Boom-Boom! New Details on Latest Mario Platformer

By Jorge Ba-oh 09.09.2012 3

Boom-Boom! New Details on Latest Mario Platformer on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

The latest issue of GameInformer has upped the Nintendo Love with a gorgeous Mario cover and new details on New Super Mario Bros U.

Via NeoGAF, the magazine explores the level mechanic, which has been a fairly important feature for fans. Those hoping for a more Super Mario World-esque approach can rest easy. Designers in the House of Mario have created world maps that contain multiple branching paths with more freedom to explore different levels at your own pace, unlike previous New Super Mario Bros titles.

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The report also reveals a chap called "Boom-Boom" who will protect the mid-world castles as a sub-boss, with the main end-of-world castles protected by the traditional Koopaling.

Those who are a little too confident in their Super Mario Bros skills can also give a new "Boost Rush" mode a go, where levels auto-scroll to limit your pace and make certain sections that bit more difficult.

GameInformer also confirmed the names of new worlds (spoilered for those wanting a dollop of the unknown):

With Mario and company on the way in a matter of months, what do you think of his latest adventure?

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This is sounding like the most promising NSMB entry yet and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to it (me? looking forward to an NSMB game??)

I do hope for some other playable characters besides Toads, if Rayman Legends has more characters than just Teensies then surely this can have like idk an axe-wielding viking girl too, or Peach I could live with Peach, or Wario, or Yoshi himself.

The whole world wants to see Yoshi riding other Yoshis and picking up baby Yoshis c'mon Nintendo make it happen.
It'll be the greatest thing until someone invents a way for horses to ride horses or bikes to ride bikes.

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Does sound like the best 2D Mario since Mario World. I'll be happy if they listened to fans to get this game to how it is.

Finally, branching paths over a big, scrolling world.

Boom Boom from SMB3 as the mid-world boss.

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And boost rush is most definitely welcome. I've wanted time trials in 2D Mario for so long, so I hope this is the equivalent and you can record your best times.

All I need confirmed now is being able to bring Yoshi over to the next level, but again, I can't quite see this happening.

( Edited 09.09.2012 20:32 by Azuardo )

Nothing but good news here! I loved NSMB Wii, and I think this is going to blow it out of the water.

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