In addition to saving Princess Peach in Story Mode, discover new and exciting game modes that let you explore the Mushroom Kingdom in all new ways!
Boost Rush Mode
Rush through levels that scroll at increasing speeds as you collect coins, and aim for the fastest possible completion time. The more coins you collect, the faster the level scrolls, enabling you to reach the goal even faster while simultaneously making survival tougher.
Test your 1-up nabbing, speed running, and Boost Block placing skills – among others – with dozens of themed challenges, played in levels not found in the main game. Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals are awarded per challenge. A five-star difficulty rating ranks challenges from the merely skillful to hair-raising levels! If you manage a particularly impressive run, you can even save a replay video for each challenge to watch any time.
Coin Battle Mode
Up to four friends race each other and see who can grab the most coins in a mix of new levels and stages unlocked from the main game. A new Coin Editor lets you place coins and star coins at will by tapping the Touch Screen on the Wii U GamePad to create a brand new custom challenge.
Multiplayer Fun, Anytime
Friends and family can play together in Story, Boost Rush, and Coin Battle Mode, with up to five players at once using four Wii Remote controllers and the Wii U GamePad. New players can drop in or drop out any time—even right in the middle of a level via the Wii U GamePad!See It In Action!
Both Mario veterans and players new to the Mushroom Kingdom will feel right at home with intuitive controls, easy to perform with either a Wii Remote controller or the Wii U GamePad.
Holding the Y or 1 Buttons sends Mario forward at a faster speed, prepping him to jump higher and farther, or simply to race through obstacles.
Pressing down makes Mario crouch closer to the ground. He can avoid oncoming aerial obstacles, and squeeze through tight spaces while on a moving platform or dashing forward.
A shake of your controller sends Mario spinning into the air. Shake while already airborne, and he'll do a little twist that gives him a bit of extra airtime.
With a running start, Mario can jump three times in quick succession to get even more vertical—perfect for reaching Star Coins, the tops of flag poles, and more.
While airborne, press down on the +Control Pad to send Mario to the ground in a quick, forceful motion. When playing with a buddy, sync up your Ground Pounds for extra earth shaking action.
When Mario is sliding down a wall, you can press your jump button to launch in the other direction. If two walls are close by, you can jump back and forth to get high up.
Grab and Climb
Grab on to a pole, chain, or fence, and you can send Mario up into the air and reach higher places.
Mario isn't quite as agile under water, but you can maneuver your way through carefully with the same button used to jump.
If you fail a few times in a level, you can get a little help from the Super Guide. Hit the green block that appears, and Luigi will come along and show you the way to the goal.