New Ways to Play and Share Your Mario Experience

New Super Mario Bros. U  is an all new adventure that brings Mario and his friends into your living room like never before! The Wii U GamePad controller gives you and your family a whole new window into the Mushroom Kingdom, with fantastic new features that are only possible on the Wii U console.

Wii U GamePad controller

Only Possible on Wii U

The Wii U GamePad, included with every Wii U console, brings people together like you've never imagined. Here are just some of the new ways that you'll enjoy playing with Mario and friends.

  • Now up to five players* can play together, with four Wii Remote controllers and Boost Mode on the Wii U GamePad.
  • A player can pick up the GamePad any time and help out by placing Boost Blocks and distracting enemies via the Touch Screen.
  • Super easy drop-in play lets you add a player to play with a Wii Remote controller any time—even in the middle of a level.
  • Switch gameplay to the GamePad only in single-player mode, and free up your TV screen for the family to use.
Luigi, Mario, Green Toad and Yellow Toad Supports multiple players

Your Mii + Mario = Awesomeness

The Mushroom Kingdom's finest are joined this time by an important new star—you! In select game modes you and your family can run and jump alongside Mario as your Mii characters. Rounding out the cast is a slew of never-before-seen enemies, and some favorites not seen in years.

Meet the Characters
Mii artwork

Get a Boost With New Power-Ups

Is that a Paratroopa? A Tanooki? No—it's Flying Squirrel Mario! The Mushroom Kingdom is filled to the brim with new and returning power-ups. Plus, a friend can lend a helping hand at any time by placing Boost Blocks with the Wii U GamePad to help you reach new heights.

See the Power Ups
Flying Squirrel Mario

New Modes and Challenges

New Super Mario Bros. U  features brand new game modes that put an exciting twist on the Mario gameplay you know and love. Friends can enjoy all of these modes together, with challenges that will truly satisfy everyone—from Mario newbies to hardcore platforming veterans.

Check out the Modes

Luigi takes center stage in his first
starring role in a platform adventure

Show off your skills in this downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros.™ U. With 82 new courses, it's almost an entirely new game!

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Luigi artwork