Giving Nintendo a Run for its Money: Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii Finally Released!

Think the Wii is dead after Pandora’s Tower? Think again. The Wii’s actual swansong is here thanks to its awesome mod community, which is made possible due to flexible homebrew development tools and software apps. Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii is a mod that has been in development for three years, and a sequel to the team’s previous project, Another Super Mario Bros. Wii. I’ve done a small let’s play video of the latter on our YouTube channel, showcasing the dedication this team has. I fully support this type of homebrew as the New Super Mario Bros. disc is required in order to access fan-made DLC. Also, mods have been a completely acceptable practice in PC gaming…yet sadly this has not been officially carried over to consoles due to the companies’ fear of completely cracking open the infrastructure. Well, since the Wii has the least amount of security compared to its competitors, unofficial modding has been one of its major advantages. While Another NSMB was simply a level swap edit with the same world map, audiovisuals, and gameplay concepts, its sequel steps it up a notch. As its trailer showcases, expect a completely redesigned world map, new levels, new challenges, new gameplay elements, new audiovisuals, and even a new suit. Don’t mind the compressed footage as I expect the graphics to look just as good as the original. I’m blown away by what has been shown thus far…the level design in particular is Nintendo-like in quality, unlike many hacks out there. This is by all means a full-on sequel that makes Nintendo own New Super Luigi U looks like, for a lack of better word, green.

You can easily download and install this mod via this website. As long as you have an SD card with over 500MB of free space and the actual NSMB disc, you’re good to go. This will not break or damage your system since you do not need to install the homebrew channel in order to play it. All you need is the Riivolution program, which is a mod manager and the files presented in the zip. All the changes of Newer are temporary so once you reset your Wii, the game reverts back to New Super Mario Bros. Wii until you launch it from the application once more.

Congrats to the team for finally releasing this gem. I’m happy that the release of the Wii U didn’t discourage them from continuing their work on it. I’ve completed the download as I wrote this news post, and I’ll be setting up a let’s play stream with subsequent YouTube mirrors as soon as possible. Keep it locked to COE for more info and coverage.

11 thoughts on “Giving Nintendo a Run for its Money: Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii Finally Released!”

  1. Looks awesome Ahmed. By the way, try not to put YouTube videos at the top of the post anymore, because that’s the culprit for the “/> error we get at the top of the page for some odd reason. I tried fixing it, but to no avail. I’ll be downloading this later today for sure. I wish consoles embraced the modding community because it’s one of the best features of PC gaming.

      1. You can get rid of it. You’d have to delete this article, copy and paste the text into a new one and it’ll disappear. I can’t get rid of it once an article has been created with a YouTube video at the top of the article. So long as you don’t put the video at the very top before text there isn’t a problem.

    1. Sadly no. It’s not compatible with the Wii U. Additionally, even if it was, I advise not to try. The Wii mode within Wii U has additional security which will block Wii mods. The homebrew scene is currently experimenting around it, but it’ll be awhile until they find a concrete bug-free and brick-free method.

      1. Thanks for the head’s up. I hope one day modders will have an official home on consoles. There are so many incredible mods available on Steam you wouldn’t believe it. Skyrim and Portal 2 have TONS of incredible mods officially sanctioned.

        1. That day has come. As of a couple of days ago, the team and the modding community has made the game workable on the Wii U via Wii mode! All you need is a copy of Smash Bros Brawl, a 2 GB SD card, some files and you’re good to go. Of course, a copy of NSMB is require to play. Again, this is a software mod so it shouldn’t damage your Wii U in any shape or form, but I will give it a go soon. Arranging those files is kind of tedious.

          1. Well that wasn’t actually what I was referring to, but I’ll take it lol. I was talking about getting a system that officially supported mods. That said, this is great news Ahmed. If you need a hand transferring all your Wii stuff over to the Wii U let me know. Steven and I did it a few months back.

          2. Oh…now I get it. Must’ve misunderstood your reply.It would be awesome if anyone ever builds a closed console that allows open mods. Steam shows that the architecture is there and it’s possible…whoever comes up with this idea first on console will be leading the market.

            I’ll hit you up when I start transferring.

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