Nintendo's upcoming Super Mario title for the Wii U, might be borrowing some things from the classic SNES title, Super Mario World
As the release date for the Wii U comes closer and closer, more things about its launch titles are revealed, Game Informer is now reporting that, New Super Mario Bros U
will be changing its original 8 world maps, for one big over world where multiple levels will be scattered across, much like the critically acclaimed Super Mario World
According to the source, the player will be able to explore this new map in multiple different ways, possibly by finding different exits and secrets much like finding the Key and Keyholes in the SNES game. According to GI, they have spotted 7 areas, including some named after sweets and treats, such as "Layer Cake Desert" which brings back memories of "Chocolate Island" and "Donut Plains" some of the other names include, "Acorn Plains," "Sparkling Waters," and "Frosted Glacier" there a few others, but no name has been given. The new stages will have a midway point, a fortress with a mini boss, and a castle at the end that is of course, guarded by a Koopaling.
Not only is the game adding a different world map that allows for various options of exploration, but a new mode has been added for extra challenge, Boost Rush Mode
. This mode essentially makes the screen auto scroll, forcing the player to rush through the stage and avoid the obstacles in a much more precise matter.
A new rush mode and a Super Mario World
inspired World Map should make old school Mario fans more than happy, for now it looks like the Wii U launch title might not just be a rehash, but instead a fresh entry in the series. Be sure to check out Super Mario Bros U
when it comes out later this year.