New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe & How Nintendo’s Ports Have Never Been More Confusing | Power Up Gaming
New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is a mouthful of a title. This is to keep with the new - although inconsistent - theme of Nintendo Switch remasters serving as ‘Deluxe editions’. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is so far the only other title which follows this naming scheme. Which begs the question: why? Showing its Age New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, released last week, has left players more sceptical of purchase than previous ports to Switch. This may be due to its age, as it began as a launch title to the Wii U. In comparison, Mario Kart 8 released two years into the Wii U’s lifecycle in mid-2014. Mario Kart 8 released in the same year as the also remastered Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Some have shown scepticism based on the wider range of levels in Tropical Freeze compared to the somewhat familiar level design in NSMBUD. Other Ports There are many exceptions: Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker did not receive deluxe labelling when ported to Switch. This could be because there was never any