New Super Mario PlUs
NewSuperMarioPlUsLogo NewSuperMarioPlUsBoxArt
Logo and box art
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo PlUs, Nintendo MinUs (can only be used to play special mini-games)
Genre(s) Platform game
Series Super Mario
Predecessor New Super Mario Bros. U
Release Date(s) September 15, 2015
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Media Included Nintendo PlUs disk

New Super Mario PlUs is a 2.5D platform game, and a launch title for the Nintendo PlUs. It is the fifth installment in the New Super Mario Bros. series. It brings back many power-ups from classic games such as the Hammer Suit and the Cape Feather. It was released on September 15, 2020 (The Nintendo PlUs' launch date in Japan).

If one uses a PlUsControl Pad, they can stun enemies by tapping them and find secret areas and blocks. If the Nintendo MinUs is connected to the Nintendo PlUs, it can allow the player to play special mini-games with a friend.


The gameplay is similar to that of past New Super Mario Bros. games, but with new additions such as the ability to use amiibos. Unlike New Super Mario Bros. U and Wii, players now have the option to play as Princess Peach, Toad, Rosalina, and Wario. Yoshis are back but have special powers depending on their color, like a Purple Yoshi creating a barrier around it when it has swallowed 5 enemies.

Most of the elements and design found in the game make heavy reference to Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. In certain modes, 5 players who are holding regular controllers can play as the regular playable characters, while the player who is holding the PlUsControl Pad can play as Bowser, trying to stop the other players from getting to the goal. Power-ups, like the Penguin Suit, Propeller Mushroom, Mini Mushroom, and the Super Acorn return. The game also features a new power-up, the Crystal Flower, which allows the player to summon crystals to attack enemies from below.

Beta Elements

The Super Leaf was going to return, however since it was considered a weaker version of the Tanooki Suit, it was removed. Boo Mushroom, Frog Suit, and Blue Shell models were found in the code, it is possible that they went unused.


Like New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Mario PlUs has a seamless world map, however the areas are not named after foods and drinks.

World Description Bosses
World 1 - Shrub Plains A grassy world with lots of trees and shrubs. Boom Boom (Tower)
Lemmy Koopa
World 2 - Deserted Hills A desert world with sandy hills, strong winds, and various cacti. Pom Pom (Tower)
Morton Koopa Jr.
World 3 - Freezing Forest A snowy world that takes place in the night and has lots of caves. Boom Boom (Tower)
Larry Koopa
World 4 - Tropical Waters A tropical world with many coconut trees. Pom Pom (Tower)
Wendy Koopa
World 5 - Spooky Jungle A jungle world with ghost houses, trees, and Wigglers. Boom Boom (Tower)
Roy Koopa
World 6 - Tall Cliffs A mountainous world that has rock barriers that seem to be block paths. They can be destroyed by a Star. Pom Pom (Tower)
Iggy Koopa
World 7 - Bouncy Clouds A cloud world with clouds in almost every levels. Fuzzies block special levels and can only be defeated by a Star. Boom Boom (Tower)
Ludwig von Koopa
World 8 - Lava Mountains A lava-themed world with mountains. Lava Bubbles happen to appear in every level. Kamek (in Tower and Castle)
World 9 - Dangerous Path A world with lava, mountains, and thunderclouds. This is where Bowser's Castle is located. Pom Pom and Boom Boom (Tower)
Bowser and Bowser Jr. (Castle)
World Star A bonus world with levels that can be unlocked by finding Red Star Coins in World 1 - 9. Reznor, Boom Boom, Pom Pom (Tower)
Dry Bowser and all Koopalings in a Koopa Clown Car (Castle)



Name Image Description
Mario Mario NSMP Mario is the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom. Peach always counts on him to save the day.
Luigi Luigi NSMP Luigi is Mario's younger, taller, and thinner brother. He can jump higher than his brother but has low traction and speed.
Peach Peach NSMP Princess Peach is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. She can use her dress to float in mid-air and reach farther places.
Toad Toad NSMP Toad is Princess Peach's loyal attendant. He is faster than any other character.
Rosalina Rosalina NSMP Rosalina is the keeper of the Comet Observatory. She can spin jump higher than any of the characters.
Wario Wario NSMP Wario is Mario's rival. When he ground pounds, the ground shakes, defeating nearby enemies. However, he is slow and has the lowest jump.


Name Image Ability
Super Mushroom SuperMushroomNSMB2 Turns the player into Super Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad.
1-Up Mushroom 1-up Mushroom Gives the player an extra life.
Fire Flower FireFlowerMK8 Turns the player into Fire Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to shoot fireballs to defeat enemies.
Ice Flower IceFlowerSME Turns the player into Ice Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to shoot iceballs to freeze enemies.
Super Star StarMK8 Makes the player invincible for a short period of time.
Hammer Suit HammerSuit Turns the player into Hammer Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to throw hammers and defeat enemies.
Cape Feather Cape FeatherSMWWii Turns the player into Cape Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to fly and glide across the sky.
Tanooki Suit Tanooki Suit Turns the player into Tanooki Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to attack enemies, fly, and turn into a statue.
Penguin Suit Penguin Suit Turns the player into Penguin Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to slide on ice and water, swim more efficiently in water, and throw iceballs.
Mega Mushroom MegamushroomNSMB2 Turns the player into Mega Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to grow to a massive size and destroy everything in their path.
Mini Mushroom MiniMushroomNSMB2 Turns the player into Mini Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to shrink greatly in size, walk on water, reach smaller areas and perform Floaty Jumps.
Crystal Flower
Turns the player into Crystal Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to summon crystals to block enemies and attack enemies from below.
Flame Mushroom
FlameMushroom NSMP
Turns the player into Flame Mario/Luigi/Peach/Toad, allowing the player to be set on fire for a short period of time and shoot mega fireballs. In this form they cannot be hurt and can defeat any enemy that is not fire-related (except for anything that can shoot fire, like a Fire Piranha Plant) that they pass by.


  • It is the first New Super Mario Bros. game to not have the word "Bros." in its name.
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