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New Super Mario Bros. Wii

More footage of New Super Mario Bros. Wii on Wii U has surfaced, which just landed on the European eShop yesterday. Check out a second video below.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii landed on the European Wii U eShop several hours ago as the latest Wii download. For a look at the title, view the video below.

Also… yes: the title of this post is a doozy!

As confirmed through a listing on the eShop, New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be available for purchase on European Wii U systems starting on January 7. The game will cost €19.99. Nintendo hasn’t said when New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be out in North America, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything on that front.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii does feature multiplayer, but it’s limited to local play. It was simply impossible to play with a friend online… until now!

Fans have come up with a mod to allow for online multiplayer in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. You can see a demonstration above.

As for how it works on a technical level, YouTube user “MrBean35000vr” explains:

It works by sending a long stream of inputs over the Internet; button presses on a controller. An assigned host dictates RNG (random number generator, random elements in games like which item you get from a box in MKW for instance), and synchronises level loads so that everyone plays the game at the same speed. It also has an adjustable lag threshold, to allow smoother gameplay with people far away with you, at the cost of slight input delay.

There’s no word yet as to when the mod will be widely available. At the moment, its creator is still working through various issues. This is very neat though, and it sounds like online multiplayer could be implemented in other Wii games that have local multiplayer.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold over 10 million units in North America, Nintendo has announced.

The company shared the news on Twitter a few minutes ago through the following message:

New Super Mario Bros. Wii launched back in November 2009. That means the game sold about two million units per year on average.


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