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Best ever...So fun...Easy to use controls....Yet as the release got closer, and reviews came out, I also got more excited, and it was warranted: it's a classic Mario platformer in so many ways, but with the twist that you are playing levels you either construct yourself or find from the millions that other gamers have created to amuse or torture you....Unfortunately the game did not come soon enough, this would have been the perfect launch title for the WiiU and likely would have helped the console sell better than it had, Regardless, the game is well worth picking up and is an overall enjoyable experience....Bought this for my son, and he can not stop raving about it, mostly because of his love of creating things in Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet, but I actually played one of his levels and had a good time, playing a new level of old school Mario was exciting and nostalgic at the same time!
You've searched castle after castle for the princess, slid through too-many-to-count number of pipes, ridden Yoshi on thrilling adventures and tossed fireballs, flown, stood still like a statue and swam underwater. You've completed every level, found every warp world, battled with Bowser every time. You know the iconic levels so well, you can complete them with your eyes closed. Well, not any more.
Get ready for the most creative, exciting and challenging Super Mario game to date with Super Mario Maker. Design, create and play your own levels on your Wii U GamePad, and then explore those levels created by Nintendo and players from around the world. Use your GamePad's touch screen to add enemies, blocks, pipes and more. Combine enemies, traps and items into unexpected twists to break conventions and add unique challenges. Choose from four distinct themes, such as Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U, each with unique art styles and features. Drop in the Mystery Mushroom item to transform into different characters at random, and unlock additional characters by completing 100 Mario Challenge mode or tapping in compatible amiibo figures. Are you ready to speed through courses in record fashion, battle Piranha Plant-shooting cannons, boost your abilities with powerup-tossing Lakitus and take on the Hammer Bros. riding on Bowser while bouncing on trampolines? Better yet, do all that, and then show off your own ideas.
Very fun....Good RPG....The story is very engaging and graphics and controls are good as well....I gave it a 10 because it does some things so spectacularly well (combat, world/environment, depth, fun), despite many smaller flaws (time text size, tedious submenus, lots of things not explained well, subpar close-up graphics, and a lot of reading)....This game is beautiful and make sure you read the manual in the game home menu, because you will need information that you normally do not know about, plus this game has mechs seriously you will enjoy this game...A HUGE world to explore, a deep combat system clearly influenced by MMOs, and gorgeous visuals, I would recommend this title for anyone who likes large, sprawling JRPGs but is looking for something a little different.
The intergalactic war changed everything and left a terrible wake of destruction and death. The few Earth survivors who remain are destined to make new lives in a world that is full of vibrant beauty, but also home to lethal creatures and unknown dangers. Every day is a struggle for survival when your surroundings are so uncertain — death could wait in the form of an enormous and terrifying dinosaur, or the sting of the smallest insect. To find your way in this strange new place, you'll need to hone your abilities and sharpen your fighting skills — do you have what it takes to survive?
Designed by the creators of Baten Kaitos and Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles X plunges you into a world ripped apart by intergalactic war in a massive sci-fi role-playing experience that pits you against a threatening environment teeming with dangerous creatures. Wage combat against powerful beasts, from tiny bugs to towering dinosaurs. Climb aboard a weaponized mech and explore the far corners of a sprawling open world created with vivid, detailed high-definition graphics. Align yourself with a class and begin developing Arts — combat and defensive skills that can be customized with an Arts palette as you learn new abilities. Your powers are substantial, but once an Art is cast, a cool-down period must pass before it can be used again. Customize your playing experience by personalizing the main character's appearance, including gender, shape, height, skin color, voice and tattoos. The challenge ahead is perilous — are you ready to forge your way in a strange new world?
Its fun....The best...Visual upgrade is great and controls well....I will not bother reviewing the game, since much of the original game remains untouched, but there are a few little things that make it just a tad bit better from what the previous generation of gamers first played....This game was "good" on GameCube and Wii, but great on Wii U. Graphics are obviously much improved with higher detail on characters, enemies, and textures although some environments like the canyon still have too many unnaturally sharp angles and the camera can still get into an angle that causes clipping....It is the same game, but it has significantly better textures (no polygons though) and gamepad support which lets you equip and unequip items without having to pause, and lets you check the map whenever you want.
The expansive kingdom of Hyrule is a peaceful one, yet a mysterious dark force has invaded, shrouded in twilight. Faced with the task of restoring light to the realm, Link must set out on a quest, but can only do so once he embraces the darkness. Team up with a mystifying creature, Midna, and transform into a divine wolf. In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, you'll join Link and Midna on a thrilling adventure across Hyrule where you'll meet an engaging cast of characters, explore confusing dungeons and survive puzzling traps. Get ready for an exciting and legendary Zelda adventure.
Solid fun!...Super Fun!...Does not have motion control...I have always enjoyed the Mario themed games on the Wii u. I grew up on these type of games and want my son to have memories of them too....Lastly, there are 25 rewards which you can unlock either by playing the game or spending coins accumulated in any mode of play....The good is that the game looks great and there are some characters to unlock, but it's a step back into the mario tennis franchise
You've squashed Goombas as Mario, breathed fire as Bowser and helped save the day as Toad. Now, they're taking a break from their day jobs to play a friendly game of tennis. Featuring high-speed action, thrilling matches and the characters you know and love, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash comes alive on your Nintendo Wii U.
Dominate the competition in the Mushroom Kingdom with your favorite characters in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. Compete with and against family and friends in fun-filled multiplayer singles and doubles tennis matches with Mario, Bowser, Peach and more. Execute the new Jump shot technique to return shots and smash the competition. Get the Mega Mushroom in Mega Battles to gain a big advantage on the court. Grab your racket and get ready, Mario Tennis is serving up high-speed fun on the Nintendo Wii U.
Very fun...Love it!!...A reincarnation of one of the best 2d mario games ever made, Super Mario World, with a 2.5d perspective; 4-player coop with each character having different abilities likened to Super Mario Bros 2; extremely fun, new power-ups: cat suit (climb and scratch), cherry (makes duplicates of characters), cannon box (become cannon), ice skate(skate in giant ice skate); 4-player cooperate and control a giant yoshi-Plessie; creative and challenging levels....My wife loves this game all she does is play it all the time which is great for me, I do play it myself it is fun and exciting game I recommend for all...I was a late adopter of the Wii U. Lately, I have been going back through the console's library of games and stumbled upon Super Mario 3D World....3 years later l finally had a chance to discover Super Mario 3D World, and to no one's surprise, it is still an excellent game that makes clever use of the Wii U's gamepad.
Save the Sprixies from Bowser in the Super Mario 3D World WII U game. Run, jump, and swim through beautifully rendered 3-D levels as one of four iconic characters while also mastering special skills that help you collect useful power-ups. Multiplayer mode in the Super Mario 3D World WII U game lets other people jump in at anytime during gameplay.
high flying fun...Excellent Wii Game...Wiimote controls are great....It takes a while to wrap your head around the controls, but the gameplay is worth it when/if you do figure them out....I really enjoy it unfortunately if you are a "graphics junkie" you will notice that this game was not developed yesterday....The package is great including the Wii U Version (3DS Port) and original never released Wii version which is the definitive version.
1,000 years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire set out to overtake the kingdom of Garuda. Unleashing a massive army of machine soldiers, the Naga forces set out to invade the sky of the realm. With the efforts of Princess Cecilia and the machine soldier, Rodea, the Emperor's hostile assault was halted. Now, a spirited inventor, Ion, has discovered an abandoned robot in the heart of a scorching desert. Turning out to be Rodea, he learns that the Naga Empire is no more and Garuda has known peace for a millennium. However, the peace is not meant to last, as the forces of Naga have returned.
Take to the skies as Rodea, a mechanical soldier, as you fight to defend the aerial realm of Garuda from the assault of the Naga Empire in Rodea the Sky Soldier. Soar through the clouds and traverse each level to solve puzzles, eliminate enemies and more to complete each mission. Upgrade your flight capabilities and uncover the secrets of the past and hints of the future. Defeat foes to collect Gears and Gravitons, which can be used to upgrade Rodea with new stats, abilities and weaponry. Combat the epic automations of the Empire, and dodge and weave in aerial combat to locate the monstrosities' weaknesses. Are you ready to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire?
so fun!...So fun...The game looks great and controls are smooth....Mario Kart 8 is not only good enough that I recommend buying the game (if you own a Wii U, there is ZERO reason to not have this game in your system right now), it is good enough that I daresay it is worth buying a Wii U for all on it is own....(the Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Wii Party U) Sound- Having live instruments instead of electronic music sounds great but some compression in comparison to other wii u titles is noticeable to anyone who is somewhat an audiophile....There are many improvements from the previous iterations of the game: New worlds Better vehicle customizations New characters Original track layouts An entirely new way of driving on the courses and interacting with the surrounding environments.
Players, start your engines. It's time to once again get on the racing circuit and compete against characters from the Mushroom Kingdom that you know and love. For the first time on the Nintendo Wii U console, you get to experience the racing action that has been a fan favorite for years, with a few added features to keep things interesting. So buckle up, push the pedal to the floor and get ready to turn this classic racing experience upside down.
With new racing circuits, new gameplay features and a stunning new look, Mario Kart 8 certainly lives up to the legacy. The new anti-gravity feature will have you suddenly finding yourself racing on walls in a haunted mansion or upside-down over Princess Peach's castle — not to worry, the wheels on your kart will automatically rotate and shift into antigravity gear for an awesome racing element that allows mind-blowing new circuit designs. The previous games in the Mario Kart franchise introduced some amazing features, so they're back for more in Mario Kart 8. You can still see who's got what it takes in 12-player online competitive play. Hang gliders and motorbikes are back, as well as underwater racing and mid-air tricks, while Waluigi and Toadette rejoin the cast of characters. As the icing on the cake, the crisp, high-definition graphics and 60-frames-per-second frame rate of your Nintendo Wii U ensure a visually stunning and vibrant gameplay experience that you won't soon forget.
Love it!...Great game!...The controls are also awesome....The timer aspect is not that bad as it keeps you on your toes and moving and you can always retry the day, or rewind even earlier if you really screw up....Exploring in Pikmin 3 feels a bit better than in the previous games because of being able to split up into three teams, and keep an eye on them with the gamepad's screen....Now having been patient for a long time and Nintendo announcing the Nintendo Selects games and Pikmin 3 being one of them, I had to pick this one up for such a great price!
Partner with Pikmin once again in the Wii U Pikmin 3 game. This sequel introduces five types of Pikmin, each with special abilities to help you solve puzzles and gather resources. Use multiplayer mode to challenge friends in the Wii U Pikmin 3 game, or share your victories on social media by using the built-in screen capture software.
Family Fun...good game...Awesome new controls with the wii u game pad on this classic with a twist!...It allows you to have something to work towards as you play through the various game modes and earn coins, drastically extending replay value....Game is great with one or even more fun playing as a team if one person uses the game pad to provide assistance to get to some items....I am so pleased that they reissued/reprinted this game, because if you tried to snatch it up just prior, you were getting it used or marked up.
Revisit the Mushroom Kingdom in all its side-scrolling glory in New Super Mario Bros. U. The revolutionary Wii U GamePad controller's capabilities make it possible for multiplayer action to be incorporated into this game in a way that few could have imagined. The Wii U GamePad even allows you to switch seamlessly from playing on the TV to playing on the GamePad so that your thrill doesn't need to be interrupted by someone else's need for the TV. Then, when Mario is nowhere to be found, it's up to Luigi to save the day — and boy is he up for the challenge. Featuring distinct Luigi physics, his unique slide is even more impressive and his high jump is even higher and longer to provide a gratifying gameplay experience in New Super Luigi U. Each replayable and satisfying course is full of new challenges and adventures, and there's no time to waste, since each course features a time limit of just 100 seconds. Switch it up and play as Nabbit, Luigi's new friend, who is invincible to enemies and obstacles. Level up your New Super Mario Bros. U experience with more than 80 brand-new courses in New Super Luigi U, which takes place in the same world, but doesn't require the game to play. Welcome back to the addicting, bizarre and amazing Super Mario Bros. franchise.
Great fun...good deal...Controls were easy for him to pick up....After trying it out I can honestly say this title brings me back to the days of the original Donkey King Country that launched on the Super Nintendo....The platforming is challenging and enjoyable, the graphics are vibrant and beautiful, the music is simply great, all around a very fun game for any 2d platforming fans....Just an amazing game overall: levels are creative and feel alive with so much going on in the surroundings, enemy designs are unique and have character(penguins), soundtrack is superb(David Wise), extensive cast of characters from the donkey kong family to choose from(Diddy, Dixie, Cranky), great art style, and most importantly is just a blast to play.
Stop the Snowmads from taking over in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U game. Unlock hidden collectibles and take down powerful bosses as you swim, swing, and jump through six islands full of puzzles and enemies. Play alone, or collaborate with friends to overcome the multitude of challenges in this Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U game.
So good....Good fun...Excellent mechanics and control options....Maintaining the nostalgia of playing classic Nintendo characters such as Mario, and samus while combining the freshness of using new characters to the series such as little mike and mega man making this a new and refreshing take on the classic smash formula....The only issues that I have with the game is the lack of unlockable characters and characters that were left out like Snake and Ice climbers but thanks to the constant update that add new characters and features the game is only going to get better....Pros: tons of features/graphics are beautiful/playing on the game pad is a total godsend/screen shots for miiverse/ the paint feature give some hilarious moments/the robust roster and future dlc will give this game more life as the future comes/tons of replay value.
Fans of the Super Smash Bros franchise love the action-packed, fast-paced combat the games deliver, as well as the opportunity to take on some of the most beloved Nintendo characters in heated battle. Where else could you fight Mario, go head-to-head with Mega Man or take on Pikachu? Get ready to step into the ring once more in a stunningly rendered world where you — and your friends — can
smash the competition.
Return to an exciting world of epic battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Journey through striking stages inspired by the most popular classic Nintendo games. Challenge a host of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, or take on new contenders, such as Mega Man, Little Mac and Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. Leap into battle as your own personalized Mii characters. Wage intense battles using a variety of control methods, including Nintendo GameCube controllers, the controller of choice for hardcore players. Connect with amiibo for even more fast-paced fun. Customize your fighter's move sets for when you're playing locally or online. Experience all the stunning beauty of the Super Smash Bros. world rendered in vivid high-definition. Challenge family and friends locally or online, or seek out new competition from around the globe in online For Fun or For Glory matches. The battle is on — are you ready to fight your way to victory?
Darn Good...I love it...control is ok really....The controls are a dividing point for a lot of players, but the game really excels in its use of the motion controls and fine tune aiming using the gamepad screen, to where switching back and forth becomes second nature and does not distract from events happening on the main screen....Part of me wished there was online multiplayer, or a coventional control scheme that would let you spend less time aiming with the Gamepad screen and more time looking at the HD visuals on the TV....This game sure does bring me back to the good ol days when I played n64...a lot of cool changes made and lots more to be excited about but darn if the controls on the gamepad arnt complex at times and lots goin on on the screen at one time on occasion!
Be the hero in Star Fox Zero, the continuation of the legendary Star Fox series. Blast through the enemy forces that are threatening the Lylat system so that you can enjoy peace once more. A variety of tools are at your disposal including the Arwing jet and the Landmaster tank in Star Fox Zero.
very fun...Cool Game...Fun fighting game with simple controls....Nintendo and Bandai Namco have made a brilliant fighting game that handles amazingly and runs great on the Wii U. It's nowhere near as beautiful as a "Street Fighter V" for example, but it is a game that 10 years from now people will look back on as a legendary Wii U title....Transitioning between a "3D free-running projectile throwing competition", and a "2D close-combat combo fest" on the fly may take some time to get used to, but with a little practice, you can be the very best, like no one ever was....The only thing I would like to see out of this game in the future is more pokemon choices - the creators did well to balance types and favorites, but being able to fight with more pokemon would be amazing!
You've collected them all, battled against countless monsters and immersed yourself in the rich storylines throughout the franchise. Now, it's time to pit your favorite Pokémon characters against each other in epic, action-packed combat in Pokkén Tournament. Created in collaboration with The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco Entertainment, Pokkén Tournament lets you jump into thrilling battles in a variety of arenas on your Nintendo Wii U. Are you ready to duke it out with your favorite Pokémon characters?
Cool Game...A CLASSIC!...Controls are also improved with the gamepad's accelerometer....This is the same Wind Waker that you enjoyed on the Gamecube, but with updated graphics and a few tweaks that make the game more enjoyable....I really loved the look of this game when it first came out and definitely appreciated the amount of exploration opportunities there was in this game....It is a lot cheaper than trying to find a component adapter for the Gamecube, and the graphics are quite a bit better than the original.
Meet Link. In Nintendo Selects Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, he has an entire ocean to explore in this remake of the legendary GameCube classic. Control the waves as you hop from island to island, explore countless puzzles and meet interesting people, often very briefly, in Nintendo Selects Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
Much fun...4 stars...Controls seem easy....Accessible and fun for players of all ages, the game's simple mechanics and easy single player mode will be loved by children, while the more complex skills and tactics in multiplayer should offer an engaging experience for those looking for a break from your standard military shooter....It's a great FPS for kids (or busy adults without a lot of time to put into a game) -- the only reason I am giving it 4* instead of 5*, is due to (a) not being able to play multi-local player online (when doing online play only ONE person from a given console can be playing), and (b) being FORCED to use the Wii U gamepad as player 1....The pricetag is an embarrassing hit below the belt because in my humble opinion, if Nintendo wants to sell more games out of an almost empty library they may want to sell their exclusives on the cheap instead of $60 like most 2nd party titles tend to maintain.
You take the lead as your team approaches a clean new area, free of color and chaos. With a smirk, you take it all in — you'll soon change that. Two teammates begin spraying down walls, floors, ceilings and every other imaginable surface with ink, claiming this territory as your own with a vivid wash of your colors. You and another fighter scan the area for enemies. The opposition never sees you as you sneak up and douse them in an ink bath they'll never forget. This turf is all yours — it's time to move on and paint the whole world in your team's colors.
Get messy with Splatoon, a fun-filled third-person action shooter that challenges you to cover levels, and enemies, with a brilliant spray of colorful ink. Take on the role of an Inkling, a squid-like fighter ready to cover yourself and everything around you with your team's hues. Cover the terrain around you in ink to claim it, and spray walls to gain access to hard-to-reach areas. Earn high-powered super weapons by soaking your turf in ink, so you can cover your enemies in color or spray more territory. Put on your thinking cap to dream up devastating strategies, but don't forget to keep an eye on your turf — too much attention on the other team may lead to a redecoration of your own territory. Easily refill your tank or hide from enemies with just a touch of a button, or transform into a squid and dive into ink for a blazing-fast speed boost. Attack your own way with a multitude of control options thanks to the Wii U GamePad controller, including gyroscopic controls that let you look around, aim and more with precision. Band together with three friends and get online to take on other teams in four-on-four matches that will have you perched on the edge of your seat. A color-soaked battle awaits — are you ready to claim your turf?