Week of Mario Mods Day 1: Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii

The talent and enthusiasm behind the Mario modding community is unlike any other. Countless Mario titles have been deeply modified and experimented with, but unfortunately, many of these do not turn into full-fledged projects. If they do, many of them do not pass the planning phases or simply stop production midway through. Fortunately, there are a handful of Mario modders and hackers that are committed enough to have these projects see a final release, and this week Mario Party Legacy will be highlighting five upcoming projects that are very dedicated and each do things so interesting that they deserve a special mention.

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One of the greatest complaints New Super Mario Bros. Wii received was its great similarity to its predecessor, New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS. This is exactly what Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii strives to reverse and accomplish. With new tilesets, backgrounds, levels, music, mechanics, and much more, this hack seeks out to improve the original New Super Mario Bros. Wii in just about every way.

One of the first things you will notice is the new look of the game. The New Super Mario Bros. art style is retained, but vast improvements have been made. All new custom tilesets have given the game a breath of new life, with some levels featuring falling leaves and others sporting little mushrooms growing from down below. The themes of the levels themselves have also gotten an update, whether it be a starry night sky in a snowy level, or the vertical levels that have you climbing the inside of a tree by hopping from one giant honeycomb to the other. There are plenty of clever and new ideas used throughout the 130 levels the game is said to offer. And to be clear, each and every one of these levels is completely brand new.

If players truly want to find custom levels for New Super Mairo Bros. Wii, there is an infinite amount of content that can be found all across the internet. What is so special about Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii is the fact that so many of its features have been made within and specifically for the project, meaning this kind of content cannot be found anywhere else. Classic ideas like the Giant Land and the Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3 will be making an appearance, but things like completely new boss fights and internally designed gameplay mechanics help set it way ahead of any other New Super Mario Bros. project.

One of the most enticing and exciting modifications in the game comes in the form of the world map. Unlike other New Super Mario Bros. Wii projects where the world map gets a few texture changes and a new audio file, the world maps of Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii has been completely redone, built from the ground up to support the many new world themes. It’s one of the greatest visual changes to the game, and it really helps the project stand on its own.


At this point, you should be searching the page for a download link to the game. As awesome and amazing this fan hack sounds, the story behind its release does not compare very well. Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii has gotten multiple release dates over the years, and unfortunately, it has gotten just as many delays. When aims to release the game at the end of 2010 failed, the release date was pushed back to 2011, then 2012, and the game is now scheduled for some time this year. What is most important to remember in this situation is the fact that this is a group of dedicated gamers who have taken the time to assemble and create such an ambitious project. If they need more time to complete and perfect the game, so be it.

In the meantime, the Newer team has released three different specials that can be downloaded and played right now. Of course, the hacks can only be played on a legally homebrewed Wii through Riivolution, and you must own the original game to play. Links to pages on the hack can be found below:


Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii – Official Site (download specials here!)

Newer Discussion Forum

Newer YouTube Page

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