Can You Tell The Difference Between Wii Mario and Wii U Mario?

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One of these screenshots above is from New Super Mario Bros. U. The other is for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Move the slider back and forth to compare. Can you tell which is which?


Try this set, too.

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How about this one?

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And finally...

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The Wii U image is the first shot in all the comparisons. What you can't appreciate at this size and resolution is that the Wii U images are made to appear in high definition; the Wii's don't. And the games are different in other ways. The Wii U game has special score-attack modes and lots of special Yoshis. It also has an elaborate overworld map reminiscent of Super Mario World.

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Shall we compare them in action?

U.

Wii.

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DISCUSSION

one of the reasons I'm getting a WiiU (aside from it coming out first, ZombiU, and bayonetta 2) is that once we hit 1080HD, I really stopped caring about the advancement of graphics. Yeah, graphics junkies are going to flock to the new xbox and playstation, and as graphics junkies they would be completely justified in doing so, but I don't really mind that the WiiU isn't pouring all its money into graphics