New Super Luigi U video game reviewWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
New Super Luigi U (Nintendo)
New Super Luigi U, the expansion title for the launch game, New Super Mario Bros. U, has been released as a downloadable expansion pack at the price point of $19.99. Mario’s sidekick, Luigi, finally gets his own side scrolling adventure to call his own. New Super Luigi U offers the same rock solid gameplay from retail adventure with added challenge, but unfortunately does little else to set itself apart.
Each stage in the game has the same backdrop as before but is redesigned for greater challenge and with a 99 second time limit. I do not exaggerate when I say that even the first level of this title presented a legitimate challenge for me and I consider myself a seasoned veteran of platform titles. Luigi has a “floaty” jump, which allows for a high jump but with less control as he tends to slide when landing. Luigi’s differing gameplay mechanics can make simple platforming more difficult. Nintendo has clearly gone out of its way to make this game difficult. For hardcore gamers this element could be viewed as a good thing, but for many less skilled players this could just yield frustration.
Luigi is a character that has waited many years to finally get a platform adventure of his own. Unfortunately, based on Nintendo’s approach to this title, many will be put off from the difficulty and even uninterested because every level is simply remixed as opposed to offering a new experience entirely. Those looking for a serious side scrolling challenge will be pleased with this effort but Nintendo dropped the ball giving Luigi his time to shine (**1/2, Rated E for Everyone, $19.99 MSRP available on Wii U e-shop).
+ Challenging and fast paced levels
+/- Same solid gameplay but should have offered something new
- Exact same level set pieces as New Super Mario Bros. U