Wii U Game Reviews

7.0 Swap Fire

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Swap Fire, for the Wii U eshop, isn't your typical first person shooter. When you shoot at someone in Swap Fire, you switch places with that person! Swap Fire is a first person shooter with a small puzzle game ...


6.5 Dungeon Hearts DX

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I love puzzle games. I love strategy games. So any game that decides to blend those two video game genre together has my attention! Enter Dungeons Hearts DX for the Wii U. This game is part puzzle game, part ...


10 Paper Mario: Color Splash

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If you’ve read my Paper Mario: Color Splash review-in-progress articles, then you know I like the game a lot. But if you haven’t read those articles or if you just want my complete opinion on the game in one handy ...


9.5 Jotun: Valhalla Edition

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Norse Mythology has gotten a lot of attention in movies, video games, comics, and books. You can barely escape Norse mythology! So a new game with this well-trodden mythology isn’t much of a ...


9.0 3Souls Episode 1: Nelesa

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I’m always disappointed when a Wii U game doesn’t use the gamepad much. We’ve seen a lot of indie games and even some Nintendo games, that only use Off-TV play and nothing else. When a game comes along that has ...


6.5 Buddy And Me: Dream Edition Wii U

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Endless runners are a genre that I have mixed feelings about. Some endless runners, like Wind-Up Knight 2 are good, while others are not so great. Buddy and Me: Dream Edition is a new endless runner that came to the ...


9.5 Tumblestone

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Sometimes, a puzzle game will come along that you’ll just love and keep playing forever. Other times, you’ll play a puzzle game once or twice and move on. Tumblestone is the newest puzzle game to come to the Wii U ...


9.0 Minecraft Wii U Edition

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I never thought I’d played Minecraft. I only have a Wii U console and it looked like the game wouldn't be coming to Nintendo's system. And to tell the truth, I was ok with that. I had played the Minecraft clones and ...


6.0 The Sweetest Thing

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I’m still not sure what I just played. The Sweetest Thing for Wii U just came out last week and the game is still a bit of mystery to me. I played it, but I’m not sure I fully understand it. Just who is this game ...


6.0 8-Bit Hero

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Dungeon crawlers have been around since the dawn of man. Ok, maybe they haven’t been around that long, but they have been around for a long time now. You probably know the drill by now too. Grab a sword, enter a ...


9.5 The Beggar’s Ride

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There are so many puzzle platformers on the Wii U and not all of them are great. The Wii U eshop is packed to the brim with Indie games overall and more of them are coming all of the time. How do we know which ones ...


4.0 The Deer God

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What happens when a man is changed into a deer? The Deer God, a new game for the Wii U, deals with that very issue. What is it like playing as a deer and is this a good game? Check out my review!


8.5 Asdivine Hearts

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There are not very many turn-based rpgs on the Wii U. Though, it seems like we will continue to get more thanks to Indie developers. The newest turn-based rpg, Asdivine Hearts, came to the system recently. I got a ...


8.0 Epic Dumpster Bear

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What would a bear do if an evil oil company destroyed his forest? Well, if he’s a video game bear, he’ll go after the oil company of course! In Epic Dumpster Bear for Wii U, you play as a bear who platforms his way ...


3.0 Super Robo Mouse

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Have you ever played a game that was so frustrating that you seriously thought about throwing your system out the window? I thought about doing that exact thing while playing Super Robo Mouse for the Wii U eshop! ...


8.0 Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut

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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut is a port of a game that was once on the Dsi. Now the game is on the Wii U and being labeled a Director's Cut. Has the game's visuals been updated? What about its gameplay? Is ...


9.5 Pokken Tournament

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Do you love Pokemon? Do you love fighting games? If so, you’ll want to read my review of Pokken Tournament! Pokken’s story doesn’t get in the way of its fights and that’s the most important thing about it. I ...


9.0 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is officially on three consoles: the Nintendo GameCube, The Nintendo Wii, and the Nintendo Wii U. In this latest HD remake, Zelda has never looked so good, and won't look ...


8.0 6180 The Moon

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What if the Moon set off on a journey to find the sun? Does that sound like a strange concept? What if I told you this was the concept of a video game for the Wii U? The game is 6180 the Moon. Let me tell you more ...


9.5 Oddworld New ‘N’ Tasty

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If you played Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee on the Playstation 1, then you’re familiar with Abe and his wacky world. If you haven’t played that game, then Oddworld New ‘N’ Tasty might be your introduction to this ...


5.5 FreezeMe

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FreezeMe has been a Wii U title that I’ve been looking forward to for awhile now. It is a 3D platformer on a system where 2D platformers are more plentiful. The game also looks to have good graphics and fun ...


9.5 Level 22

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You’re name is Gary and you’re very late for work. You could make up some excuse for being late or tell the truth, but instead, you decide to sneak into work. You can’t let anyone see you! Thankfully, your best pal ...


7.5 Space Hulk

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A bunch of aliens and a bunch of armored guys walk into a spaceship and start to fight…with dice. Well, the dice is invisible and determines if attacks will actually work or ...


8.5 Xenoblade Chronicles X

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It has been a long while since Nintendo fans can boast that their system has a game that the majority of JRPG and western RPG fans will actually want. In fact, it is the first time in a long while - Mario Kart 8? - ...


6.0 Mario Tennis Ultra Smash

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When the topic of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash comes up on the internet, emotions range from disappointment to rage. After playing the game for a lot longer than I should (on my own that is) it would be hard for me to ...


9.0 Yoshi’s Woolly World

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It really has been a long time since we have received a really good Yoshi title on any Nintendo platform. It could be argued that the last, really good Yoshi game was the original Yoshi's Island! Nintendo laid out ...


8.5 Lego Dimensions

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LEGO is a powerhouse in the toys marketplace, and for good reason. LEGO is not your average toy. It can be manipulated into anything the creator wants. Parts can be mixed and matched, characters that have no place ...


8.0 Skylanders SuperChargers

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Just when one would expect the Skylanders formula to get dated, the team at Activision comes up with something new to excite players. This time around, that new mechanic is vehicles. While driving these toys around ...


9.5 Super Mario Maker

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After a slow summer, Nintendo's big releases for 2015 are starting to land; first up is Super Mario Maker on the Wii U, the game every Mario fan has wanted since Super Mario Bros. came out oh so long ago. However, ...


7.0 Legend of Kay Anniversary

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Legend of Kay originally came out in 2005, and was reviewed fairly well considering it was a platformer title exclusive to the platform heavy Playstation 2. I never owned a PS2 until well after the launch of the ...


8.5 Splatoon

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Splatoon is the latest and greatest title by Nintendo to grace the Wii U and boy does it deliver! As we begin our Splatoon campaign we select our character. You select either the boy or girl avatar and then begin ...


9.5 Shantae and the Pirates Curse

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Shantae and The Pirates Curse developed by WayForward Technologies (Mighty Switch Force) is another stellar entry in not only the Shantae series but its also another outstanding indie release that soars above what ...


7.0 Mario Party 10

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Nintendo continues to innovate and change when it comes to their Mario Party series, but it's time for them to revert back to what made the game successful back on the N64. Regardless, despite a few issues that ...


8.5 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

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If you’ve never played a Kirby game then you are missing out. Whether they’ve been the best of the franchise, or in certain situations the worst, Kirby games always pack a powerful punch of cuteness and innovation. ...


9.0 Bayonetta 2

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Bayonetta has been missed. Without her flashy moves, her torture attacks, and her unbridled sex appeal, video games have become rather boring. Nintendo, Sega, and Platinum Games have partnered together to bring us ...


8.5 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker finally gives Toad his own Mario Kingdom platform to garner a larger fan base for himself; he does almost everything right in his first, Toad-centric adventure. While Captain Toad ...


9.5 Super Smash Bros

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Super Smash Bros on 3DS was packed full of content, ranging from unlockable characters and stages to never-before-seen game pay modes that make playing Smash Bros alone more enjoyable. Nintendo held nothing back ...


8.0 Hyrule Warriors

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Nintendo isn't known for branching out and trying new things. They milk their franchises, and not in a bad way. While many companies tend to produce shovelware, where the brand sells the game rather than the ...


7.0 Cubemen 2

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The Wii U gamepad is severely underutilized on the system, and very few game creators outside of Nintendo are trying to use it as more than just an away-from-TV screen. Developer Nnooo, however, has attempted to do ...


9.0 SteamWorld Dig

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If you want to be a huge hit in the indie world, your best bet is to move to Sweden. At least it feels like that is where all the good games are coming from right now. This week will be no different, as SteamWorld ...


2.0 The Letter

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In the age of DLC, Crowdfunding, and Shovelware there are an abundance of broken promises to gamers that are never fulfilled by developers. That promise is that if you spend a relatively low amount of money for a ...


8.0 Pushmo World

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The 3DS has been a great device for playing puzzle games, from the very popular Professor Layton franchise to the Pushmo series. The Wii U also has a fair share of stylus specific games, but it wasn't until Pushmo ...


10 Shovel Knight

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At its heart, Shovel Knight is a platformer that echoes the NES classics of Mega Man, Duck Tales, Zelda 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3, then takes everything that works well within those games and throws away the tedium ...


7.0 NES Remix 2

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NES Remix II builds on the same basic gameplay mechanics of the original NES Remix. And this is great, because it allows players to attempt challenges in some more popular classic titles such as Super Mario Bros. ...


9.0 Mario Kart 8

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It has been a long wait. It seems like years since we received our first screens, months since that detailed, energetic Nintendo Direct... Now, it will only be a little over a week before we can all play it. It's ...


8.5 Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

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It feels so long ago that I went out and purchased a banana yellow Gameboy Pocket and copies of Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2. As a kid, I always had to pay for my own games as my parents refused to ...


9.5 Super Mario 3D World

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Mario and friends are back, in a brand new 3D adventure. Belonging to the same family as the 3DS's Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario 3D World adds in a massive focus on co-op and a few new abilities that make looking ...


7.5 Sonic Lost World

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It's difficult to write about Sonic games. Depending who you ask, the only good titles in the franchise in the last decade have been re-releases of Mega Drive/Genesis titles. It seems popular to knock the Blue Blur, ...


6.5 Resident Evil Revelations

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Resident Evil: Revelations was a hit when it came to 3DS ahead of Resident Evil 6 and the controversy surrounding it. A handheld Resident Evil title that seemed to manage to successfully bridge that gap between the ...


5.5 Disney Planes

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There's a lot of mixed voices about Disney's Planes, the spin-off from Pixar's 2006 hit Cars. Whether disappointed with the quality of the actual film itself (Planes currently "boasts" a 39 on Metacritic, with a ...


9.0 Disney Infinity

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Like everyone, I looked at Disney Infinity when it was announced and saw only a money grabbing rip-off of Activision's popular Skylanders series. ANOTHER game where I have to buy overpriced toys to unlock some ...


8.5 The Wonderful 101

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The Wonderful 101 is what happens when you take Nintendo's charm and core-appeal and stuff it into a Saturday morning cartoon format. This is a world where heroes scream the name of their power before using it, in ...


5.0 Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth

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Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth was a Kinect game originally, and was ported to the Wii U along with an alternative control scheme in the hopes of entertaining a new market. It's actually a really difficult game ...


8.5 Batman Arkham City Armored Edition

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When the Wii U was released, it brought with it a handful of ports and "enhanced" editions, partly because they were awesome games and partly because Nintendo wanted to prove that the Wii U was just as capable of ...


5.5 Transformers Prime The Game

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Transformers: Prime is a successful animated series that, this year, will be seeing its first TV movie. Built around a small group of kids and their relationship with the Autobots, Transformers: Prime - The Game is ...


8.0 Nintendo Land

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Nintendo Land quickly became a joke when it was first revealed. Core gamers everywhere, unconvinced by the Wii U, saw Nintendo end their E3 2012 conference on a mini-game collection built around the franchises ...


8.0 Pikmin 3

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Only Shigeru Miyamoto could have come up with Pikmin, an often difficult real-time strategy game starring cute, altruistic plant creatures that are willing to do anything for strangers, no questions asked. The first ...


3.0 Fast and Furious Showdown

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The Fast and the Furious films - which I've today learnt have long been cut down to just Fast and Furious - are pretty strongly focussed on a particular sort of person. It is perhaps the best example of the car porn ...


4.0 007 Legends

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007 Legends was released on Wii U at the end of last year, and if it had been the only first person shooter available on the system, it might have been enough to kill the genre entirely. It's not that it's actively ...


4.0 Game & Wario

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Game & Wario boasts 16 minigames that were originally planned to be pre-installed on every Wii U in order to show off the GamePad's abilities. However, Nintendo decided that the games would probably take up too much ...


9.0 New Super Luigi U

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Nintendo's “Year of Luigi” is here, and what better way to celebrate then by giving the oft forgotten brother his own game that doesn't involve catching ghosts? Well, New Super Luigi U is that game, currently ...


8.5 Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

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To say the Monster Hunter series is big in Japan is an understatement. These third-person action RPGs are positively huge in the Land of the Rising Sun, so much so that they played a major role in popularizing the ...


8.0 New Super Mario Bros U

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It wouldn't be a Nintendo console launch without SOMETHING for the Mario fans to play. The Wii U has New Super Mario Bros U, and like everything in the New Super Mario Bros series, it's a fun jaunt through the ...


7.5 ZombiU

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Ubisoft has been known to be at their most experimental with new console releases, and the Wii U was the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the first game they ever made – Zombi. Released in 1986 for the PC, Zombi ...