Challenge Mode (New Super Mario Bros. U)

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This article is about the mode from New Super Mario Bros. U. For information about other uses, see Challenge Mode.
A Time Attack stage in Challenge Mode.

Challenge Mode is a new mode introduced in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is a collection of various challenges of varied difficulty divided into specific categories, including Special and 1-Up Rally. While some challenges take place in a specific part of a course from the main game, there are some challenges that take place in a course exclusive to Challenge Mode, such as Penguin Bowling and Bubble Up. Each challenge has a specific objective and will award the player with medals (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) depending on how they completed the challenge. For example, the Time Attack challenges have three medals, the Gold being achieved by completing the challenge in a set amount of time. However, some Special challenges will award the player with only a Gold Medal for completing the challenge.

Every challenge has a difficulty rating, with one star being the easiest, and five stars being the most difficult.

There are five categories of challenges: Time Attack (denoted by a clock), where the player must complete the course in the allotted time, Coin Collection (denoted by a Coin), where the player must collect a specific amount of coins or collect as few coins as possible, 1-Up Rally (denoted by a 1-Up Mushroom), where the player must finish the course while collecting a certain amount of 1-Ups, Special (denoted by a Question Block), a category with challenges whose objectives vary, and a category denoted by the GamePad, which has challenges where the player must use Boost Mode.

Time Attack[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タイムアタック
Time Attack
Spanish Contrarreloj Time Trial
French Contre-la-montre ("Against the clock")
Dutch Tijd Time
German Zeit-Attacke
Italian Contro il tempo
Portuguese Contrarrelógio
Russian На время
Na vremya
For a while

Coin Collection[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Monedas Coins
French Pièces
Dutch Munten Coins
German Münzsammlung Coins collection
Italian Monete
Portuguese Corrida às Moedas
Russian Монетки
(Small) coins

1-Up Rally[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish 1UP 1UP
French 1UP
Dutch 1UPs
German 1-Up-Rallye
Italian 1-Up Mania
Portuguese Corrida aos 1Up
Russian Жизни


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Otros Others
French Divers Miscellaneous
German Diverse Miscellaneous
Italian Varie Various
Portuguese Diversos Miscellaneous
Russian Особые

Boost Mode Challenges[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おだいモード
Problem mode
Spanish Modo Desafíos Challenges Mode
French Mode Défis
Dutch Missiestand
German Herausforderungsmodus
Italian Modalità Sfida
Portuguese Modo Desafio
Russian Режим Испытания
Rezhim Ispytaniya
Test Mode