This is without a doubt one of the best games Nintendo has ever made. Once again, Nintendo makes a solid hit with Mario. After the release of the more traditional New Super Mario Bros. U, it's good to see our favorite plumber experiment new things with the power of the Wii U.
The premise of the game is fairly the same as other: Mario and his friends must save someone from Bowser. The twist is that Princess Peach is one of the playable character, so the role of the damsel in distress is taken by the Sprixie Princesses. Our heroes must travel across the kingdom to save them, encountering new enemies along the way.
The gameplay is very innovative and pushes the player's abilities to the limits. Combined with the camera controls and the level structure, the player can have a good time figuring out which strategy is best suited to win the day.
A special highlight is the mini-games, special events that allow the player to accomplish things that cannot be normally done in the primary story. The levels are brutal and can get on your nerves, but if you take your time, the results are beneficial.
The graphics are amazing, the colors are vibrant and the atmosphere is beautiful. This should be a testment of how awesome the Mario universe is. If anything, it pushes the Wii U's abilities to the limits. The music should not be taken for granted. It's orchestrated, like the Super Mario Galaxy, with a bit of jazz and rock thrown in for good measure. The combination of visuals and sound is a testament of how something can be both silly and serious in the Mario and still make sense.
Long story short, this game is a serious contender for best Mario game of all time.