New Super Luigi U - Wii U

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Requires: Wii U Gamepad
Also for: Wii U
Viewed: 3D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
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Media: Custom optical disc (also on Download) Arcade origin:No
Developer: Nintendo Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 26 Jul 2013 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Accessories: Wii Remote
Connectivity: Internet
Contributors:Tom Bartle


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Yes, you love Mario. He's the greatest action hero plumber the world has ever (and no doubt WILL ever) know. Of course you do. Who doesn't? But poor old Luigi - he doesn't get half as much time in the spotlight. 2013, however, has been declared by Nintendo to be the year of Luigi and, as such, the taller of the Super Mario Bros gets his own platforming adventure.

New Super Luigi U is, at its heart, an expansion of New Super Mario Bros U. It's so big, however, that it's had its very own retail release. Now you can enjoy all the classic, sidescrolling fun with Luigi as the main man. Don't quite expect to get Mario in a green suit, though. Luigi has his own skills. For instance, he can jump higher and further than his brother so can reach ledges and areas Mario never could. It's not all sunshine, though - Luigi also finds it harder to stop running once he gets going...

Of course, multiplayer makes a return. Other gamers can join in, playing Yellow Toad, Blue Toad or Nabbit - a character who first popped up in New Super Mario Bros. U and is playable here for the first time. In fact, Nabbit brings some skills of his own into play. He's invincible, and any objects he picks up are converted into 1-ups at the end of the level - perfect for beginners!

Or, alternatively, a further player can play in Boost Mode to use the Wii U Gamepad to drop handy blocks into the level for Luigi!

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