Boost Rush

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A screenshot of Boost Rush mode

Boost Rush is a mode featured in New Super Mario Bros. U and its Nintendo Switch remake. In Boost Rush, the player will play through a series of levels grouped together in packs, and the objective is to play through autoscrolling levels and collect the most coins, lose the least amount of lives, and make or beat the best time. The speed of the scrolling increases every ten Coins, while Star Coins are worth 20 coins each. Like in Story Mode, the player has limited lives and can gain more by collecting coins or extra lives, although all players share the same lives, and the player using Boost Mode can pop any players in bubbles. When a player is playing Boost Rush, Miis can be seen in the background, supporting the players.

While playing the Penguin Pack, all Ice Flowers found in the levels are replaced by Penguin Suits.

Course packs[edit]

Course Pack / Difficulty Course 1 Course 2
Easy Pack
NSMBU Easy Pack Icon.png
Acorn Plains Way2.png
Acorn Plains Way
NSMBU Stone-Eye Zone Boost Rush.jpg
Stone-Eye Zone
Flying Squirrel Pack
NSMBU Flying Squirrel Pack Icon.png
Course 1 Course 2
NSMBU E3 4-Player Spinning-Star Sky.png
Spinning-Star Sky
Lemmy's Swingback Castle.png
Lemmy's Swingback Castle
Acrobat Pack
NSMBU Acrobat Pack Icon.png
Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
NSMBU Mario and Luigi with Magenta Yoshis.jpg
Mushroom Heights
NSMBU Dry Desert Mushrooms Screenshot.png
Dry Desert Mushrooms
NSMBU Wendy's Shifting Castle Screenshot.jpg
Wendy's Shifting Castle
Yoshi Pack
NSMBU Yoshi Pack Icon.png
Course 1 Course 2
NSMBU Fuzzy Clifftop Screenshot.jpg
Fuzzy Clifftop
Monty Mole Grasslands NSMBU.png
Yoshi Hill
Penguin Pack
NSMBU Penguin Pack Icon.png
Course 1 Course 2
NSMBU Fliprus Lake Screenshot.jpg
Fliprus Lake
Cooligan Fields
Expert Pack
NSMBU Expert Pack Icon.png
Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
NSMBU Painted Swampland Screenshot.png
Painted Swampland
NSMBU Meteor Moat Screenshot.png
Meteor Moat
NSMBU Iggy's Volcanic Castle Screenshot.jpg
Iggy's Volcanic Castle
Superstar Pack
NSMBU Superstar Pack Icon.png
Course 1 Course 2
NSMBU Hammerswing Caverns Screenshot.jpg
Hammerswing Caverns
NSMBU Lakitu Lakitu Lakitu Screenshot.jpg
Lakitu! Lakitu! Lakitu!
Random Pack
NSMBU Random Pack Icon.png
Course 1 Course 2


New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "Play through a series of courses back to back, and try to clear them as quickly as possible. In addition to being able to play as Mario and friends, you can also play as Mii characters."
    • "If you've created a Mii character in the Mii Maker™ application, you will be able to select your Mii character. For more details, please launch Mii Maker and read the electronic manual from the HOME Menu."

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

  • North American website bio: "Rush through courses that scroll at increasing speeds as you collect Coins, and aim for the fastest possible completion time."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French (NOE) Ruée vers l'or Gold rush
Dutch Recordrace Record race
Italian Partita turbo Turbo match
Portuguese (NOE) Partida Turbo Turbo Match
Russian Спринт