ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What Happens When Mario Has the Super Crown, Saving Peach as Toadette; Early Observation of Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

Updated on January 12, 2019
JynBranton profile image

An old school gamer, Jennifer Branton enjoys her Nintendo titles on The Switch when taking a break from survival horror and RPG titles

Return Of Mario Platforming On New Platform

While my one fault with Nintendo when it presented its shiny new hybrid console the Switch was the lack of software announcements that followed it. Sure we got some premier titles right at launch, but in the years that have passed and time ticks on the system has been better known for relaunching old titles and software that is available on other platforms than releasing its own.

Still the release of New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on the Switch was a celebrated event as it would be the first platforming Mario game after Super Mario Odyssey had broken the mold with its initiative game play that took a little from every Mario before it and created levels that had both open world and 2D platforming elements.

Still it wasn't the same as your core Mario title with its eight worlds of plains, desert, ice world, and all that "Our Princess is in another castle" that we grew up on. Sure Peach is an independent woman now and everything but we all love saving her.

Deluxe is a mix of levels from Super Mario Bros U and the celebration of Luigi title Super Luigi U changed up in the way that the New Super Mario games had for 3DS.

Mashing up levels from two previous Mario titles on the Wii and Wii U, consoles that sold few units in comparison to the other Nintendo platforms, these levels are new to some players that strayed away from Nintendo in those years and may have only reunited under the release of the 3DS or Switch hardware. New Super Mario Bros u Deluxe is far from a new game but the addition of new characters and power ups make the game feel new.

Nabbit And Toadette's Duel Identity

Deluxe offers two new characters to its roster for the mashup of this title: Nabbit and Toadette.

While experimenting with all the characters in an afternoon play through I hadn't remembered to check what happens in the section where a Toad house is robbed by the masked playable character if you are playing as him yourself.

Rated in the character screen as the easiest of the bunch, Nabbit could be useful for novice players to the maps. It is rare to see playable characters ranked in a Mario title and it is a nod back to Super Mario Bros 2 for characters to have different strengths and be able to change the characters to what fits for the world while in the menu screen.

Rated next easiest is Toadette, who is no stranger to the Mario spin off series where the pink toad races karts and plays mini games with the best of them. In this game however, Toadette has a unique power to change into Peachette, a hybrid character that is not quite Peach but seems to suggest that there is a step in evolution between humans and the toad people.

With nearly identical floating ability to hover a bit longer than any other player Peachette's hang time granted from Toadette coming across a Super Crown, is a bit of advantage on long jumps where a character might have to wait for a block to move or an enemy to turn their back on a decent.

With Peachette so similar to the missing princess there were many early theories that Peachette will eventually replace the reigning monarchy.


Source

If using Toadette, as Peachette though to play through the ending of the game, what exactly happens when Peach meets her double? Some gamers have already raced through the game to find out and videos have been posted on Youtube of the encounters.

What Happens When Peachette Saves Peach

After the trials and tribulations of fighting the Koopalings through the various levels of the Mushroom Kingdom and its surrounding areas, Deluxe follows the formula set by Super Mario Bros 3 by guiding characters through an over world map where enemies and toad houses along the path can unlock extra items.

One of these found in mini games and in the worlds themselves is the Super Crown, an item that causes the transformation of Toadette into her alter humanoid ego Peachette whom looks similar to the princess except for slight alterations in the dress and shoes and a different eye color causing the internet speculation that Peachette will eventually take the place of Peach. This seems to already have happened in the past as well as before Super Mario Bros 3 had addressed the princess as Toadstool.

Toadstool had also a slightly different appearance made more apparent in the cartoon show where she was a brunette.

Is the Mushroom Kingdom already on their second princess and about to meet the third?

As the game is completed however as Peachette in the final fight as the videos suggest, she is returned to being Toadette and thanked with the ceremonial kiss on the head before credits, never allowing for Peach and Peachette to be side by side.

Could there be an actual reason explained in later games as Peach retires or will they just move in Peachette to the princess spot without a word otherwise like Nintendo did to Toadstool?

Or it could have been too visually awkward to animate like something out of an eighties game where characters would be side by side playing against the same sprite as themselves just dressed in opposite colors?

Source

New Super Mario Bros Deluxe has made it impossible to win the game and face Peach as Peachette as she turns back into Toadette in the face of her princess. While we don't get to see the two side by side except for mock ups of the characters, there is a secret playable Toad that is not shown in the menu. Blue Toad can be unlocked while scrolling and hitting ZL or L while the yellow Toad is highlighted in the character menu.

Does Deluxe Force Players To Be Peachette

Never in a Mario game has there been a power up that is exclusive to one character over another.

The first chance I got to test out the characters, I wanted to know what happened once someone other than Toadette came across a Super Crown in the game play or along the road in a mini game. I expected something special that wasn't announced by Nintendo during launch.

I was disappointed as characters other than Toadette can only store the item in their inventory slots on the main menu. Because winning these items at Toad house or in a chest mini game along the path can not be removed unless a player uses them, does this force Toadette to be used?

I played well into the second world as Mario and then the amount of Super Crowns taking up space in the inventory were starting to weigh on me so I probably did what any other players had and gone into the main menu and switched back to Toadette for a few levels to use the Super Crowns up and then switched back to whomever I wanted to play as at that point.

Was this something Nintendo didn't consider when plugging the Super Crowns into the levels? Clearly they couldn't make alternate worlds just for Toadette's play through right? But games did this all the time with changing items and level dynamics for a B player scenario.

Just look at the upcoming release of Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Why couldn't the Super Crown appear as something else in the other players game? Or why couldn't the male characters change into Peachette as well? Or at least a male version of the character?

Was there much more Nintendo was worried about here?

Either way it pretty much forces players to either not be able to pick up any more items or be forced to change back to Toadette to use up the Super Crowns every so often.

Not exactly what gamers were thinking when this new power up came into being.

Overall New Super Mario U Deluxe is a great game and a little more of a challange when the last time I lain my hands on the Switch controller for a Mario title was Odyssey.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)