Nov 7th, 2012

This comes as no surprise, as many publications have already received Wii U consoles and games, and the guys over at 1UP released a photo of the New Super Mario Bros U manual, which reveals the World Map and its different locations. The locations are listed as Acorn Plains, Peach’s Castle, Sparkling Waters, Layer-Cake Desert, and others, as seen on the pic below. On a side note, it’s great to know that Nintendo still prints these wonderful and colorful, game manuals for its first party titles.

New Super Mario Bros U


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  • colin c

    Candy Land board game memories.

    • Jetty

      Damn it, I didn’t see this. Fault.

    • Asiancake

      Nintendo always working like a Baus

      • just nin10do

        yessssssss.the photo is very colorful and beautiful icant wait

  • Nintedward


    (so excited for this!)

    • Jetty

      You!! YOU!!
      THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!!

    • WanowZuk


    • Major Beauner

      SO FREAKIN AMPED!!!!! New Super Mario Bros U is going to be EPIC!!!!! 😀

      • Nintedward


  • Kirbymon123

    XD AWESOMESAUSE! Too bad i have to wait until i can save up enough money after scribblenauts unlimited.

    • Kirbymon123

      Note how I didn’t say LOLROFL FIIIIIIIIRST! #yoloswag.

      • Thefunyarinpa


  • rjm420247

    I love game manuals, takes me back to the good ole days.

  • mcburger

    this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sergiosms

    that looks cool glad to have nsmbu as the first game i’ll play on the wii u

  • mcburger

    this looks awesome

    • Thepokemonmaster

      I agree ^o^
      But honestly the story is a little different… Because instead of RUNNING away with peach he throws the gang away from him and peach, which means the final level must be at peaches castle.

  • HyrulianUtopia

    Awesome. So getting this.

  • Gamechemist8

    Acorn Plains, Layer-Cake Desert, Frosted Glacier, Sparkling Waters, Soda Jungle, Rock-Candy Mines, Meringue Clouds, and Peaches Castle. Looks like a food-themed layout. Awesome!

    • Nintedward

      Layer-cake desert ?? as in the cult English Gangster Film ‘Layer cake’ ?


    • Sharkz

      Should be Peaches N Cream Castle. That would truely make it a dessert theme board game lol!

    • Naterman

      Lol nah!!!!! Really? I thought it was a sports themed board. Jk lol. This game simply gets better and better everyday

    • Hangman

      Yes and awesome just like super Mario world on snes

  • bb

    Awesome the official guide I cant wait this guide is making me anxious

    • ThunderGod_Cid

      That’s no guide, that’s the instruction manual.

      A beautiful, full-colored instruction manual. ^__^

      • Rage quit

        You don’t know that

  • Stephan

    Dammit, I’m hungry now…

  • Ryu No Hadouken

    Meringue Clouds…yum!!!!

  • The Random Man

    IS THAT A GHOST SHIP?!?!?! 😀 :3D :3D>

    • Jetty

      Yes sir, that is definitely a ghost ship!!! Hell yeah!!!

  • AnesthesiaGamer

    I’m so excited!!!

    I’m so mad I preordered mine online at ToysRUs….
    They wont let me pick it up on day one….
    Have to wait til it ships….All the good network ID names will be taken, and I’ll be late to the party!!!!

    Everyone, promise you wont take AnesthesiaGamer

  • Jetty

    It’s like a bad a$$ version of Candyland, cubed. Yeah I’ll bring math into it.

    • JumpMan

      OMG MATHS! (in a non-english way, yet more stupid american teenager way)

  • Nintendofan

    Must… play… now… urhhhhhhhhhhhh. (Homer Simpson)

  • Kevin White

    This is also why I still sometimes buy CDs. I like looking at the art, reading the notes and lyrics, etc.

    I love that Nintendo still lavishes quality on stuff like this.

  • The Island Of Misfit Toys

    This will surely give me cavities……… In my mind.

  • Just some dude.

    Day one baby! Maybe you guys could give me some advice. I can’t decide between Arkham City, Darksiders 2, or Assassin’s Creed 3.

    • JumpMan


    • Naterman

      Nintendo land. Screw 3rd party when u have epic 1st parties like NSMBU or Nintendo land

    • Roedburn

      I’m specifically asking between those 3, and yes I’m getting Nintendo Land and Mario, so I can play with my siblings and other people, but I do want something I can enjoy myself, not that I can’t do that with Mario but I want some diversity.

      • AnesthesiaGamer

        I’m I’m the same boat man!

        I LOVE batman. Played through half Arkham city on PS3 then stopped when I heard about the Wii U version. I was very annoyed u had to download what should have been unlockable.

        Assasin’s creed 3 looks amazing! It seems they perfected the formula and this game will be off the chain.

        Darksiders is probably on the bottom of my list. It looks awesome but I haven’t played the first one. I’m scared it’s just gonna be a Devil May Cry/Dante’s inferno/God of War Clone

  • Roedburn

    I’ve always sucked at Mario platformers, but something possessed me and made me buy this anyway. It looks fun and I just hope that I get better.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Is it me or did I see the Ghost Ship in the picture?


      hell yea theres a ghost ship it looks so awesome


      i think that after mario gets to peaches castle he will save peach but then bowser will take her again and then there will be another world which would be were bowsers castle is (then mario would save peach there)

  • BananaPwnz

    Kinda reminds me of a guide map from Nintendo Power……ahhhh those were the good ole’ days

  • KingoftheWolves

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like it when game places are named after food? Kirby does that all the time. I love kirby and I’ll still love this game but it buuugs me

  • Grodus

    Um, who made this, a hungry guy or a fat guy?
    I like that the last world is Peach’s Castle.

  • Alex

    This map kind a reminds me of Super Mario World.

    • NightºƒCore

      orly, it reminded me of Skyward Sword #sarcasm

  • Joey

    So… We’re going back to Peaches Castle?

    • Zeldatrek fc 3780-9021-0732

      Yep The crew was kicked out so Peach can have some alone time with the big reptile.

  • 30yearsofnintendogaming

    i usually burn the manuals, but i gotta say, THANK YOU NINTENDO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amtoj

    Fire and Star worlds are secret..I BET you. they are right? No fire and star world? At least fire right? Well, at least I won’t go burning myself like Mario Bros 3 and Wii.

  • VX

    OHMYGOSH Is that a boo hovering over a shipwreck in sparkling waters? GHOST SHIP FROM MARIO WORLD? i wasn’t gonna get this game but i’m seriously doubting myself now……

  • Howie

    no lava/volcano level? 🙁

  • marioU

    such a beautiful map displays with Link to the past themed feel.

  • goginho

    Great 😀 8 worlds ..and hopefully the usual bonus world after that.

  • nice

    it will be the first coloured instruction note since years 😀

  • NintendoGMR95

    Man” this is gonna be my #1 Game on Wii U.

    Also i loved Super Mario World” i beat it like 100 times then again i lost track at Game 30 xD.

    Also got 96% with a star! 3 times, and thats the highest you can go.

    did anyone else find that odd at the time, i wonder why it was only 96% and not 100% when game is completed. (SMW)


    “This map kind a reminds me of Super Mario World.”

    This map reminds me of every other Mario Game.

  • Ledreppe

    Although I never touch manuals these days, and I think they should be going the way of the Dodo, I have to admit this NSMBU manual is very sexy!

  • KalebTaylorX

    not really leaked but ok.

  • Angus Young

    I’ll be playing the Wii U on a non HD tv, so will the games look better on the gamepad?

  • I was frozen today!

    UK magazine Gamesmaster only gave New Super Mario Bros U %82 and Nintendo Land %86 glad I didn’t pre order either opting for the Zombi U bundle instead.

  • NightºƒCore

    *nintendogasm* man, I just hope that the Wii U and games are coming to egypt by launch date, because a. Its so freakin expensive here in south africa (the deluxe kit is $500, and i barely have that O.O) and b. I’ll be flying to egypt a few days after the release, I’m going to be in transit in Johannesburg, and i heard that expensive stuff sometimes gets stolen at the airport so I’m kinda weary

  • Linskarmo

    That’s an epic world map. Yes, Nintendo still makes amazing manuals nearly as awesome as their games!

  • Amtoj

    Maybe the bonus is storming Bowser’s Castle. XD


    i think that after mario gets to peaches castle he will save peach but then boswer will take her again and then there would be a 9th/secret world which would be were bowsers castle is.

  • Rage quit

    So what happen to mushroom kingdom if it something like that

  • Fuzunga

    Soda jungle? That’s an odd choice for a jungle world.

    • Linskarmo

      Remember that bubbling purple stuff that’s been in previous games? I guess that’s toxic soda!

  • Jim

    New Super Mario Bros, clinging onto nostalgia and keeping 2D Mario games stagnant. At least change the art style instead of keeping the same boring look from 2005.

  • Miguel

    I wish they made a New Super Mario World for the Wii U 🙁

  • Prussia

    This looks godly. ; u ;