New Super Luigi U
New Super Luigi U (stylized New Super Luigi
The title was released for download on the Wii U eShop for region price, as downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U. Once downloaded, the player must select the icon on the top left corner of the file select screen to play. Wii U Pro Controller support for is also included in addition to and the controls in New Super Mario Bros. U. This game was also released at retail as a standalone game for region price.
The gameplay is largely similar to its base game, except that the playable characters retain Luigi's higher jump and lower traction from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. The game itself is also made harder, and every course starts at one-hundred seconds. Because of this, the levels are much shorter than the original ones. Elements like Items, Power-Ups, Star Coins, Toad Houses, Enemy Courses, and bosses are retained as such.
The world map itself is unchanged from New Super Mario Bros. U, but level designs have a drastic makeover, making them much harder. As mentioned above, playable characters and their abilities have changed. The timer for each level is also set to start from 100 seconds and the 100-seconds time bonus are added to the timer after going to the boss door in the towers and castles. Items in red Toad Houses may vary as well. For example, a 1-Up Mushroom is in place of a Super Mushroom. Similarly, Enemy Courses contain only Mini Mushrooms and Propeller Mushrooms, as opposed to only Stars. There are no Checkpoint Flags. Many elements of the game are colored green to emphasize Luigi, and most of the levels have hidden Luigis in walls and platforms.
After the game is completed, the Mario Block appears at the beginning of levels. This allows the player to switch to the original game's physics, with lower jumps and better traction. Nabbit is not affected by the block. Nabbit is also playable in single player mode if the player holds down on the / or on the while selecting a level. The player's Mii can also be used if the same trick is done on the Flying Squirrel Ovation level in Superstar Road.
There are 82 new courses replacing the original courses from New Super Mario Bros. U with different level names, while the world names are retained.
In every level within New Super Luigi U there is one Luigi image hidden somewhere within the level. These images range from 8-bit Super Mario Bros.-esque to his various artworks throughout the series. The way these Luigis are placed in the level ranges from being in the open to being a background detail.
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