscellaneous challenges). Boost Mode Challenges require two players, with one player using the Wii U GamePad controller and the other using a Wii Remote controller. Once players complete a Challenge, the game saves a replay of the action so players can show off their accomplishments.
  • Coin Battle: Up to five players can play together and compete to see who can collect the most coins. One player will use the Wii U GamePad controller while the other four players use the Wii Remote controller. The player using the Wii U GamePad controller in Boost Mode can place Boost Blocks to help grab hard-to-reach coins. Players can also use the GamePad to edit and customize the coin layout in courses found only in Coin Battle. The coin layout can then be saved and played by the players using Wii Remote controllers.
  • World Map: New Super Mario Bros. U is the first side-scrolling Mario game since 1991’s Super Mario World that features a seamless World Map with named worlds and courses. The map contains many secret exits, which might change the map and cause shortcuts to appear. The worlds are interconnected, so people can play through the game in a nonlinear fashion.
  • Nabbit: From time to time, a creature named Nabbit will appear on the world map. Players must enter the course and catch the speedy Nabbit to recover items stolen from Toad. If Nabbit is nabbed, players receive a powerful P-Acorn, which will allow them to fly continuously through an entire stage. The only way to obtain a P-Acorn is to catch Nabbit.

New Super Mario Bros. U is a Wii U launch title and is due November 18.

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  • Love Nintendo but for GOD’s sake stop spitting out the same franchises endlessly

  • Claude

    Haven’t had a Mario World experience since 1990 so yes Nintendo, please keep spitting out the same awesome franchises so at least one portion of the industry isn’t drowned in preorder incentives, on-disk DLC, and broken games shipped with day one patches that people have gobbled up so tirelessly this whole generation. Sometimes it’s great just to play good ol’ games.

  • AdamBoy64

    Secret Exits – Super Mario World 1 style?
    Nice! That sounds great.

    I’m starting to look forward to this now.

  • I hope it won’t be too complex so my aunt can play it.

  • PrinceHeir

    yay nintendo :D