New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe won't let you play as Ala-Gold and Bucken-Berry at the same time

Just a couple days back, we shared the great news that Bucken-Berry was indeed included in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. For months and months, we believed the character to be left out of the port. Now we know he's up for grabs, but there's a bit of bad news as well. Turns out you can't play as Bucken-Berry and Ala-Gold in the same game. The two Toads serve as alternates for one another, which means the two will never appear together in a multiplayer session.


Nintendo shouldn't force players to play as some stupid easy character in multiplayer

I'm pretty sure you can play as Mario and Luigi? I'm less clear for 4 player Luigi U though.

Mario, Luigi, A Toad......and one of the easy characters.

There’s no way to play four player without one of the easy characters.

In NSLU on Wii U, player 4 was always Nabbit

What is "Bucken-Berry" and "Ala-Gold"?

Blue Toad and Yellow Toad respectively.

They’re knicknames given by one of the developers of the game. Not “official” names.

I don't see any reason why they have to be the same character slot. That causes issues that could have been easily solved.


Batman games don't let you play as Batman and Bruce Wayne at the same time. COINCIDENCE?

You can play as Batman and Bruce Wayne in coop in the Lego games.

Well, hopefully Nintendo will hear the fans and patch the game in the coming weeks.

Sat Jan 12 19 02:39am
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If it were up to me neither one of them would be playable. The only playable Toads we need are Captain Toad and regular (just)Toad. Blue vest. Red spots on his head. Actual personality.

Instead we get stuck with those two generic losers. 😒

But unless he ditches his pack and gear, Captain Toad can't jump... it's literally an aspect of his design... so how would he work in a game all about jumping then?

And then there's the fact that the regular blue vest, red spotted Toad... he's actually the most generic Toad of them all now, isn't he? What with his design being used for pretty much every generic NPC Toad anymore... at least blue and yellow are unique in that they're the only blue and yellow Toads, right?


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