Blue Toad proved to have quite the fanbase when there was some discussion about whether or not he’d be included in the new game. Characters like Toadette and Nabbit made appearances, but Blue Toad was an uncertainty. With the game now available, Nintendo has confirmed that the Blue Toad variant is indeed in the game as a playable character.
The official Nintendo of America Twitter account shared the quick guide below to show people how to find Blue Toad. All it takes is hovering over Yellow Toad and pressing the “L” button, and you’ve got yourself a Blue Toad.
When selecting characters in New #SuperMario Bros. U Deluxe, pressing and holding the L Button while you have Toad highlighted will let you play as Blue Toad! Pick up the game and start playing today!//t.co/Ac9xHn7lGy pic.twitter.com/NTGG1horgW— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 11, 2019
Since Blue Toad was confirmed to be in Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, people have voiced their approval of the addition, but some have suggested the character might’ve been added late in the development of the game. Yellow Toad and Blue Toad can’t be used at the same time, so it appears that they’re simply color swaps of Toad and not separate characters. Blue Toad also won’t appear in cutscenes, players have found.
Now that it’s out in AU, I can talk about the Blue Toad situation in New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. Yes, he’s in the game (press ZL to change). No you can’t play at the same time as the Yellow toad. Means someone has to play with the ‘easy’ characters in 4 player. Why ??♂️ pic.twitter.com/wFgrGBNaMa— Daniel Vuckovic (@VOOK64) January 10, 2019
He's playable but not in cutscenes...
I'm gonna have to assume they added him in late in development or something
Which I appreciate because they must know people like playing as him despite him just being a blue toad pic.twitter.com/6XOAAQc5qC— Sugar Maple Squish (@Toasty_nerd) January 10, 2019
Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.