Painted Swampland, one of the levels in Soda Jungle, has a unique background. Doesn’t this New Super Mario Bros. U stage remind you of Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh?
New Super Mario Bros. U has its own take on the P-Wing, the P-Acorn. Use this item and you’ll transform into Squirrel Mario plus gain the ability to fly continuously through one stage. You can get a P-Acorn when you catch a Nabbit, a rabbit-like creature that appears in stages you completed. Catching the Nabbit hasn’t been that difficult so far since the Nabbit will periodically slowdown to taunt Mario.
New Super Mario Bros. U has at least three Baby Yoshis to carry around. Baby Yoshi eats whatever it comes in contact with and has another ability depending on its color. Blue Baby Yoshis blow bubbles that trap enemies and then change them into coins. Yellow Baby Yoshis are like lanterns. They illuminate up areas and Mario can stun ghosts with a blast of light. Purple Baby Yoshis turn into balloons that let Mario fly when you shake the remote or press the ZR button.