|New Super Mario PlUs|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo PlUs, Nintendo MinUs (can only be used to play special mini-games)|
|September 15, 2015|
|Single player, multiplayer|
|Predecessor||New Super Mario Bros. U|
|Media Included||Nintendo PlUs disk|
New Super Mario PlUs is a 2.5D platform game, and a launch title for the Nintendo PlUs. It is the fifth installment in the New Super Mario Bros. series. It brings back many power-ups from classic games such as the Hammer Suit and the Cape Feather. It was released on September 15, 2020 (The Nintendo PlUs' launch date in Japan).
If one uses a PlUsControl Pad, they can stun enemies by tapping them and find secret areas and blocks. If the Nintendo MinUs is connected to the Nintendo PlUs, it can allow the player to play special mini-games with a friend.
The gameplay is similar to that of past New Super Mario Bros. games, but with new additions such as the ability to use amiibos. Unlike New Super Mario Bros. U and Wii, players now have the option to play as Princess Peach, Toad, Rosalina, and Wario. Yoshis are back but have special powers depending on their color, like a Purple Yoshi creating a barrier around it when it has swallowed 5 enemies.
Most of the elements and design found in the game make heavy reference to Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. In certain modes, 5 players who are holding regular controllers can play as the regular playable characters, while the player who is holding the PlUsControl Pad can play as Bowser, trying to stop the other players from getting to the goal. Power-ups, like the Penguin Suit, Propeller Mushroom, Mini Mushroom, and the Super Acorn return. The game also features a new power-up, the Crystal Flower, which allows the player to summon crystals to attack enemies from below.
The Super Leaf was going to return, however since it was considered a weaker version of the Tanooki Suit, it was removed. Boo Mushroom, Frog Suit, and Blue Shell models were found in the code, it is possible that they went unused.
Like New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Mario PlUs has a seamless world map, however the areas are not named after foods and drinks.
|World 1 - Shrub Plains||A grassy world with lots of trees and shrubs.||Boom Boom (Tower)|
|World 2 - Deserted Hills||A desert world with sandy hills, strong winds, and various cacti.||Pom Pom (Tower)|
Morton Koopa Jr.
|World 3 - Freezing Forest||A snowy world that takes place in the night and has lots of caves.||Boom Boom (Tower)|
|World 4 - Tropical Waters||A tropical world with many coconut trees.||Pom Pom (Tower)|
|World 5 - Spooky Jungle||A jungle world with ghost houses, trees, and Wigglers.||Boom Boom (Tower)|
|World 6 - Tall Cliffs||A mountainous world that has rock barriers that seem to be block paths. They can be destroyed by a Star.||Pom Pom (Tower)|
|World 7 - Bouncy Clouds||A cloud world with clouds in almost every levels. Fuzzies block special levels and can only be defeated by a Star.||Boom Boom (Tower)|
Ludwig von Koopa
|World 8 - Lava Mountains||A lava-themed world with mountains. Lava Bubbles happen to appear in every level.||Kamek (in Tower and Castle)|
|World 9 - Dangerous Path||A world with lava, mountains, and thunderclouds. This is where Bowser's Castle is located.||Pom Pom and Boom Boom (Tower)|
Bowser and Bowser Jr. (Castle)
|World Star||A bonus world with levels that can be unlocked by finding Red Star Coins in World 1 - 9.||Reznor, Boom Boom, Pom Pom (Tower)|
Dry Bowser and all Koopalings in a Koopa Clown Car (Castle)
|Mario||Mario is the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom. Peach always counts on him to save the day.|
|Luigi||Luigi is Mario's younger, taller, and thinner brother. He can jump higher than his brother but has low traction and speed.|
|Peach||Princess Peach is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. She can use her dress to float in mid-air and reach farther places.|
|Toad||Toad is Princess Peach's loyal attendant. He is faster than any other character.|
|Rosalina||Rosalina is the keeper of the Comet Observatory. She can spin jump higher than any of the characters.|
|Wario||Wario is Mario's rival. When he ground pounds, the ground shakes, defeating nearby enemies. However, he is slow and has the lowest jump.|
- It is the first New Super Mario Bros. game to not have the word "Bros." in its name.